Comment: SPOT Connect

Is anyone able to confirm if Spot Connect will work with an iPad? We don't have a smart phone, but carry an iPad 4( retina display). I like the idea of having the option to send a pre planned message, or if required being able to type & send a message. Is anyone able to offer any other comments regarding spot connect?
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Reply By: Member - Sanantone - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 07:57

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 07:57
Can't help you much with the "Spot Connect" system, but I am seriously looking at the Delorme InReach system, EO have them available in their shop. They are able to hook up to your Ipad via Bluetooth & can send both pre-planned & personal emails. They are a bit more expensive than the Spot unit, but do appear to be more versatile.

There are two types of units, I am looking at the newest units, the SE model, which allow you send messages without the Ipad as well.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 08:37

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 08:37
Smithy,

There is a Spot Connect app available, for iPad.

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Reply By: snow - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 09:02

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 09:02
It works fine for me on my ipad4
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Follow Up By: snow - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 09:04

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 09:04
Ah, ok after following that app link I find I may be leading you up the garden path. I am using the older version SPOT device where there is no bluetooth connectivity. Sorry for the confusion.
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:01

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 10:01
Snow,
If you are using a first generation Spot, as I do, the answer is no, you cannot send directly from a smart device.

If you have internet coverage you can access your personal page and Spot account on your pad or smart phone and change your pre-formatted messages, then use Spot to send the new message. But you wouldn't normally do that - it's illogical given that if you have internet coverage you will have phone and text ability.

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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 14:54

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 14:54
Ask me next week. Ill be lending my spot connect to a friend over the weekend for use with an ipad.
I expect it to work. It works on the iphone ok.

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Reply By: Echucan Bob - Friday, May 30, 2014 at 20:05

Friday, May 30, 2014 at 20:05
Smithy,

as someone else said just download the app.

I used the app on the iPhone and the iPad.

I found setting up the bluetooth connection wasn't always as seamless as you'd expect with Apple gear.

I reverted to using my original Spot (a saga in itself as you can't downgrade devices on line).

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