Things you should know


The combination of solar panels and rechargeable battery means that you never have to worry about running out of power. Spotter is always ready to go.

Rugged Design

The ocean is a rough place. Every part of Spotter is built to withstand the harshest ocean elements in any water condition, anywhere on our planet.

Compact and Portable

Compact and Portable. Roughly the size of a basketball, Spotter can be shipped anywhere around the world, carried by hand, and deployed without any special equipment.

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Spotter data points


Onboard calculation of all common wave statistics from 3D motion time series.
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Wave spectrum

Directional moments

Bulk statistics

Motion time series


Proxy measurement of wind speed and direction estimated from the equilibrium range of wave spectrum. Read More

Wind speed

Wind directional

Water Temperature

Measurement of sea surface temperature (SST) from hull-mounted digital temperature sensor. Read more

Sea surface temperature

Explore the Spotter Dashboard

The Spotter dashboard provides access to real-time and historical data and enables you to change your Spotters’ settings from anywhere in the world. You can set up alerts for weather conditions or get notified if your Spotter is outside of its geofence. You can also access data using the API or share your data with the Spotter mobile App.

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Deployment Options

Free Floating


In an Array

Measurements & dimensions



5.4 KG 12LBS


limited warranty

6 Month


Within 2 weeks

Ships Globally


First year included

Iridium SBD

starting at $84/month on-going. READ MORE

How Spotter is being used

Marine Weather

Our solutions help you better understand ocean weather from anywhere.

Environmental Monitoring

Know conditions before you go, and get real-time data from locations around the world.

Science & Research

Our tools make ocean data more accessible to ocean researchers and communities.


Our products help aquaculture farmers know what's going on at their facilities.


Exploration is in our DNA. Rugged and capable tools to know the unknown.


From boat owners to surfers, our solutions can fit any recreational ocean data need.

Custom Solutions

Our products are more than just tools —they're modular platforms to meet your ocean data needs.



Does Spotter have to be moored, or can it be free floating?

You can do both. Spotter can be moored in place for wave measurements, or be used as a wave-enabled Lagrangian drifter to measure both waves and track surface currents. The Spotter on-board analysis is designed with free drifting in mind, and will continue to measure waves accurately even in fast flowing currents.


How much global data service is included with Spotter?

Spotter comes with a free, one-year global data package. This free data period starts when you turn on your Spotter for the first time after registration, or within 3 months after registration, whichever comes first. The period of use is based on the standard transmission rate in Waves mode, but you will have full access to two-way communication and Track mode, and any new features we would make available during the period your real-time subscription is active.


Do I have to service my Spotter?

You don’t. Spotter is designed to operate continuously with no need for maintenance or servicing. Only thing it may need after prolonged deployment is a quick cleaning to remove marine fouling and growth, which in severe cases may affect motion response.

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