Would you mind sharing what other failures you have had with your inReach?Garmin InReach decides to not send messages. Updated and tested a week or two before Hunt. Unit would say messages had sent but was getting no responses. Packed 6 miles into flattops (south side access, not an easy pack in) carrying camp for 5-6 days, had told my wife I would check in every day, also the day after pack in my sister in law was scheduled to deliver a baby, a relatively high risk pregnancy, so it was a whole shit storm of bad timing. End up having to pack out so wife wouldn’t call search and rescue and to make sure everyone was ok. Contacted Garmin and was told that I had cancelled my service (impossible, wasn’t around a computer) but they would graciously reactivate without a fee. Not the first, second or third time my inReach has failed.
Had a unit crap out after having only used it once for 5 days on a hunt. No rain and kept in a dry/safe place. The warranty claim was less than fun, and then they send you a refurbished unit with a short warranty (forgot how long but think 60-90 days or something?). I was irritated that I paid $450 for a unit, it breaks after one hunt, and then they send you a used unit. Other than that just the spotty nature of the service, messages saying they send and don’t, not receiving messages, etc. I understand how the satellite messaging works and it takes time, but I’m referring to days later. Still carry it in the pack though because there really aren’t any other options and when it works, it’s great.Would you mind sharing what other failures you have had with your inReach?