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Bivystick - Turn your cell phone into a satellite communication device. No contracts, no activation fees.  Just peace of mind.
Bivystick - Turn your cell phone into a satellite communication device. No contracts, no activation fees. Just peace of mind.
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Bivystick - Simple, Affordable Satellite Communication

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What is Bivystick?

Bivystick gives you peace of mind when you are off the grid by turning your cell phone into a satellite communication device. With no contract or activation fees, you can turn it on only when you need and save money when you don't. Bivystick allows you to send and receive text messages, share your location, track your path, send an SOS message in case of emergency, and access detailed weather forecasts when you are out of phone service.  All of this seamlessly integrated with Bivy app and it’s database of more than 45,000 trails, climbing routes and waterways. Plus, recharge your phone 2- 3 times with the 5200 mAh backup battery so you can get that message out when needed. Not only will you feel safer while you explore new areas, your loved ones will sleep easily by keeping track of your location and status. It is the ultimate tool for the modern day adventurer. With Bivystick you Stay Safe and Found.

Features

  • No contract or commitment. Activate it only when you need it. 
  • Send and receive text messages from anywhere in the world. 
  • Share your location anytime.
  • Track your path and share it with anyone you choose. Keep yourself and your loved ones aware of where you've been. 
  • Share your updates ad location to Facebook and Twitter. 
  • Offline maps eliminate the need to carry a separate GPS unit.
  • SOS in case of emergency. Communicate with EMS to ensure proper and efficient rescue. 
  • Accurate point weather forecast at any time.
  • 5200 mAh battery to operate the Bivystick, plus charge your phone 2-3 times. 

Connect via Bluetooth

Bivystick connects to your phone via Bluetooth, giving you familiarity and ease of use to efficiently get the message out quickly. The device charges via USB. You can always tell how much battery life you have left from LED indicator lights. 

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Small, Simple, Lightweight

With its small and compact size, it easily fits into the pocket of your backpack, jacket, fanny pack, or murse. We don't care where you stick it. It also saves you space from carrying an additional battery for your phone, headlamp, etc... With a 5200 mAh battery, it keeps the satellite communication going and can also recharge your phone 2-3 times. It weighs only 6oz. 

 Tech Specs

  • Weight - 6 oz. About the same as your smartphone
  • Battery - 5200 mAh. Enough to run the Bivystick for a week or give your phone a boost when needed. 
  • Connector - Charge via micro USB and connect via Bluetooth for use. 
  • Space Stuff (Satellites) - We use the Iridium satellite network that gives 100% global coverage
  • Operating Temp - -5 to 125 degrees F.  
  • Ruggedness - IPX6, Protected from rain, dust, dirt, weather, and water being splashed on it. 

Included in the box

  • Bivystick
  • Micro USB charge cord
  • Premium Bivy App access to offline maps and more
  • Carabiner and cord for connecting to backpack, tent, camel saddle, etc...

Share Your Location

Bivystick lets you share your location with anyone who has a cell phone. With our detailed topo maps and huge database of trailheads and adventures, it will be easy for anyone to see exactly where you are. 

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Affordable Data, No Commitment. 

Bivystick data plans are simple. We're not an insurance company trying to prey off of your fears and doubts. But we are experienced climbers, skiers, backcountry enthusiasts that know when things don't go as planned, it's nice to be prepared.  There is no need to commit hundreds of dollars to data just to have peace of mind. Or to have to worry about how to get the most bang for your buck. Here is how Bivystick credits work.

1 credit = 1 action with the Bivystick.

- You want to send or receive a text, that's one credit. 

- Want to share your location, that's one credit. 

- Want a weather report, that's one credit. 

- 1 hour of tracking your path, that's one credit.

You get the idea. You can buy our base plan of data starting at 10 credits per month and scale to as many credits as you want.  If you don't use all your credits, they roll over for as long as you keep the base plan active. Keeping it simple, flexible and commitment-free. 

$17.99 gets you started with our base plan. Then you can add as many credits as you need at a lower price. As long as you continue your service, all unused credits will roll over.

Why We Are Better

So Simple. So easy

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Bivy App 

Your Ultimate Free Adventure Guide

Bivystick works seamlessly with the Bivy app. With 45,000+ adventures in our database across the country, there is always an adventure nearby. You can find trails, waterways, and climbing routes perfect to fit your style and appetite. Plus you become a member of a growing outdoor community. 

With Bivy app you can track all of your adventures. Keep track of your miles, elevation, and how much time remaining at your current pace. Plus it keeps a record of all your completed adventures. It's like having a really awesome adventure resume. Just in case anyone doubts how rad you are on the weekends.

           

Risks and challenges

We are in the final stages of design and software development. If you have any suggestions or software features you would like us to try, please let us know. We are making this product for the everyday adventurer.

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    Support Bivystick and get a Bivy T-shirt, neck tube, and stickers.

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    Get the Bivystick device and 20 credits of data to use once you activate your device.

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    Get the Bivystick device and 20 credits of data to use once you activate your device.

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    Double Down

    2 Bivysticks. If you and a partner both carry one you can communicate with each other while you are both out of phone service and separated.

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    Bivystick Team

    4 Bivystick units. Perfect for the whole family, outfitter, backcountry guide or mother with a bunch of adventurous, globetrotting children.

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Funding period

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