Garmin InReach Explorer+

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Garmin InReach Explorer+ - Available Now!

Price: $449.99

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Quick Overview:

It’s peace of mind in the palm of your hand. The inReach Explorer+ is a satellite communicator that uses 100% global Iridium satellite coverage for 2-way messaging anywhere in the world. In case of emergency, the interactive SOS allows you to communicate back and forth and receive confirmation that help is on the way. Included is a built-in GPS that enables location tracking and basic navigation with a high-detail bread crumb trackback trail. The inReach Explorer+ adds robust navigation options such as preloaded DeLorme® topographic maps1, built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.


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Description

You may venture off the grid, but you’re never out of reach – as long as you’re carrying an inReach SE+ or inReach Explorer+. These handheld satellite communicators are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to roam farther and experience more – without compromising their loved ones‘ peace of mind. From backcountry experiences to international adventures, inReach provides communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, on land, water or in the skies.

Explore Anywhere. Communicate Everywhere.

Using the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network, these go-anywhere portable devices let you exchange text messages with any cell phone number or email address anywhere – while using GPS to track and share your journey’s progress. You can also post to social media or even communicate inReach-to-inReach in the field.

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.

 

Track and Share Your Whereabouts

Turn on the tracking function of your inReach SE+ or Explorer+ communicator, and let family and friends follow your progress on their computers or mobile devices, using the web-based MapShare® portal. The inReach device will send waypoints at preselected time intervals, so followers can track your whereabouts online. You can also 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.

Pair with Your Mobile Device

For even more capability and convenience, the free Earthmate® app syncs your inReach handheld via Bluetooth® with your compatible Apple® or Android™ device¹ so you can access unlimited maps, aerial imagery and U.S. NOAA charts. Plus, Earthmate allows you to conveniently use all of the inReach features on your paired mobile device. For easier messaging, you can also sync your inReach device with your phone’s contact list to reach anyone, anywhere – with fewer keystrokes.

Get Weather Wherever

The optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach device, compatible smartphone or tablet paired with the Earthmate app, so you’ll know what conditions to expect en route. Basic and premium weather packages are offered. And you can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other waypoint or destination on your itinerary.

Who Will Answer Your SOS? GEOS Will.

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. And they’re standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Then, while help is on the way, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.

Affordable, Flexible Satellite Airtime Plans

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

Unlimited Cloud Storage and Trip Planning are Included

Every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create preset messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, update your firmware, download additional TOPO maps, link your social media accounts, store all your location tracking data and much more.

Built for the Rugged Backcountry

Tough, durable, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX7, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ handhelds are built to keep you up and running – no matter what the elements throw at you. An internal, rechargeable lithium battery comes standard on both units so you can count on long battery life in every mode of operation (up 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). Recharge via the standard microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12 V charger.

Which inReach Is Right for You?

As satellite communicators, both the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ offer identical messaging capabilities. However, it’s on the GPS navigation side that their differences become apparent. While inReach SE+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation and allow 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. Plus, a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer are included with Explorer+ to help you get and maintain accurate bearings anywhere on or off the beaten path.

No Cell Tower? No Phone Service? No Problem.

inReach SE+ and Explorer+ give you all the tools to stay totally connected. You don’t have to worry about being within range of a cell tower – or encountering spotty coverage in fringe zones or blackout areas. Your inReach communicator works anywhere and everywhere – so you’re never out of range, never out of reach.

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Additional Information

Part Number 010-01735-10
Features

GLOBAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATORS

Satellite communicators with 100% global Iridium satellite coverage for 2-way messaging anywhere in the world.

INTERACTIVE SOS

Trigger an interactive SOS to GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center, to communicate the nature of the emergency.

SEND AND RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES

Send and receive text messages while beyond cellular range to any cell phone number, email address or to another inReach.

NEW BASIC AND ROBUST NAVIGATION OPTIONS

Both models feature built-in, high-sensitivity GPS that provides basic navigation, location and tracking data within 5 meters and better accuracy over that of a paired/companion mobile device; follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back with a bread crumb trail; inReach Explorer+ adds robust navigation options such as preloaded topographic maps1, built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.

