My mom is over the moon.
I am hugely stoked and proud to announce that Spot Africa have come on board and will be furnishing me with the brilliant SPOT GPS Tracker Gen3 unit and I will be a Spot Ambassador for the duration of this project.
So now I will be able to live track my route as I make my way down Africa (you can all watch me get lost in real-time) and should, hold thumbs and cross fingers, anything bad happen, I am able to send out an SOS call no matter what country I’m in. Got that mom? I can also send out SMS’s! Brilliant! Just in the short time I’ve had to play around with the device, I think it’s brilliant and can see myself acquiring one on a more permanent basis.*
What exactly is the SPOT Gen3 Tracker you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked! The SPOT Gen3 is tracking motion-activated regardless of the level of tracking you choose (Basic, Unlimited or Extreme) and a vibration sensor tells your SPOT to send track updates when you are moving and to stop when you do. Which saves battery. And lives. And me in all likelihood.
*I’m already letting this go to my head and think I am some sort of adventurer when the biggest thing I’ve done is survive a couple of days on a bike in Spain.