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  • November 22, 2016 at 09:02 #14181


    I’d like some feedback from more experienced members. I’m investing in an emergency device, and I’d like to hear some of your experiences using the Spot Gen 3 (or other Spot models) or any of the InReach products.

    Things I’m looking for are mostly the reliability of these devices in sending emergency, and “check-in” messages accurately.

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

    November 22, 2016 at 22:23 #14183

    Hey Felipe,

    I have an InReach and love it for the following reasons;

    – simple
    – reliable connectivity to GPS even in overcast snowy skies
    – long text field and you can sync with cell phone over bluetooth to easily compose messages if you so wish

    – battery life is solid, if you use for messaging and turn it off at night or during the day
    – I have used it to update family on trips and to let them know I am at my destination or have left and they find it quite assuring

    – no experience with tracking though as I have not needed to venture into this realm of the device yet
    – firmware easily updates and software is very simple

    – negatives;

    – cost upfront is steep and minimum monthly fee is $20 which I use. On the plus side you can suspend the subscription up to 4x per year I think.

    Thats my short and sweet feedback.

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