Review in Progress: Garmin inReach SE+ & Explorer+ (Satellite Communication)

A consumer-friendly option that uses the Iridium network behind the scenes is the Garmin InReach, re-released with a larger screen after their acquisition of DeLorme.

These rugged handheld devices cost $399.99 for the inReach SE+ or $449.99 for the inReach Explorer+.  Both provide continuous remote tracking and support for 160-character, two-way text messages that work essentially anywhere on the planet – with plans ranging between $12 and $99/mo, with contract and month-to-month options.

The Explorer+ adds the features of on device maps and sensors for compass & altimeter.

If you are headed out on a remote expedition, this would be a great bit of technology to have with you.


Testing Status: We have purchased an inReach Explorer+ to test during some off-grid remote cruising. Here is our unboxing video, and why we personally selected this device to try out:

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Purchasing Options

Amazon - inReach SE+  | Amazon - inReach Explorer+

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If you are headed out on a remote expedition, this might be a great bit of technology to have with you.

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