Handheld Satellite Communicators with GPS Navigation
Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center.
Track and share your location with family and friends.
Pair with mobile devices¹ using the free Earthmate® app for access to downloadable maps², U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more.
inReach Explorer+ device adds preloaded DeLorme® TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.
Explore Anywhere. Communicate Everywhere.
In case of an at-risk situation, you can also use inReach to trigger an SOS to the 24/7 monitoring center, text back and forth about the nature of your emergency, and receive confirmation when help is on the way.
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GARMIN INREACH EXPLORER
I had significant problems registering the device and initiating first-time service. The registration web site had numerous errors that turned out to be regular occurrences that required two days of screwing around and finally a phone call (two phone calls) into Garmin reps who had to manually activate the device. They said this happens all the time and, now being subscribed to their outage notification service, I find that true. Their registration system is ALWAYS having problems. Having said that, after youre over that hurdle, the device is fantastic. I find myself wanting/needing to send txts while airborne and the cell phone is spotty at best and completely unreliable above say 5000. The InReach works 100% of the time. I now regularly txt more accurate ETAs to waiting passengers and can txt my A&P IA if trouble arises. Ive already used it to let my waiting ride know I wasnt making it into Field A and diverting to Field B. He was there waiting just slick as grease. I find the purchase and subscription prices/options fair, though they do go out of their way to hide the annual fee that is ADDITIONAL to their monthly fee. Its about $20 or so, but is nothing more than a money grab. Watch out for that. TLDR: Annoying hiccups getting registered, after that its smooth sailing.
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Yes, to access the Iridium satellite network for live tracking and messaging, including SOS capabilities, an active satellite subscription is required.
This unit allows you to drop waypoints and tracks your progress, and follow a breadcrumb trail back and also has a GPS on-map guidance right on the unit. You can also pair it with your mobile device but it is not necessary.
No, it does not have that capability.