Originally Posted by zeehag
i use spot so my momma knows where to send the wreath and balloons
Make sure turn it off when you are visiting the Gentlemen Club. :P
Kidding aside, I have my SPOT II, and loving it. There are many new devices come out recently that have lots of functions than SPOT. Practice Sailors have a couple reviews on that. Some of them provide two way communication too.
I like the device that allows user to change the battery. With 3 AAA battery, SPOT will last at less 3 days. If I turn it off and only on when I need to transit, I bet it will last a month. One thing I like about SPOT is they send an acknowledgment if your transmission is received.
After reading the book "A storm too soon", I lost the confidence of EPIRB. But I am sure I will still get one for the boat.