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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 11:08 AM


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One thing to note about Inreach messaging:
If you are out there and want to contact with a message to your chase vehicle, you cannot reach them unless the chase vehicle has cellular or Internet capability.

Don't know if chasing is the most common use of these devices, but those traveling in separate vehicles normally carry one device per vehicle. Be it canned messaging gizmo or an old-fashioned radio.

Alternatively, Inreach can be used to communicate with the "base" that has internet connection.
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 12:19 PM


It is for communicating via satellite to cell phones and Internet-connected computers where those two exist (like back home while you are in Baja.

Also, it can communicate with OTHER inReach satellite devices, via satellite.

Obviously, you can't communicate from in inReach to a cell phone that does not have cell service or to a computer that doesn't have Internet. It is not magic.




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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 12:53 PM


Old video, but shows how to message from the phone (text, FB, or Twitter) when paired.

https://youtu.be/FXIGK8Rcmco




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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 06:49 PM


Interesting choices. I like the Garmin InReach Explorer, but would like a bigger screen when rattling down trails on my dirt bike. :light:
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[*] posted on 5-6-2018 at 06:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by basautter  
Interesting choices. I like the Garmin InReach Explorer, but would like a bigger screen when rattling down trails on my dirt bike. :light:


I wouldn't use it for that.

Back Country Navigator on a big Samsung S9+ is the ta taas. 3-4x the screen size and 10x easier to use.

This thing's value is its SOS and 2-way communications.




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[*] posted on 5-7-2018 at 06:14 AM


Very good. Thanks for looking up that feature.
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[*] posted on 5-7-2018 at 04:15 PM


This one looks interesting also. A fully funded Kickstarter project - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/124657937/somewear-limi...





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