Many of you are aware of the SPOT locater system. For years I have carried a far more complex marine/aircrew locator becon.
I have been won over by the simplicity of SPOT and the fact it will send your position without being prompted as well as having an SOS feature
West Marine in the US has them on for a very attractive price and they would be excellent Holiday gifts.
I bought a SPOT, carrying case and one year of service (at 50% off) and get the $50.00 rebate. We actually bought two units one for each of us.
I have been following some of my pals on their longer rides and it is a good way of knowing where they are.