The Somewear Global Hotspot is a massive step forward in satellite communication. While the SPOT Gen3 only offers one-way data transmission, Somewear offers two-way data transmission. This enables us to not only enable simple features that a SPOT user might be used to like interval tracking but also introduce new elements like conversations or condition reports that need two-way data capabilities.
When compared with the Garmin InReach, the most obvious difference is that Somewear is less than half the size and weight of InReach while maintaining the same transmission power. We found many InReach owners end up leaving them at home due to the size and weight so we wanted to make sure Somewear could always be there when needed. The biggest difference, however, is in the software and experience. The Somewear App makes satellite communication simple and seamless right from your phone - you can have conversations and check local conditions in a way that feels familiar and eliminates the frustrations satellite connectivity used to bring with it. Additionally, we’re committed to adding the features you need through software. So when our next feature comes out, you won’t need new hardware, just a free app update and it’s yours.