Originally Posted by RidgeRunner
I am hoping someone who is currently using Inreach for email messaging could comment on the functionality. I understand the sms texting, but how does it work if you need to communicate via email? Does it need to be paired with a smartphone? Specifically, I am wondering if this device would meet the email messaging capability required of of boats participating in the Carib 1500. Additionally, I know that Chris Parker prefers email to texting, and wondering if anyone is using the device to communicate with him.
And finally, tell me more about the wx forecasting -can you pair the device with a tablet or phone
and get good GRIBS?
Just as easy to send an email as a text.
People responding to you have to use email.
BUT you are limited to, if memory serves me correct 155 characters
including spaces. So really not so good for long emails.
Basic text based weather provided by OCENS
I'm sure either Delorme or OCENS have examples on their websites.
If you pair with a smartphone it makes it a bit easier to use
but not really needed.
I don't think it meets the Caribbean 1500
requirements due to it's
inability to download GRIB and Synoptic charts
PS: In case anybody would like to see a real track generated by an
InReach here is a link to one of my trips last summer.