Garmin In Reach

Yates

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2018
Messages
19
Location
Alabama
I've been pleased with the use of mine, no issues experienced. I wouldn't use AT&T if it was provided free to me, I've always had issues in dealing with them, not with the Inreach, just in general.
 

Wrench

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Aug 23, 2018
Messages
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Location
WA
I was worried about the possibility of text not going through while on my 15 day solo this year. I made sure to send redundant messages to my wife's phone and email every time I sent a message. Sometimes the sms beat the email.... Sometimes not, but she always got one, the other or both.
 

GotDraw?

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Joined
Jul 4, 2015
Messages
740
Location
Maryland
Great piece of gear. Much peace of mind for my girlfriend. Also allows me to reach the local outfitter to schedule packout timing for meat pick up and shows him the location.

JL
 

GotDraw?

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Jul 4, 2015
Messages
740
Location
Maryland
Cool.
I am more concerned about some genius reading this chain later.
Same kind of sophomoric humor that thinks it's funny to walk into a place pointing a replica gun around.
"HEY... but it's a FAKE and UNLOADED"

Buy the InReach. It's great. Dump the messaging plan fee in the off season.
  • Be sure to upload your Garmin w/the latest s/w before you go
  • Be sure to put the unit outside and send and receive a text or email mssg before you head out
  • Charge it at least 1x-2x/yr in the off season, lithium batteries last longest if they are not drawn down often
  • Don't use tracking unless your spouse is completely paranoid about your whereabouts, it'll eat batteries
  • I use mine 2x/dd to check mssgs and send a note to my girl. Batteries last at least a week this way.
Best,

JL

It's all good. I saw it coming. ;)

If I'm dumb enough to fall for it, I deserve to pay the stupid tax associated with it.
 

Newtosavage

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Joined
Sep 20, 2018
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3,902
Location
In someone's favorite spot
Cool.
I am more concerned about some genius reading this chain later.
Same kind of sophomoric humor that thinks it's funny to walk into a place pointing a replica gun around.
"HEY... but it's a FAKE and UNLOADED"

Buy the InReach. It's great. Dump the messaging plan fee in the off season.
  • Be sure to upload your Garmin w/the latest s/w before you go
  • Be sure to put the unit outside and send and receive a text or email mssg before you head out
  • Charge it at least 1x-2x/yr in the off season, lithium batteries last longest if they are not drawn down often
  • Don't use tracking unless your spouse is completely paranoid about your whereabouts, it'll eat batteries
  • I use mine 2x/dd to check mssgs and send a note to my girl. Batteries last at least a week this way.
Best,

JL
Thanks. My wife neither needs or wants to track me. LOL She'll be busy teaching chemistry to a bunch of teenage Covid carriers.
 

KurtR

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2015
Messages
1,399
Location
South Dakota
Cool.
I am more concerned about some genius reading this chain later.
Same kind of sophomoric humor that thinks it's funny to walk into a place pointing a replica gun around.
"HEY... but it's a FAKE and UNLOADED"

Buy the InReach. It's great. Dump the messaging plan fee in the off season.
  • Be sure to upload your Garmin w/the latest s/w before you go
  • Be sure to put the unit outside and send and receive a text or email mssg before you head out
  • Charge it at least 1x-2x/yr in the off season, lithium batteries last longest if they are not drawn down often
  • Don't use tracking unless your spouse is completely paranoid about your whereabouts, it'll eat batteries
  • I use mine 2x/dd to check mssgs and send a note to my girl. Batteries last at least a week this way.
Best,

JL

pointing a fake Gun is no where the same. If some one is dumb enough to fall for that they probably shouldn’t be out in the woods anyway.
 

ram94

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 24, 2019
Messages
280
And actually, you can test the SOS function on an Inreach. It’s on their website. You just have to schedule it with GEOS.

Not a bad idea either.
 
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PA Hunter

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2018
Messages
349
Location
Bethlehem Pennsylvania
I have the newer Garmin GPS Map 66i and like it allot. My first one of these ever and it is a learning curve. I suspend the plan when not using it. It works great.
 
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