Why does this app start in the background and drain my battery very quickly, even when I'm not using my Inreach? If the InReach wasn't such a pain to text on I would have no use for this app. Last update "fixed multiple bugs", how bout you fix probably the biggest one. Maybe you need to pay the upgrade to get one that functions correctly? Not willing to take that chance.
Works great with my InReach, but after turning it off the app drains my phone battery, not sure why?
This app functions fairly well when working with the inreach. The bad thing about it is that it is a HUGE battery drain, wether you are using it or not. It will drain your phone battery in no time. There is no way to shut down the app. I have to force stop the app or shut off the phone to save the battery, not very handy.
The app as better than no app at all and doesn't crash. That's good. Having used the app with an InReach SE I miss this functionality: - ability to edit contacts in the app without internet access. - ability edit preset messages and recipient lists for preset messages in the app without internet access. - ability to copy location coordinates from messages that were received through iridium or, even better, start navigation to those coordinates (using e.g. Google maps) without internet. The story behind this is: I go to a paragliding event where I meet people in the middle of nowhere to go fly. Before flying we exchange direct InReach addresses. We have to tediously enter those on our InReach devices. Inevitable the preset messages don't have the right recipients but can't be changed at that point as there is no internet and often no computers. Then we fly (with tracking enabled) and some people end up landing far from our cars. Upon landing we send a message to our friends. Whoever happens to get to one of our cars first starts picking up the others.
While this app, device, and service has improved, the app is now draining 20% of the battery without the app being used. Hmm, hopefully the devs can sort this out quickly.
Does not connect, poor support Does not pair by Bluetooth to Inreach For Android. Customer support says 'buy a newer device'.
v2.9 Update #2 (June 13th)
Multiple bug fixes
v2.9 Update #1 (May 11th)
Resolved potential Bluetooth pairing issue
v2.9 (April 26th)
Revamped features allow future firmware updates directly from the app to a SE+ or Explorer+ device
Added support for connecting with inReach SE+ and Explorer+ devices which are not on data subscriptions
Improved support for new map types