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Garmin InReach Mini

Discussion in 'Outdoors' started by sgrounds22, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Feb 19, 2020 at 5:11 AM
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    sgrounds22

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    Anyone know if you can use the GPS functionality without the subscription. I found the Explorer will allow you to, but nothing on the Mini. I am going to suspend my account and test, but wanted to see if anyone knew. I will update the thread with what I find.
     
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  2. Feb 23, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier “DO it!”

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    I’m curious.
     
  3. Mar 18, 2020 at 2:16 PM
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    Evader53

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    Keep us updated. I have a mini and have wondered as well. I want to say that you can't, but not 100% sure.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:25 AM
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    fetch-is-life

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    The Garmin Explore app blows. Better to use a dedicated mapping app like Gaia, OnX, Avenza etc that can download offline maps. You don't need cell service to get accurate GPS coordinates.
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    I use OnX for hunting, and recently got an inreach mini. Mainly for texting when I'm out of service area so that my wife knows I'm okay. I downloaded the Garmin/earthmate app. not too bad.
     
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  6. Mar 7, 2021 at 6:51 AM
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    Rocko9999

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    This. I use my InReach only on remote hiking trip to let people know Im ok. For navigation, Gaia app.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2021 at 8:12 AM
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    kevine0001

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    I pretty much stick with OnX for mapping. I only have my inreach mini for communicating when I'm in locations with no reception. It also provides my wife with a map of where I've been and where I'm at, when I have no reception.

    The offline maps on Onx are great for hunting. Pretty much all I use.
     

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