Tracking App/device

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by cnw126, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. tstang

    tstang Adventurer

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    I have a SPOT 3, and in my experience traveling through the Americas, it really really sucks once you get into South America. In Canada and the U.S., I had no problems, but in Colombia, Ecuador, and now Peru, I send nightly check-in messages with maaaybe a 20% success rate. The really annoying part is, I get a confirmation message every time, even when the messages don't send. To make up for it, I usually just send 5 or 6 messages, and at least one will usually go through.
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  2. Gone_Ridin

    Gone_Ridin Been here awhile Supporter

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    InReach SE is awesome, has an excellent Sat network and can be used to link your smart phone through(Social media etc) when you don't have cell service. Reasonable price and subscription rates
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  3. mississippimadman

    mississippimadman Long timer

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    I have "life 360" on my phone it works pretty good
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  4. Vin

    Vin Hopeless Addict

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    Another bump for Life 360. As long as you are between cell towers its OK. There are some definite delays. My wife has her app set up to notify her when I get home. Sometimes we'll be sitting down to dinner when her phone gives off the distinct "Cris is home" tone.
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  5. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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  6. CranialDirf

    CranialDirf n00b

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    I am currently trying Foxwell scanner https://bestobd2scanners.com/foxwell/ because my previous scan tool was so old now and not working. So far I like this scanner and really suits my need.
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