The floating ACR Electronics ResQLink+ 406 GPS personal locator beacon relays your position to a global network of Search and Rescue satellites when you are in trouble.
This Personal Locator Beacon should only be used in situations of grave and imminent danger, and only as a last resort when all means of self-rescue have been exhausted.
Please Note: This item contains a lithium battery and cannot be shipped to APO, FPO, U.S. Territories, international destinations or Hawaii, and are only available for in-store pickup in Alaska.
Made in USA.
In emergency situations, it relays your position quickly and accurately to a worldwide network of Search and Rescue satellites, while the built-in strobe light increases your visibility. Includes GPS and self-test features that can be combined with ACR’s optional 406Link.com site functions.
|Batteries:||Lithium (5 year replacement life)|
|Certification:||FCC; COSPAS-SARSAT, Canada, RTTE|
|Dimensions:||4.5 x 1.9 x 1.6 inches|
|GPS/Satellite detectable:||Onboard GPS/Yes|
|Location accuracy:||100 meters|
|Note:||device does not float; for a similar device that floats, check out the ACR AquaLink PLB|
|Water-resistant depth:||16 feet|
|ACR ResQLink plus 406 Personal Locator Beacon||$309.99|
|ACR ResQLink+ Buoyant Personal Locator Beacon||$269.99 - $289.99|
|ACR AquaLink 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon||$359.99 - $389.95|
|ACR Resqlink 406 Gps||$325.00|
First let me start by saying that I do work at ACR, but I am also an avid outdoorsman and I am absolutely loving the new ResQLink PLB. Previous PLB's that I have used were always a little too big to simply carry in my pocket and my fear was getting separated from my backpack should I actually need to use it. I finally got my new ResQLink last weekend and I tossed it in my jean pocket and headed out for an afternoon hike around the ranch. It fits perfect, about the size of a 2005 flip cell phone or powerbar. If anyone else has one let me know what you think or if you have any questions I can answer for you. I am a pretty conservative hike, but the peace of mind I have knowing should anything go wrong is well worth the price.
Just got my Resqlink from Backcountry.com and wow is it small and light. So much lighter and smaller than both my SPOT (1st version) and especially my ACR AQUAFIX (2006 model). Bought the Resqlink because it was cheaper than replacing the 6 year old battery in the Aquafix. Now I will carry the PLB with me on all adventures. Used to leave the Aquafix at home because it was too big and heavy to lug around. It is even smaller than my Spot which wouldn't be as effective in a real emergency anways. And no subscription fees also. Win win win.
It's hard to give a review on a PLB without actually having used it. But from the perspective of design, this thing is great. It's small and simple; great to carry and simple to use--very important. Instructions on how to use the PLB is also printed onto the beacon in case you're panicking.
I would recommend you buying this just for the peace of mind of yourself and your family back home.