Ocens SpotCast is a worldwide weather service for SMS-capable satellite phones. Ocens says it overcomes the low-bandwidth data capability of handheld sat phones with short-form weather reports generated automatically for the device’s GPS position. Available for the Iridium 9575, Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, inReach SE and smartphones with GPS. Subscriptions for 24-, 48- and 72-hour forecasts start at $6 a month. Ocens, Des Moines, Washington, (206) 878-8270.
September 2014 issue