Product Comparison: ACR AquaLink (PLB-350 B) vs ACR ResQLink (PLB-375)


General Specifications
About the Product
PrepLikeAPro with the AquaLink™ PLB. This rescue beacon is small enough to carry in your pocket, yet strong enough to accurately relay your position to a network of search and rescue satellites, should a boat emergency occur. Have peace of mind knowing that this personal emergency beacon consistently takes the 'search' out of 'search and rescue'.
It may be small, but it's tough. The ResQLink™ PLB Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) is a GPS-enabled rescue beacon that's suited for outdoor adventures of all sizes (think: everything from hiking and cycling to hunting and fishing). Should you run into an unexpected situation, the ResQLink PLB will relay your location to a network of search and rescue satellites. PLBs have helped save thousands of people's lives.
Brand
ACR
ACR
Model
AquaLink (PLB-350 B)
ResQLink (PLB-375)
Origin
USA
USA
Key Specs
Type Of Tracking
GPS
GPS
Screen
No Screen
No Screen
Messaging
1-Way
SOS Button
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ACR AquaLink (PLB-350 B)
  • NOAA and SAR were very responsive to get my unit registered and I feel safer having it in the boat.
  • Works well and as described, would recommend this product to future buyers.
  • Well made and priced right for this item.
  • My only problem was that the registration number on the PLB was ' already taken' according to the registration bureau for such devices.
  • USA registration with code country USA. It is not free to update the code to register it in another country.
ACR ResQLink (PLB-375) Personal Locator Beacon
  • Here is something I did not know, and no one has seemed to mention. If you use this device in an actual emergency the company will replace the device for FREE.
  • Lightweight and compact and gives peace of mind. Hope never have to use it.
  • Overall, it appears well built and with the one time purchase price of about $250 it is the least expensive of all such devices for a 5 year term.
  • The unit I received was 4 years old. This is unacceptable given the cost and the fact that the battery only has a shelf life of 8-10 years.
Size & Weight
Height
5.8 in.
3.9 in.
Width
2.3 in.
1.9 in.
Depth
1.45 in.
1.3 in.
Weight
9.2 oz.
4.6 oz.
Features
Battery Life
24 hours
30 hours
Power Source
Non-hazmat lithium batteries
Non-hazmat lithium batteries
Protection
IP68 Waterproof
IP68 Waterproof
Accessories Included
Attachment clip included
Optional Flotation Pouch P/N 9521
Extras
Floats, Super Bright LED Strobe, Onboard 66-Channel GPS, Self-Test and GPS Test Features
Super Bright LED Strobe, Onboard 66-Channel GPS, Self-Test and GPS Test Features, No Subscription Fees
What customers say about "Features"
ACR AquaLink (PLB-350 B)
  • All of the reviews appear to support the usefulness of this product as a personal locator beacon.
  • I think this is the best product (personal locating beacon) for this price range on the market today.
  • It's the size of an old cell phone (1990s version) and is easy to use.
  • Service. When your battery needes to be changed the charge is is 100.00 dollars for battery assembled in mexico and labor is 80.00 total of 180.00 to open 4 screw and unplug battery.
  • The carrying bracket is not robust enough for me to use it.
ACR ResQLink (PLB-375) Personal Locator Beacon
  • If you use this device in an actual emergency (life threatening or immanent danger) the company will replace the device for FREE.
  • The battery replacement date is on the back, and the test instructions are just as easy as the activation instructions.
  • This is a one use item. Once you use it, you have to send it back to the manufacturer to replace the battery.
  • And the power button and the test button are next to each other and look identical.
  • The fact that it is waterproof, and floats is invaluable considering that even if you are hiking, it could still get wet.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, Cospas-Sarsat, FCC, R&TTE
FCC, Cospas-Sarsat, CE, R&TTE
Manufacturer warranty
5 year
5 year
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
349.99 $
299.95 $
Map Features
Preloaded Maps
No
3D-Map View
No
What customers say about "Map Features"
ACR AquaLink (PLB-350 B)
  • Bought for my mother who goes deep into the mountains where there is NO cell coverage. This will add a level of saftey hopefully never needed.
  • Thankfully haven't had to use it, but I sure feel better knowing it's there when your 80 plus miles out in the ocean. Every angler that ventures offshore needs to carry a personal EPRIB.
ACR ResQLink (PLB-375) Personal Locator Beacon
  • This item will not only summon help but also reveal his location!
  • The TEST email notification feature is priceless. I used to keep my family updated on my trip to Bermuda. Worked flawlessly.
  • My boat capsized offshore at 11:31 am. I turned on the signal. The colonel from the coast guard called my wife in the next 2-3 minutes to confirm that I was out fishing. The coast guard helicopter was sent to my location immediately. The helicopter was there very soon.
  • this is a great item, only issue I had was registration in Australia, I had to have the PLB reprogrammed to meet Australian apporval which was not cheap to do.
  • Girlfriend had a broken shoulder but not to worry I had a beacon. So instead of asking a random stranger to drive her to emergency room I figured I would use my beacon and after waiting 1 hr realized it didn't work at all.

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