Anybody here use Inreach? It looks like a great tool to have when off-road with no cell or radio service. Thoughts?
The Mini will connect to your phone giving you maps and making it easier to txt. I think you can just leave the mini attached to your pack, belt, etc. and use your phone.Use inReach for backcountry hiking - most recently the Unita Mountains in Utah. We really like it, especially the tracking and text features. We have not used it for off-roading. Note: REI/Garmin just started selling a unit that combines Garmin (Topo, etc) with inReach in the same unit. Thinking about checking it out.
Go here: http://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/ProductDocs/inReach-Data-Fees-USA.pdfSo you need to buy the unit itself, and then additionally you need to subscribe to get satellite service? Is that right? How much is the satellite service?
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We'll be looking forward to your observations/report on the device.Just ordered the thing. I'll post any observations in this thread. Seriously doubt I"ll be able to test the SOS feature, but I'll definitely see how the text messaging goes. It also works as a GPS, links to maps on your cell phone and leaves a breadcrumb trail for you and your friends, family. I"ll also try it under a tree canopy and see how that works.