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ACR ELECTRONICSAquaLink® View Personal Locator Beacon

ACR ELECTRONICS

AquaLink® View Personal Locator Beacon

Model # 11212313Mfg # 2884

$439.99

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Product Description

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
Application Hiking
Inland Boating
Coastal Cruising
Abandon Ship Bags
Life Rafts
Dimensions 2.25 x 5.88 x 1.49?
Battery Life 5 Years
Floating Floating
GPS Enabled Yes
Strobe No
Transmit Time 30 Hours
Waterproof 16.40ft @ 10 min
Weight 9.1 oz

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Acr ElectronicsAquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (23)
  • Waterproof (23)
  • Reliable (20)
  • Easy to install (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (15)
    • Small boats (15)
    • Large boats (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (13), Casual/ recreational (11), Professional (3)

    Reviewed by 28 customers

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    (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 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.

    (1 of 3 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

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

                      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Peace of Mind

                      By ZATARA

                      from Running Springs

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Peace of mind
                      • Reliable
                      • Waterproof

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Boats
                        • Outdoor
                        • Small Boats

                        Comments about AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

                        Not happy about the fact that now that I've had mine for about 3.5 months the price has dropped about $80.00 from what it was when I bought mine.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good PLB

                        By Kaikane

                        from HK, O'ahu

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Pros

                        • Does The Job Properly
                        • Durable
                        • Reliable
                        • Waterproof

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Large Boats
                          • Outdoor
                          • Small Boats

                          Comments about AquaLink View Personal Locator Beacon:

                          This PLB is handy and compact enough to carry anywhere. Satellite hookup is also quick.

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