StatDawg used his in mountains, plains and valleys. He and RedRider camped out in the cold of mountains and in three digit temperatures. The device worked.
I am surprised by the hefty discount being offered. erhaps there is a new version in the works and old stock on shelves is being cleared out.
I have done some testing with my SPOT.
Last month we went from Reno, NV to Carmel by the sea, CA and I had the SPOT in the front pocket of my Santiago jacket. It was on tracking and the website tracking showed tracking messages 1 through 10 then the "OK" message which was #13. Along the route messages 11 & 12 were missing.
Going home I put Spot in my RKA tank-bag in the clear map section and when I got home the website had all of the tracking messages.
Yesterday we went from Reno,NV to Citrus Heights (A&S BMW) and I put SPOT at the bottom of my empty tank-bag and all of the tracking messages came through.
Going home I put SPOT in my GIVI back box and all the tracking messages came through.
I was surprised that it worked through the tank-bag and more surprised that it worked in the GIVI box.