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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2017, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow inReach SEŽ+ : Anyone use one of these?





https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/56...n/010-01735-10


Anyone use one of these? Garmin has jumped in and taken the Delorme name.

Thinking of getting one, let my SPOT go as it just wasn't 100% reliable.


Get out of cellphone range quite often and like to send word to the family of where I'm at.
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Your "link" is no good.
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Sorry to confuse you.





It was really tough to figure out what I was asking though.





https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/inreach/
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 11:41 AM
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I use the older version of the SE and it's awesome. Love to the 2-way communication vs the 1-way of the Spot. I used a Spot for years and always wondered if my texts were getting through. The inReach are more expensive for the hardware and for the plans but it's month to month and you can suspend it to a $5/month when you are not using it.

Not sure what the new Garmin versions are like. They look to be the inReach with better GPS.
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I also use the older (yellow) inReach SE and absolutely love it! I've never managed to trust the SPOTs as there is no confirmation your call for help has been received. The two-way messaging of the inReach also lets you communicate with the emergency centre to give them more specifics on your emergency so that they can cater rescue efforts to that. I have used it on multiple week-long backpacking trips with great success and even to send "we're ok" messages. A couple of summers back we spent 7 days on Nootka Island. The trail got closed half-wy through and they wanted us to evacuate, but let us stay as we had the inReach and could check in with the Ministry of Forests a couple of times each day. Even for day hikes (assuming one's not on the super touristy ones), I wouldn't leave home without my inReach.
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I have been using one since the start of this year. My family appreciates it as I'm out of service and alone often

If I don't try, I've already failed.
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I have old yellow SE model for somewhere close to 3 years now. It helps me a lot while I was on backpacking trip in Wrangell-St.Elias park, Alaska. I was able to communicate with airbase in Kennicott to arrange our extraction from back-country.
After comparing Garmin inreach SE+ and DeLorme Inreach SE my opinion the old (Delorme) was better option.
You cannot buy SE from Garmin with sensors only you have to pay for ABSOLUTELY terrible and VERY OUTDATED Delorme topo map in Explorer+ model. And because it works in pair with your cellphone you have much bigger screen and free app from Garmin with map anyway. Plus if you planning to use it as communicator (and this is what InReach for) you better use keyboard on you cellphone instead of spending time on terrible letter by letter way what InReach provides.
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Delorme is now part of Garmin.

http://info.delorme.com/

that said I've not used the two way texting as I've always used the Spot 2. With that device I've always had the "ok" message get thru over the last six years
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Just went to Delorme InReach website to my account to make screenshot below:



Regarding Garmin / Delorme. Garmin still use all stuff from Delorme: websites, maps and e.t.c.
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Does anyone know if there is a 2-way sat communicator that doesn't include the full GPS (ideally using a phone for the interface?). I already have a nice Garmin GPS and don't really want to carry a second one with me to get two-way communications.
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