The floating design, sunlight-visible display and button operation make it easy to use the water. Boat data can be streamed from compatible chartplotters and instruments. Bluechart G3 coastal charts have the best of both Garmin and Navionics data. Satellite communication and two-way text messaging can be accessed via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network. To use a remote control for your autopilot and Fusion Marine products, you need to download a free app from the Connect IQ store. The filter has a smooth speed and heading indication. Satellite subscription will cause an interactive alert to the search and rescue monitoring center.
👤The device seems to function as advertised after it was received. I was very disappointed because despite being marketed as a "marine device", it doesn't work with the active captain app to share charts with the app or other chart plotters. It doesn't qualify for the "new chart guarantee" that other chart plotters and cards get. One year out of current, my device has charts on it. I was referred to an obscure support page that explained that "hand held devices" don't work with one chart or new chart guarantee. The promotional info for their marine charts does not make this distinction, so I felt this was deceptive marketing. If the charts are important to you and you want to buy a card with charts, I would recommend getting a device without charts.
👤This seller is not a good one for buyers. They used it and sold it, but the screen protectors looked like they had been wiped and sold. As a new thing, didn't install new maps... Was going to Florida. The seller is not trustworthy.
👤It is easy to hold on to when moving in a boat with the light weight covered in a tacky rubber. I used it for the entire day on the water after accidentally forgetting to turn it off, but I didn't have to charge it. I love bread crumbs feature and live tracking. I would like it to have the same display as the garmin gps. I put a piece of yellow electrical tape on the antenna to make it easy to see if it goes over the board. Both face up and face down.
👤The gps marine handheld is very popular. It was very difficult to get connected to my phone, once connected to the "garmin connect" app, it feeds advertisements to the gps. I don't want advertising on my gps unit. I was getting notifications that I had earned badges for doing things like standing up and walking. This is the second kind of information I want on my gps. When planning a route between two points of interest, you go to routes and pick your points. When you pick your points, you get a large list of POI's that are organized by distance from you. If you want to find a particular buoy that is 5 miles away, you have to scroll through hundreds of other buoy that are closer to you. There is no way to reduce the list. The weather charts are colorful, but there is no scale to tell you what color means. I was looking for a gps with charts. The 86Sci has a lot of gingerbread on it that I don't want or need. This unit is not as good as the reputation of the company.
👤I might feel better about this product with time. The instructions are my main disappointment. There was a very limited quick start guide in the package. I was hoping to go online and watch a few things. This is a very expensive unit. I can't believe that this would be on the market without video support. The included map is a problem. It covers too much for me. I had an old 64 that was much cheaper and better, but it's not available now. Someone at Garmin had the idea to move the input buttons above the screen on several units so you can't see what you're putting, but you can cover the screen.
A large display for easy viewing. Two-way messaging via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network is required to Trigger an interactive SOS. Birdseye satellite imagery downloads are included in the pre-installed Garmin TOPO mapping with multiple global navigation satellite systems support. You can access active weather forecasts on your cell phone. You can use the explore website and app to manage waypoints, routes, activities and collections. Up to 35 hours of battery life can be provided in 10-minute tracking mode and 1-minute tracking mode. Satellite communications devices are not allowed in some places. It is the responsibility of the user to follow all applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the device is intended to be used. Satellite communications devices are not allowed in some places. It is the responsibility of the user to follow all applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the device is intended to be used.
👤I replaced my old Oregon for the 66i because I wanted something that could communicate. My wife and I are planning to hike and camp in remote areas, and we wanted a way to communicate with rescue personnel should things go wrong. The acquisition of the unit is fast. Text delivery is not fast, but it still gets the job done. It took me about 5 minutes to deliver my message to one of my contacts. Adding tracks and waypoints is a piece of cake because the unit works well with the application. Very happy with the device.
👤We bought this because we often get where there is no cell coverage. It's easy to read in the sun. If you want to use the mount while driving a vehicle, make sure you keep it charged.
👤I barely got to use the gps and satellite services because they were not accessible to me during my camping trip, which was only 10 miles outside the closest town. If they did, my satellite texts would take forever to go through. I would be very worried if I needed this in an emergency. The tech is buggy and awkward, and the satellite services connecting it are unreliable.
