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AquaLink® View Personal Locator Beacon

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Model # 11212313 | Mfg # 2884

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Receive up to $125 AND a FREE 6-month 406Link Plus subscription!

With the purchase of select ACR safety products (SKU# 10406890, 10406908, 11034659, 11034667, 11046612, 11212313, 12030540,13381207)

Valid May 16, 2016 — July 05, 2016
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Capable of transmitting up to 35 hours, the AquaLink™ View Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is one of the longest transmitting PLBs available—and it can fix your position to within 100 meters. The only PLB with a digital display, it enables you to see all of the beacon’s operational activities, including self-test results, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts, remaining battery power, and LAT/LON. In addition, optional messaging subscriptions (406Link Basic and 406Link PLUS, available at 406link.com) enable enhanced self-testing with confirmation messages sent to the cell phone or email of up to five contacts. The AquaLink™ View PLB is waterproof, and it floats. Lanyard and belt clip included. Made in USA.

  • Activation Method: Manual
  • GPS: 66-channel
  • Frequency: 406.037 MHz with a 121.5 MHz homing beacon
  • Battery Life: Exceeds 24 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
  • Typical Performance: 30hr. @ -4°F (-20°C)
  • Dimensions: 5 13/16"H x 2 5/16"W x 1 1/2"D
  • Strobe: Automatic bright LED strobe light Weight: 9.2 oz.
  • Waterproof: 10m (33') @ 70°F
  • Warranty: Five years

406Link Basic: An optional subscription service, available at 406link.com, allows you to test your beacon multiple times through the Cospas-Sarsat satellite system. You’ll get peace of mind knowing your beacon is working properly with self-test confirmation messages sent to your cell phone and email. With the basic package, messages are sent to one contact.

406Link PLUS: Also available at 406link.com, this service enables you to send your test confirmation message to five contacts (Email/SMS) along with a customized message. The AquaLink view includes additional testing capabilities including the ability to send up to 60 GPS tests which 406Link.com will include a hyperlink to your location.

Specs

AquaLink® View Personal Locator Beacon

Activation Method Manual
Battery Life 24 Hours
Battery Storage Life 5 Years
Best Use Locator
Dimensions 5 13/16" Height x 2 5/16" Width x 1 1/2" Depth
Features GPS Enabled
Waterproof
Strobe
Weight 9.2 Ounces

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (25)
  • Durable (23)
  • Reliable (22)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoors (15)
  • Small boats (15)
  • Large boats (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (14), Casual/ recreational (11), Professional (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Purchased ACR AquaLink PLB

the product worked very well when I tested its operation. Documentation was good.

I was less satisfied with the 406Link.com service which sent text to my specifed mobile phone but failed to...Read complete review

the product worked very well when I tested its operation. Documentation was good.

I was less satisfied with the 406Link.com service which sent text to my specifed mobile phone but failed to send email notice asit was supposed to do

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't Understand the Product

I use the product in my inflatable boat that I take out in the ocean. I had no idea when I bought the product that due to requiring a hit on two satellites and...Read complete review

I use the product in my inflatable boat that I take out in the ocean. I had no idea when I bought the product that due to requiring a hit on two satellites and the high incidence of false alarms, rescue times could take a lot longer than I would be able to survive in the water. (6+ hours) It was my fault for not researching it better. For me, it would just be a corpse locator. If I had a bigger boat with a life boat, this would be just what I would need. There is nothing wrong with the product at all, just understand how it works and what kind of response time you can expect.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Product

By MTD

from Stamford, CT

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Personal Watercraft

    Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

    Have been debating between PLB and EPIRB and after researching decided thisi advanced PLB would be more than adequate for our needs. We are planning to charter a power-cat in the BVI in February and having this with us will be a critical, added level of safety for us and our guests.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Great Aviation Personal Locator Beacon

    By Flynham

    from Glen Allen, VA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

        Most modern aircraft carry an emergency locator transmitter, but I like the idea of carrying one for myself, just in case the aircraft-installed unit doesn't perform to expectations. This unit is waterproof (for those over-the-water flights), compact, and easy to use. Additionally, there are multiple self-check features to use before an aviation adventure.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Product looks and seems to work great

        By Georgia Saltwater

        from Georgia Coast

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Ergonomic
        • Intuitive

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Outdoor
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

        I hope I never need this device but I feel much better having it with me when boating, especially offshore.

        Service and delivery comments:

        West Marine is the best marine dealer I have purchased from.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Confident in my "best last chance"

        By SpoolDumper

        from Venice, FL

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Waterproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Outdoor
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

          I chose ACR due to their renowned reputation. This plb seems very easy to use and has met my initial expectations - hopefully I never have to deploy the beacon! The promotion was a plus - it never hurts to have another strobe and first aid/ survival kit on the boat...

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Purchased ACR AquaLink PLB

          By Bruno

          from Chicago, Illinois

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Outdoor

            Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

            the product worked very well when I tested its operation. Documentation was good.

            I was less satisfied with the 406Link.com service which sent text to my specifed mobile phone but failed to send email notice asit was supposed to do

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great device

            By Mike

            from Sandusky, OH

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Reliable
            • Waterproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Boats

              Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

              Gives peace of mind. Hope to not use.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product for a great price

              By Mark S

              from San Francisco Bay

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Register Product
              • Reliable
              • Waterproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor

                Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

                Great back-up plan if everything else goes wrong.

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                west is best

                By Doc

                from new orleans, la

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Install
                • Reliable
                • Waterproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Outdoor
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

                  hopefully never have to use it!

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Hope I never have to use it

                  By Solo Sailor Jeff

                  from Lake Michigan

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Reliable
                  • Waterproof

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

                      Hope I never have to use it - but if I do I know that I have one of the best units money can buy. Being a Solo Sailboat racer, you only have yourself to help you out when things go wrong.

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Easy to use

                      By Black Gold

                      from North Palm Beach, Fl

                      About Me Advanced

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Reliable
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Acr Electronics AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

                          i have not had to use this device yet (thankfully) but it appears easy to use. And dependable.

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