New communication device from Garmin

Firehead117

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Saw this as well this week. Been happy with the zoleo but will be interested what folks think of this once put through the cycles.
 

shannerdrake

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I’ll look forward to some reviews. I’m still a fan of the full-size Inreach. Call me old fashion, but I still like the screen and keypad. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer to use the app and my phone for texting and navigating, but I like the ability to use the screen and gps if needed. Even a new iPhone will probably only last 24hr on a full charge. My Inreach will last days. If something were to happen I like the security of a backup and independent system.

The full size Inreach is only 3.5 oz more and 25% more expensive so I still like it at those specs and cost.
 

WBouldin

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I’ll look forward to some reviews. I’m still a fan of the full-size Inreach. Call me old fashion, but I still like the screen and keypad. Don’t get me wrong, I prefer to use the app and my phone for texting and navigating, but I like the ability to use the screen and gps if needed. Even a new iPhone will probably only last 24hr on a full charge. My Inreach will last days. If something were to happen I like the security of a backup and independent system.

The full size Inreach is only 3.5 oz more and 25% more expensive so I still like it at those specs and cost.
If you pair a mini with a fenix watch you technically still have maps if the phone dies. It can pair to the mini and use the maps to get you back to camp/truck/etc. I have the solar garmin fenix 7x so the battery lasts like 2 weeks and the bigger screen makes it easier to use for a map if need be.

Ultimately, if the inreach fails, the watch has its own map it can use to get you back. Big fan of redundancy lol
 
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