My wife got me one of them after my 2011 trip to Alaska when she didn't hear from me for a week at a time and had no idea if I was dead or alive. Now see will let me travel again.
For mapping, tracking, logging, presentation and embedding spot data - I think www.spotwalla.com is a fantastic alternative to the SPOT findmespot.com system. Been using the service since 2008 with a spot device. Worth checking out if you have the time.That's funny Steve. My wife loves following me on my SPOT. I'm waiting for it the SPOTX get the bugs worked out and upgrading from my Gen 3. I got an email saying they are upgrading their mapping software soon.