SPOT App necessary updates
The SPOT app does some things good, but it has plenty of opportunity for improvement. The following "bad" are things to fix:
Bad - Can only access one spot account. So if you have multiple loved ones who carry SPOT and have different accounts, this app can only show one of them at a time. And reconfiguring for another account is work.
Bad - Doesn't highlight the latest track/OK point. If the latest point blinked, then you could easily tell where the person was without having to zoom in and read the time-stamp on each message.
Bad - Only works when you have a data connection. It isn't capable of accessing coordinates from text messages and displaying them on a map.
6 ft under water and the SPOT is ruined. My friend fell from his boat and the SPOT stopped working. The Gen 3 is basically useless if you get it in the water. For the price of the device and coverage you charge the device should be waterproof to at least 50 ft.
Make all your units fully waterpoof.
The app only shows points and if we dont delete older points, it's hard to know what was the route. It would be helpful to see routes per session or based on the points that are selected.
The ability to save these routes would be great- and be made shareable as gpx files etc.
Make the app more user friendly and people will love SPOt even more!
The mobile app is really behind all other brands. If tracking, I want the push notifications to come- instead of SMS or email- which sometimes do not arrive! Since we already use the app, just having this simple feature of push notifications to get alerts is the VERY BASIC that can be done on the app.
Tell everyone about Spot Buddy app. Works with cell data connection or WiFi. Tracks multiple Spot devices.
SPOT app needs to allow tracking of friends who are not on the same plan.