SPOT GPS advice
So I am looking into preliminary logistics behind GPS tracking on our snowcat here at MWObs and one option that seems popular with several online reviews is SPOT (http://www.findmespot.com/en/). I am aware that this is more meant for hiking applications but since the Bombardier snow tractors top speed is 8 mph, this unit should be sufficient for our needs. But I am finding a lot of hidden costs and mixed reviews.
So my questions are: does anyone have any experience with any of their units? Pros/cons from experience? And are there any other options I should examine?
If we can find an affordable, reliable and possibly sharable option, we will look into the possibility of even making this a premium content option for anyone wanting to track our trips up/down. But, nothing is set in stone on this option as we would have to look into costs/legality/safety/etc.
Thanks for any of your input and please try to keep this thread focused on the issue at hand.
Staff Meteorologist/Night Observer, KMWN (Mt Washington Obs., NH)