Winner ISPO Award 2022: The ZOLEO, Seamless Satellite Communicator

ZOLEO proves how easy and affordable satellite messaging can be – hyper-local weather forecasts, GPS location sharing, and 24/7 worldwide SOS alerts included.

Safety first

The best adventures today are found off the beaten tracks. But: Engaging in outdoor activities can take you off-grid where you cannot count on a mobile or Wi-Fi connection to message your loved ones or get help if you need it.
To make outdoor trips more secure and provide communication in every corner of the world, the compact ZOLEO device has been developed. It connects via Bluetooth to a free app on your Android or Apple smartphone/tablet giving you access to the Iridium satellite network of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites where you can send and receive messages anytime, anywhere.

Cost-effective Communication

The great thing about Zoleo is that you no longer have to worry about where you can communicate with which device and over which connection. Zoleo takes care of it for you. So, if you do find yourself within mobile coverage, the ZOLEO app will automatically deliver your messages over mobile or Wi-Fi, depending on which network is the most cost-effective at the time. Another unique feature of the ZOLEO service is that, each user gets his or her own SMS number and email address so he or she can stay in touch with family and friends. ZOLEO assigned contact information never expires and allows contacts to initiate messaging with ZOLEO users, as opposed to waiting to receive a message from users to which they can reply.

Complete package for all outdoor fans

Additional features such as hyperlocal weather forecasts powered by AerisWeather, GPS location sharing and 24/7 global SOS alerts supported by Global Rescue provide extra peace of mind when you are off-grid. The ZOLEO device is small, lightweight and provides over 200 hours of battery life. Designed to operate in temperatures ranging from -20°C to 55°C, it is shock-resistant, dust-resistant, and features superior (IP68) water resistance.
All in all, perfect equipment for outdoor enthusiasts.
This Convinced the Jury:

• Easy communication independently of mobile and Wi-Fi network in every corner of the world
• Small size, easy handling in combination with a smartphone
• Hyperlocal weather forecasts powered by AerisWeather accurate to within 100 m of spatial resolution
• Global Rescue’s expert 24/7 SOS monitoring with progress updates and emergency response coordination services 365 days a year
• GPS location sharing

Davide Carpegna, General Manager of ZOLEO EMEA, said: “We are incredibly pleased to receive this recognition in Europe as a new innovative brand” explained Davide Carpegna, General Manager, ZOLEO EMEA. “Being recognised by the ISPO jury and industry experts for our innovation make us incredibly proud. ZOLEO is becoming a consumer favourite and this award is a validation that our product is providing outdoor enthusiasts with reliable means of safety and connectivity to support their outdoor lifestyles in Europe and beyond.”

What the judges said: “ZOLEO can be a literal lifesaver for outdoor adventure enthusiasts whether they need to alert search and rescue services and notify loved ones of the situation or simply message friends and family when they are off-grid. What makes ZOLEO stand out from the competition are details like the attribution of one’s own SMS number and extended character limits in messaging which in turn contribute to unparalleled value for money and this supported our decision to attribute ZOLEO the 2022 ISPO Award.”

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