2-way messaging: Send and receive messages (text, email, and app-to-app) globally, with the option to include your location coordinates when sending messages.
Enjoy a seamless messaging experience with ZOLEO that uses the Iridium satellite network when outside cell coverage and cellular/Wi-Fi when available, making sure your messages are transmitted anywhere you go.
SOS alerting: Declare an SOS and communicate critical details with search and rescue officials in the event of an emergency.
Should you trigger an SOS, GEOS (our search and rescue partner) will receive your location coordinates and contact your SOS contacts keeping them updated with rescue details.
Check-in: Check in with your assigned contacts to let them know you're OK, with the option to include your location coordinates when sending check-in messages.
When loved ones know you’re off-the-grid, you can alleviate their worry by sending check-in messages regularly. Since check-in messages are pre-configured, they can be initiated with one click.
Weather forecasts: Request detailed weather information to help you stay safe and make better decisions.
One of the most accurate sources of hyper-local weather, with DarkSky forecasts you’ll have the insights you need to plan for safe travel. Simply tap the weather icon at the bottom of the screen to get a handy 5-day forecast.
If your smartphone gets damaged or runs out of battery life, the device can still help you:
Just got my Zoleo and so far it works like a charm! It only took a few minutes to setup. I do a lot of solo ultra-light backpacking and for me weight was a big consideration. At 5 oz, the Zoleo is small, very small, like a bar of soap. It also feels super solid too, like I could drop-kick it down a mountain without any worries (but I won't). Another big consideration for me was price. With Zoleo, I'm able to activate and deactivate my subscription as needed, so I'm only paying for the months that I'm using it. When I'm not using it, it only costs me $4 bucks per month to maintain my dedicated phone number and email address. The device also chooses the least expensive communication channel, i.e. cellular or satellite, depending on where I'm at in my travels. This way I can send and receive text messages seamlessly using my phone, without having to pay for expensive satellite messages all the time. I also like having a phone number and email address, so my family and friends (really just my mother) have a simple way to contact me whenever I forget to tell them where I'm going or if I made it back!;)
Initial review. I activated it with my Iphone X and set up the subscription. I chose the $35 a month for the 250 messages. I had my girlfriend and close friends download the ZOLEO app as well and it works like a charm (similar to WHATS APP). No hiccups. Ive tested the the sat connection and it had no problem locating and sending/receiving a message within 5-30 seconds with partly cloudy skies.
There was only one review when I bought this item. When it arrived I was surprised that it is a little more grey than black. It has audible beeps to confirm that it is operating. It also has a great interface to show you battery life and message transmission. It operates flawlessly. I can now throw my spot device in the trash.
This Zoleo is wonderful!! Our adventure truly begins with a problem when the man who delivered it left it on the street behind us! Computer said delivered.....I called delivery service and he said he left it by the gates. I explained it wasn't there that the gates were used little and far enough from the house so someone could have walked by and picked it up. My son called Zoleo and explained the situation. They jumped right in and worked with us. They placed a NON activation on that one and said that if we didn't find it they would send another right away. They were so very helpful! After the delivery man came back and retrieved it from where ever he left it, we called Zoleo. From that point on, the helped my son set it up for use. We have taken it on several high mountain trails were our cell phones cannot reach out and the Zoleo sends our messages with NO problem!! We also received messages. This company certainly went the second mile to help us and that was truly great on their part!! Plus the product is a miracle!!
I am new to using the Iridium service, but I own their competitors product. I do have to say tha the features and usability of the ZOLEO on the Iridium network has surpassed my expectations. Very easy APP to use as well as setting up the account and device online.