When Motorola debuted its Defy smartphone in 2010, it became an instant hit with adventurers and outdoorsmen for its impressive water resistance and rugged durability. In 2021, the Defy was relaunched with even more robustness, increasing the drop height and IP rating.
This week, Motorola introduced the Defy Satellite Link, which goes along with the upcoming Defy 2 smartphone. An external Bluetooth device that gives you a virtually unlimited range of connectivity no matter how far you venture off the grid, the Satellite Link can be paired with any smartphone, including iOS and Android, utilizing MediaTek’s chipset to access Bullitt’s Satellite Messenger service.
On the device itself, there are buttons to send out SOS and location check-ins. There’s also a ring on the end so it can easily attach to your belt, bag, or keys. Just like its smartphone counterpart, the Satellite Link is IP68 rated, which means it’s fully waterproof up to 1.5m for over 30 minutes, dustproof, and can be dropped from nearly 6ft without any damage.
Available in April for $99, the Defy Satellite Link is currently up for pre-order registration now from Motorola’s website.