Garmin inReach Explorer+ (previously known as DeLorme inReach) combines two-way messaging, SOS function and tracking via the global Iridium satellite network. In addition it features pre-loaded maps with onscreen GPS routing and built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.
What is Included?
- inReach Explorer+
- Preloaded with TOPO
- USB cable
- Carabiner clip
Global Two-Way Messaging*
Send and receive messages anywhere in the world even when out of mobile range with inReach Explorer+. There are two ways to message using the device, the quickest way is to send a preset message (e.g. I’m ok or Heading home). Alternatively to type a custom message you can use a paired smartphone to access the Garmin Earthmate app which allows access to a QWERTY keyboard.
You can send messages to an email address or mobile phone number however in our experience messaging to email tends to be the most reliable method.
Worldwide Satellite Tracking, no matter how remote your location
Track and share your location with friends, family and colleagues via the Iridium satellite network. The inReach Explorer+ track points can be sent manually or automatically at pre-defined intervals of 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60 minutes. The tracking info is transmitted to your online MapShare page, a page unique to you where contacts can view your progress and send messages to your device.
SOS assistance anywhere in the world*
In the event that you get into a dangerous situation and need to call for assistance inReach Explorer+ can help. When you press the SOS button on the side of the device your GPS co-ordinates will be sent to the GEOS Emergency Response Center – a world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. GEOS will send a message to you to try to obtain further information on the situation. They also have access to your preset emergency contacts and will contact them for further info on what you are doing. Once the SOS button is pushed your co-ordinates will be automatically transmitted every 2 minutes until the SOS is cancelled.
GEOS work with emergency services worldwide and using your co-ordinates they will work with appropriate organisations to get help. They will not abandon the case until they are certain you are safe.
Pair with Garmin Wearables and iOS or Android Mobile Devices
inReach Explorer+ is the first inReach to be compatible with a selected range of Garmin watches. This feature allows you to send and receive messages through the watch.
inReach Explorer+ also pairs with an iOS or Android device to unlock extra capabilities via the EarthMate app. EarthMate allows you to access downloadable maps and send messages using the mobile device’s keyboard.
Informed decision making with up to date weather forecasts
The weather forecast feature is a great feature for those who need to make important decisions on their journey based on weather. Weather information on the inReach Explorer+ is available for your current location, a specific waypoint or specific coordinates which can be manually entered. Extra charges apply for some weather services. Read our full guide to inReach Weather Services
Manage your inReach Explorer+ with the inReach cloud portal
As part of all inReach subscriptions you have access to an online account where you can manage device settings and contacts, preset messages, MapShare settings and billing. Using the online portal you can also link to social media accounts, setup waypoints and routes and upgrade firmware.
*Messaging and SOS functions require subscription plans
For more assistance, please look at our support pages >
To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Explorer+ device, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for plans with different inclusive messages each month.
- GTC Garmin subscriptions allow multiple users on one account and also allow tracking as frequently as every 30 seconds, whereas Garmin only allow tracking as frequently as 10 minutes on their standard plans and 2 minutes on their Extreme Plan.
- Our subscription plans have a minimum term of just 30 days after which time you can suspend the device for just £4 per month if you don't need to use it. You can resume service at any time and suspension means you will retain online access to all the device’s previous associated data (tracks, messages, waypoints, user settings etc.). Should you wish to completely deactivate the device after the minimum 30 days term you will lose all data associated with your device.
|Physical & Performance|
|Dimensions||6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm (includes keypad and SOS door bump)|
|Electronic Compass||Yes (tilt compensated 3-axis)|
|Operating Temperature||From -20° to 60°C (From -4° to 140°F)|
|Charging Temperature||From 0° to 45°C (From 32° to 113°F)|
|Battery Type||Rechargeable internal lithium ion|
|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 in standby mode|
|Display Size||3.5 x 4.7 cm|
|Display Resolution||200 x 265 pixels|
|Display Type||Transflective colour TFT|
|Maps & Memory|
|Pre-loaded Maps||Yes (TOPO)|
|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|