Compare InReach SE+ and Explorer+

Compare InReach SE+ and Explorer+

InReach becauseā€¦

 

There are many reasons to choose inReach to stay in touch when traveling outside of cell phone range.

 

  • Send and receive messages. inReach is the most affordable satellite communicator that allows you to both send and receive messages.
  • SOS delivery confirmation. With inReach, you will know that your SOS alert has been received and help is on the way.
  • Interactive SOS messaging. You can have a two-way text conversation with GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. This allows you to describe the nature of your distress in detail, answer questions from GEOS, and stay in communication throughout the rescue process.
  • Easy, convenient messaging. Only inReach has the ability to send and receive text messages either on-screen on the device (SE model) or in paired mode with your mobile device.
  • 100% global coverage. Unlike other popular satellite communicators, inReach uses the Iridium network, which has no black-out zones anywhere on earth.
  • Unlimited access to downloadable maps. Through Earthmate, users have unlimited access to free downloadable topographic maps and NOAA charts.

 

How inReach compares to other satellite communicators.

 

inReach SE+ inReach Explorer+ SPOT EPIRBs/PLBs
Coverage 100% Global 100% Global Most Land Masses Nearly Global
Two-Way Text Messaging Yes Yes No No
Interactive Global SOS Yes Yes No No
Message Delivery Confirmation Yes Yes No No
Message Size 160-characters 160-characters 41-characters N/A
GPS Tracking and Sharing Yes Yes Yes No
Location Pinging Yes Yes No No
Topo Maps No Yes No No
Pairs with Mobile Devices Yes Yes Yes No
Route Planning & Sharing Yes Yes No No
Navigation Yes Yes No No
Waypoint Creation & Sharing Yes Yes No No
Key Trip Statistics Yes Yes No No
Detailed Track Loggin Yes Yes No No
Digital Compass, Barometric Altimeter & Accelerometer Yes Yes No No

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