I used my inReach Blue (paired to smartphone) a few weeks ago on a 800+ mile trip to West Virginia. I was staying within the quiet zone of the National Radio Telescope Observatory so there is no cell service - a perfect opportunity to use satellite communication technology. Bottom line - the unit performed flawlessly. I sent one of my pre-written messages directly from the unit and several texts through my phone. All were received promptly. Tracking also worked perfectly - my wife watched me getting closer to home and had dinner ready for me as I pulled in the driveway. :dg The RAM mount held it securely on my handlebars but there was quite a bit of buzzy vibration - I need to add some padding between the unit and the mount. As for the new inReach SE, my only concern is that it uses an internal battery vs. AA batteries. Not a deal breaker for motorcycle use but certainly an issue for extended backcountry hiking trips.