Somewear Labs, a maker of off-grid communication technology, and onX, creator of outdoor digital navigation, have expanded their product integration to fulfill the mapping and communication needs of hunters.
With the introduction of its satellite-enabled connectivity of Somewear, onX Hunt users can share custom onX Waypoints off-grid without cellular reception.
OnX Waypoints are contextual markers created by users within onX Hunt that can indicate where users are going, where they have been and all points of interest along the way. For example, Waypoints can indicate where wildlife was spotted, the location of a hunting camp, a blood trail, a hunting blind, where the truck is parked, and the location of a field dress.
onX Hunt users can share these Waypoints via a Somewear Global Hotspot, an integration that was originally enabled for onX Backcountry in April 2021. The Somewear satellite communicator enables two-way communication through Iridium’s low-earth orbit (LEO) satellite network, for information to be transmitted quickly and reliably.
The Somewear Global Hotspot also supports situational awareness including two-way messaging, automated location sharing, on-demand weather reporting and SOS beaconing.
“Mapping and communication is a critical component of safe and successful hunting—a sport that exposes participants to some of the most demanding backcountry environments,” commented James Kubik, CEO, Somewear Labs. “The integration of Somewear and onX Hunt Waypoints provides hunters with a powerful digital toolset to stay informed and connected no matter where their pursuit takes them,” Kubik continued.
“We’re excited to expand this game-changing integration to our hunting audience,” said onX Hunt Marketing Manager, Zach Sandau. “Outdoorsmen and women all need reliable communication options, especially when traveling outside of cell service. Whether they’re sharing a tree stand location with others in their party, or letting family at home know where they’re setting up camp for the night, the ability to communicate with a Waypoint’s context ensures their safety and provides peace of mind.”
The integration between onX and Somewear is currently available for all onX Hunt and onX Backcountry members and requires a Somewear Global Hotspot device and data package. For more product information, go here.