For my Transamerica trip I bought a Spot GPS Messenger (www.findmespot.com
I bought the unit for one single purpose: Giving family/friends the opportunity to see my progress online in real time. Thus, I'm only interested in the Track button on the unit. The SOS, Help and Message buttons are of no interest to me.
I have tested the unit and it works really well (it is extremely precise), however something worries me:
I will be doing the trip in 2 months and I will be carrying batteries with me. In the night I will switch it off and that way a set of batteries should last 2 weeks. I will not be searching for any internet cafees on the trip, the unit should just be working fully on its own.
Then, when reading the small letters (something which cannot be read when just browsing their webpage) it turns out there are some #¤%& time limits on the messaging capabilities: Something about 7 days or 30 days, something about exporting to Spot Adventure etc. However this exporting does not work automatically.
The reason I'm asking for this, is because I want to be able to show the ENTIRE trip from start to finish (2 months of biking).
Has anyone dealt with the same problems and how were they solved?