You might not always be in a location blessed with cellular connectivity and if you’re looking for a solution to that scenario, you might want to check out the Spot Connect. This device offers Bluetooth connectivity to sync with smartphones that are powered by Google’s Android, though support for other platforms is already on the way.

It allows your smartphone to determine location information via the Globalstar satellite network and transmit that information to personal contacts or an international emergency response center. Users will also be able to send location-based texts or emails via satellite, not to mention update social networks from remote locations. The Spot Connect is waterproof according to the IPX7 standard and weighs just 3.7 ounces. The Spot Connect will be going on sale this month for $169.99 though you’ll need to be prepared to shell out $99.99 for the service.

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