First Look Gear Review
Street Price: $250
Pros: Easy one-handed (and gloved, if not mittened) SOS operation. Two-way messaging is awesome. Smartphone interface works well. Pairs automatically on startup. Overall very intuitive and easy to use.
Cons: Expensive. Clunky ergonomics and design. Largest of the devices we tested. Not as effective as a PLB in life-threatening situations.
Best Uses: Any activity or expedition during which satellite messaging and tracking is useful or crucial, absolutely needs clear view to sky in order to function properly. Water resistant.
— Chris McNamara and Matt Gerdes
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Most recent review: May 8, 2014
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