👤I live in a place with dense forest and swamps. I have tested it in the forest for 4 months and it is very unreliable. In the vicinity of swamps, the gps will turn wildly from 0 degrees to 90 and even 180 degrees. The arrow is floating in the air. This is a dangerous tool. I lost 3 times. Twice I was saved by the map and compass. I didn't have a map for the third time. I had to take a trail. I would have had to call the emergency services if it had been winter. If you spend a lot of time in the forest, and especially if you don't know the area, stay away from this gps. It is a shame that a gps can't perform in the forest. The gps does not have a lot of reliability.
The multiple built-in redundancies of the GlobalFIX marine distress EPIRB will increase your probability of survival at sea. The GlobalFIX V4 accurately fixes your location and broadcasts it to Search and Rescue forces worldwide via a powerful 406 MHz distress signal. The US country code is used for the registration of this HairMax and must be registered to a vessel with a US MMSI number. The first point of contact during an emergency situation would be the US Search and Rescue authorities. This is not suitable for use in Australia and New Zealand. If you need to register outside of the US, you can purchase their alternative listing. The device can be registered in the country of your choice with the help of a reprogrammed device. Please be aware that the same country must be used for both the EPIRB and the MMSI. Most countries require you to register your HairMax. If your beacon is ever activated, it is important that you register so that Search and Rescue Teams can know who you are, and contacts can give you information about your travel plans. It may take more time for a search-and-rescue operation to start. In grave and imminent danger to life, this HairMax should only be used. Search and Rescue services are disrupted by false alerts. A penalty could be imposed for carelessness misuse of the device. In grave and imminent danger to life, this HairMax should only be used. Search and Rescue services are disrupted by false alerts. A penalty could be imposed for carelessness misuse of the device.
👤It really works. I removed mine from its cradle while I was painting the center console and it got wet from the hose overspray. I didn't realize it until the middle of the day. I went to check my phone and saw my mom, my oldest son, and the coast guard all calling me. Oops. If you follow directions, your life will be saved.
👤If you're getting an EpiRB, make sure it's 406mhz. The 120something mhz are for tourists and dominate Amazon's selection. Read the fine print.
👤I own two ACR products, the first is installed on a sailboat. Online registration is quicker and easier than the SALVAGEDATA.
👤I bought this for my boat since we run the East Grand Traverse Bay in spots that are 600' deep. It is necessary to have safety equipment in case something happens.
👤A piece of mind when in the ocean.
👤US programmed epirb was shipped. Can't be reprogrammed by ACR. I can't have a Canadian device shipped to me in the US because they can't. Canadian devices can be shipped to the US and vice versa. This error was able to occur. The hassle to ship the device to family in Canada and then pay to ship it to me in the US was nothing. iSave broke their own rules and shipped a US device to Canada, which will delay my ocean crossing.
5 wgmrs two-way radio has an extended range of up to 20 miles. The reception tracks in more challenging environments are better withGPS and GLONASS. The position reporting feature shows the locations of other users. 3” Sunlight-readable screen with dual orientation. The dual battery system provides up to 14 hours between charges on the Li-ion Pack or optional AA batteries.
👤I bought the 755t because I thought it would be an improvement over my previous radios. It didn't deliver what was advertised. While I like the combined radio/gps unit at the core of the Rino series, I wonder why it hasn't included an emergency SAT message system. The core gps/radio appears to be the same as before. The touch screen could be an inch longer and a quarter wider. The screen resolution of a smart phone is very poor. The interface is cumbersome and slow. On a 7 day hunt, the real test came. The topo contours are not the standard 40 foot standard but a watered down 150 interval and not very useful. The camera function would be great, but it locked up the screen on my unit. The battery had to be installed to restart it. I turned off the unit to conserve battery power but when I turned it back on, the screen was only illuminated by the "GARMIN" boot screen. I ended up using my Silva magnetic compass to get me back to camp after it left me in the dark with no guidance. Rino is a great idea, but I would like to know the bugs before I place it on the market.
👤Does it do anything to find your location and navigate you through the wilderness? I thought it would have more bells and whistles. It reminds me of the old Garmins. I was interested in the radio and have never picked up anyone else broadcasting other than the weather station. It would be a great unit at 300$ but I feel it's way over priced now.
👤Does it make sense to tell people their shoes are worn out? It's a better idea to have it capable of wi-fi. No cords needed to upgrade or down load apps. There are a lot of useless things on it. You have to download what you want.
