Bivystick - Satellite Communicator

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Simple satellite communication - Bivystick turns your phone into a satellite communication device. No contracts, no activation fees.
Bivystick is the simple and affordable way to communicate via satellite. Send and receive text messages to a loved one to let them know of your status. Call for a rescue in case of emergency and communicate with rescuers to give them details. Track your path and share your location to ensure safe travel in the backcountry. Do all this with the familiarity of your smartphone with no annual commitment or fees.
  • Send and receive text messages from anywhere in the world
  • Tracking and location sharing at a 10 minute interval
  • Weather forecast 3 day or 7 day detailed based off your location
  • SOS service to call in professional help when needed
  • 5200 mAh backup battery for your phone
  • Affordable monthly plan with no commitment or contract

Return and Refund Policy:

  • 1 year warranty. 90 day returns. No questions asked.
  • Physical dimensions
15/8" x 5 5/8" x 1 1/8"
  • Weight
7.0 oz
  • Water rating
IPX6 Pending
  • Battery
Rechargeable internal lithium ion
  • Battery capacity
  • Battery life
Up to 500 hours at 10-minute tracking or 1-2 complete smartphone charges; and up to 1 year when power off
  • Memory/History
  • High sensitivity receiver
  • Interface
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations
Limited only by smartphone capacity
  • Routes
Limited only by smartphone capacity
  • Preload maps
  • Wireless compatible
Yes (Bluetooth®)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS with 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Send and receive text messages to SMS email
  • Send and receive messages with other BivyStick users, exchange locations
  • Track and share location with friends and family on web-based devices
  • Request weather forecast for current location
  • Unique, dedicated phone number
  • Charge your smart phone
Yes (1-2 times)
  • Compatible with popular, full featured, Bivy app

Data Plan

No activation fee. No contract. Cancel anytime.

$17.99/mo Base Plan

  • 30 day connection to the satellite network
  • Includes 10 credits
  • SOS monitoring
  • Dedicated phone number
  • Access to detailed downloadable maps
  • Unused credits roll over when user continues monthly base plan
  • Bivystick still works after all credits are used at a rate of $.50ea
  • Additional credit packs available at a discount

1 Credit = 1 text message, 1 location share, 1 weather report, or 1 hour of location tracking

Additional credits: 20 credits = $8.99. 50 Credits = $19.99. 100 Credits = $34.99.

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  • 5
    Happy wife, happy life

    Posted by Jay B on Jan 17th 2019

    I was able to communicate with my wife and give her updates during my last snowmobiling trip to Montana. She told me it made a big difference knowing that I was safe throughout the day. I used to just say no news is good news. But I think that philosophy might change. Really cool device. Can't wait to use it on all my adventures.

  • 4
    Customer service is freaking amazing. Product is great so far.

    Posted by Stephanie VK on Jan 17th 2019

    I was an Indiegogo contributor. It has used twice so far to send and receive messages when I was out of cell service. The weather report function is very useful, also. All around it works great so far. There was an issue with getting it activated, and, I’m not kidding, within 2 minutes of sending an email for customer service, it was answered and the issue was resolved within 20 minutes. If that’s not great customer service, then I don’t know what is. I have not used the trip tracking function yet, (this is how I have convinced my wife to let me start going backpacking by myself again), and I will update my review directly after its first use. What I like the most is the credit plan is not misleading or just plain sinister like for example, the Spot communicator, (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look it up. And don’t EVER buy one, you’re welcome). If you’ve been looking for a simple, no frills sat communicator so your loved ones don’t worry about you, then this is it.

  • 4
    I like the flexible data plan

    Posted by Sarah K. on Jan 17th 2019

    I only go deep in the backcountry a few times a year. The rest of the time I am on simple day hikes and adventures where I am not too worried. But for the few trips a year, it is nice to have this as a backup plan incase something happens. And at only a few trips, I only spend a little bit of money to be connected.
    So far it has worked well for me here in Washington. I seem to be able to connect to satellites almost anywhere I have view of the sky.

  • 5
    Super easy and simple

    Posted by Patrick on Jan 7th 2019

    I like how easy it was to connect to my phone and the that I can turn on or off the service whenever I want to. This really helps me keep my family happy while I am out in the woods.

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Latest Questions

Yes. With the Iridium Satellite Network, we have 100% global coverage. If you are in a country that has a view of the sky, you can use the Bivystick.

Bivystick has the most flexible data plan of any other satellite communication device. With no hidden fees or contracts. Plus we bring the interface to your cell phone, something you are familiar with.

The Bivystick is completely flexible. For $17.99 you get access to the satellite network for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days, if you want to keep it active, you pay another $17.99. But if you don’t have any more adventures planned for a while, just deactivate it and you will not be charged for the months that you are not active. Why pay for something you are not using?

The Bivystick costs $349. Then data starts at $17.99 per month.

At this time there is not an unlimited plan. But it is coming. We will have details about it soon.

It is included in the data plan. Along with the SOS monitoring, you get a dedicated phone number for your Bivystick that you can share with loved ones to get a hold of you.

The Bivystick works with any iOS or Android phone that has Bluetooth. To connect it to your phone, all you have to do is turn on the Bivystick and open the Bivy app. To see how this is done, check out this video: