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78
$350
Editors' Choice Award
Text correspondence to and from the wilderness, wrapped up in a diminutive form
75
$200
Editors' Choice Award
This is a smooth, comprehensive two-way communicator that relies on a proven satellite network and brings innovations that raise the bar
74
$450
Top Pick Award
An excellent device with only one weakness -- portability
71
$350
Best Buy Award
A small, basic device that employs established network, dispatch, and hardware systems through affordable subscription plans
69
$250
Top Pick Award
If you want two-way texting that doesn't rely on a smartphone and tend to travel in the Americas and Europe, this one's is for you
64
$350
A great, emergency-only messaging device
64
$349
Offers now-standard wilderness communication options, with a slick app and a robust but big and heavy piece of hardware
63
$290
Best Buy Award
A small, satellite-linked emergency communicator. For life-threatening emergencies, this is exactly what you need and nothing more
59
$150
A good value for year-round tracking if you don't need 2-way messaging
59
$250
Best Buy Award
If your wilderness adventures are confined to the United States and your communication needs are simple and few, the SatPaq is an affordable choice with just a few quirks in usage