ZOLEO, The Affordable Accessory That Extends Your Smartphone Messaging Coverage to Everyone On Earth

Nov 9, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

From Nov 12-30, Zoleo will be on sale for a discounted price of $149 USD / $199 CDN, and the purchase includes a free 6-month premium membership of our sister company Gaia GPS for any Zoleo device activated by January 31, 2022.

Meet ZOLEO, the affordable accessory that extends your smartphone messaging coverage to everywhere on Earth and provides a safety system you can count on.

Ruggedly designed, location-aware and Iridium-based, the ZOLEO satellite communicator device will keep you connected and secure when venturing beyond cell coverage*.

Simply connect ZOLEO with our free app on your smartphone to send and receive messages anywhere on earth, and a whole lot more.

*Active subscription plan required to transmit messages over the Iridium satellite network.

ZOLEO Features and Tech Specs
For added peace-of-mind, built-in Check-in and SOS buttons help keep you safe — even if your smartphone is damaged or out of battery life.

Tech Specs


• Weight: 150 g (5.3 oz)
• Size (L x W x D): 9.1 x 6.6 x 2.7 cm (3.58 x 2.6 x 1.06 in)
• Ingress Protection: IP68; dust- and water-resistant (to 1.5 m (4.9 ft) for 30 min)
• Shock-resistant: MIL-STD 810G
• Power input: Micro-USB Type B connector
• Covered SOS button prevents false alarms (also cancellable)
• Audible alerts for messages (user-selected tone)
• Internal GPS chip, location-aware (accurate to 2.5 m (8.2 ft))
• LEDs for: messages, SOS, check-in, and power

• Battery: Rechargeable internal Lithium Ion
• Battery life: 200+ hours
• Charging time: 2 hours using 1.5 A charger

• Operating temperature: -20°C to 55°C (-4°F to 131°F)
• Storage temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
• Battery charging temperature: 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F)

• Satellite network: Iridium
• Connects via Bluetooth LE (one connection at a time; range of up to 50 m (164 ft))
• Global Navigation Satellite System: GPS, GLONASS
• GPS accuracy: 2.5 m (8.2 ft) under ideal conditions

• FCC, CE, ISED, ITU, RCM, GITECKI, REACH ROHS, Iridium approved
• EN 60945 maritime navigation and radio communication equipment (EMC) emissions & immunity tested

Learn more here.


  • 1 0
 Does anyone know if any competing devices have lower allowable operating temperatures? Ideally it would be close to body. But signal interference with avy beacons might have it located somewhere that gets colder than -4F.
  • 1 0
 Looks like spot devices are -22F
  • 1 0
SPOT Gen3&4: -22 F to +140 F (-30 C to 60 C)
SPOT Gen X: -4 F to 140 F (-20 C to +60° C)
  • 2 0
 What is the monthly subscription cost?
  • 2 0
 Plans starting at $20US, $25CAD, $32AUD / month, www.zoleo.com/en-us/plans. Not too bad imo in comparison with SPOT, especially with the option of easily typing custom messages.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: Eh, still more expensive than Garmin.
  • 1 0
 @slovenian6474: do you have a product name or link?
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: I think he's talking about the inReach mini. It is more expensive than this device. Monthly fee is similar.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: InReach mini. $350 for the device but the plans start at $15 month. $12 if you're looking at an annual plan.
  • 1 0
 @slovenian6474: SPOT plans cost the same but their devices are much cheaper.
  • 1 0
 @mi-bike: OH nice! Looks like they've improved both their devices and service prices since I last specced them out!
  • 1 0
 you need to bring a phone too?
  • 1 0
 you *can* bring a phone
  • 1 0

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