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General Category => GPSr Units => Topic started by: jgaffney on September 11, 2017, 01:36:04 PM

Title: Garmin vs. DeLorme
Post by: jgaffney on September 11, 2017, 01:36:04 PM
I was walking through the Sportsman's Warehouse when I saw that they have the DeLorme InReach Explorer for $300, or about $150 less than the replacement Garmin unit. It looks like the store is closing out its DeLorme units with deep sale prices.

I've been using Garmin eTrex units for about 15 years. I also have a SPOT locator to let my wife know I'm OK. Lately, the subscription price for SPOT has been going up and up, so I'm looking for something that I only subscribe to when I need it, like the 4 months during the backpacking season.

My question is, Is there $150 worth of value added in the Garmin unit? Or, should I jump on the DeLorme sales price?
Title: Re: Garmin vs. DeLorme
Post by: Boyd on September 11, 2017, 02:07:35 PM
Not personally familiar with either of these, but there do appear to be some differences. Here's one of several articles I found with a quick search: http://www.hikeventures.com/garmin-inreach/

I assume that Garmin would honor the warranty on a new DeLorme unit?
Title: Re: Garmin vs. DeLorme
Post by: jgaffney on September 14, 2017, 08:40:17 AM
Boyd:

Thanks for the link. I think I've settled on the Garmin Explorer+.
Title: Re: Garmin vs. DeLorme
Post by: Red90 on September 18, 2017, 06:25:25 AM
The worst part is that they are not able to use Garmin compatible maps.