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  1. Improve SPOT X USB door

    The flap door never stays on because of the current design of the 2 little plastic numbs. The door should be redesigned with stainless steel pin like what is used on watches. If Spot is using satellite to communicate then it should put a weather app in as well. Good to now what the weather is when out in the middle of nowhere.

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  2. Flat bottom on SpotX

    I just want to put in an idea for a small product upgrade. Put a flat bottom on the SpotX since the antenna needs to be straight up, so you can set it on something. With the Bluetooth version, it would be even more useful because you are texting with your phone and don't want to find a place to lean it against. A little clip-on flat bottom for existing ones would be nice as well.

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  3. Spot X API via USB port

    An API for the SpotX so we can initiate txt messages via the USB port. On our boat we have a small PC on the bridge to send emails, check wx, ect. It would be nice if we could use the USB cable to trigger the SpotX to send a normal text message. If I see correctly, the SpotX already emulates a COM port, so basically we would just need the command added to the unit to construct and send a message. Getting signal strength or the ability to pull msgs from the unit would also just be too cool…

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  4. Signal strength indicator on SPOT X

    Add signal strength indicator to top bar of screen or something, anything, that indicates the signal strength so we can optimally aim the device.

    2 votes
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  5. Timestamp incoming messages with the time they were originally sent, not when received.

    The timestamp on an incoming message should be the time it was sent, like with e-mail. Currently the timestamp is the time received, which is useless information. A message like "see you in 2 hours" is meaningless on a device that fetches messages at long intervals, unless we know what time it was sent. You have the information in the header of the original text or email. Use that instead of replacing it on the Spot.

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  6. Power button should be placed different. it is too easy to turn the unit on, overtime when it is in my backpack it turns on

    different on and off button, so the spots x is not turning on while in a back pack

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  7. FIX Spot X incompatibility with Inmarsat and Iridium Devices

    We originally had a Global Star Sat. Phone. When they discontinued their Monthly Service Plans and forced yearly contacts on us the phone became cost prohibitive as it was only need 3-4 months a year. Global Star suggested the Spot X as an alternative.
    Having just text capability to our remote ranch would be acceptable so we chose the Spot X. However, our Partners have Inmarsat devices. We just found out that your device (Spot X) is incompatible with both the Inmarsat and Iridium devices even though we can text to them using regular cell phone service when its’ available. …

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  8. FIX Spot X incompatibility with Inmarsat and Iridium Devices

    We originally had a Global Star Sat. Phone. When they discontinued their Monthly Service Plans and forced yearly contacts on us the phone became cost prohibitive as it was only need 3-4 months a year. Global Star suggested the Spot X as an alternative.
    Having just text capability to our remote ranch would be acceptable so we chose the Spot X. However, our Partners have Inmarsat devices. We just found out that your device (Spot X) is incompatible with both the Inmarsat and Iridium devices even though we can text to them using regular cell phone service when its’ available. …

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  9. Spot X must accept AA or AAA batteries as an option without use of powerbank.

    Having built-in only rechargeable is not sufficient for and emergency device targeted for outdoors-men and gals crowd.

    3 votes
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  10. Stronger Tracking Signal

    Increase power for tracking signal. The tracking capability is too weak relative to other trackers.

    4 votes
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  11. text and check in notification

    to show if your check in notification, text, tracking , messages have been successfully sent. right now it does not show if they have worked or not. we have no way to see if our messages are being delivered.

    10 votes
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  12. Wrap on predefined messages list on SPOT X

    Make it possible to go to bottom of 14 messages by pressing up when on the first message and back by pressing down

    6 votes
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  13. App sync

    So having a Mac/pc app and an iOS app. Why not include a contacts sync within the apps for faster/smoother contacts setup?

    4 votes
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  14. Instructions on how to use SOV

    I just added the SOV service, and had to call tech support to figure out how to use it. On the device setting page, it has me "UPDATE YOUR SPOT S.O.V. PROFILE" with two phone numbers, but no explanation about whether I should include the SPOT device number or a cell number or my emergency contact's phone number. Please include instructions on that page.

    Your tech person explained, but also said that the Nation Safe Drivers may not know that my SPOT device is text only, so I should include a cell number. Since you have a contract with them,…

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  15. contact detail in message thread

    When opening an existing message from message thread it shows name of contact but doesn't tell you if its the phone number or email for that contact

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  16. True north option

    Hello, so I would like you to make a change to your navigation tab. would it be possible to add the option'TRUE NORTH 'in the REFERENCE FOR NORTH tab. The reason is that, when one works with a compass that has been preset with a 20 degree declination for example, it is the option that comes closest in this circumstance. Garmin gps are equipped with this option. thank you in advance and I like my spotX.

    2 votes
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  17. Offer more grid system options

    This system would be very useful for the military if it used the MGRS system as an option for location. LAT/LON is not as common for ground forces, and is generally not taught.

    2 votes
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  18. Pause mode on Spot X NEEDS to be a selectable feature that can be turned off. As it is now, you cannot track while kayaking.

    You introduced pause mode while tracking on Spot X recently. And, you forced it on us. While kayaking, since there is no walking vibration, Spot X goes into pause mode within minutes. Rendering tracking while kayaking useless. It is not a feasible solution to suggest that I shake the unit every 15-20 minutes to get it out of pause mode. Make pause mode on tracking with the Spot X an option that can be turned off. I suspect that I'm going to have this same problem long distance biking this summer. PLEASE give me the option to shut pause mode…

    6 votes
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  19. shared page

    I believe it would greatly imptove the confidence in the unit user to know that the tracking is being seen, for example, have the ability for your list of shared users to quickly send you a note/comment within the shared page itself... similar to what Garmins inReach does... nice to have feedback in the field knowing that they have your back...

    2 votes
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  20. Be able send a SMS to SPOTX from sharepage

    while people are viewing share page have the ability to share message back to the spotx. weather via email or SMS.

    4 votes
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