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Garmin Inreach Explorer+ GPS Satellite Communicator

Garmin Inreach Explorer+ GPS Satellite Communicator
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Garmin Inreach Explorer+ GPS Satellite Communicator
  • Brand: Garmin
  • Product Code: inReach Explorer +
  • SKU: inReach Explorer
  • UPC: 742832630696

While venturing off the grid, you'll always be in reach when carrying the Garmin inReach Explorer+. Designed for the outdoor enthusiast, the inReach Explorer+ is a handheld satellite communicator that allows you to roam farther and experience more without compromising your loved one's peace of mind. Features such as communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions are available to use whether you're on land, water or in the skies - whether you're on a backcountry experience or on an international adventure.


Texts, Emails and More - Anywhere

Using the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network, the inReach Explorer+ lets you send a text message to anyone with a cell phone number of email address anywhere in the world and you can use the inReach Explorer+'s in-built GPS to track and share your journey's progress. You can also communicate with other inReach devices in the field, or post to social media.

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.


Works Anywhere and Everywhere

No need to worry about whether you are in range of a cell tower or encountering spotty coverage in fringe zones or blackout areas, the inReach Explorer+ gives you the tools needed to stay totally connected and always in reach.


Share Your Whereabouts with MapShare®

Let friends and family follow your progress on their computers or mobile devices through the web-based MapShare® portal. By turning on the tracking function of your inReach Explorer+, it will send waypoints at preselected time intervals, so people following along can track your whereabouts online. Invite your crew back home to use MapShare to ping your inReach unit and see your GPS location, track your movements and exchange messages during your trip. You can even embed your MapShare page on a blog, website or social media.


Weather Forecasts Wherever You Are

Access the optional weather forecast service on your inReach device, providing detailed updates directly to your device, compatible smartphone or tablet paired with the Earthmate app, so you'll know what conditions to expect en route. There are basic and premium weather packages available and you can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other waypoint or destination on your itinerary.


24/7 SOS Response by GEOS

GEOS is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They've supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. Available 24/7/365, they're standing by ready to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. While waiting for help to arrive, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you - providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.


Which inReach Is Right for You?

Both the inReach Explorer+ and the inReach Explorer+ offer identical messaging capabilities, however - it's on the GPS navigation side that you'll notice a difference. The inReach Explorer+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation and allows you to drop waypoints, mark key locations, track your progress and follow a breadcrumb trail back to base - the inReach Explorer+ goes a step beyond - providing full-fledged GPS on-map guidance with preloaded TOPO mapping and waypoint routings viewable directly on the unit. The Explorer+ also comes with a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer to help you get and maintain accurate bearings anywhere.


Affordable, flexible Satellite Airtime Plans

To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Explorer+ 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.

 SafetyRecreationExpeditionExtremeAdditional Fees
Text Messages1040UnlimitedUnlimited 
Preset MessagesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited 
Tracking Intervals10 Minutes+10 Minutes+10 Minutes+2 Minutes+ 
Tracking Points$0.15UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited 
Location Pings$0.15UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited 
MONTHLY CHARGESActivation Fee: $33.00
Annual/Contract$20.00$40.00$75.00$119.00Move Down A Plan Fee: $37.00
Freedom Plan$25.00$55.00$99.00$149.00Annual Freedom Fee: $37.00
Messages (each)$0.75$0.75N/AN/A
Physical dimensions2.7" x 6.5" x 1.5" (6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm) with keypad and SOS door bump
Weight7.5 oz (213.0 g)
Water ratingIPX7
Battery typeRechargeable internal lithium ion
Display typetransflective color TFT
Display size1.4"W x 1.9"H (3.5 x 4.7 cm); 2.31" diag (5.9 cm)
Display resolution200 x 265 pixels
Battery lifeUp 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
Memory/history2 GB
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Maps & Memory 
Preloaded mapsYes (DeLorme TOPO)
Ability to add mapsYes
Barometric altimeterYes
CompassYes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Outdoor Recreation Features 
AdditionalWireless compatible: yes (Bluetooth®)
 Trigger an interactive SOS with 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center: yes
 Send and receive text messages to SMS and email: yes
 Send and receive messages with other inReach users, exchange locations: yes
 Track and share location with friends and family on web-based MapShare® portal: yes
 Request weather forecasts for current location and planned destination: yes
 Virtual keyboard for custom text messaging: yes
 Send waypoints to MapShare portal during trip: yes
 Send route selection to MapShare portal for friends and family to see progress: yes

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