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.
|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||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Message Delivery Confirmation||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|GPS Tracking and Sharing||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Access to Downloadable Topo Maps||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Pairs with Mobile Devices||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Route Planning & Sharing||No||Yes||No||No|
|Waypoint Creation & Sharing||No||Yes||No||No|
|Key Trip Statistics||No||Yes||No||No|
|Detailed Track Loggin||No||Yes||No||No|
|Digital Compass, Barometric Altimeter & Accelerometer||No||Yes||No||No|
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