Free SPOT Trace with Rebate

Dec 10, 2015 View Comments by

Many of us are familiar with SPOT. Their Messenger device offers great peace of mind when traveling, especially when alone or in remote areas. Similar to the Messenger, the Trace device is mainly used to track movement, without all the buttons for predefined messages. It works great as an anti-theft device. SPOT Trace automatically sends a text/email with your asset’s GPS coordinates when movement is detected. You can view your motorcycle’s GPS coordinates anytime online. Basic service, which costs $99.99 per year,  allows you to customize your SPOT Trace to track every 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. Customize your device’s dock mode, movement alert, status, low battery and power off settings. For an additional $99.99 per year the Extreme Tracking Upgrade sends coordinates every 2.5 minutes. We’re currently testing a SPOT Trace and found the 5 minute intervals to be sufficient.

Until the end of the year, you can get a free SPOT Trace after mail-in rebate.


Here’s the skinny on the free Trace device after mail-in rebate:

Limited-time offer effective 11/01/2015 through 12/31/2015. Purchase and activate a SPOT Global Phone for at least $499.95, a SPOT Gen3 for at least $149.95 and/or a SPOT Trace for at least $99.95 on a qualifying service plan (excluding tax and shipping and after coupons and discounts). Requests must be postmarked by 01/30/2016.

The company recently announced that its SPOT family of products has initiated 4,000 rescues around the world since its launch in 2007. SPOT is currently being used by customers to initiate almost two rescues a day and delivers affordable location-based messaging and life-saving emergency notification technology to hundreds of thousands of users, completely independent of cellular coverage.

Michael Herrera, SPOT’s 4,000th rescuee and a retired Houston firefighter, was off-roading alone in DeKalb County, Alabama on his dual-sport dirt bike when he took a hard fall. Although initially disoriented, his experience as a first responder told him that his injuries were more serious than he could see. It was then that he reached for his SPOT Gen3® and pressed the S.O.S. button. Within 40 minutes of the S.O.S. activation, an ATV and ambulance were onsite. At the hospital, it was determined that he had suffered a broken collarbone, three broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung.

“Until my accident, I’d only used my SPOT for tracking so my wife could be aware of my location when riding off-road.  It was gratifying to know that my SPOT delivered on its promise when I needed SAR services,” says Herrera. He also expressed his gratitude to the SAR teams involved in his rescue, “thank you for your service and your quick response.”

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