👤I've had a lot of Garmin products. I've grown used to their software for managing devices, since I love their watch series. The 755t fits in with that system as well. There are daily updates for maps. Some may find it annoying. As a software developer, I am very pleased to see that they are constantly improving the tool. The birdseye map service is cheap per year. So why not? This adds higher maps for areas that you plan to travel to. You have to download it on your computer and push it across to your gps. I walked outside and saw my house and land in great condition. The device is very accurate. I can get weather information directly on it. It is a backup radio for other users in my group with this phone. It's perfect for "every thing carried must provide more than one purpose". And then some. When you are on a long adventure, the ability to plan routes and get voice instructions is great. I suggest that you have a backup battery and a solar array for your back pack.
The product is certified to look and work like new. Functional testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging are included in the process. The product may arrive in a generic box with all relevant accessories. Only sellers with a high performance bar can sell Certified Refurbished products on Amazon. The display has a landscape or portrait view. ABC sensors have a compass, a barometric altimeter and a accelerometer. Ruggedized for the outdoors, it is strong against dust, dirt and humidity. It is water-rated. The activity profiles include climb, hike, hunt, bike, geocache, fish and more.
👤Great unit. Primarily used for hiking and geocaching, it fills my needs. The batteries are on par with other units. The unit has a problem with the CHIRP function. Was this a deal breaker because the unit will power off on it's own within a minute of power on? I would have expected a better due diligence on the R&D department and some reasonable testing to find issues like this. I don't think I've ever seen a chirp cache in my area. I paid for this feature and I would like to see it work. The screen dim/timeout is the second issue. The unit should be visible during daylight hours and backlit at night. In order to see the screen, you need to have the back lighting on. Again, not a deal breaker, but when caching you really need to use the screen more if you are hiking. I don't know how this affects battery life, but I'm pretty sure it will. I would have liked to know more about the useage of this unit before caching. It's similar to a smart watch in that it works with a smart phone. It doesn't replace the phone while caching and doesn't function well as a stand alone unit. You need a fully chewed phone with a full range of features to take full advantage of the Geo capabilities. I recommend this unit if the headaches don't bother you. It has a great interface and doesn't want it to look like a kids toy. It's easy to update, it's easy to use and it's easy to upload maps.
👤The Oregon 700 was not as good as I had hoped. The battery life was not advertised. The screen was hard to see in the sun. It was difficult to navigate through the menus. The on/off button was not good and you have to hope you got it right. Press it hard and hold it for a few seconds until it makes a couple of small noises to turn it off. Couldn't get a satellite signal from inside my house, but I could see a message that asked if I wanted to continue. That was done with both gps and GLONASS on. You have to buy detailed maps separately if you want to download them for free. I'm talking about the Garmin in the past tense. I returned it. I'm going to try ONX Offroad on my phone.
👤This works great for me. It's great if you get a re-chargeable battery kit, but it's better if you get a better battery. I took this out on a hike recently and was able to find a number of caches in the area, it was definitely more accurate than my phone.
👤I had a handheld unit that I wanted to upgrade. The company was not supported in the US. Went with this unit after a lot of thought. It does a great job and I use it mostly for geocaching. The unit looked brand new when it arrived.
The IPX7 powersport navigator is waterproof, glove-friendly, and has an ultra bright screen for off-road adventures. The Group Ride Radio features a push-to-talk fist mic and group tracking for up to 20 riders. Maps of public land boundaries, U.S. Forest Service roads and trails, and Birdseye satellite imagery are available. Attach the navigator to your powersport vehicle with a powered mount and wiring harness. You can use the Tread app on your phone to sync your waypoints, tracks and routes, and get access to live weather with an active connection. It's your responsibility to know and follow the laws of your country, and it's possible that you're not allowed to use a satellite communications device. Pair your dog systems with a gps device to navigate and track your dogs from your vehicle.
👤It took 7 hours to update and install all the maps. It doesn't have any off-road trails in any of the maps. I went to load the file for the peace trail, but I found out it couldn't be used as a route because it had to many waypoints. I called customer service and they told me that I needed to use a program called garmin basecamp on my computer to seperate the waypoints into different groups. When using basecamp, they can only suggest buying the 24k topo map for 99$, which has bad reviews, because the topo maps don't show any of the trails between the waypoints. It would bring me back to trying to get the basecamp program figured out on how to split the trail into 2 seperate trails and then transfer that to garmin explore, yet another app, and finally back onto the tread.
