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Garmin InReach Explorer +

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  • 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 on-screen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer

  • Specifications

    General

    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 4.7 cm); 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)
    Up to 75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging
    Up to 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode
    Up to 3 years when powered off

    WATER RATING IPX7
    HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER Yes
    INTERFACE micro USB
    MEMORY/HISTORY 2 GB (user space varies based on included mapping)

    Maps & Memory

    PRELOADED MAPS

    yes. The North America SKU of the inReach Explorer+ comes preloaded with a 1:24k map of Garmin Yarmouth (Former DeLorme) North America data of the U.S. and Canada. Mexico also is included at a 1:125k scale (derived from Garmin Yarmouth’s Digital Atlas of the Earth).

    ABILITY TO ADD MAPS Yes
    BASEMAP Yes
    INCLUDES DETAILED HYDROGRAPHIC FEATURES (COASTLINES, LAKE/RIVER SHORELINES, WETLANDS AND PERENNIAL AND SEASONAL STREAMS) Yes
    DISPLAYS NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND WILDERNESS AREAS Yes
    WAYPOINTS/FAVORITES/LOCATIONS 500
    TRACKS single dynamic track
    TRACK LOG single auto overwrite track log
    ROUTES 20, 200 points per route

    Sensors

    GPS  Yes
    BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER Yes
    COMPASS Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
    GPS COMPASS (WHILE MOVING) Yes

    Daily Smart Features

    WEATHER

    inReach® Features

    INTERACTIVE SOS
    SEND AND RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES TO SMS AND EMAIL
    SEND AND RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES TO OTHER INREACH DEVICE
    EXCHANGE LOCATIONS WITH OTHER INREACH DEVICE
    MAPSHARE COMPATIBLE WITH TRACKING
    VIRTUAL KEYBOARD FOR CUSTOM MESSAGING
    SEND WAYPOINTS TO MAPSHARE DURING TRIP
    SEND ROUTE SELECTION TO MAPSHARE DURING TRIP

    Outdoor Applications

    COMPATIBLE WITH EARTHMATE
    GARMIN EXPLORE WEBSITE COMPATIBLE

    Connections

    WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY

    yes (BLUETOOTH®)

    Details

     

    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 confirmation when help is on the way.

     

     

    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 offers two-way messaging via the global Iridium satellite network.

     

    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 yourcompatible 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? 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. 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.

    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.

    Additional Aviation Services

    Your inReach Explorer+ is also a supported device for the Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS), Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue (SE-SAR) and Enhanced Special Reporting Services (eSRS). If you register for ACAS information, alerts provided via LMFS prompt you to call for an abbreviated briefing to address any specific adverse condition situation that might affect your flight-planned routing. Likewise, automatic monitoring provided by the SE-SAR service enables the system to identify potential flight emergency situations and/or signals to promptly initiate search and rescue procedures for your aircraft.


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