just got back from a salmon and moose trip to remote parts of Alaska. The Spot Gen3 worked like a charm. Wife was able to track and I was able to report "all is well" each morning and evening. No cell phone signal for many miles.It rained "A LOT" and the unit was not compromised. I was aware of the ubs port cover, did not open it on the trip and no leaking. The cover did not move while traveling and we covered a lot of rugged ground and I did not baby the device. T..
Update 07/19/2014 - 40hrs on the 1st set of batteries now - still going strong. The GPS sensitivity is fantastic - will get a position fix from under my truck. The older units couldn't get a fix inside my house - the Gen 3 can, it will locate me in the bathroom! Really liking the small size and intuitive interface. SPOT account renewal was painless - they sent me notification 30 days in advance and didn't charge my till 30 days after my renewal date. Wish the SPOT ..