Garmin - inReach Explorer®+
With inReach satellite technology from Garmin and an active satellite subscription1, you can stay in touch globally. You can send and receive messages, navigate your route, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS to get help from a 24/7 global emergency response coordination center via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network.
The Garmin InReach Explorer (formerly Delorme InReach) is a must-have in your pack. Outside of owning a satellite phone, it’s one of the only ways to have two-way communications with friends, family, and emergency services outside of cell service. Its navigation functions have some flaws, but don’t get the InReach for that; it’s worth the cost just for the messaging and weather features. For a few hundred bucks, the Garmin InReach could save your life. It’s a no-brainer.
Explorer+ has all the same functionality as the inReach SE+, but also has pre-loaded topo maps, 2 extra GB of memory, a digital compass, barometic altimeter and accelerometer
Iridium satellite network ensures 100% pole-to-pole coverage with no gaps or fringe areas
Send and receive text messages while beyond cellular range to any cell phone number, email address or to another inReach® (satellite subscription is required)
Built-in, high-sensitivity GPS provides basic navigation, location and tracking data within 5 meters; follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back
Trigger an interactive SOS to GEOS, the 24/7/365 search and rescue monitoring center, to communicate the nature of your emergency
Use the web-based MapShare portal to track and share your location online with family and friends so they can ping your device and exchange messages
You can also use a cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, sync and manage your device, store all your location tracking data and much more
Pair with mobile devices using the free Earthmate app for easier 2-way messaging and access to topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more
Internal, rechargeable lithium battery give up to 100 hours of battery life in tracking mode, up to 30 days in power-save mode
Rugged, impact resistant and water-rated to IPx7—easily withstands rain, snow and splashes
Includes USB cable and carabiner clip
|6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm (2.7″ x 6.5” x 1.5″)
|3.5 x 4.7 cm (1.37″ x 1.85″), 5.9 cm (2.3″) diagonal
|200 x 265 pixels
|Transflective color TFT
|Operating temperature range
|– 20 C to 60 C (-4 F to 145 F)
|213 g (7.5 oz)
|Rechargeable internal Lithium Ion
|Up to 100 hours with 10-minute tracking; 30 days in power save mode; and 1 year in standby mode
Pair with Your Mobile Device
For even more capability and convenience, the free Earthmate app syncs your inReach handheld via Bluetooth with your compatible Apple or Android device so you can access unlimited maps, aerial imagery and U.S. NOAA charts. Plus, Earthmate allows you to conveniently use all of the inReach features on your paired mobile device. For easier messaging, you can also access your phone’s contact list from the Earthmate app to connect with fewer keystrokes.
Get Weather Wherever
The optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach device, compatible smartphone or tablet paired with the Earthmate app, so you’ll know what conditions to expect route. Basic and premium weather packages are offered. And you can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other waypoint or destination on your itinerary.
Who will Answer Your SOS? Garmin IERCC will.
The Garmin-powered International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They've supported rescues in ore than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. And they're standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Then, while help is on the way, the IERCC will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.
Affordable, Flexible Satellite Airtime Plans
To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach SE+ or Explorer+ device, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for an annual contract package or flexible month-to-month airtime plan.
Unlimited Cloud Storage and Trip Planning are Included
Every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered Garmin Explore website to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create preset messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, update your firmware, download additional TOPO maps, link your social media accounts, store all your location tracking data and much more.
Built for the Rugged Backcountry
Tough, durable, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX7, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ handhelds are built to keep you up and running — no matter what the elements throw at you. An internal, rechargeable lithium battery comes standard on both units so you can count on long battery life in every mode of operation (up to 100 hours at 10-minute tracking mode (default); up to 75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode; and up to 3 years when powered off). Recharge via the standard microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12 V charger.
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