I just bought my wife the new mini for her birthday. Guess who gets the hand-me-down and for what purpose. I have the inReach mini and I like the fact that I can pair it with either the iPad or my iPhone. So when we are exploring by foot, all I need is the phone. In the vehicle, it is the iPad. The only thing that might be compelling is on-road navigation using downloaded maps. (The nav system in my vehicle is terrible and terribly out of date. And Google isn't so great when you get out of cell range - which is often the case for us.)Heck, my Mini has been going 5 yrs strong.