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    Spot or InReach?

    Does anyone use either of these? Which is best and why? Are there any other similar devices/services?

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    Spot or InReach?

    Vikb did a nice review of the InReach and it has some comparisons to the Spot:

    Delorme InReach SE Review

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    I have had both, I am not going back to spot. My spot was okay for a year or two, except that it ate batteries and sometimes failed to send tracking or messages.
    Vik's review sums it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldbike View Post
    I have had both, I am not going back to spot. My spot was okay for a year or two, except that it ate batteries and sometimes failed to send tracking or messages.
    Vik's review sums it up.
    Coldbike's recent SPOT failures on trips we did this summer was the nail in the coffin for me. I was going to get the SPOT Mk3, but an emergency beacon that's not reliable is essentially useless to me. The 2 way messaging feature on the InREach made the pain of a higher cost well worth it.
    Safe riding,

    Vik
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    I have the original SPOT. It's been used on 2 Colorado Trail trips and a whole host of other bikepacking trips. It's never failed me. I've not heard good things about some of the newer one's though. It's very basic but serves it's purpose quite well for me.

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