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Garmin inReach Explorer+

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    Sending out an SOS.

    The Garmin inReach Explorer+ acts as your emergency lifeline to civilization in case you get lost in the wilderness or injured in the wild. This satellite communicator excels on remote excursions and backwoods pursuits far from cell phone towers and WiFi signals, thanks to its 100% global Iridium satellite coverage working off the grid. Rugged construction withstands bumps on the trail, inclement weather, and submersion in shallow bodies of water.

    It'll notify GEOS with the simple click of an SOS button, which is the leading search and rescue center in over 140 countries. Because adventures don't adhere to standard business hours, GEOS is on call 24/7/365 for peace of mind when you're traveling deep into wilderness areas. Another useful feature, the tracking function gives friends and family real-time updates on your whereabouts via a MapShare online portal. The inReach Explorer+ sends waypoints to this online portal at predetermined intervals, also working with blogs and social media programs to deliver this information.

    Upgraded over the less sophisticated inReach SE+, this satellite communicator offers full-fledged GPS navigation with pre-loaded 1:24k topographic maps across North America. These maps are at the same scale as the gold standard USGS topo quadrangles used by outdoor enthusiasts, so you know they'll be capable of satisfying your navigation needs. In conjunction with these detailed topo maps, the inReach Explorer+ offers on-screen GPS routing, waypoint marking, and breadcrumb navigation, as well as digital compass and barometric altimeter tools for finding your bearings in the wilderness.

    For users desiring text message capability, Garmin offers a separate subscription service for sending text messages to loved ones anywhere in the world. Another cool feature, Garmin gives remote backcountry travelers live updates to changing weather with its inReach weather forecasting tool, which is another separate add-on that's highly useful for maritime users, backpackers, and alpine explorers alike.

    • Satellite-based communication off the grid
    • SOS notifies search and rescue in an emergency
    • Share location online with friends and family members
    • GPS navigation with DeLorme TOPO maps, onscreen routing
    • Built-in digital compass and barometric altimeter tools
    • Pairs with Earthmate app on smartphones and tablets
    • 2-way text messaging to anyone (separate subscription)
    • inReach weather forecasting (separate subscription)
    • Item #GRM007S

    Tech Specs

    Display Dimensions
    1.4 x 1.9in
    Routes
    20
    Waypoints
    500
    Mapping
    GPS navigation with 1:24k topo of North America (Mexico is 1:25k), dervied from Garmin Yarmouth's Digital Atlas (formerly DeLorme)
    Digital Compass
    3-axis digital compass and barometric altimeter
    Display Resolution
    200 x 265 pixels
    Computer Compatible
    yes, USB
    Waterproof
    IPX-7 (submerged one meter for 30 minutes)
    Battery Type
    rechargeable lithium-ion
    Battery Life
    [default 10min tracking] 100 hours, [10min tracking, 1sec logging] 75 hours, [power save, 30min interval] 30 days, [powered off] 3 years
    Included Software
    MapShare online portal, free Earthmate app (pairs with tablets and smartphones)
    Claimed Weight
    7.5oz
    Recommended Use
    alpine & expedition, backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Peace of Mind for your loved ones

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I do a fair a amount of hiking just with my Children and wanted to start doing more ambitious objectives with them or by myself. This device helped alleviate some of the concerns of my wife.
    One of the great features of this device is the ability to share a real time map of where you are with people who are concerned about you. Another great feature is that if I run into some unforeseen circumstances I can send a message to my wife letting her know that I will be later than planned. Whether that's only an hour or two or if I end up being benighted in the backcountry. This device also has the advantage over some other tracking/satellite messaging devices that it's also an excellent GPS removing the need to bring along a separate device.
    The SOS feature on this device is so easy to use that I've shown my children how to use it in case I am injured and unable to activate it myself. I take this device on all my adventures beyond cell range.

    Awesome connectivity. Great Interface.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought this for a long trip out of cell reception. I was two weeks in the mountains and I love my wife. Therefore, I didnt want to come home to a locked home. I bought this so I could send her messages and she could track my location when needed. You get soo much more than that in its functionality. The interface with the Garmin app is superb. The tracking is nice however, the topo is something to be desired ( 1 star short of perfect). Watch a few videos online before taking out because the rabbit hole goes deep on this one. So much functionality, it will take me another trip to really get hang of it.

    Dead after 22 months

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I bought InReach Explorer from Backcountry in June 2016, and it died 22 months later. Garmin charged $200 to replace. I use it for flying gliders, and know how many times it was used: less than 60. With purchase price plus subscription it worked out to about $13 per flight!

    Easy navigation

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    First thing to make clear is that being able to use the SOS button or messaging requires a subscription, but there are options so you can just pay for the time that you'll need it.
    Being able to download satellite imagery to your phone to sync with the GPS is a really nice feature for helping to navigate the rugged southern Utah wilderness areas.

    Great addition to your Kit.

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Great device.
    The set up was relatively easy. The device walks you through step by step and it is easy to follow.. Just two things to keep in mind during the set up process: Make sure you have a clear view of the sky and download the manual from the garmin website so that you know what to expect.
    Eventhough it requires a subscription to be used, , you can tailor it to your needs. I beleive this is a great addition to your kit if you enjoy your long hikes and want some peace of mnd for you and love ones waiting for you at home..

    Mandatory Gear

      After years of thinking I didn't need a tracking device, I now don't go without one.

      The InReach is easy to use and well built. Plus, it keeps your s.o. happy when you are running late!