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. Great product definitely needed not for only hiking, but I would say this would be great to have with you when you walk the trails in your own back yard. I didn’t know this type of device existed. I would recommend this not only for myself, but to my family. I see there are different devices to determine what you will need. There are so many places that we go camping that we do not have cell phone signal, and can only use the land line in the cabin if you went one in the mountains. I would assume this will work for those type of locations. Have you tried this and is there truly a signal in these locations where there is no cell phone access?

    Reply
    • The Somewear Global Hotspot uses the Iridium Satellite Network that provides global coverage from pole to pole so it would work great anywhere you don’t have cell service.

      I have not tried this one but it is getting more interesting to me as I have a decent size family, including my sister and her kids, who often do outdoor activities in the mountains and it would be great for all of us to be able to stay in contact with each other when there is no cell service.

      To answer your last question, yes, you do have access to the services in areas with no cell phone service because the Somewear Global Hotspot uses the Iridium Satellite Network which will give you service if you have a view of the sky.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.

      Rick

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  2. I can definitely see the benefits of this device.  I love that it can take extreme temperatures and that it is so compact and light.  What other hotspots are available that are comparable?  Who would benefit from these devices?  Looks great for a family who enjoys being outdoors in a remote location.  Thanks for sharing this.

    Thanks again, 

    Jay

    Reply
    • I agree that this may be great for a family or a group of hikers who want to be able to communicate easily with each other. 

      The other devices that may be comparable to this are:

      1. Bivystick

      2. Go Tenna Mesh (however this is really better for large sporting events, concerts and festivals)

      3. Garmin inReach Explorer+

      The inReach Explore+ offers a lot more functions than these others but it does allow for 2-way messaging between other devices, cell phones and emails. It all comes down to your priorities. If my kids were younger and we had a lot of camping trips or hiking trips and were going off separately, these would be something I would want each of my family members or friends to have.

      Rick

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  3. Text communication isn’t that bad either though it’s the first time I’m seeing a device like this that is both very compact and responsive. Not a bad one at all, and also for hikers that want to keep together. The battery is also nice seeing that one can send over 1000 messages in one charge. I doubt anyone will be needing that much texts in an adventure. Nice review.

    Reply
    • I agree with you on your comments. This is one that I can see some advantages in but its not necessarily the right one for me. I have been on many backpacking trips with 5 or 6 people and sometimes we separate and do different things and I can see an advantage with being able to be in contact with your hiking buddies and of course those you would request help from if the need arose.

      This is one I need to spend more time on to see if it would fit how I hike and maybe it would be more advantageous to me than I currently think.

      Rick

      Reply
  4. Excellent review you have written up here concerning the Somewear Global Hotspot. I like the features that this hotspot possesses. Mainly because it can cover worldwide coverage and that’s awesome. Not many hotspot can do that. Though I’m not in need of an hotspot right now but anytime the need arises, I can always consider this. Thanks

    Reply
    • We are not all in need of these as our lives are all so different, but bookmark this site so you can come back later if things change and the need for the Somewear Global Hotspot arises.

      Rick

      Reply
  5. Nice review of the very important device! Somewear Global Hotspot looks like a great choice for all hikers. It is also very important to have general awareness when hiking on hard terrain or weather
    conditions but these kinds of devices are more than welcome as a backup. Do you have articles or reviews of mini
    radio phones that can be connected to your smartphone? I will take a further look at your website anyway. 

    Reply
    • There are other satellite messengers on the site that can sync to your smartphone. Some of these are the Garmin inReach Explorer+ and the inReach Mini, the SPOT X, the Bivystick and the Go Tenna Mesh.

      The main thing is to list out the top 2 or 3 things that are important to you, check your bank account and then pick the one that is right for you.

      I started with the SPOT Gen3 but plan on adding the Garmin inReach Mini or Explorer+ soon.

      Rick

      Reply

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