ACR ResQlink View Review

In this ACR ResQlink View review, I will go more detail on what this Personal Locator Beacon offers and why you don’t want to head out on your next adventure without it.

Breakdown of what the ResQlink View Offers

  • SOS Distress Call
  • Global Satellite CoverageACR ResQlink View Review
  • Buoyant
  • Digital Display, Live Status & GPS Coordinates
  • Strobe Light & Infrared Strobe
  • Homing Capability
  • Multi-Function Clip
  • Customize Your ACR Skin
  • Long Battery Life
  • No Subscription Plan

Let’s drill down into each of these services and see what makes the ACR ResQlink View so special.

SOS Distress CallACR ResQlink View SOS Call

When things start to go wrong, you’ll be glad you have the ACR ResQlink View with you. The ResQlink was designed and built to withstand the toughest conditions and to make sure that Search and Rescue teams can pinpoint your location and get you back to safety and/or medical care.

Global Satellite Coverage

The ResQlink View has access to three levels of integrated signal technology from GPS positioning, 406 MHz signal and 121.5 MHz homing capability. This technology relays your position quickly to a global network of satellites and when help does arrive in your area, your homing capability and strobe light will make it easier for the rescue teams to reach you faster.

ACR ResQlink View Global Satellite Coverage

Buoyant

The ACR ResQlink View has built in buoyancy and does not need a flotation pouch which makes things easier for you.

ACR ResQLink View - Buoyant GPS Personal Locator Beacon (Model PLB-425)
  • No Subscription Required
  • 406 MHz Emergency Distress Signal with Homing Signal
  • GPS and Galileo GNSS / Cospas-Sarsat / MEOSAR
  • Global Coverage
  • LED Strobe and Infrared Strobe

Digital Display, Live Status & GPS Coordinates

The Digital display provides you with live status and GPS coordinates which makes this new ResQlink View much more convenient.

Strobe Light & Infrared Strobe

It’s really nice to have a strobe light whether you are on land or sea as this makes locating your position much easier. ACR has made this even better now since they have added the infrared strobe which makes nighttime and other low visibility rescues more successful.

Helicopter Search and Rescue

Homing Capability

Many emergency satellite messengers do not have a homing function built in but you’ll be glad you have it in your ACR ResQlink View if your adventure turns out poorly.

Multi-Function ClipACR's Multifunction Clip

The multi-function clip allows several options for carrying or wearing your ACR ResQlink View. It can be challenging finding ways to incorporate gear, especially emergency gear and to have it in the right place at the right time. ACR has made our lives easier with this new multi-function clip.

Customize Your ACR Skin

This may be a first for Personal Location Beacons and Emergency Satellite Messengers. You can now customize your ACR ResQlink View with a skin that is tailored for your lifestyle and your preferred activities.

Long Battery Life

You now have a 5-year battery life with over 28 hours of operational life which was tested by an accredited laboratory. The ACR ResQlink View uses a Non-hazmat lithium battery (LiMnO2). You can store your ResQlink between 22 degrees and 158 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a range I can live with.

No Subscription Plan

The initial purchase price is a little high but when you consider that it does not have a subscription fee, then it actually becomes cheaper than probably every emergency satellite messenger.

My Final Thoughts

If I am only going for a SOS distress call function, and I don’t care about 2-way messaging, navigation and all the other things that the emergency satellite messengers offer, then I would have a hard time walking away from this deal. It is a little bigger then the Ocean Signal RescueME but the RescueME only has an accuracy to within 5 miles but the ACR ResQlink View has an accuracy to within 330 feet of your location. This accuracy is more important to me as I do most of my hiking in the mountains.

Please Email Me with your questions or thoughts on the ACR ResQlink View Review or Leave a Comment Below.

You can also explore more Satellite Messengers models by HERE or Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) HERE.

ACR ResQLink View - Buoyant GPS Personal Locator Beacon (Model PLB-425)
  • No Subscription Required
  • 406 MHz Emergency Distress Signal with Homing Signal
  • GPS and Galileo GNSS / Cospas-Sarsat / MEOSAR
  • Global Coverage
  • LED Strobe and Infrared Strobe

If you would like to see ALL the Satellite Messengers in another review, see my Emergency Radio Reviews.

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ACR ResQlink View

1.75

World Wide Coverage

5.0/5

2-Way Messaging

0.0/5

Navigation

0.0/5

Tracking & Sharing

0.0/5

Initial Cost & Subscription Plan

3.8/5

Pros

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

Cons

  • No Messaging
  • No Navigation

6 thoughts on “ACR ResQlink View Review”

  1. Thanks for this great review.

    I was aware of such devices for boats and planes but I didn’t know they made one small enough to be a must-have addition for individuals.

    I’m a little unclear on the homing feature.  What does it home to?  Do we get to set a destination or does it have predefined homing points?

    The 5-year battery is nice.  Can it be changed or charged or is it a finite life and then you replace the whole unit?

    I can definitely see how this device can be a game-changer, should you ever need it.  I think I may pick one up.

    Thanks again,

    Scott

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    • Hi Scott. The homing capability allows search and rescue teams to zero in on your location. It’s nothing that you set. It’s part of the ACR Aqualink View.

      The battery can be replaced and has to be replaced at a certain time but it has to be replaced by an authorized dealer or distributor. The cost is typically under $50. 

      You cannot recharge this and it’s not important to as the device does not use up its battery until you activate the signal. That’s why the battery will last so long. Once you use it, you would have to get the battery replaced.

      Thanks for the questions and don’t hesitate to ask additional questions if you think of any more.

      Rick

      Reply
  2. WOW!!! what an excellent review,this is amazing going through this write-up and I discovered the most fascinating function to me, is the safety aspect of it; the ResQlink was designed and built to withstand the toughest conditions and to make sure that Search and Rescue teams can pinpoint your location and get you back to safety and/or medical caret,this very device will be useful even in a crisis area,safety is considered as first,and other functions are so beneficial,I salute your writing prowess,thank you for sharing this helpful post.

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    • Thank you for the compliments on the article and the ACR ResQlink View. The ResQlink View replaces the ResQlink+ 406 and they have included some nice additional features, like the digital display and the infrared strobe. ACR continues to make some great improvements to their emergency beacons and I’m looking forward to what comes out in the future.

      Rick

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  3. It is so great to know that there are tools that you can go out with that are very helpful in case of distress out there. Glad that the ResQlink has GPS features, means that even if my phone is off, I can get rescued. That strobe light and infrared feature is one important one. Who knows what might happen to delay you into the night. Glad that strobe light will enabe my location to be found easily.I think this is a very functional gadget for any outdoor adventure. Thank you for this great suggestion.

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    • Your very welcome. These are so important to have with you on any outdoor adventure. I never go on a hike without one on my pack.

      Rick

      Reply

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