GARMIN inReach Explorer®+

Lightweight satellite communicator with GPS, screen Keyboard, Maps, Barometric Altimeter & Compas

 

 

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Competition, XC, hiking, and adventure in remote places

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About the GARMIN inReach Explorer® +

Transmit instantly your landing position to your retrieve, your friends and the comp organizer or some pre-recorded messages from any place through satellite communication with one click! Find your way using the integrated or individually downloaded maps.

Hook it to your harness, on your cockpit at any place easy reachable in case of emergency.

Connected to your smartphone or not, you will be able to write and receive all types of messages (e-mail, SMS texts) in any remote place with the integrated screen keyboard. You will be able to share your position instantly on a map as well as on social media.

 

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inReach Explorer® + is your go-to connection for maintaining off-the-grid contact and find your way. It’s a high-end lightweight satellite communicator for adventures where maximum features and weight matter. inReach Explorer + lets you send and receive text messages, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS alert to contact the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team. With inReach connectivity, your family and friends will know they can stay in touch globally.

 

Retail price GARMIN inReach Explorer®+ : 769.00 NZ$* 

Retail price GARMIN inReach SE®+ : 669.00 NZ$* 

1-year GARMIN NZ Warranty starting from your date of purchase.

 

Overview 

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.

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 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 ill 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.

¹Preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps are not compatible with other Garmin devices. Other Garmin maps not compatible with this device.

The Bluetooth word mark is owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc.

 

Specs

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 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 when powered off
Water rating IPX7
Memory/History 2 GB
High-sensitivity receiver  
Interface USB

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  
Waypoints/favorites/locations 500
Routes 20

Sensors

Barometric altimeter  
Compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)

Outdoor Recreation Features

Camera

no

Additional

Additional
  • 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

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps

no

Waypoints/favorites/locations 500
Routes 20

Outdoor Recreation Features

Camera

no

 

What's in the Box​​​​​

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

Review

 

In-Depth Garmin Inreach Explorer Review

 

Accessories

All accessories available at GlidePro upon request

 

User Manual

GARMIN inReach Explorer®+ user Manual Download

 

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