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The Somewear Global Hotspot Uses Satellites to Provide Data Service

 - Apr 17, 2018
References: kickstarter & uncrate
Designed for the tech-focused outdoor explorer, the Somewear Global Hotspot keeps users connected to friends and family anywhere in the world. The device works by connecting a user's phone to satellite networks allowing for 100% global coverage. Connection to a smartphone is handled through Bluetooth LE and the Somewear Global Hotspot is currently available for iPhone or Android devices. Iridium's satellite network is used to pair the phone to communication networks and allows for coverage around the world.

The Somewear Global Hotspot currently supports SMS text messaging, can alert on local weather conditions, allows for the download of local GPS maps and can share the user's location. In the event of an emergency, the device can send out an SOS signal, which is monitored 24/7 by GEOS Worldwide. In addition to technological features, the Somewear Global Hotspot also sports a shockproof and waterproof body.