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Grandma L
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05/18/2021 12:28PM  
I am looking for a new satellite tracking unite that can do tracking, OK messages and text messages would be nice too. What do you suggest - Oh, and REI has Garmin InReach Mini on sale. I am not looking for a combination with a GPS.
 
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schweady
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05/18/2021 04:19PM  
I'd say nab the mini from REI. It has all of the emergency capabilities you're looking for and very lightweight and compact. About the only knock is a shorter battery life (by about half) but these units overall are very economical on batteries anyway. And, a bit more difficult to read the screen, but, hey, it's a mini...

Here are a couple of good reviews:
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Grandma L
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05/18/2021 05:40PM  
Hey, thanks for the advice!
 
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