👤In the northern upper peninsula of Michigan, I go off road a lot. The roads are not marked the best. I would have gone back to camp without the gps. I would have put on more miles. My gut was telling me to go in one direction, but the navigator said to go in another direction. I went the other way. I was very happy I had it. It made sense that the "all seeing eye" of the Garmin Tread said to go the way it did once my gut and the Garmin came into alignment. The price tag is high. I also had trouble with it. If you can get past the price, you can bring the gps with you, but only if it's a large screen and how it connects to other cameras. I don't need a navigation device anymore. I used to use a Topo map and compass to get around. The system is still relevant, but using the Garmin is better. My handheld gps is not as good for night time driving in the wilds. Do I still have a compass in my pocket? You bet!
👤The screws and hole nuts are the same as those of ACE. You can see the panel behind the Polaris screws. Solid. The Beofeng handheld radios have a loud and clean sound but the radio is much more clear and clean. The Tread has a better mic. Don't connect phone while cranking the tunes, you can run mp3's via bluetooth to external speakers. When the unit is sharing the phone with external speakers, it fails in about three seconds. The phone is great.
👤The screen is perfect. It is completely readable in the sun. This garmin is easy to use and operate. The HD screen is great. The tube mount is strong and stable. One push of a button and you're on your way. Way to go!
👤There was no case or sleeve. It would have been nice to have a case or sleeve to protect the screen when not connected to the mount. It is expensive to leave on the mount.
👤I ordered this item because I believe the wireless cameras are working, in particular the BC40, but I was told by support that the TREAD BASE is only compatible with the BC cameras.
Before investing, it is advisable to use tips. The Hieha double din stereo is a standard double din size, but you should compare it to your car center console outline before purchasing. Carplay makes it possible for you to access map navigation, phone contacts, email, notification, music, video, and more while you stay focused on the road with a compatible carplay and car stereo. A 7-inch screen has been designed. The universal double din standard is 7.4 inch wide and 2.6 inch deep. The 7-inch HD touch screen on their double din stereo makes it more sensitive and accurate. The phone's originalusb line can be used to mirror link the phone to the onboard screen. The content from your cellphone screen will be displayed through the mirror-link. You can use the navigation function in your car if you turn on the app on your phone. Standard size, universal power, audio plug, rich function expansion ports are included in the vehicle fit and multi functions. The double din car stereo can meet the needs of most vehicles. Before ordering, please confirm that your dash opening size is suitable. There are extra features, such as audio/video output, front and backup cameras video input. Max power output is 4x60W. The car play does not have a sub. It is only suitable for a 12V output car. You can see the video on the radio screen through the rear view camera if you reverse your car. Pull in reverse and the 7-inch touch screen will show the reverse image. Make reversing safer. You can see the video on the radio screen through the rear view camera if you reverse your car. Pull in reverse and the 7-inch touch screen will show the reverse image. Make reversing safer.
👤If I had known it was bad, I wouldn't have paid $10 for it, and I wouldn't have paid $85 for it. The answer is no. The screen on the replacement I put in Sunday afternoon went out on me, so I'm sending both the original and the replacement back in the same box.
👤I needed a new head unit for my 2005 Chevrolet car. It's worth the money. It's cheap, but it delivers. It makes frabricating a hole simpler. The extra space behind the houses is perfect for wires. Carplay is important for me because I use an Apple device. It's easy to connect my phone to the car stereo. How to use carplay. The original iPhone cable is needed to connect your phone to the car stereo. 2. Just enjoy, the car stereo will automatically enter the interface. It was very easy to setup.
👤It's a great stereo, great sound, but a few things to note are the IR remote and the steering wheel remote. The screen and all of its other functions work well, but it may need a custom diesel to fit the opening of a double din mine.
👤I am satisfied with my purchase. I bought this unit because it was the cheapest one that had the most features. The steering wheel remote control that comes with it is the only thing that I think works. Unless you point it directly to the unit, it doesn't do anything, so you have to remove it from the steering wheel to use it, which makes no sense. There is an additional remote control that has the same issue. It doesn't work unless you point it to the unit. Everything else in the unit looks cheap, but it works. The backup camera works. The volume knob is small and annoying, but it works. The screen definition is not great, but it works. This is not the device you are looking for.
👤If you want something that looks better, then the old radios are a good buy. I tried it out if your cellphone isn't connected to it, and it doesn't do anything on its own. It didn't fit right. I put it in the box and threw it on the shelf. The end.
👤For the price, you can't beat it. The install kit for your car will not be a perfect fit without it.
