Bullitt Joins Red Bull X-Alps
Satellite enabled smartphone pioneer announced as official partner of the 2023 edition
When you’re competing for 12 days straight across some of the most challenging terrain in the Alps it’s not just your body that needs to be prepared for some punishment.
Athletes’ gear also takes a hammering. Being able to maintain communications in some difficult to reach locations is also key, which is why we’re delighted to announce that Bullitt Satellite is coming on board as an official race partner.
They will be supplying athletes, officials and medical teams with the rugged and reliable Cat S75 smartphone with integrated two-way satellite messaging. Built to endure, Cat phones are drop-proof, waterproof and can operate in temperature ranges of -30ºC to 75ºC for up to 24 hours. They’re also designed to survive up to 30% longer than the average smartphone.
But what makes the Cat S75 unique is that it also comes with Bullitt Satellite Messenger, a unique technology that allows athletes to send and receive text messages, check in with their location and if necessary, call SOS Assistance all via satellite, for those moments when there is no mobile phone signal. It’s a potential game-changer for safety in the mountains, meaning athletes can send – and receive – important messages at any time from their phone.
Athletes will be supplied with the Cat S75 and use it for official race communications via the race App. It will be used by teams to confirm their athlete is fit to fly every morning – a new rule for 2023 – and also to announce when they are taking a Night Pass.
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