ACR Aqualink View

ACR Aqualink View

  • BuoyantACR Aqualink View
  • LED strobe light
  • Self test
  • 66 channel GPS
  • Easy emergency activation
  • Screen displays GPS and LAT/LON
  • Battery replacement free of charge if you use it
  • Size = 5.8″ x 2.3″ x 1.5″
  • Weight = 9.2 oz.
  • Pro’s
    • No annual subscription fees
    • Simple operation
  • Con’s
    • No 2-way messaging

Head offshore with confidence of the handheld AquaLink™ View Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Its digital display provides all the important information about the beacon’s functions, including GPS positioning and transmission bursts. Plus, its buoyant design means that if the AquaLink View accidentally falls overboard, it’ll float. Have peace of mind knowing that if a boat emergency should occur, this personal emergency beacon will quickly relay your position to satellite networks, and reduce search and rescue time.

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Product Number2884
Model NumberPLB-350C
Size2.3 x 5.8 x 1.45” (5.9 x 14.8 x 3.7 cm)
Weight9.2 oz (261 g) with lanyard
Battery, ClassClass 2 (non-hazmat) lithium batteries
Battery, Replacement IntervalReplacement due six (6) years from date of manufacture or after emergency use
Battery, Operational LifeExceeds 24 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
Battery, Typical Performance35 Hours @ -4°F (-20°C)
Battery, Storage-40°F to + 158°F (-40°C to +70°C)
MaterialEngineered polycarbonate blend
ColorACR-treuse™ (high visibility yellow)
Operation2 steps: deploy antenna, press ON button. Give clear view of sky
Waterproof16.40 ft (5 m) @ 1 hr., 33 ft (10 m) @ 10 min. Factory tested @ 70°F, exceeds RTCM waterproof requirements
Radiated Power6.3W (406 MHz), 50 mW +/-3dB (121.5 MHz)
AccessoriesAttachment clip included
ApprovalsCospas-Sarsat, FCC, Canada, R&TTE;, New Zealand
Limited Warranty5 years
Lead Free Yes


ACR Aqualink View


World Wide Coverage


2-Way Messaging




Tracking & Sharing


Initial Cost & Subscription Plan



  • SOS Distress Call
  • Long Battery Life
  • Global Satellite Network
  • No Subscription Plan
  • Reliable Network


  • No Messaging
  • No Navigation

8 thoughts on “ACR Aqualink View”

  1. Boating off coast with so much confidence that if there’s an emergency then I’m covered is a big deal. Especially when you know that your superman is a little device that can get you the help you need. This acr aqualink is a good device I must confess. Go acquatic and still get linked. Really nice one. Good review too

    • What I really like about the ACR AquaLink View is that it has a great battery, a long history of saving lives with a proven satellite system and rescue center plus it has the strobe light that you would want when out in the middle of a vast area. We all need to have a backup plan when things don’t work out as we planned.

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


  2. I like that it’s simple to use, but is it beginner friendly? I assume that since it can float, that it’s waterproof or is it not? It is a bit on the heavy side, but do you think a hiker shouldn’t have issues keeping it in their back pocket on a long hike or would that just end up weighing them down after awhile? 

    All in all, seems like a solid beacon. 

  3. This ACR Aqualink View is really helpful and I am glad to read this post. I have not encountered any accident yet, but I would rather purchase it for using in remote area or going somewhere like hiking. I have read a review about this product elaborating that once a group of hikers could manage to help and rescue a women who had been lost in the mountain. They sent signal via this ACR AquaLink View to a Rescue Center and thanks to this device the woman survived.

    Thank you so much for this informative post.

    • That’s what many of us don’t think about, is that more than likely, we will be helping to save someone else’s life that we come into contact with. 

      My kids were hiking with a group in the Rocky Mountain National Park a few years back and were up above 12,000 feet and another hiker, not in their party, had fallen and split his head open pretty badly. Luckily, both of my kids had day packs with extensive emergency packs plus a nurse was in another group nearby and they were able to bandage this hiker up and help him get down the mountain. 

      It could have been a situation that may have required an emergency response team to get the hiker out but fortunately it ended well and my kids have a cool story to tell now. They also realize the importance of being prepared when going on even a day hike.

      Thank you for sharing your story.


    • The IR light is an (IR LED) Programming Interface, not accessible by owners. That message comes out of the ACR Aqualink View owners manual.

      I don’t own any personal locator devices (PLBs) so I can only offer limited advice. I own twelve or more satellite communicators so I can give you a lot of information on those.

      Let me know if you have any other questions. I’ll be glad to help if I know the answer.



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