ACR Bivy Stick 2-way Satellite Communicator

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Stay connected wherever you roam with the Bivy Stick!

This cutting-edge device combines GPS tracking, 2-way messaging, and emergency services, ensuring your safety in the great outdoors. Discover the Bivy Stick's unrivaled reliability and peace of mind on your next expedition.

  • No activation fees (4 Consecutive Months of Plus or Unlimited plans required upon activation)
  • Global Iridium satellite coverage
  • SOS monitoring via satellite
  • Dedicated phone number and email
  • 24/7 technical support from Pulsar
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    Introducing the Bivy Stick:

    A Compact and Effective Communication Solution for Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Looking for a compact and efficient communication device for your backcountry adventures? Look no further than the innovative Bivy Stick. ACR's cutting-edge technology enables seamless communication in even the most remote locations. With its intuitive user interface and streamlined app design, staying connected has never been more convenient.

    Stay Connected Anywhere, Anytime

    The Bivy Stick is a game-changer in outdoor communication. Its compact size makes it the perfect companion for backpackers, hikers, and adventurers alike. By leveraging the Bivy Stick's advanced technology, you can effortlessly share your precise location, access real-time weather updates, exchange messages, and even activate an SOS signal when in need of assistance.

    Enhanced User Experience

    The Bivy Stick sets a new standard for user-friendly communication devices. The newly redesigned app interface ensures that you can navigate its features effortlessly, even if you're new to satellite technology. Seamlessly locate your friends, plan routes, and communicate with ease—all at your fingertips.

    Maximize Safety with SOS Functionality

    When you're exploring the great outdoors, safety is paramount. The Bivy Stick empowers you with the ability to initiate an SOS signal in emergencies. Should you find yourself in a critical situation, help will be on the way with a single touch. Enjoy your adventures with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a reliable safety net.

    Unlock the Potential of the Bivy Stick

    Discover the unmatched capabilities of the Bivy Stick and revolutionize your outdoor experiences. From its compact size to its user-friendly app, this communication device offers the perfect balance of convenience and functionality. Stay connected, stay safe, and make the most of every adventure with the Bivy Stick.

    100% Global Satellite Coverage

    Send and receive satellite text messages with your phone. Free check-in messages with GPS location shares.

    Communicate With Emergency Services

    Get rescued anywhere in the world with 365/24/7 SOS monitoring provided by Global Rescue.

    Lightweight, portable and mountable design

    Attach to jackets, bags, tents and vehicles with hundreds of mounting options available, including all GoPro mounts.

    Keep Your Crew Connected with GroupTrack™

    The first satellite messenger with off-grid group messaging and location shares.

    Take it everywhere, Communication from Anywhere

    ✔ Dedicated Phone Number & Email

    Give your loved ones peace of mind knowing they can always reach you

    ✔ Easy Check-In Messages and GPS Location Sharing

    Send unlimited & customizable check-in messages that include your GPS location with this advanced outdoor communication device

    ✔ Least Cost Routing & App-to-App Messaging

    Benefit from least-cost routing with priority given to Wi-Fi, followed by cellular, and then satellite. Effortlessly connect with others using app-to-app messaging

    Download the Bivy App

    Connect to smartphone via Bluetooth or use as standalone device.

    The Bivy app has more than 50,000 adventures ready to be explored. No matter what you like to do in the outdoors, you can find a place to do it with the Bivy app. With twenty different adventure types all at your fingertips, the Bivy App is a versatile tool that can facilitate all your adventure needs.
    The Bivy App also allows you to keep track of all your adventures. Track your pace, mileage, altitude, and more. Plus get access to detailed offline maps everywhere in the world. Always know where you are, even without cellular service.