👤I open the box and test the audio receiver. The carplay and bluetooth functions are my favorites. I expected the touchscreen to be sensitive. The backup camera works normally when I drive. I like a car stereo audio receiver.
👤This product is installed in a vehicle. There is no online support for operational programming. The programming I have done was random. If I have maps open, the unit will not operate. The only thing it will do if I have the radio on is play music. I have tried to get online support, but it is not available. I tried snappingtent.net and scanned their code, but could not access their site. I don't know if I need to uninstall or try another product.
2 T265 radios, 1 Y cable with dual micro-USB chargers, 2 NiMH rechargeable battery packs, 2 belt clips, 2 earbuds with PTT microphones, and carry case with Realtree XTRA pattern are included in the kit.
👤We were thrilled when we bought this set, but we couldn't fully charge the batteries. We returned the original and received a second set. We had trouble getting the batteries to fully charge. We bought new batteries and still had an issue. When my husband noticed the plug-in was the same as his cell phone, he tried his cell phone cord and VOILA and within 12 hours the batteries were fully charged. The batteries weren't the problem. The charging cord is split. All is well after we purchased 2 cell phone cords. We love this set and hope the issue is solved soon so we don't have to go through it again.
👤The radio is built well and clear. The battery life is not good. The radio will only have two bars left if you let it sit for more than 48 hours after taking it off the charge. I will use it occasionally to communicate on our 47 acres property, but I will get a days worth of use at that point. The BEEP is a device that lets you know the battery is dying. The battery life of the T200 was great even with the rechargeable pack. The orange one is what this T265 is. Garbage. I think it has more features. Such as weather radio. The T200 and T265 transmit at 2 watt on some channels and 1/2 watt on others. If the feature is being used, why would it drain the battery? Maybe the more complex circuitry and amount of resistors and control boards that the battery has to power has something to do with it. Bigger is always better. If you'll never use the features, it's simpler.
👤These were bought for splitboarding. Light Range was good enough for us. It's possible to radio from a mountain summit to a parking lot. The battery life was good for day outings. The packs are not weather proof, and if we put them down, the snow would get in the speaker and make the muffle sound bad. The radio is not to blame. The handsfree/voice acitated earpiece/boom mic was terrible. Rarely activated on the first try, and had a weird transmission lag. It was too difficult for us to use the feature rock multi pitch climbing. The clips don't hold the radio tightly to the loops on the pack straps. I found one that I lost after riding over a bump. The partner lost one bending down in the snow. The lanyard and carabiner should be used through the end tab to attach to the pack. An ear loop from an old covid mask tied at the end, hitched through the bottom of the radio, and clipped with a mini biner to the loop on my chest strap works great. The yellow/black set is a bit heavier but we like it. Hope this is helpful.
👤The battery life is a joke. The batteries died in less than an hour after being fully charged while the mule deer was hunting. It is possible that cost us a successful stalker. Unless you need these to work for 30 minutes to an hour, don't buy them.
The handheld gps is reliable. The display has a sunlight-readable color and display size of 220 x 220. There are roads and trails for hiking and cycling in the Topo Active maps. Tracking in more challenging environments is possible with the support of gps and GLONASS satellite systems. There is 8 gigabytes of internal memory for map downloads. Up to 25 hours in the gps mode with 2 AA batteries.
👤A lot of the negative reviewers didn't understand what they were buying when they ordered this. This isn't a replacement for your maps and it isn't intended to be. Some of the negatives are positive features. It was large. It's large, but it will take a lot more beating than a small smart phone. The shape makes it easier to hold in the hand. 2. There is no touchscreen. Have you ever tried to use your phone in the rain? Touchscreens are great in warm climates. It is designed for use in dirty environments. 3. The user interface is outdated. This sort of phone is similar to a 2008 cell phone. The layout is easy to set up and contributes to the battery life. 4. AA batteries. The eTrex doesn't have a rechargeable battery like every other electronic device. It's difficult to understand why they think this would be a good idea. If you're out on a long hike/camping/hunting trip for several days, it's unlikely that you'll have access to a charging port, which makes it easier to just pop in two new batteries when the old ones run out. 5. There is a memory capacity. The maps take up the entire integrated memory. You can buy a 32gb card for $6 and download as many maps as you want. There are lots of videos on how to do this. 6. There is no map detail. I haven't encountered any flaws with the maps, so unless you're trekking through Gates of the Arctic, you'll probably be covered on any state or local trails. 7. Inaccuracy of location. The registered location is close to where I'm actually standing. My cell phone is usually off by 50 to 100 feet. It's not the point of exactitude, it's to help you find your way back to your camp, etc. Being off by a few yards isn't a big deal if you're within sightline. There are 8. There are noroutable maps. It operates differently than your phone's map app. You type in the address and it takes you there. It's not clear why people think it won't. There are 9. The features and interface are confusing. I can't believe this one. There are lots of videos and articles on how to use features. I download AllTrails Pro trails into Basecamp and then export them onto the eTrex when I'm ready to go. I follow the trail on the device. There are two more When I go on a non-prepared trip, I use the eTrex to record my track and save it on the device, then I plug it into my computer and send it to Basecamp. Done. If you're outdoors a lot, you're willing to dedicate minimal time to understanding how to use it, and you understand that this sub-$200 gps that will last you for a decade is not intended to replace your $800+ cellphone.
