The Zoleo Satellite Communicator features a carabiner-style clip so you can attach it to the outside of your bag for quick and easy access in the event of an emergency.
The primary button, in red (which is protected by a flip cover) is the SOS feature. As one would come to expect, pressing this button would immediately transmit an emergency signal to the dispatch centre, who would then pass along the location information and ‘distress’ call to the proper authorities. Often times these authorities are the police, local Search & Rescue groups, or Park Wardens. I have not personally tested this button myself, but have used the SOS Feature on the inReach Mini and was in contact with authorities in <5 minutes. A bonus with the Zoleo’s two-way capability, is the ability for emergency services to contact the user/operator and relay back-and-forth information that may be crucial to the rescue or incident.
Left: SOS button as seen with the cover flipped up. Right: Size comparison next to an inReach.
The front of the Zoleo Satellite Communicator with the 'Check' function button.
Lastly is the power button which simply turns the device on & off.
The intuitive Zoleo mobile app features texting and email.
Price: $268.99CAN / $200US
Weight: 150g / 5.3oz
Dimensions: 9.1x6.6x2.7cm / 3.5x2.5x1.1in
IPX Rating: IP68
Satellite Network: Iridium
Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion
Battery Life: 200hrs (operating)
Operating Temp.: -20-55°C / -4-131°F
Storage Temp.: -20-60°C / -4-140°F
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