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5/10/2018 12:52 pm  #1


Sat Messengers taking some steps forward and more options

Garmin just launched the new mini version of their inReach models. Great for Ultralighters.
https://static.garmincdn.com/en/products/010-01879-00/v/pd-01-lg-02707b85-ed31-4d5f-b378-a9eb6d302abc.jpg

Spot seems to have just merged their old units with a 2005 Blackberry
https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.gearjunkie.com/uploads/2018/05/IMG_3664-700x451.jpg


And there is a new player on the field. Somewear

https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.gearjunkie.com/uploads/2018/04/Somewear-Satellite-Hotspot_devicephone1.jpg

Last edited by ShawnD (5/11/2018 12:25 pm)

 

5/11/2018 12:10 pm  #2


Re: Sat Messengers taking some steps forward and more options

ShawnD wrote:

Spot seems to have just merger their old units with a 2005 Blackberry
https://s3.amazonaws.com/images.gearjunkie.com/uploads/2018/05/IMG_3664-700x451.jpg

LOL!

I like the looks of the new InReach. That is exactly the sort of thing I have been waiting for. Somewear looks to be interesting too. Kind of an unknown vs Garmin..

 

6/21/2018 6:27 pm  #3


Re: Sat Messengers taking some steps forward and more options

And another new one enters the market. The Bivy Stick.

https://gearjunkie.com/bivy-stick-satellite-messenger

Garmin buys inReach and 2 new players enter.

There must be money to be made here.

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6/21/2018 6:53 pm  #4


Re: Sat Messengers taking some steps forward and more options

ShawnD wrote:

And another new one enters the market. The Bivy Stick.

https://gearjunkie.com/bivy-stick-satellite-messenger

Seems like you need to pair this device (Bivy Stick) to a phone in order to use it.  No thanks.  I prefer my emergency Sat Messengers to be more bombproof than my phone.

 

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