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delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Apr 15 2014 12:40 am

I am think about buying the delorme inreach. Anybody have? I would like to get some input on it. I know it's not a gps. I am looking at it as a safety device.

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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Jul 10 2018 7:23 am

@ljcygnet
I believe the mini does the same thing and it connects to your phone via Bluetooth. I have just ordered the Somewear which will be here next month.
Right now I have the spot3 which has served me well. I hike some much with just Rowdy and if something happened stop me I want him rescued.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by joebartels » Aug 27 2018 9:08 pm

RowdyandMe wrote:
Jul 05 2018 11:29 am
Anybody using the Somewear?
KBKB wrote:
Jul 08 2018 9:34 am
RowdyandMe wrote:Anybody using the Somewear?
First I've heard of it...
The_Eagle wrote:
Jul 08 2018 10:14 am
Nobody is using it yet. They are still trying to raise funding for it.
RowdyandMe wrote:
Jul 08 2018 7:42 pm
@The_Eagle
I ordered my and it will be here next month.
did you get it?
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 27 2018 9:24 pm

@joebartels
No it is not going to be delivered until the end of September.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by KBKB » Aug 28 2018 11:53 am

I used my inReach on my hikes over the past two weekends. My wife likes being able to keep track of where I am.

As noted earlier, I don't think that the inReach sends out track points when it's sleeping, though it's possible that there's some setting that I'm missing which would make it do this. That said, it seems to work okay when paired with my phone and the Earthmate app is running. When I used it on Sunday, I didn't open the app until well into my hike. From what I saw on the map, I don't think that any of the points for the four or so miles that I had already hiked had been sent yet. As I was using it, those points suddenly appeared.

I'd really feel better about this device if I had some certainty that track points were being sent out. My wife knows that if my location hasn't changed in the course of about half an hour then something is probably wrong.

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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 28 2018 12:31 pm

@KBKB
With the Spot 3 I had I always checked in at the trailhead that way they know where my car is.
Now does your inreach give you weather reports?.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by azbackpackr » Aug 28 2018 3:53 pm

KBKB wrote:My wife likes being able to keep track of where I am.
Ouch.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by KBKB » Aug 28 2018 7:53 pm

RowdyandMe wrote:Now does your inreach give you weather reports?.
Don't know. I haven't used that feature yet.

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Post by jacobemerick » Aug 28 2018 9:38 pm

InReach will give weather reports, it’s pretty awesome. Costs “1 message”, iirc, from your plan.

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Re: delorme inreach

Post by chumley » Aug 28 2018 9:54 pm

My one experience with the weather reports that inreach provides was less than impressive. Unlike a NWS pinpoint forecast (like you can get on the HAZ map), inreach gives the forecast for the nearest town/city rather than where you actually are.

So, when you're backpacking in the Sierra Nevada, you get the forecast for Sacramento or Bishop or whatever. Which is, of course, completely useless.

I haven't researched this further, only having encountered a group with an inreach that was providing a forecast that was wildly inaccurate. The inreach owner was at least aware that the forecast they were receiving was from a nearby city rather than where we were.

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Post by jacobemerick » Aug 28 2018 10:30 pm

@chumley :shrug: I’ve used it twice now w good results, both times were based on my lat/long. So maybe usage difference? Dunno.

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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 29 2018 9:04 am

@jacobemerick
You have the inreach+ right?
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by jacobemerick » Aug 29 2018 2:40 pm

@RowdyandMe Explorer+, yes. That may also be the difference.

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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Aug 29 2018 2:55 pm

@jacobemerick
I am getting a somewear at the end of next month. It also uses the indruim satellite system.
I am really looking forward to getting it.
After that maybe a new phone I am looking at the black view bv9500 pro.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by joebartels » Dec 10 2018 9:39 pm

RowdyandMe wrote:
Aug 29 2018 2:55 pm
I am getting a somewear at the end of next month. It also uses the indruim satellite system.
I am really looking forward to getting it.
After that maybe a new phone I am looking at the black view bv9500 pro.
Did you get the Somewear Global Hotspot or hang on to the Spot 3?
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Dec 11 2018 7:36 pm

@joebartels
I do have the Somewear device now.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 12 2018 7:50 am

@joebartels
Of note, a Spot device which has two-way texting option was in use by my friend on our recent 340-mile kayak trip down the lower Colorado River. After more than a week of use it developed a problem: it would no longer charge up. It also had to be duct-taped against places where it was going to leak water. The company overnighted a replacement, but we had no tracking device for a few days, between Lake Havasu and Blythe. My friend said he will use the device until the contract is up, and then get a Delorme.
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Post by rcorfman » Dec 12 2018 12:33 pm

@azbackpackr
Do you mean a Garmin InReach? As far as I know, Spot's don't have two-way communication, though there may be a Sat phone model.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 12 2018 2:15 pm

@rcorfman
Yes there is a new one out. It's a Spot. I can find out the model name if you like.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by RowdyandMe » Dec 12 2018 2:42 pm

@azbackpackr
It's a Spot X I believe.
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Re: delorme inreach

Post by azbackpackr » Dec 12 2018 2:47 pm

@RowdyandMe
@rcorfman
Yes. I just now heard back from my friend.
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