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Choose Bivy Stick for a lightweight and feature-packed satellite communicator. Benefit from unrivalled two-way and group messaging, emergency SOS, GPS tracking, and location sharing. Stay connected, even beyond cellular coverage.
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ACR 4601 Bivy Stick Satellite Communication Device

Introducing the ACR Bivy Stick, the ultimate device for outdoor communications and safety that transforms your mobile phone into a satellite communicator.

Utilizing the Iridium satellite network, you're guaranteed global coverage even in the most isolated corners of the world. The Bivy Stick offers features such as two-way messaging, one-touch GPS location sharing, and weather updates, all delivered directly to your device via satellite.

An exclusive feature of the Bivy Stick is GroupTrack™, which allows for group messaging and tracking of up to 12 Bivy Sticks, providing friends and family with the ability to monitor locations and participate in group text chats via the group webpage.

In the event of an emergency, the SOS button quickly sends a distress signal to Global Rescue, offering 24/7 access to emergency services.

Whether navigating using downloadable maps, tracking your progress, or staying in touch with loved ones, the Bivy Stick keeps you safe and connected wherever you roam.

Applications include but are not limited to Backpacking, Hiking, Climbing, Camping, Sailing/Yachting, Skiing, Snowmobiling, Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboarding, Aviation, Remote Workers, Utility Workers, etc.

  • Delivers 2-way text messaging via the Global Iridium® satellite network when cellular or Wi-Fi coverage is unavailable.
  • Each Bivy Stick comes with a dedicated SMS phone number and email address upon activation, ensuring constant reachability.
  • Seamlessly transitions between Wi-Fi, cellular, and satellite networks for optimal connectivity and cost efficiency.
  • GroupTrack™ allows for group messaging and tracking of up to 12 Bivy Sticks, allowing friends and family to monitor locations and participate in group text chats via the group webpage.
  • Share your GPS location through customizable check-in messages. Unlimited check-in messages are included with subscription*.
  • The Location Share webpage offers a full breadcrumb trail of your GPS check-ins, message history with a reply option, and a log of shared tracks.
  • 24/7 emergency response monitoring from Global Rescue™ can be accessed through the app or the device’s SOS button. Communication with emergency services is possible via the smartphone app. SOS alerts can also be cancelled via the device or app.
  • Navigate using downloadable maps and explore thousands of community-uploaded hiking routes, climbs, and waterways with GPS tracking via Bivy Stick or smartphone.
  • With an IPX7 rating, the Bivy Stick is waterproof and can withstand submersion in water up to 1 meter deep for up to 30 minutes.
  • Shockproof and certified with MIL-STD-810 for robust durability.
  • Fully compatible with all GoPro mounts.
  • Comes with a GoPro accessory adapter, carabiner, USB-C charging cable, lanyard, and Quick Start guide.
  • Made in the USA. Includes a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty
  • *Monthly subscription required. Please refer to the ACR website for details.
Subscription details: ACR Bivy Subscription Plans

  ACR 4601 Bivy Stick User Guide English French

  ACR 4601 Bivy Stick Canadian Certification

  ACR 4601 Bivy Stick Safety Data Sheet


  • Battery: Non-hazmat 1400 mAh Lithium Ion Polymer
  • Battery Life: Up to 120 hrs with standard operation at default setting
  • Rechargeable Battery: Lithium Ion Polymer (1400 mAh)
  • Charging Port: USB-C
  • SOS Activation: Manual (via Bivy Stick device or via Bivy app)
  • SOS Emergency Monitoring: Global Rescue
  • Water Rating: IPX7
  • Shockproof: MIL-STD-810 certified
  • Weight: 3.35 oz (100 g)
  • Size: 4.47” (11.35cm) L x 1.85” (4.7cm) W x 0.83” (2.11mm) D
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth® 4, BLE (Bluetooth® Low Energy)
  • Bivy App: Available in the App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android)
  • Included Accessories: USB-C Charging Cable, Carabiner, Cord, and 1/4-20 Mount Adaptor
  • Warranty: 1 Year
  • Manufacture Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
  • Approvals: FCC, IC (see for full list of approvals)
  • Optional Accessories: 15W Solar Panel • Essential Mounts Ki

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A. We have free ground shipping via UPS or Canada Post within Canada on most orders of $99 or more (pre-tax).

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Q. Where do you ship from?
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Q. What is the delivery time?
A.  NS, NB, PE: 1 - 2 business days,
      ON, QC, NL: 2- 4 business days
      MB, SK, AB: 4-5 business days
      BC: 5-7 business days
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Q. Do you require a signature on delivery?
A. We sometimes add a signature requirement especially if it is a high value package

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Very Remote areas are exempt from Free Shipping offer. These are typically remote northern areas. Nunavut as well as many parts of the Yukon and NWT are exempt from free shipping

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Guarantee You may return your purchase to us (with a return authorization number - use this form) within 30 days and we will refund the purchase price of the product. Items which are cut to order (rope, wire etc), software, chart cards and printed materials (paper charts, books) are not returnable.

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