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I've had the inReach SE for about 6 months and am happy with it. I used to use a SPOT so its nice to have 2-way text messaging now. I haven't had any problems sending or receiving messages, even in canyons. Battery life is good, about 90-100 hours per charge. It is expensive though, I have the middle plan and it's about $33 per month. When you look at their monthly plan price structure, keep in mind that they tack on the same taxes and fees that the cell companies do.Widowmaker wrote:I am think about buying the delorme inreach.
This is one reason I went with the Spot. I don't turn it on until I need it. But mostly it keeps my wife and son happy just in case I am running late they want tot know.toddak wrote:it's strictly an emergency-only distress signaler.
That's no longer entirely true. There is a program by which you can use the self-test feature to send the equivalent of an "OK" message. It uses power, so you probably wouldn't send them very often.toddak wrote:... it's strictly an emergency-only distress signaler.
Since ACR is not the only recognized PLB supplier in this market, in your research conclusions I'm just curious how you ranked the PLB I decided to buy back in Dec'10 ? Was it even included in your research analysis?Tough_Boots wrote:After researching all my options, I bought the ACR. I spent a lot of money for a device that will send out the strongest signal on the market for 30 hrs. with a 6 year battery.
Yes, there's info about it on their web page. Tough_Boots is right, though, I don't use it because I'd rather save the battery for emergencies. My loved ones are trained to deal with no word from me until I'm supposed to be out.toddak wrote:Is the program to send a message something approved / provided by ACR [?]