August 22, 2010
Peace of mind
Easy to use
Peace of mind comes at a price
Sometimes misses the 10 min check-in points
I got this for when I was out on my motorcycle, as I often ride remore areas on my own. It gives me and my partner a great deal of peace of mind in the event something bad were to happen. I always use the 10 min check in feature so can be tracked, but I have found the signals can be sketchy at times, especially in a canyon for instance. One thing which I am not sure about is the necessity to physically push a button when summoning emergency help, and to do this one needs to be both conscious and able to reach the unit. Not always the case after an accident, hence the potential need for an efficient tracking system. I now use it all the time on my MTB also, as the potential for injury is great, but hopefully if the worst happens, I would be conscious and able to push the panic button! It also comes with 100K worth of search and rescue insurance as an option if desired. I recommend it highly, if only for the peace of mind, which cannot be underestimated. Let's hope I never have to use it...