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Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Tha Rick

    Tha Rick Shake and bake!

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    Garmin InReach...Cuz you can also text what you are doing...taking a break, I'm out of gas or need a tow out...911 responds with text giving them a better response. Tracking works great..
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  2. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    The Inreach is I believe the reason Garmin bought out Delorme and I have been waiting for Garmin to screw it up badly but thankfully so far they haven't . It is a bloody shame they didn't keep Delorme mapping programs going though as they are so much better than Basecamp . I still use Delorme Topo for routing off road .
  3. cidi

    cidi cidi Supporter

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    I agree with the inreach comments. I have a spot, customer service is bad and they just jacked the price to 240 or so and still do not offer 2way messaging. If I’d be in a market for a new device / spot wouldn’t cut it.
  4. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    I like the inreach explorer+, but the model I have is not fully garminized so even though it has map capability, you can't load normal garmin maps. Maybe that has changed now. Also, the inreach mini is cool but I think it's nice to have a self-contained device that can be used standalone (if your phone dies with the mini, you're down).
    Comms wise it works great - just expect a delay sending and receiving.
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  5. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    Yea those inReach work great. Glad a friend had one when the ol DR broke down in the middle of no where! Text the son and say come rescue dad!
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  6. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    yes I thought of the phone battery issue but I'll have an extra charger pack and I can charge it off the bike if need be. question though: with the mini can you send a text with the phone in airplane mode or no?
  7. shrederscott

    shrederscott Long timer

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    HI

    I have the mini.

    You do NOT have to be paired , it still works for sending and receiving messages, it just the small screen and minimal buttons makes composing and reading more difficult ... the SOS function is the same.

    You do lose the mapping without the phone.

    Scott
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  8. cidi

    cidi cidi Supporter

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    I believe you can have it in airplane mode as long as you turn on Bluetooth connectivity and it is paired.
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  9. flyingwombat

    flyingwombat frozen dead guy

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    Oh cool, great to know, thanks!
  10. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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  11. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    Anyone else remembers this trail 7B1CC25A-D47A-4DF3-806E-293DCBBBD913.jpeg ?
  12. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  13. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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  14. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    Correct. I have a mini clipped to my backpack. Works great for the size.
    You can type out a whole message but it slow as you need to move the buttons and select letter by letter. The phone app just allows faster typing plus other features.
    You have SOS and 3 pre programmed msg fast and easy to send from it.
  15. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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    The mapping on the app and the Inreaches are Delorme's maps, not Garmin . The app itself hasn't changed since Delorme owned it.
  16. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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    if memory serves you can ride up to the top of Argentine, but that downhill side is non-motorized only.
  17. Scratch33

    Scratch33 you're going to feel a little pressure Supporter

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  18. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    max exodus to the dez anyone? seems the governor shut down all the ski areas in the state. Telluride is done for the season.
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  19. Rossmoesis

    Rossmoesis Been here awhile Supporter

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    Dessert exodus ride 2020. Sounds like a good idea to me.
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  20. enduro-ince

    enduro-ince dirtslave

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    Wanna start with Peach or dry creek today?