👤The company is abysmal. The product they have created is straight out of the era of the Blackberry. They offer nothing in the handheld market that is close to a modern device. This piece of hardware and software is not good. I will return it. I didn't return the inferior Garmin that I have in my car, and it burns me up. Never again! The screen is tiny, and I have encountered other issues in my brief period of ownership. I need to hike in the desert. The screen is useless. My phone works in the same way with no glasses. - The best tech minds don't work for Garmin. - The screen gets bumped in your pocket and you lose battery life. You can't search for a location by state, it returns zero results. The method to change the order of items in the Main menu is different from the Route Planning menu. - The deleted tracks menu contains all the settings. What? There are no maps. The data is solid, so I give this 2 stars instead of 1 Since my return of this device, I have been using a solution. I wanted a dedicated device just for mapping, I hike extensively off trail. I bought a burner phone at a box store and it works without being activated. I disabled all the apps that I could. I bought and downloaded Gaia for mapping and route finding. You can download maps before you leave. You can get phone service if you don't have to download maps, but it will cost more. I made the device bulletproof by adding a protective case with a backpack clip and an external battery pack. The setup has been great. Gaia is awesome. There are maps on the screen. The hardware and software are easy to use. The accuracy is very good. I have access to a lot of maps. Finally, it's a cheaper option. It's shocking that the company that does this can't do it.
A large 3 inch color display is easy to use. Two-way messaging via the 100% Global Iridium satellite network is required for an interactive SOS to be triggered. Multiple global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) support and navigation sensors are included in the pre-installed Garmin TOPO mapping. You can access active weather forecasts on your cell phone. You can use the explore website and app to manage waypoints, routes, activities and collections. Up to 35 hours of battery life can be provided in 10-minute tracking mode, and up to 200 hours in expedition mode. Satellite communications devices are not allowed in some places. It is the responsibility of the user to follow all applicable laws in the jurisdiction where the device is intended to be used.
👤There are now four handhelds with InReach. Here is a quick listing of the models followed by a more detailed description of their pros and cons. The already successful gpsMAP 66st was added with InReach satellite messaging, and weather forcasts. The InReach models have a battery life of 35 hours under normal use. InReach Explorer+ is the longest lasting. 24k maps of North America and navigation built-in are included in InReach. InReach SE+ The InReach is the same as the Explorer+ but without maps and navigation. The mini version of the SE+ has half the battery life, half the size, and weight. Let's get some basics out of the way. If you expect to be beyond cell coverage, buy this or one of the other InReach models. It could save your life. The InReach two-way satellite messaging feature costs more to buy than aGPS receiver alone and requires a subscription for the messaging feature, like all utilities, phone, cable, electricity, etc. It is a two-way process. Sending a message high into space and needing lots of battery power is different to the gps system. Text and email messages can be sent to anyone in the world with a phone that can send normal text and email messages. Cell texting uses a grid of towers nearby just waiting to take your message and pass it on, but it will take longer. There are no cell towers in the wilderness. Each of the 70 satellites takes about 90 minutes to circle the Earth. The chance of your device communicating with a satellite depends on a number of factors. If you want the best chance of quicker communications, you should get into an open space where the chance of seeing a passing satellite or two is greater. Messages take time to be sent and received. The InReach SOS system has had over 3000 search and rescue responses. It is reliable if you understand how to use it. Smoke signals are your next best option. If you carry a phone with the EarthMate app, you will be able to use the phone's touch keyboard to type messages, and topo maps of North America will be included. Even if the InReach doesn't have built-in maps, you can still use EarthMate on your phone without a cell or internet connection. I've used the other handhelds as well. Here are my recommendations for the best and less useful features. My tests show that they all do the same things. The messaging service subscription cost is the same for all models. Here is a list of what each means. The proven system of gps handhelds is used to build the gpsMAP 66i. It uses a system of device integration and coordination. It is the first time that the InReach has completely broken free from the original system. You can read the manual online for a full understanding of what the system will do. A larger screen and full InReach technology. There is a lot of wireless and wi-fi connection to other