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Old 26-05-2017, 10:56   #1
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Inreach versus Iridium Go

I'm looking for a comparison from those that have used both.
Excluding voice, which do you prefer? Why?

It seems the Inreach has the following advantages:
1. Less expensive Purchase price
2. Less expensive plans
3. Automatic course tracking

1. Voice
2. Not limited to just 160 character text messages.
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Old 26-05-2017, 11:32   #2
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Re: Inreach versus Iridium Go

Very much apples to oranges; both are great at what they do but I wouldn't attempt to compare them.

One point I'd like to touch on, Iridium may or may not be releasing Short Burst Data for the Iridium GO in the near future. I mention this because it would allow the GO to be tracked like the Iridium Extreme (and the InReach), as they are all just an Iridium core module/transceiver at the end of the day.
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Old 26-05-2017, 12:41   #3
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Re: Inreach versus Iridium Go

I have many clients who use either one or another. Fewer and fewer using Spot.

I have noticed now and then InReach having problem updating the position data in the footer. This position data is automatically appended to the footer.

So in result I have received InReach msgs with 'wrong' (=outdated) position stamps.

This must be a software glitch. Or, less likely, a property.

My view may be biased as the group using InReach is bigger than the group using Go.

Other than this (glitch?) I like working with either device very much.

People who got InReach before Garmin took it over were all very very satisfied with their data plans.

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