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PostWed Feb 02, 2022 9:17 pm 
Garmin has updated the inReach Mini and increased the price by $50.

If you have the original, it is likely not worth upgrading but I'll let you decide. Suppoed better battery life and ease of use. Then again, you might find people wanting to sell their old ones at a steep discount in order to upgrade.

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PostSat Jul 02, 2022 9:56 pm 
I canít figure out how to get mine to work and I have two masters degrees.  Not that necessarily means anything butÖ..?

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PostMon Jul 11, 2022 12:55 pm 
Garmin makes good working stuff but almost all of it is not user friendly. It boggles the imagination how convoluted the user experience is from a company that should be able to fix that issue. I feel for you.

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PostMon Jul 11, 2022 1:37 pm 
My InReach has been unable to retrieve a weather report the last two trips I've been out because I hit some arbitrary limit on requested locations and it wants me to delete one before I can request again. But I can't figure out how to do it and I keep forgetting to look it up when I get back to society. I'll probably forget again.

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PostWed Jul 13, 2022 11:05 am 
Roly Poly wrote:
I canít figure out how to get mine to work and I have two masters degrees.  Not that necessarily means anything butÖ..?

Are you using it paired with a phone or trying to use the actual device for everything? If the latter.. well don't do that, pairing with a phone and using it to send messages is very easy. The Garmin Inreach app has decent trail maps you can download to, good enough to not bother using Gaia or some other app for me.

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PostWed Jul 13, 2022 11:24 am 
zimmertr wrote:
My InReach has been unable to retrieve a weather report the last two trips I've been out because I hit some arbitrary limit on requested locations and it wants me to delete one before I can request again. But I can't figure out how to do it and I keep forgetting to look it up when I get back to society. I'll probably forget again.

This is the kind of dumb stuff I always run into, works just enough to mark a feature ticket done, the olí 80% of the time it works 100%.

My Garmin watch has this ridiculous bug where it gets stuck on parts of a map:
https://forums.garmin.com/outdoor-recreation/outdoor-recreation/f/fenix-6-series/292304/location-arrow-gets-stuck-during-hikes

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PostThu Jul 14, 2022 9:13 am 
What happens if you remove the map page from the hike profile when that bug shows up, and then add it back?

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PostThu Jul 14, 2022 12:00 pm 
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What happens if you remove the map page from the hike profile when that bug shows up, and then add it back?

I havenít tried that, but yeah it seems to be Garmin snaps the arrow to the closest road, and walking across Gazzam Lake Nature Preserve confused it when entering and leaving due to the transitions between road and trail. I haven't noticed this specific issue with my InReach tho.

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PostThu Jul 14, 2022 3:42 pm 
I misunderstood.  If it's snapping (I thought it just ... became wrong at some point) look through the map and nav settings, I think there's something you can turn off for that.

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PostThu Jul 14, 2022 5:42 pm 
Cyclopath wrote:
I misunderstood.  If it's snapping (I thought it just ... became wrong at some point) look through the map and nav settings, I think there's something you can turn off for that.

The speculation was that it was snapping, but now that I check the settings again there is a Lock on Road setting I didn't notice before, I'll try disabling it. Thanks!

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PostTue Aug 02, 2022 3:24 pm 
Saw these at Spokane Costco for $299 - looked like a good deal and apparently it is as everywhere else I look they're $399. Think I'm going to go back and get one.

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PostTue Aug 02, 2022 3:31 pm 
CS wrote:
zimmertr wrote:
My InReach has been unable to retrieve a weather report the last two trips I've been out because I hit some arbitrary limit on requested locations and it wants me to delete one before I can request again. But I can't figure out how to do it and I keep forgetting to look it up when I get back to society. I'll probably forget again.

This is the kind of dumb stuff I always run into, works just enough to mark a feature ticket done, the olí 80% of the time it works 100%.

My Garmin watch has this ridiculous bug where it gets stuck on parts of a map:
https://forums.garmin.com/outdoor-recreation/outdoor-recreation/f/fenix-6-series/292304/location-arrow-gets-stuck-during-hikes

FYI I finally googled it and the info in their docs (exactly what I tried anyway) didn't work. I ended up having to use the Earthmate app on my phone to delete them.

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PostTue Aug 02, 2022 3:39 pm 
zimmertr wrote:
CS wrote:
zimmertr wrote:
My InReach has been unable to retrieve a weather report the last two trips I've been out because I hit some arbitrary limit on requested locations and it wants me to delete one before I can request again. But I can't figure out how to do it and I keep forgetting to look it up when I get back to society. I'll probably forget again.

This is the kind of dumb stuff I always run into, works just enough to mark a feature ticket done, the olí 80% of the time it works 100%.

My Garmin watch has this ridiculous bug where it gets stuck on parts of a map:
https://forums.garmin.com/outdoor-recreation/outdoor-recreation/f/fenix-6-series/292304/location-arrow-gets-stuck-during-hikes

FYI I finally googled it and the info in their docs (exactly what I tried anyway) didn't work. I ended up having to use the Earthmate app on my phone to delete them.

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PostTue Aug 02, 2022 4:30 pm 
schifferj wrote:
Saw these at Spokane Costco for $299 - looked like a good deal and apparently it is as everywhere else I look they're $399. Think I'm going to go back and get one.

The ones at Costco are the prior version.  Still a good deal vs. Amazon currently selling the older model for ~$329: https://a.co/d/jkwRbp0 (retail is $349)

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PostTue Aug 02, 2022 4:34 pm 
I went to send a message over the weekend using Earthmate and suddenly it said it couldn't find my InReach Mini 1 from one day to the next. No idea, but it's good you can use it directly to send messages even if it's a rough ui.

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