Take a look at my new SPOT X and let’s see what all comes with it. I’ve been using the SPOT Gen3 for the last two months so I’m interested to see the differences between the two.
SPOT X | Out of the Box
The SPOT X came packaged in 3 boxes. It had the mailing box, the primary box the device comes in, plus the SPOT X is within a second box or cardboard holder as you will see in the second picture below.
You can see the warranty and quick start guide are included. You will see in the next photo that it also comes with the USB charger, which also syncs the device and updates the firmware. There is a handy strap that is easy to attach to your pack.
The first thing you need to do is charge up you SPOT X. After this, you need to activate your spot and set up your account and subscription plan.
Before we get to that I want to show you the specifications and compare the size of the SPOT X to the SPOT Gen3.
You can clearly see that the SPOT X is nearly twice the size of the SPOT Gen3. I want to remind you that the SPOT Gen3 is a 1-way satellite messenger and the SPOT is a 2-way satellite messenger. You can learn more about the SPOT Gen3 HERE.
SPOT X Activation and Subscription Plans
After you register your SPOT X, you will need to select a subscription plan. The SPOT X will not work until you select a plan and pay up. You can see the subscription plans below. There are two plans that are based on a yearly contract and a Flex plan that allows you to use it when you want. It costs more per month but is much cheaper over the course of a year.
There are also 3 additional services you can add. One is the GEOS coverage, that will pay for some of the expenses if a search and rescue team is dispatched to you. The 2nd optional coverage is the replacement coverage followed by the SPOT S.O.V. service. The SPOT S.O.V. service if for things such as your car breaking down. There are other plans that provide this service but none that I am aware of that will respond to your satellite message when you are outside of cell coverage.
Take a look at my Video on YouTube:
The SPOT X was nicely packaged and was easy to activate and setup. Within 2 hours I had the activation taken care of, my contacts entered, my messages modified or customized, plus several other miscellaneous settings taken care of.
I have been happy with the SPOT X so far and just today I went for a hike near Conifer, Colorado and had my first field test with it.
I created a new Blog of the SPOT X 2 Way Satellite Messenger Field Test 1. Take a look at it HERE.
Learn more about the SPOT X at my SPOT X Review page.
I would love to hear your comments on the SPOT X if you will leave a comment below or you can Email me with your questions.
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