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Old 08-01-2018, 07:52 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by JDCAVE View Post
I used to be a big fan. We used I extensively in past years, with the unlimited plan. But we started to have issues the last 2 years, and again this year. Itís a real PITA if tech support wants you to do a firmware update to fix your problem and the nearest cell service is days away! I just donít think it ranks very high up on Garminís long term plan. I would be at all surprised if they let it go ďfallowĒ one day. But if this is any indication of their commitment to support, Iíll be steering clear of Garmin when it comes to purchases of future bigger ticket electronics.

Jim
I agree. I've been using my InReach since 2014 and this is the worst it has been. IT will go long periods saying it is sending but actually is doing nothing. I don't realize it until someone texts me that they have not had a position report in 12 hours. In the meantime, the InReach is telling me that it is logging a position every minute and sending every 10 minutes.

Having had no experience with Garmin previously, I wouldn't touch any of their products at this point forward.
Even Active Captain has issues it never had before.

I'm still sold on the InReach, but I'd wish they would fix the ... thing.
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