Droid Connect Spot Connect Magically Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Communicator
Most of today’s smartphones provide mobile social connection. But when your phone is out of signal connection, your social life or even your life could be in jeopardy. Fear no more, Spot LLC just announced Spot Connect, a satellite communicator capable of transmitting your position to social networks, loved ones and international emergency response centers from smartphone operating systems. You may also send predefined location-based e-mail and SMS messages via satellite. More details inside.

Droid Connect Spot Connect Magically Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Communicator
Most of today’s smartphones provide mobile social connection. But when your phone is out of signal connection, your social life or even your life could be in jeopardy. Fear no more, Spot LLC just announced Spot Connect, a satellite communicator capable of transmitting your position to social networks, loved ones and international emergency response centers from smartphone operating systems. You may also send predefined location-based e-mail and SMS messages via satellite. Spot Connect wirelessly connects with smartphone operating systems like Android or iOS (pending Apple’s approval) via Bluetooth. More mobile operating systems will be supported later this year.
Additional Benefits and features:
• Uses the GPS satellite system to determine location and the Globalstar satellite network to transmit that information to personal contacts or an international emergency response center 
• Send location-based messages via satellite to others delivered as SMS text or email
• Send custom “Type and Send” 41 character text messages from your location
• Update social networks including Facebook, Twitter and SPOT Adventures from remote locations
• Provide GPS functionality to non-GPS devices
• Utilize proven SPOT messaging features – Send custom or predefined messages, Track Progress on Google Maps™, or transmit an SOS message in an emergency
• Store up to 10 predefined messages for quick reference and sending
• Create and save contact groups to receive your SPOT Connect message. Each contact group can contain multiple contacts consisting of cell phone numbers and or email addresses 
• On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
• Web & Mobile account management
• Bluetooth wireless connection
• Waterproof to IPX7 standard
• Lightweight at 3.7 ounces, SPOT Connect is portable and can be used handheld or attached to a pack or RAM mounting system
The Spot Connect will be on sale this month for US$169.99 and an annual subscription service at US$99.99 per year for the use of the satellite network.