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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews

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97%would recommend to a friend
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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gear.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great pioneer equipment for tha backcountry and long tru hikes!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Rugged and fits the GL backpack strap. We made it through the PA BDR!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible gadget

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    Posted . Owned for 11 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    One of the best devices you can have for the outdoors! I recommend this to all and every outdoorsman you keep in contact with family and friends. It’s a true lifesaver

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Portable Light Weight Locator/Communicator

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great little emergency location and communication device for back country travel. It’s super small and light weight which is nice when backpacking. Battery last for such a long time, that I don’t need to worry about it on my trips of 1 to 5 days.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin

  • Pros mentioned:
    App support

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good stuff

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I haven’t taken it on the trail before but I’m excited to do so. I plan on using it in hiking trips and ADV trips as well. I like that there is apps that make it easier to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin

  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Solo backpacking must have

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Perfect for solo backpacking. Simple and light weight.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Weather forecast

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't travel without it

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Best little communication device on the market. The weather forecast isn't 100% accurate but then what forecast is?

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Reliability

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    WOULD NOT TURN ON

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The device would not turn on. We had purchased for a dual-sport trip in Moab. Had to buy another while traveling. The replacement worked great! Best Buy was awesome and the return was easy. But, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to make sure the device works prior to any trip or hike you are taking.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin

  • Cons mentioned:
    Monthly fee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Monthly fees but works great

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    Posted . Owned for 1 year when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I shouldn’t have returned but it needs a monthly subscription to work fully. There are some features that work without it but to get the full use Garmin sucks you in to the old monthly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin

  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life
    Cons mentioned:
    Monthly fee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Expensive

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    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Pretty expensive in purchase price and subscription but it works. It s good for hiking alone or being out for a while without signal and being able to send and receive short texts, adds a little peace of mind. Battery last a long time, does seem to slowly discharge while powered off. Durable so far, dropped it, knocked some rocks while scrambling, seems fine, minor scratches.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cons mentioned:
    Monthly fee

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have if you are an outdoors person?

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Takes some setup and of course the monthly fee for usage but if you are in the woods frequently every month it’s definitely worth it to stay in contact with your family!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Jenny Garmin

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin-in Reach Satellite phone

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    Posted . Owned for 6 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Bought this for Canada/Alaska trip in case of emergency. Small, very portable and reasonably easy to use. I need to spend more time studying it in depth and using is. But it will always go with me!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great item. i purchased it for my 7,000 mile motorcycle trip. I can have family follow where im at and i can use the SOS if i get in an accident and no ones around and ive been ejected from my bike. I like how i can pause and continue the monthly subscription as needed. Lots of cool features in a small package!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Back country safety.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Gives a sense of security when recreating in the back country. Easy to use & reliable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Satellite communication

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Backcountry must

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This works great! My wife goes on long multi day hiking trips to places with very spotty cell coverage. This allows us to stay in touch via text and mapping if her adventures, making everything mush safer as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Feels solid and works great. My only issue is you need two apps to do anything which is weird. The subscriptions are also expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin

  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    perfect

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Have not used it yet but it looks very sturdy and super small. Just what we wanted

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Compact

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device. I would purchase again.

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    Posted . Owned for 9 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Great device and compact! Fast connectivity and free unlimited preset messages.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    App support

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    A must for backpacking. Easy enough to use with your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Does everything it says it can. Works great with excellent signal strength

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from GarminProductExpert
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      Thank you for your review. Garmin Garmin