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Can Apple’s New iPhone 14 Replace Your Garmin inReach?


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    Andrew Marshall
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    @andrewsmarshall

    Locale: Tahoe basin by way of the southern Appalachians

    Companion forum thread to: Can Apple’s New iPhone 14 Replace Your Garmin inReach?

    Should/will the iPhone 14 replace my Garmin inReach (or similar satellite messaging devices)?

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    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

    no

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    Trace Richardson
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    @tracedef

    I don’t use an inreach, but I’m struggling to find many reasons using the iPhone it isn’t better than my RescueME PLB as long as my iphone is charged / not broken. No battery concerns is one advantage a PLB has but the texting component of the iPhone is also better than simply sending an SOS with a non text compatible PLB.

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    John S.
    BPL Member

    @jshann

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    Montmolar
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    @vhk416googlemail-com

    As a European we rarely use PLBs in the first place and thus I find the added feature of the iPhone really compelling.

    It basically means I do have added security on my Alpine endeavors without getting another gadget/device to keep track off.

    Will probably hold off for now though, since I am hoping the iPhone 15 will finally come with USB-C…

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    Myke H
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    @mmartini2727

    I trust my iPhone way more than my Garmin inreach mini. The inreach is not a good device at all. The plan is terrible and would be reason enough for me to ditch it. The user interface is just bad and the iPhone’s hardware is in a different league than the inreach. Additionally, my inreach has way worse battery life. Give it a couple years and there will be ZERO reason to own an inreach.

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