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.
I installed this app a couple days ago, after purchasing an inReach SE communicator. It may make texting with that device easier (haven't tried that yet) but beyond that, I can see little value added unless (perhaps) you have the inReach Explorer. I like that the app locates me on a map, but since I cannot navigate with it, that's of limited value. And whatever other convenience it might add comes at a price. This app drains my phone's battery RAPIDLY, even with the phone's GPS turned off. Can't see how that would be a good thing when out in the wilds on my motorcycle, which is where I will be using the inReach device. I will be uninstalling it.
Sadly no way to update the firmware within this app. In this new world where everyone has a tablet, fewer have pc or laptops ... this is a problem. Then the website interface will force you accept the new terms even if you don't have the time to read it while your crew in the field. If you decline Garmin will still charge you.
Still buggy. Clicking the notification doesn't open the app. Tracking isn't smart enough to end when you power off the device.
This is great! The one downside of the Inreach system was the bad worldwide maps. I complained about it a year ago and suggested they use OSM... and now, they do. I wish more developers would listen to their customers. Thank you Delorme/Garmin
First of all, don't waste your time downloading this unless you have an Inreach Explorer to link it to. That unit has a GPS, and when linked, you can use a phone or tablet WITHOUT its GPS active, majorly saving battery power. I like it in the Jeep because even with a Uconnect full nav unit, that's just road maps. Now, I have quadrangle topo maps and aerial views on a Nexus 7 tablet. Update 4/2017. Now I have a Galaxy Tab S 8.4. OMG that screen with quad maps!! And with an external card slot, just about unlimited maps can be downloaded. The perfect companion for an Inreach Explorer.
V2.8 Update #1 (April 12th)
Better support for users with over 200 synced addresses
V2.8 (February 28th)
Added support for OpenStreetMap
Resolved Hybrid Map display issues
V2.7 Update #1 (January 5th, 2017)
Added new Norwegian localization
Improvements to existing localizations
Improved app stability on several pages
V2.7 (December 16th)
Added support for additional languages
Added run time permissions
Improved Bluetooth Syncing directions