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IPhone 14 vs InReach emergency satellite service

Postby Dave_5280 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 5:39 am

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Re: IPhone 14 vs InReach emergency satellite service

Postby Toby » Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:04 pm

Some kiter’s lives could have been saved with this.

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Re: IPhone 14 vs InReach emergency satellite service

Postby Face_NickJr » Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:42 pm

I used to take my phone out with me inside a baggie inside a running vest holder...but even after screen locking it, it kept pocket dialing people including my wife who thought I was drowning a few times.

I read a story about a a fog-bank rolling in combined with a wind direction change that left a kiter stranded miles out to sea without being able to tell which direction he was headed. I went ahead and picked up one of these as a wearable for solo ocean runs:

https://www.acrartex.com/products/resql ... or-beacon/

I wear it inside one of these (over my wetsuit under my impact):

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Running-Vest ... /615864834

You do have to register it with your local rescue services but that was free after purchase

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Re: IPhone 14 vs InReach emergency satellite service

Postby Windigo1 » Fri Jan 13, 2023 1:56 pm

Pretty cool one good reason for the upgrade. I just read this morning that people skiing hard are triggering the crash detection so not perfect yet I guess!

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Re: IPhone 14 vs InReach emergency satellite service

Postby rnelias » Fri Jan 13, 2023 2:19 pm

well... I'll be waiting for an Android implementation for this.

iPhones are a rip-off in Brazil. @Toby knows what I mean


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