Somewear Global Hotspot

Somewear Global Hotspot

  • Offers global coverageSomewear Global Hotspot
  • Ultralight
  • Compact
  • Text communication
  • Bluetooth
  • Location tracking
  • Weather reports
  • IPX7 – Waterproof
  • Size = 3.6″ x 3.0″ x 0.8″
  • Weight = 4.0 oz.
  • Pro’s
    • Small
    • Affordable subscription options
    • Proven satellite dispatch networks
  • Con’s
    • Only supports SOS on the device itself

Communication is essential for any outdoor pursuit. Somewear enables any smartphone with satellite connectivity giving you the reliable coverage needed to explore with confidence. Leveraging the iridium satellite network, Somewear offers 100% global coverage in an ultralight, compact form factor that easily fits into your pocket, or on your pack. Out of the box, you get the beautifully designed digital essentials of text communication, location tracking and weather forecasting. With every mobile app update, your Somewear experience will get richer with new features and capabilities.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Battery: 1000+ messages sent/received per charge

Weight: 4 oz

Waterproof: IPX7

Shockproof: MIL-STD-810

Operating temperature: -4°F to 140°F

Wireless: Bluetooth LE

Location: GPS – CEP 50

Connector: Micro USB

Somewear Global Hotspot

4.2

World Wide Coverage

5.0/5

2-Way Messaging

5.0/5

Navigation

3.5/5

Tracking & Sharing

3.8/5

Initial Cost & Subscription Plan

3.8/5

Pros

  • Compact & Lightweight
  • 2-Way Messaging
  • SOS Distress Call
  • Location Tracking
  • Global Coverage

Cons

  • Must be Synced with Smartphone
  • Initial Purchase Price
  • Must Rely on Phone Battery Life
  • or Carry Portable Charger

14 thoughts on “Somewear Global Hotspot”

  1. I’ve been shopping around for a satellite emergency device for about 6 months or so and this is my first time coming across this one.  Does the Somewear Global Hotspot come with a warranty?  

    I’m asking because this is a bit out of my price-range currently and, it seems like you’d have to pay additionally for service to the device.  The specs on this one are pretty sweet though.  I could have used this in quite a few tight spots (to put it mildly) I got myself into while doing more extreme hikes.

    As a fellow hiker, would you have any thriftier suggestions on devices that have at least 911/distress signals without having to have a subscription?

    I currently live in an area that is prone to wildfires and earthquake activity has picked up as well.  My motto is “don’t be scared be prepared” so, I’m exploring all my options right now for beacon devices.  

    Thank you in advance!

    Reply
    • The Somewear Global Hotspot warranty is for nine (9) months. The warranty information can be found at:

      https://www.somewearlabs.com/legal

      You are correct that this needs a data plan. Here are the data plans listed on their website:

      Plan 1: $15/month or 1 month free with annual plan (20 messages or 150 pin drops per month)

      Plan 2: $30/month or 1 month free with annual plan (75 messages or 600 pin drops per month)

      Plan 3: $50/month or 1 month free with annual plan (unlimited messages & pin drops)

      Plan Ultralight: $100/year (10 messages or 75 pin drops per month)

      As you can see there are several plans to choose from to match your financial limitations or your needs.

      I would take a hard look at the Garmin inReach Mini or the SPOT X, considering your situation. There are others that may work well so make sure you check them out at:

      https://hikingemergencybeacon.com/emergency-radio-reviews/

      I hope this helps and has answered your questions.

      Rick

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  2. Excellent review,really. I’ve not come across such device before. Your article is awesome and informative. The functionalities of this product is superb. The affordability of subscription options is really a plus. A device for adventure and with all the features explained is excellent. I love this technology device and will even try to recommend. Thank you for sharing this informative write-up.

    Reply
    • I’m glad you stopped by and left your thought about the Somewear Global Hotspot. It’s a unique satellite messenger that is small and compact. It really is the right satellite messenger for some people, especially families or groups that want an easy way to stay in contact when they are out of cell coverage.

      I appreciate your comments. Feel free to stop back by and let me know if you end up buying one.

      Rick

      Reply

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