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Garmin inReach Explorer®+ Satellite Communicator Satellite Communicator with Maps and Sensors

Garmin inReach Explorer®+ Satellite Communicator Satellite Communicator with Maps and Sensors

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Handheld Satellite Communicators with GPS Navigation

  • Rugged handheld satellite communicators enable two-way text messaging via 100% global Iridium®satellite network (satellite subscription required)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Track and share your location with family and friends
  • Pair with compatible mobile devices using the free Earthmate® app for access to downloadable maps¹, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery, and more
  • inReach Explorer+ device adds preloaded DeLorme® TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.
At a Glance

    You may venture off the grid, but you can still stay in touch — 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 Globally.

    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 — 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 a 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 access your phone’s contact list from the Earthmate app to connect 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? Garmin IERCC will.

    The Garmin-powered International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They've supported rescues in ore 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, the IERCC will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved. Watch this informative video to learn more.

    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 on or off the beaten path.

    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 Garmin Explore website 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.


    • BRAND NAME: GARMIN inReach Explorer®
    • 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
    • DISPLAY SIZE: 1.4"W x 1.9"H(3.5 x 4.7cm); 2.31"diag(5.9 cm)
    • DISPLAY RESOLUTION: 200 x 265 pixels
    • DISPLAY TYPE: transflective color TFT
    • WEIGHT: 7.5 oz (213.0 g)
    • BATTERY TYPE: Rechargeable internal lithium-ion
    • BATTERY LIFE: Up to 100 hours at 10-minute tracking mode (default)
    • INTERFACE: micro USB
    • MEMORY/HISTORY: 2 GB (userspace varies based on included mapping)

    In The Box:

    • inReach Explorer+
    • Preloaded with TOPO
    • USB cable
    • Carabiner clip
    • Documentation

    Package Included:

    • 1x inReach  Satellite Communicator 
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