The SPOT Connect is an interesting device that can get you out of trouble when you need it most. It uses a global satellite network to allow the user to send a short (41 Character) message from just about anywhere in the world! There is no limit on how many messages can be sent either and there is the option to save a predefined message, which can be used in emergencies.
These are the main features for the SPOT Connect satellite message service;
Send messages from virtually anywhere via satellite
Type & Send message (41 character) or Predefined message (120 character) options*
Track Progress on Google Maps™ or SPOT Adventures page*
Integrates with SPOTadventures.com and popular social destinations
Smartphone app for operation and detailed status
On device SOS button for standalone emergency operation
The SPOT Connect device will set you back £109 in the UK and $170 in the US followed by an annual service charge of £64 in the UK and $99 in the US.
Source [Oh Gizmo]