The ACR Bivy Stick offers consumers small, user-friendly two-way satellite communication that enables them to send and receive text messages, emails, and SOS signals. ACR Electronics, a company that specializes in safety and survival, has released the ACR Bivy Stick two-way satellite messenger and software, which they describe as the smallest and most basic satellite communication device in the world. An emergency distress call can be made using the ACR Bivy Stick, which can also send SMS messages, monitor and share location data, access GPS maps, and read live weather predictions.
The 100g, 4.5 x 1.8 inch box has a dedicated check-in button for updating friends and family with a pre-written message at a specific place and is built to offer the full range of benefits when coupled with a smartphone. The ACR Bivy Stick has a high-power antenna for dependable connectivity and frequent use, and two-way text satellite communication allows users to share and track locations while sending text messages to phone numbers or email addresses. In case of an emergency, there is an SOS button, and SOS is also accessible through the app. ACR Bivy members have access to Global Rescue, a market leader that offers 24/7/365 medical, security, evacuation, travel risk, and crisis management services to travelers all around the world, as a free alternative.
This would come in very helpful for anyone looking for a tiny, easy-to-use satellite communication gadget. It may not be able to compete with a larger, more powerful satellite communications device, but for those of us who aren’t ocean racers or livaboard bluewater cruisers, this equipment is still reasonably priced and practical. A Utah-based outdoor company first introduced the Bivy stick, which at the time was primarily targeted at the outdoor hiking and adventure industry. Early in 2021, ACR purchased the business after realizing that the product has potential for the marine industry. ACR Electronics has established an exceptional reputation in the communications and safety markets, making it a name you can trust in emergency situations. Also clever in this case is the adaptability of their subscription plan, which is perhaps a hint to the kind of sailor (or adventurer) they expect to buy the ACR Bivy Stick.
Pricing for the offered services will be as flexible as possible thanks to the subscription model. Users can avoid signing an annual contract or paying an activation fee by simply paying for the months they actually use the device. The unlimited package, which costs $49.99 per month, is the simplest and least expensive choice for anyone who plan to be at sea frequently. The two credit plans are 20 Credits for $18 per month and 100 Credits for $40 per month.
Heppell, T. (2022, April 20). ACR bivy stick: World’s Smallest Satellite Communicator. Yachting Monthly. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/gear/new-gear-acr-bivy-stick-80806