TIME selected SPOT Personal Tracker as one of the 100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923 to the present.  HS Design collaborated with GlobalStar and Axxon Technologies to bring SPOT to the market as a personal GPS and satellite device that sends call messages with the push of a button.  The minimal interface consists of four alert functions: (1) 911 (life-threatening); (2) Help (non-life threatening); (3) Check-in (message to predefine contacts); and (4) Progress Tracking (saved to Google Maps).

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