    Bivy Stick Specifications

    Size 4.47” (L) x 1.85” (W) x 0.83” (D)


    11.35 cm (L) x 4.7 cm (W) x 2.11 cm (D)

    Weight  3.35 oz (100 g)
    ACR Part Number 4601
    Rechargeable Battery Lithium Ion Polymer (1400 mAh - Up to 120 hrs with standard operation at default setting)
    Battery Life Up to 120 hrs with standard operation at default setting
    Waterproof Rating IP X7
    Interface USB-C
    Bluetooth® 4 BLE (Bluetooth® Low Energy)
    Shock proof MIL-STD-810 certified
    SOS Activation Manual (via Bivy Stick device or via Bivy app)
    Wireless Bluetooth® 4 (Bluetooth® Low Energy – BLE)
    Bivy App Available in the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android)
    Included Accessories USB-C Charging Cable, Carabiner, Cord, and ¼-20 Mount Adaptor
    Manufacture Location Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

    Bivy Stick Features and Benefits

    • No activation fees (monthly subscription required - see plans listed above), 4 Consecutive Months of Plus or Unlimited plans required upon activation
    • Global satellite coverage (Iridium)
    • Send and receive messages via satellite
    • Weather forecasts via satellite
    • SOS monitoring via satellite (Global Rescue)
    • Location tracking and sharing via satellite
    • Map display and navigation
    • Offline maps
    • One-touch Check-in (available directly from the device and via the app)
    • Thousands of mapped climbing, hiking, biking, paddling, skiing routes
    • Send/receive messages and exchange locations with other Bivy Stick users
    • Unsolicited incoming messages
    • Dedicated phone number and email
    • Personal profile with tracks and stats
    • Hundreds of mounts are available
    • Small and lightweight

    Bivy Stick FAQs


    A: Click Bivy Stick on the menu. Hit the button that says CONNECT VIA BLUETOOTH. Touch the ACTIVATE BIVY STICK button. You will then walk through the steps to set up your device and get it connected to the satellite network. Once your device is connected, it will show the battery power and connectivity on the satellite icon in the upper corner of your screen. You can always check your connection and battery status on the satellite icon on the map screen. Once you are connected, you will have access to all the Bivy Stick features including weather, offline maps, messaging, and SOS.


    A: The user can send messages to contacts in their phone, emails, or by typing in the recipient\’s phone number. Follow these steps:

    1. Touch MESSAGES on the menu and go to the message screen. If you have an existing text chain you want to continue, just find it and click on it. If you want to create a new message, touch the new message button in the upper right-hand corner.
    2. Type in the name of the person you want to message. Bivy app connects to your existing contacts on your phone. Be sure that the number you are sending it to is a cell phone or another Bivy Stick.
    3. Type the contents of your message. Messages are limited to 160 characters. Hit send.
    4. If you want to share your location in your message, touch the orange button to the left of the text field. This will automatically populate your message field with your GPS coordinates and link to view your location on
    5. Once you send your message, you will see the status underneath your message. Once your message has successfully made it to the satellites, there will be a checkmark and time stamp. The satellites do not continually send messages down to your device. If you are out of visibility of the satellites while someone is trying to send you a message, it might take longer for you to receive your message. If you miss a message, the satellites will try to send it later. But if you are waiting on an urgent message you can do a manual mailbox check by pressing the Mail button at the top of the message screen. This will ping the satellite system for any messages in your queue. You can do 6 mailbox checks for one credit if you are waiting on a message.


    A:  To share your track with someone when you are using only the Bivy Stick device to track, follow these steps:

    1. While you have internet service, connect your phone to your device in the Bivy app.
    2. Go to the Home screen and select Share My Location
    3. Your location is automatically pasted into the message area. It will have your GPS coordinates and also a URL that can be clicked to watch your progress.


    A:  It can be used by multiple phones, but only one phone at a time. Any phone would need the Bivy App. The first phone to connect will create the master account and all billing will go to that account. Just make sure any phone that wants to use it has the app downloaded and sets up their account while in a WIFI network before the trip.


    A:  With the Bivy Stick you can send and receive text messages, share your GPS location, Signal SOS, download offline maps, and get weather reports. It communicates directly with satellites. Because the Bivy Stick utilizes small bursts of data, no voice calls are available.


