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#1 oldhotrod

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Posted 08 November 2019 - 08:57 PM

Saw this on tv this morning, any input on this from actual owners please...thx...
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#2 larryqp

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 02:02 PM

For someone who truly wants a "Just in Case" emergency messaging device like me, this looks like the way to go. I too would be interested in any real life usage info.


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 03:41 PM

A little cheaper than the inReach or Spot, but same principle applies I suppose.  The no monthly fee is nice.  We always have our smartphones with us these days I know, but this would require 2 devices to be available and functioning, phone and satpac, in the event of an emergency.  I like the one button SOS feature of some of the competitors.  I keep mine (inReach) clipped on my belt in arms length at all times, for that just in case.    

 

The older and more cautious I get, the more I appreciate being able to have an SOS option, regardless of what platform.    


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Posted 09 November 2019 - 04:38 PM

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The older and more cautious I get, the more I appreciate being able to have an SOS option, regardless of what platform.    

 

 

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Posted 10 November 2019 - 08:51 PM

:)

 

:) X3-love my old Spot 2

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 03:55 PM

I can't believe the FCC approved this but I just looked and they have for, from what I can tell, the first 50k units.

 

I wonder if it can cook your breakfast.

 

This thing might have a very weird coverage map as the places you most want to use it might be places you can't.

Super cool though and I'd love to have one.

 

For the 'there's no monthly fee' folks there is in essence a yearly fee as your prepaid texts expire if you don't re-up every 365 days.


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#7 Atlin

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Posted 12 November 2019 - 12:58 AM

In the FAQ it says these can be used "in the 50 states and international waters around the US."  Would be nice if it worked in other places (Canada, Mexico).  Maybe it does, but I could not find that info anywhere.


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#8 oldhotrod

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 10:32 PM

Something i received from cust service...
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#9 Arctic

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 04:56 PM

From website:
“Point to one of our two GEO satellites and send”

Two satellites is not sufficient for solid coverage IMO.
I would be interested in real user experience in mountainous terrain or tree canopy.

These also lack the built-in Lat/Long coordinate of an InReach device. There is no GPS and your cell phone can’t provide position if it is out of cell range.

Just my opinion.

EDIT:
https://www.google.c...akeoff.amp.html

Edited by Arctic, 13 January 2020 - 05:08 PM.

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#10 Arctic

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Posted 13 January 2020 - 05:20 PM

One more thought that I cannot find an answer to through Google.

InReach will continue to send a message until it reaches an Iridium satellite.

How many times will the SatPaq continue to transmit a message until its completed? And if the user is stationary due to medical emergency then a fixed satellite will never move into Line of Sight. It will be 100% dependent on the user moving to a unobstructed position.
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