„Not being the first time I have a Garmin Inreach, I bought this one after the previous one was stolen and I am extremely satisfied because it is really very small allowing to have it in a pocket and at the same time, with the access via Bluetooth we can have all the features on the phone.
I consider it much more important than a MOB because while these have a 24 mile range, the Garmin is a personal Epirb with satellite connection. Just press the SOS button and a message is sent with our location.
The SMS service is fantastic for communications with land that we can use for weather routing or just to let you know that everything is ok on board.
A must have for anyone who is at sea.“
„A kayaking event.
The plb was put in a pocket on front of alife jacket.
When practising a resque it apparently got tweezed between the kayak rim and the body of the kayaker.
Although the antenna was not released for alarm and the activation button was hidden, this enabled the plb and a search and rescue was initiated by the danish SAR.
The SAR operation was cancelled one hour later when the reason was found.
Conclusion The plb may be unvoluntarily activated when exposed to localized pressure even when the protecting antenna is still in place.“