This Satellite Communicator Turns a Phone Into a Global Rescue Device

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Katharine Erwin

What It Is:

The Bivy Stick Blue is a svelte two-way global satellite communicator with a few features on the actual device, like an SOS button and a check-in button. But it is much more than that. When paired with the Bivy app, the device unlocks many other features like two-way text communication, maps, tracking and trail info. You can also “pay as you go,” because this Bivy has no activation fees and no annual contracts, making it an affordable option ($350) for those who use satellite communicators intermittently. Speaking of “intermittently,” the Bivy uses the Iridium Network, which to anyone in my area, the Canadian Rockies, will tell you is the difference between “maybe having a location sent” and “almost always having your correct location sent.” (More on that later.)

First off, the Bivy Stick Blue weighs only…

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