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.
Or sell a USB charger that takes AA cells. I bring a rechargeable battery pack for emergencies.
I wouldn't want a larger Spot just so it could hold extra batteries.
I agree. The one thing I hope that was disappointed with this devices that uses a rechargeable battery. That limits to lights of the unit due to a sealed battery as well as hinder some of us in the field. It is far easier to take lithium double a batteries or AAA batteries rather than having to have a source to charge it up. Our world is so used to this somewhat convenience of charging our devices, but we don't realize it makes our devices limited in usage. Even if it wasn't double-a or Triple-A, but was a proprietary battery... I would purchase extra and keep them charged to have in the field.
Agree. Carrying a few extra batteries is easier than carrying and maintaining a charger. When I owned a Gen 2 it used the same batteries as my headlamp so I had interchangeability if I needed it. I would like to see ALL outdoor products use the same battery size - other examples are headlamps, steripen, walkie talkies, weather radios, GPS devices, etc. etc. Make it easier on the users.