Garmin in reach se+

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by wingtraveler, Nov 28, 2018.

  1. wingtraveler

    wingtraveler asphalt to dirt

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    anyone here use a garmin in reach se+ how do you like it and what dont you like about it looking to buy a se+ or a explorer se+ not sure what the difference is between them
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  2. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    The explorer has some mapping ability on the screen, though it is rudimentary at best and not worth it as long as you are looking primarily for moto use.

    I have had the Delorme (original) InReach SE for 3 years. No issues. Works well, easy to use. I never use the Earthmate app/map that comes with, primarily for sharing/communicating your locations. I linked mine to Spotwalla and have always used that.

    Big plus for me is long battery life. I can run 10 days of touring on one charge. But I also generally use it to track and not communicate (I leave that feature as emergency use or no cell service). I'd wager that that frequent texting might deplete the battery faster.

    I'd re-buy in a second if I lost mine.
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