Does anyone have one for when they're out riding/hiking/climbing?
The GF and I are going to get one - in the NZ backcountry we might be 8 hours ride from the road and then a 2 hour drive from cell phone reception so it's kind of silly to be out without one, given her habit of riding her bike off the nearest cliff.
We're faintly aware that there are differing systems but don't know where to start. It would have to be suitable to use in NZ, UK and Asia.
Sorry for the basic questions but aside from kicking off with a google search it's difficult to find what the basic argument is for the various systems.
406 MHz - basic SAR - cry for help.
SPOT/inReach - more features and some 2-way messaging but has monthly/yearly rental in addition to up-front cost.