Category I (Automatic) & Category II (Manual) Models
A step up from entry level EPIRBs, the ACR GlobalFix PRO adds an enhanced performance GPS receiver to provide the fastest notification times currently available. Authorities can be alerted to your emergency and know your position in approximately 2-3 minutes - even in a storm! This is about 40 minutes faster than a non-GPS unit, since you don't have to wait for a polar satellite to pass by.
The GlobalFix PRO broadcasts a registered distress signal that not only tells rescuers where you are, but who you are. The internal GPS acquires your position upon activation and utilizes a powerful 5 watt 406MHz signal to relay your distress call to orbiting satellites. As local Search and Rescue is deployed, a separate homing signal and integrated LED strobe light guide rescuers to your exact location.
Tap in to the same field-tested rescue technology used by the U.S. Military, Coast Guard, NATO, Special Forces and Arctic explorers.
Category I Automatic model (#2842): activates in the water, and self-deploys if your vessel sinks; it includes a fully enclosed, UV stabilized polymer SeaShelter 3 bracket with hydrostatic release; it can also be activated manually
Category II Manual model (#2844): activates in the water, but must be manually deployed; it includes a LowPro3 bracket for quick removal when needed
Professional grade internal GPS engine is optimized for cold starts, and allows faster location recognition than standard GPS and non-GPS enabled models - even in adverse conditions; search area radius is reduced compared to non-GPS models - from 2.3 nm to 0.05mm (~100 yards)
Capable of a full-function self-test, so you know it will work when you need it
Bright LED strobe for location in poor visibility consumes less energy than traditional strobes
Exceeds 48 hours operating life at -4F, typical is 70+ hours, longer at higher temperatures; Class II (Non-Hazmat) lithium batteries
5-year warranty; made in USA
An optional paid subscription service is available so that when you manually test your EPIRB, it sends a signal to an email address or cell phone, indicating that you are Okay