The Connect has been discontinued. See the reviews of the SPOT 3 Satellite Messenger and our Personal Locator Beacon Review.
The SPOT Connect did not fare well in our initial tests. However, we just got a firmware update and the device seems to be working more effectively. Check back soon as we may update the text below.
In our initial tests, we received our Connect, paid the $99 subscription fee, got it all registered, went to pair it with our iPhone, and the frustrations began. Reading online user reviews, we see many people who have similar experiences. And yet there are also reports of the device working flawlessly. Based on our tests, we can't recommend the Connect. We had better success using the Spot 3 Satellite Messenger and much better success using the DeLorme InReach SE Satellite Messenger. See our Personal Locator Beacon Review to see how they all performed in side-by-side tests.