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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 SPOT Gen3 EPIRBs/PLBs
Coverage 100% Global Most Land Masses Nearly Global
Two-Way Text Messaging Yes No No
Interactive Global SOS Yes No No
Message Delivery Confirmation Yes No No
Message Size 160-characters 41-characters N/A
GPS Tracking and Sharing Yes No No
Location Pinging Yes No No
Access to Downloadable Topo Maps Yes No No
Pairs with Mobile Devices Yes No No


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