Globalstar’s Spot has announced an updated Spot Satellite GPS Messenger for release in the fall of 2009.
The new Spot has a bunch of new features including a 5.2 ounce form factor (30% smaller than the original), a newer GPS chipset and satellite antenna, a pre-programable Custom Message button and Message Sending indicator light, and a dedicated GPS Tracking button.
Some small design enhancements aside from the smaller form factor are included as well. All of the buttons are illuminated, covers for the SOS and Help buttons protect against inadvertent help messages, and a case and neoprene fastening band are included. The 2009 model also uses globally recognized messaging symbols to accommodate international markets.