watches, sensors, and health devices. It is possible to store, classify, and share activity, routes, waypoints, and other data in the cloud. The built-in TopoActive map supports turn-by-turn prompts on the trail when using a route and has lots more short local trails than the Explorer+ which requires you to download additional OpenStreetMaps directly into its built-in free space or into a paired phone. You can download directly into the gpsMAP 66i free, but BirdsEye Satellite Imagery is not good enough to add photo data to your maps. The optional City Navigator North America NT map will make theGPSMAP 66i look and act like a dedicated road gps for driving. It has thousands of points of interest. It can be searched and found with on-road turn by turn calculation. Voice notifications for upcoming turns and traffic conditions are not found in dedicated automobileGPS devices. You can buy just one device that will work well on the road and the trail. There are some things that are CONS: The battery life is only 35 hours. This can be extended by careful planning. This is not a good choice for multi-day excursions due to the limited battery life. Many of the handy gpsMAP features are not used in the wilderness beyond cell or internet access. Best. For people who like the full featured Garmin fitness and activity gear, welcome access to Garmin maps and the Garmin cloud systems, and don't often venture into the wilderness for more than a long weekend, this is for them. When you go beyond the cell system, most of the features of the gpsMAP are gone. Bring an external battery pack with you in case of an emergency and if you need to text with rescue responders. The current Top of the LineGPS handheld has many features and is powered by InReach technology. It's a great choice for casual hikers. I think the Explorer+ is the best handheld for people who are going to be beyond Cell coverage for a while. It will last 100 hours under normal conditions and over a month with careful planning. The built-in map of North America is similar to theGPSMAP 66i. This map is not a TopoActive map with the ability to have turn-by-turn prompt tones. After your phone dies, this unit can stand alone. There are pros and cons. A built-in 24k topo map of North America, long battery life, and weather forecasts from the backcountry are all included. A built-in digital compass, accelerometer, and altimeter is needed for precise location and bearing info. The Explorer+ can store additional information internally. The TopoActive maps like theGPSMAP 66i are not compatible with the fitness, exchange, and TopoActive systems. Best. Long distance hikers, hunters, and boaters want to be able to navigate without a phone, and they expect to be beyond cell service for many days. The InReach SE+ has the same size and satellite messaging as the Explorer+, but without the Map and navigation features. There is a 100 hour battery for satellite based weather forecasts. The explorer+ has the same rugged case and waterproof standard. The Explorer+ is $50 more expensive. Spending a small amount of money on the Explorer+ will give you more value in navigation and location capability. Best. Those who only want off-grid communications, and long battery life, are for. The smallest, lightest, and most difficult to use is the InReach Mini. Pair it with a phone. You have easy messaging with contacts, routes, and waypoints, as well as a free full features topo map of North America. There are pros and cons. Light and small. It's easy to carry with you when the car dies in a cell dead zone. There are some things that are CONS: It was dangerous to write messages from the device. 50 hours of battery under normal use. The Explorer+ has half the battery life of the SE+. There is no map for navigation. To see a map and navigate, you need to pair your phone with a gps device. Cell phones will not last as long. navigation goes also when they lose battery. The Mini is lighter and smaller, but it will need a phone to navigate and a battery pack to charge both devices. Best. For people who just want to be able to communicate from beyond cell service for convenience or safety in emergencies and like the fact that when connected to a phone running the EarthMate app it provides a great detailed map and navigation, it's for them. Those who like its small size and weight don't need an extended battery life. The average day or weekend hiker, hunter, or boater likes the security of weather forecasts in the wilderness, two-way SOS, and the ability to keep in touch with home. When things go wrong, anyone can get help from a dead cell zone. Which model is best for you? The Explorer+ is the best choice if you are a long distance hiker, hunter, or offshore boater. It has a long battery life and you can download maps and charts to your phone for many days off the grid. If you need to communicate with rescue responders in case of a SOS emergency, you should save 25% of your battery. If you hike on weekends or the occasional vacation for a few days, the InReach SE+ or Mini will serve you well. The free EarthMate app is installed on your phone so you can use it for navigation. The Mini is a good option for anyone who wants to reach out to family or friends from dead Cell areas. It's small, easy to carry and always there when you need it. An