Bivy Redefines Backcountry Communication with Launch of All-New Bivy Stick Blue
The 2-way Satellite Communication Device is the Smallest, Most Simple Satellite Communication Device in the World
Salt Lake City, UT. – Bivy, the app that ignited countless adventures and helped people find, track, and share their outdoor adventures, today announces the launch of Bivy Stick Blue, the smallest, most simple communication device in the world. Bivy Stick Blue works conveniently with users’ existing smartphones and offers all of the benefits of a GPS unit and satellite 2-way communicator to send SMS messages, track and share location information, access GPS maps, get up to date weather forecasts, and notify EMS in the event of an emergency.
The all new Bivy Stick Blue is the lightest and most efficient way to communicate from the backcountry. With a simple design and new user interface on the app, it has never been easier to share your location, get a weather report, send a message, or initiate an SOS.
New high-power antenna for more frequent and reliable communication
2-way text satellite communication
Able to send to text messages to phone numbers or email addresses
Location sharing and tracking
SOS communication through the app or with dedicated button on the device
Check-in button on device sends preset message and location
IP67 ingress protection rating
Compatible with all GoPro mounts
100% global satellite coverage – works anywhere you can see the sky
“We launched the first generation of Bivy Stick two years ago with the intention of getting more people into the outdoors.” says Bivy founder Vance Cook. “Today we’re seeing an unprecedented spike in outdoor users and we’re here to help them venture further without losing the ability to conveniently communicate. Getting into the outdoors is good for the mind and we’re inspired to help people do it safely and enjoyably with a lightweight, easy to use device.”
SOS communication service is provided by Global Rescue, an industry leader, providing 24/7/365 medical, security, evacuation, travel risk and crisis management services to travelers around the world. Bivy members in need of help in an emergency can reach Global Rescue through their Bivy device and receive assistance or evacuation.
Additionally, Bivy continues to create the most convenient, easy to understand and use data plan with no annual contracts or subscription. Users can identify and customize the right data plan to meet their adventure style and purchase credits; simply turning on the Bivy Stick when they need it and turning it off when they don’t. Bivy’s data plans are designed to be flexible and meet the needs of both the super hardcore and the casual weekend warrior.
Bivy Stick Blue is the perfect complement to the gear lists of backpackers, mountain bikers, hunters and fisherman, OHV users, skiers and snowboarders, kayakers and paddlers, global travelers and/or anyone accessing remote terrain.
About Bivy: Bivy was founded by Vance Cook, an avid mountaineer, rock climber, outdoor adventurer, and longtime software developer. Vance created Bivy to help people find, track, and share outdoor adventures across the United States with plans to expand Worldwide. Bivy identifies the details, location, and full path of tens of thousands of trails, waterways, and climbing routes and is growing every day with the help of the Bivy community.