Extend the messaging coverage on your smartphone so you can head off the beaten path without the worry with the Global Satellite Communicator from ZOLEO.
This unit is Iridium® based which gives you global coverage, it connects using an app on your smartphone and needs an active subscription plan. It comes with its own SMS number and email to share with your contacts, and you can use the check-in button to let them you’re ok. The SOS button allows you to send your GPS coordinates to their monitoring/dispatch partner, and you’ll get confirmation it was received and the option to cancel if it’s a false alarm. Compact, lightweight, shock, and dust-resistant it’s also got a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for 200+ hours.
In this video, our gear expert Ben talks you through all the details of the Global Satellite Communicator from ZOLEO. He starts out with the weight, dimensions, materials, and construction. Then he moves onto what you get inside the box, the differences between PLBs and satellite communicators, and how to operate it.
Ben also shows you how to message using the ZOLEO app, connect via Bluetooth, understand the different lights, and finishes with the benefits of the unit – so check it out above for all the details.
0:00 – Intro
0:14 – Weight, dimensions & materials
0:26 – Construction, waterproof rating
0:37 – What comes in the box
1:17 – PLB vs satellite communicator
2:58 – How to operate the unit
4:32 – Messaging using the ZOLEO app
5:52 – Connecting via Bluetooth & battery life
6:25 – Understanding the lights and colours
6:51 – Benefits of the ZOLEO unit