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Old 05-24-2015, 05:39 PM   #1
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Inreach tracker

I am heading off on a bit of a trip in the next few days , My mate has just bought an Inreach tracker for hiking , my spot got nicked in germany so thought i would try something else, has anyone used one of these , they apparently have a new model just out with a GPS
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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Dave, check with inmate Stayupright (Kev), he runs Sat Phone Sales in the vendor section. Looks after Adv members, especially with good advice. Have a good trip.
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Old 05-24-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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Hi Dave, I bought one from Kev, the base model on special last year. The idea was to combine the tracking function of the spot and 2 way communication of a satellite phone.
It does the job as advertised, Kev was very helpful and took time to give me a run down on it's features.
Here is a link to my Delorme website as an example -
https://share.delorme.com/DENNISNevin - I forgot to pack some spare lithium batteries as you will see on the Rawlinna ride, if I had read the instructions properly I could have used some rechargeable AA's, I had with me.
The last ride is 30 min intervals instead of 10 and was through tall timber country.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:01 PM   #4
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I bought my son the inreach explorer for his 21st and reakon it is the bees knees. This one has an internal rechargable battery that can be charged on the bike via a USB cable and can be used as stand alone or paired with a smart phone or tablet with full mapping downloaded as part of the deal
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:36 PM   #5
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Hi Portly -

Do you know if a GPS is still a necessary thing to have if I buy an Inreach? Does the pairing to the iPhone 6, which has GPS, make a stand alone GPS redundant?

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Old 05-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #6
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... I could have used some rechargeable AA's, I had with me.
My suggestion....hook up a USB port to your bike. They are cheap. I paid less than $20 for mine and it works well for my heated jacket and charging my iphone. Just hook your Inreach to it.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:58 AM   #7
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DeLorme Inreach SE works like an SMS via sat. Can use it to plot a course similar to a Spot tracker. Has SOS or you can just ask for the footy scores…and everything in between. Turned out to be the perfect solution for me.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:19 AM   #8
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The perfect solution for me & my family has been the YB (tracker). Has been to Nepal, PNG and over Australia. Has 2 way SMS messaging and tracking. No need for a phone. Although you can connect to tablet or smart phone if you like. A ruggedised and waterproof device. Economical to run.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:32 AM   #9
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the YB looks the same as inreach, both use same network
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:40 AM   #10
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the YB looks the same as inreach, both use same network,not sure of the differences yet
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:21 PM   #11
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In2thewild.
I guess it would depend what you want from a GPS.
The screen is small on the inreach and not sure what other limitations compared to a Garmin zumo or similar.
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