ACR Bivy Stick: 2-way Iridium Satellite Communicator (4601)
All New Bivy Stick - Product Video
All New Bivy Stick
The Ultimate Satellite Communication Device:
Compact, Lightweight, and Powerful!
The new Bivy Stick is the smallest and simplest to use Iridium global satellite communication and tracking device in the world. ACR Electronics that also makes life-saving EPIRBs and PLBs is the manufacturer so you can rest assured knowing that the device you are using to send important or critical text messages, GPS, and weather updates is being produced at the highest standards.
Stay connected no matter where your adventures take you with the world's smallest and most straightforward satellite communication device. Weighing just 100g – half the weight of your cell phone – this pocket-sized powerhouse offers unparalleled convenience and peace of mind.
Experience 100% global satellite coverage, allowing you to send and receive text messages from anywhere on Earth. Plus, enjoy free check-in messages with GPS location shares, ensuring your loved ones always know where you are.
Stay in sync with your crew using the revolutionary GroupTrack™ feature – the first satellite messenger with off-grid group messaging and location sharing. Keep your entire team connected and informed, even in the most remote locations.
Your safety is our top priority. With 365/24/7 SOS monitoring provided by Global Rescue, you can confidently explore the world, knowing that help is just a message away. Communicate with emergency services and get rescued anywhere, anytime.
FAQ: What Do You Need to Know Before Buying a Bivy Stick?
Is Bivy Stick compatible with my phone?
Bivy Stick works with any smartphone or tablet that has Bluetooth and runs on iOS or Android operating systems. You’ll need to download the Bivy app from the App Store or Google Play to use the device.
Do I need a subscription to use Bivy Stick?
Yes, Bivy Stick requires a service plan to access its features and services. There are several options available, depending on your frequency and duration of use, ranging from $17.99/month to $499/year.
Is Bivy Stick legal and regulated?
Yes, Bivy Stick is compliant with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) regulations, and its monitoring and response services are provided by certified professionals.
How far can Bivy Stick transmit messages?
The range of Bivy Stick depends on the terrain, weather, and obstacles in the area. In general, it can send and receive messages within a few miles of the nearest cell tower or satellite.
Can Bivy Stick be used for tracking purposes?
Yes, Bivy Stick allows you to share your location with friends and family, as well as track your route in real-time using the Iridium satellite network, ensuring your safety and peace of mind during your adventures.
How does Bivy Stick handle emergency situations?
Bivy Stick comes equipped with an SOS button that, when activated, sends an emergency message along with your GPS coordinates to a monitoring center, which can then coordinate a rescue effort with the appropriate emergency services.
Is the Bivy Stick waterproof and durable for outdoor use?
Yes, Bivy Stick is designed to be rugged and withstand harsh outdoor conditions, including water exposure. However, it's always recommended to check the manufacturer's specifications for the exact level of water resistance and durability.
How long does the battery last on the Bivy Stick?
Battery life depends on usage, but Bivy Stick can typically last up to several days with normal use. Be sure to charge it fully before heading out, and consider bringing a portable charger if you'll be away from power sources for an extended period.
Can I send and receive messages with Bivy Stick without cellular coverage?
Yes, Bivy Stick relies on the Iridium satellite network, allowing you to send and receive messages even when you're far from cellular coverage or in remote locations.
Are there any additional features or services available with Bivy Stick?
Bivy Stick offers additional features such as weather updates and location sharing, providing valuable information for your outdoor adventures. The Bivy app also gives you access to a database of adventure routes, including hiking, biking, and paddling trails.
THE SMALLEST, MOST SIMPLE SATELLITE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN THE WORLD. Weighs just 100 g... about half the weight of your cell phone.
SOS COMMUNICATION ON THE APP & ON THE DEVICE
• The dedicated SOS button on the Bivy stick is protected from accidental use.
• Emergency service provided by Global Rescue.
Global Rescue is an industry leader, providing 24/7/365 medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services to travelers around the world. Bivy members in need of help in an emergency can reach Global Rescue through their Bivy stick and receive assistance or evacuation on a fee for service basis.
Bivy members can also upgrade to a full Global Rescue membership on either a short term or annual basis and be entitled to the full suite of services whenever they are traveling more than 100 miles from home. There is no charge for these services for full Global Rescue members other than their actual membership fee.
Top Bivy Stick Features
- 100% Global Satellite Coverage - Send and receive satellite text messages with your phone. Free check-in messages with GPS location shares.
- Keep Your Crew Connected with GroupTrack™ - The first satellite messenger with off-grid group messaging and location shares.
- Communicate With Emergency Services - Get rescued anywhere in the world with 365/24/7 SOS monitoring provided by Global Rescue.
- Weighs 100 grams about half the weight of your cell phone
- 2-way text satellite communication
- Able to send text messages to phone numbers or email addresses
- Send unlimited preprepared messages for free, even on the lowest plan.
- GPS location sharing and online tracking
- SOS communication on the app and device - service by Global Rescue Check-in button on the device sends a preset message and your location without using your phone
- IPX7 ingress protection rating
- Compatible with all GoPro mounts
- 100% Iridium global satellite coverage - works anywhere you can see the sky
- Shockproof MIL-STD-810 certified
- Receives a dedicated phone number that will not expire as long as the account is active
- Data Plans to fit your needs
- 4.4375" Height x 1.8125" Length x 0.78125" Width
- 3.35 oz / 100 g
- IPX7 ingress protection rating
- Up to 120 hrs with standard operation at default setting
- Iridium Short Burst Global Satellite Data Network
- ACR Bivy Stick Brochure (1.20B)
- Bivy User Guide (167.72KB)
- Spanish certified translation (548.79KB)
- French certified translation (499.87KB)