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PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:47 pm
by Oldspice
With safety in mind ive been looking into a plb. Has anyone had any experience or views on the spot messenger.

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:09 pm
by Jeff666
I have a spot it updates my position to an Internet site and can be set to update location from 5 minutes to one hour. You have to pay a yearly fee but the family can see where I am at all times on the link which is on their phones and computer. Has per set messaging and emergency button if required. Easy to use waterproof and I take it with me all the time. I get use out of it as well as the piece of mind that help is there if I need it.

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:46 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Worth a read:
http://www.chgpc.org.nz/node/179

Personally, I would (and did) go for PLB.

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:20 pm
by FatherOfMany
I considered the spot earlier in the year, but also went with the plb.

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:57 am
by Hainesy
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Worth a read:
http://www.chgpc.org.nz/node/179

Personally, I would (and did) go for PLB.
x 2 !

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:13 pm
by Oldspice
good reading Hairy Little Dwarf, cheers for that :beer: made my mind up go for the plb.

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:19 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
:y: Good on ya.
Hopefully it'll be the best thing you ever bought and never used.

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:30 am
by MadMike
Problem is they both have there advantages :(

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:35 pm
by Hawk
Could get both! Best of both worlds ;)

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:01 pm
by Mental
MadMike wrote:Problem is they both have there advantages :(
Yes I'm with you there Mike, I'd get the PLB first for the safety point of view then I'd look at a Spot second, good for tracking, people back home being able to keep updated as to where you are - last minute change of launch location, why you aren't back when you said you'd be 'cause you are still on the water, and of course knowing when to start making your lunch/dinner for your return :lol:

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:33 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Mental wrote:
MadMike wrote:Problem is they both have there advantages :(
Yes I'm with you there Mike, I'd get the PLB first for the safety point of view then I'd look at a Spot second, good for tracking, people back home being able to keep updated as to where you are - last minute change of launch location, why you aren't back when you said you'd be 'cause you are still on the water, and of course knowing when to start making your lunch/dinner for your return :lol:
I use a cellphone for that, cheaper than SPOT :)

Re: PLB vs Spot messenger

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:35 am
by GOTCHA
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Mental wrote:
MadMike wrote:Problem is they both have there advantages :(
Yes I'm with you there Mike, I'd get the PLB first for the safety point of view then I'd look at a Spot second, good for tracking, people back home being able to keep updated as to where you are - last minute change of launch location, why you aren't back when you said you'd be 'cause you are still on the water, and of course knowing when to start making your lunch/dinner for your return :lol:
I use a cellphone for that, cheaper than SPOT :)
Good one HLD