    A: Below is a list of the LED Light Status Meaning to help you understand what your Bivy is doing:

    Status blinking Yellow – means the message is trying to send to the satellite. When it quits blinking yellow then all messages are sent.
    Status blinking Green – a message has been received and needs to make sure that the user is connected to the device via Bluetooth.
    Status blinking Blue – currently tracking and sharing location
    Status blinking Red – SOS has been activated

    Signal solid Green – strong satellite connection
    Signal blinking Green – Establishing location and should only last a few seconds if you are out in the open. It will not get a GPS lock if you are inside.
    Signal solid Yellow – medium/weak satellite connection
    Signal solid Red – weak/none satellite connection

    When the device has disconnected from the phone via Bluetooth it will attempt to reconnect for 5 minutes but then it will stop so it doesn\’t drain the battery. Hitting the power button once will make the device broadcast again so that the user can connect to it. Messages will try to send for a few minutes and then it will go to sleep for 10 minutes to save battery and then try again until the message is sent or until the device is turned off. The \”Message Sent\” for check-in messages means it was sent to the device, and not necessarily to the satellite yet.


    A:  It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the countries they take the Bivy Stick to. Some countries that we know of that prohibit the use of satellite communicators are India, China, Iran, North Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Cuba, Russia.


    A: 120 hours with mailbox checks every 15 minutes, approximately 100 hours with 24/7 tracking


    A: 4-5 Hours via USB-C to USB-A. This time is cut down substantially by utilizing a USB-C to USB-C charge. If you charge from a USB-A transformer, then it will charge at 0.5 Amps. If you have a USB-C Transformer and cable it will charge twice as fast at 1.0 Amps


    A: Global rescue handles all SOS monitoring for Bivy stick users. Once you initiate the SOS button Global Rescue will dispatch the appropriate SAR based on your location. Your monthly subscription includes dispatch for rescue anywhere in the world. You could possibly be responsible for costs incurred from a rescue and you can purchase a Global Rescue membership for additional rescue insurance. To activate the SOS on the device, pull back the red tab and depress the button for 5 seconds. The lights will indicate if an SOS has been activated.


    A:24/7 SOS monitoring is covered. When you press the SOS button Global Rescue will dispatch the appropriate Search and Rescue based on your location. Additional insurance is available to purchase through Global Rescue to help cover any costs that may be incurred in a rescue.


    A:  The intervals and credit costs are: 2 minutes (min) with 1 credit per 12 minutes, 5 min. with 1 credit per 30 min., 10 min. (default) with 1 credit per hour, 30 min. with 1 credit per 3 hours, and 60 min. with 1 credit per 6 hours.

    More Information
    Brand Bivy
    Coverage Area North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia & New Zealand, Polar Regions
    Plan Term Monthly , Annual , Prepaid
    Satellite Service Bivy Stick
    Network Iridium
    Global Rescue Yes
    Pulsar Control Service No

    Global Rescue

    Pulsar has partnered with Global Rescue to keep you connected with the safety, security, and telehealth services you need to stay safe wherever you are. You can contact Global Rescue directly from your Pulsar satellite phone.

    • Get medical advisory and security updates when you travel
    • Get medical evacuation and field rescue from experienced private responders due to illness or injury
    • Get Telehealth services for remote medical care and treatment plans

    Travel Memberships

    Rescue, Evacuation and Intelligence Services:
    Travel Memberships provide medical advisory, evacuation, and intelligence services for travelers more than 100 miles from home, and field rescue wherever you are. Security advisory and evacuation coverage upgrades are also available in cases of natural disasters, terror attacks, and civil unrest.


    TOTALCARE℠ Telehealth

    Consultation and Treatment Plans:
    TotalCare Memberships provide 24x7 access to world-class virtual healthcare, including Urgent and Specialty consults. This membership includes all of the features of Travel Membership.