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There are many reasons to choose inReach to stay in touch when traveling outside of cell phone range.

  • Send and receive messages. inReach is the most affordable satellite communicator that allows you to both send and receive messages.
  • SOS delivery confirmation. With inReach, you will know that your SOS alert has been received and help is on the way.
  • Interactive SOS messaging. You can have a two-way text conversation with GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. This allows you to describe the nature of your distress in detail, answer questions from GEOS, and stay in communication throughout the rescue process.
  • Easy, convenient messaging. Only inReach has the ability to send and receive text messages either on-screen on the device (SE model) or in paired mode with your mobile device.
  • 100% global coverage. Unlike other popular satellite communicators, inReach uses the Iridium network, which has no black-out zones anywhere on earth.
  • Unlimited access to downloadable maps. Through Earthmate, users have unlimited access to free downloadable topographic maps and NOAA charts.

How inReach compares to other satellite communicators.

Photo Why Inreach
  inReach SE inReach Explorer SPOT EPIRBs/PLBs
Coverage 100% Global 100% Global Most Land Masses Nearly Global
Two-Way Text Messaging Yes Yes No No
Interactive Global SOS YesYes No No
Message Delivery Confirmation YesYes No No
Message Size 160-characters160-characters 41-characters N/A
GPS Tracking and Sharing YesYes Yes No
Location Pinging YesYes No No
Access to Downloadable Topo Maps YesYes No No
Pairs with Mobile Devices YesYes Yes No
Route Planning & Sharing NoYes No No
Navigation NoYes No No
Waypoint Creation & Sharing NoYes No No
Key Trip Statistics NoYes No No
Detailed Track Loggin NoYes No No
Digital Compass, Barometric Altimeter & Accelerometer NoYes No No


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