annual subscription is worth the peace of mind. If you are an active biker, runner, or other sport enthusiast who spends most of the time within the Cell system range but likes weekends or a few days in the wild, you might consider theGPSMAP 66i. It costs more, but it integrates with the existing Garmin systems that will work in the wilderness, but are helpful when you are back in your home base. There are lots of short local trails on the built-in map. It can be helpful to use TopoActive turn-by-turn maps for pre-defined routes to make sure you don't miss a vital turn. Adding a North America NT map to your carGPS navigator will save you hundreds of dollars. All of the InReach included devices will allow you to send and receive texts or emails from anywhere to anyone, get weather forcasts anywhere via the satillites, and get help for any emergency from a flat tire to a broken leg in the wilderness. They all work well. The service plans are priced according to the budget. The cheapest plan costs less than fifteen dollars a month. I pay more than that for my coffee and pastry breaks. If you want the ability to uninstall the device and not pay for the months you don't need it, the unlimited plan is worth it. The yearly contract plans keep the device active at all times. I carry a MINI at all times on the Annual Safety plan for $13 per month. This gives me peace of mind that I can communicate when the car breaks down. If I press the button, GEOS will call my roadside assistance provider. I can text a family member. I have an Explorer+ for those multi-day photo expeditions where long battery life is important. The Explorer+ is on a plan that costs $70 per month but only has unlimited messages for a certain period of time. Hopefully this has helped. The best InReach device for your needs and budget is needed. Is it worth it? Consider the consequences of being unable to communicate when misfortune strikes you or someone you meet. The InReach has saved many lives. You should stop and enjoy the view no matter what you do.
5 wgmrs two-way radio has an extended range of up to 20 miles. The reception tracks in more challenging environments are better withGPS and GLONASS. The position reporting feature shows the locations of other Rino users. Basic navigation is supported by the worldwide base map. The internal battery can provide up to 13 hours of battery life. One-hand operation is made easy by the unit's thumbstick control.
👤I was very happy with the performance of the 700 and purchased it in February 2020. After only a few uses, the battery has failed. When plugged into a power source, the unit works as normal, but won't charge, which will cripple its usefulness. The unit was offered to be replaced, but still under warranty. Had I known that the battery is non-replaceable, I wouldn't have purchased this item. There is a new word for it.
👤Our group can communicate in a remote wilderness area thanks to these. The map is not helpful and the 2 way communication is not helpful when in the bush. It is terrible. They communicate location by 2 way signal. There is no communication between the radios. It's like taking a step back in time. We are stuck with them because I went past my return date. Don't waste your money.
👤It fits nicely in the hand like the 700 and 750. The features of the radio make it a great product. The same software is used on many older models and the gps side of the unit seems to be outdated. Don't expect maps. It does the job if you only need to mark waypoints and get out of the woods, which is what I wanted. If you carry a battery pack with you when you go hunting off road, there's no way to replenish your batteries. The perfect unit for what I use it for would be a color screen and replaceable batteries. If you want maps, it's not for you.
👤Does not compare to the 120. It is much heavier and bulkier. The battery is non-removable and proves this is for the streets of NY. I have to change batteries in the field many times. If the battery dies in this thing, it could be used as a pillow. The screen isn't improved. Units from early 2000s seem to have the same functions. The clip on the back is only where the clip will attach making it bulky. I'm so annoyed by it. The antennas are strong. That is an improvement. Automatic set up is helpful for the first use.
👤I look forward to testing it more. I bought a new Rino 300 to replace the one I have had for years.
👤I bought the wrong thing. I should have kept this one. I don't have enough arms to carry a gun, map, gps and radio. Either buy a satellite phone or an emergency device.
👤These work well. I use them in the Adirondack mountains and in very rugged terrain, with large amounts of iron deposits, and the radio works well. The gps works well and has many functions. I have one small complaint. The compass doesn't work if you're not moving. I would recommend a friend to have one.
👤Our group can communicate in a remote wilderness area thanks to these. The map is not helpful and the 2 way communication is not helpful when in the bush. It is terrible. They communicate location by 2 way signal. There is no communication between the radios. It's like taking a step back in time. We are stuck with them because I went past my return date. Don't waste your money.
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