LOCATION TRACKING AND SHARING

Use the MapShare™ site to track and share your location online with family and friends so they can ping your device and exchange messages.

EARTHMATE® APP

Pair with mobile devices2 using the free Earthmate app for access to topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more; additional data for hunters, such as game management units and parcel information, is available for purchase.

SUBSCRIPTION PLANS

Flexible subscriptions; choose from annual contract or monthly plans.

BATTERY LIFE

Internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 100 hours of battery life in tracking mode; up to 30 days in power save mode (battery life may vary depending on settings).

CLOUD STORAGE AND TRIP PLANNING

Use the cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, sync and manage your device, store all your location tracking data and much more.

WATER RATING

Rugged, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX73.

Specs

Physical & Performance

Floats No

Display size1.4"W x 1.9"H (3.5 x 4.7 cm); 2.31" diag (5.9 cm)

Display resolution  200 x 265 pixels

Physical dimensions 2.7" x 6.5" x 1.5" (6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm) with keypad and SOS door bump

Battery Rechargeable internal lithium ion

Interface USB

Water rating IPX7

Weight 7.5 oz (213.0 g) 

Display type  transflective color TFT

Battery life          Up 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

High-sensitivity receiver Yes

Maps & Navigation

Accepts data cards no

Routes 20

Waypoints/favorites/locations  500

Built-in memory 2 GB

Preloaded maps  Yes (DeLorme TOPO) 

Ability to add maps         Yes

Features

Barometric altimeter      Yes

Touchscreen      No

  • Wireless 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

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) No

Camera no 

Electronic compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)

Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) No

Network Iridium
Brand Garmin
Airtime Rates

InReach Annual & Freedom Plans



Freedom Plans

 

Freedom plans allow you to pay for satellite airtime service when you need it on a rolling monthly basis. You can change plans, up or down, or suspend your service at no charge.

 

- Ideal for seasonal or occasional use.
- Move up or down a plan for free.
- Suspend your service when you don’t need it.
- Keep all your account data, tracks and details when suspended.
- Minimum 30-day commitment.
- Annual freedom program fee of $24.95.

 

Annual Plans

 

Annual plans offer lower monthly fees and are ideal for people who either plan on using their inReach all year long, or who want the peace of mind of having a continuously active SOS device.

 

- Ideal for year-round use and peace of mind.
- 12-month contract.
- Lower monthly fees.
- Move up a plan at any time for free.
- Initial account activation fee of $19.95.
- Move down a plan at any time for $24.95

 
 

Plan

SOS

Text Messages

Preset Messages

Tracking Intervals

Tracking Points

Location Pings

Message Overage Charges (ea)

Annual Contract

Freedom Plan

Safety

Unlimited

10

Unlimited 10 min. +

$0.10 ea.

$0.10 ea.

$0.50

$11.95 /mo

$14.95 /mo

Recreation

Unlimited

40

Unlimited 10 min. +

Unlimited

Unlimited

$0.50

$24.95 /mo

$34.95 /mo

Expedition

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited 10 min. + Unlimited

Unlimited

N/A

$49.95 /mo

$64.95 /mo

Extreme

Unlimited

Unlimited

Unlimited 2 min. + Unlimited

Unlimited

N/A

$79.95 /mo

$99.95 /mo


Text Messages - any that you send and receive using an inReach SE or via Earthmate on a companion device. 

Preset Messages - short, commonly-used messages that are set up in your Explore account and pre-loaded to your inReach ahead of time. 

Location Pings - when you provide a link to your MapShare page for others to view your location, they can also proactively "ping" your inReach to see your location between routine tracking intervals. This provides peace of mind to anyone wanting to get a location update from your inReach device without waiting on the next tracking update. 

NOTE:
These plans are for individual consumers in the U.S. and EU only.
Subscription plan prices listed above do not include the federal Universal Service Fund Fee and any applicable state and local taxes.

Coverage Map

Coverage Areas Worldwide, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Polar