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I live in a city where they used to roll barrels of ale down a hill to stop a riot.
I live in a city where they used to roll barrels of ale down a hill to stop a riot.

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We took advantage of the low tide along the Bay of Fundy and drove up to Burntcoat head park to walk along the ocean floor. for a few hours before the tide came back.

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Garmin inReach SE+ and Explorer+ does two type of tracking when you want to record the path of your activity which can be viewed either on the map page of your portal or shared publicly on mapshare.

By default when you turn on tracking, a track point is sent to your mapshare every 10 minutes. While tracking your inReach will also keep a detailed track log until you sync.

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You might need to perform a soft reset (clear user data) on your garmin fenix 3 or fenix 3 HR. This method will clear most user data. connect IQ apps or widgets might be be deleted.

As with most of my reset videos, user beware and backup or sync your device before attempting this, you might lost some of all of your data.

1. Turn off your fenix 3 HR
2. HOLD down the BACK / LAP button and PRESS the BACKLIGHT / POWER button
3. Once the garmin logo appears on screen, release the backlight / power button. KEEP back/lap pressed

this might take a minute but you should see the prompt on screen to erase the user data.

4. Select yes / NO

At this point this should be just like when you first took it out of the box.

5. Select, time / distance. user profile / set GPS for date/ time.

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You can create contacts on your Garmin inReach SE+ or Explorer+ by either entering them manually on the device or via the inReach portal. If you are paired via bluetooth to your smartphone, you can access the contacts more easily.

At the very least you should enter the emergency contacts you required to be on your device in case of emergency.

You'll simply need a first & last name, valid email or mobile number. If the contact is an existing inReach user, you can also enter the inreach address.

You can delete a contact by editing the contact on your device and selecting DELETE.

In you were to create a contact via the inReach portal, you just need to go to the CONTACTS tab and click on ADD to enter the contacts.

NOTE: that if you add contacts via the portal, you will need to sync your inReach via the inReach SYNC program (windows or mac) and plug in your inreach via the USB cable so that the information can be transferred to the inReach.

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There are two way you can create waypoints on your garmin inReach SE+ or Explorer+.

1. From the home page, select WAYPOINT | NEW WAYPOINT

or

2. Use the SHORTCUT BUTTON and select CREATE A NEW WAYPOINT

Each method will bring you to the new waypoint screen where you can edit the following fields:
- name
- symbol
- coordinates.

You can view your saved waypoints on the MAP page

If you are paired with your smartphone you can use the Earthmate app and either from the MAP or COMPASS page you can create waypoints. Waypoints created via earthmate is then synced and will appear on your device and vice versa.

You can view all of your waypoints in Earthmate by going into MORE | WAYPOINTS.

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In this video I'll go over the simple steps to pair your Garmin inReach SE+ or Explorer+ to your smartphone or tablet either iOS or Android.

1. On your inReach go to SETTINGS | BLUETOOTH | PAIR DEVICE
2. On your smartphone go to BLUETOOTH

You should see the inReach device in the device list. tap on it to finish the pairing process. Once done you should see it "connected" and an equivalent message should appear on the inReach.

From here, you can flip over to your Earthmate app on your smartphone and in the MORE section you can see that you are connected with your inReach and now can use the same functions that are on the inReach now via Earthmate.

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You can share your current location to your contacts or social media accounts using the Garmin inReach SE+.

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Before heading out on your trip, you can send a test message either from your Garmin inReach SE+ or from the inReach portal. This is a good idea if you don't use the device often or just want to make sure you didn't miss any firmware updates.
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