Originally Posted by vegashotwheeler
I have the old one, but will be buying the new one as soon as available.
I like the idea of tracking and ok being separate.
Currently you cannot do both, one function has to be turned off to work the other.
I do not get an update every 10 minutes sometimes but no biggy.
There is no real need to buy the new one, it has a not useful addition, but it is smaller and lighter, maybe the batteries will last longer, who knows.
As far as the OK and Track messages go, I guess it is just how you use it. I use the OK to start and end a trip, that is all it is good for if you are using the track mode. When you are in track mode and need to send an OK, turn it off and back on, it will be at the end of the day anyway, simple.
That is just my opinion and I have travelled all around Australia, USA and Canada including Alaska etc.
Next week it is heading down to South America.
The only thing I have never seen officially is how to mount it. At the Iron Butt Rally recently I saw many SPOTs, some horizontal some vertical.
I have mine mounted vertical away from my body and connected to me with a lanyard(this last is important if you 'leave' the bike, the SPOT needs to come with you and not go over the cliff with the bike imho).
I travel Solo, so my needs are slightly different, but I know people are watching the tracks, so in a bad situation, I should be found quite soon.