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inReach Explorer®+

Garmin inReach Explorer+

Satellite Communicator with Maps and Navigation Sensors

Explore anywhere. Communicate everywhere.

If you’re looking for communication and full-fledged GPS navigation in one compact device, the inReach Explorer+ has it all. inReach Explorer+ uses 100% global Iridium coverage for 2-way messaging, tracking and interactive SOS anywhere in the world. Plus, built-in high-sensitivity GPS enables full-fledged navigation with a high-detail bread crumb trackback trail, while tracking lets you easily share your location with family, colleagues, or emergency responders. inReach Explorer+ lets you navigate with confidence using preloaded TOPO maps — including on-map guidance and waypoint routing viewable directly on-screen, plus a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer help you get and maintain accurate bearings.

Work Alone Solution

For business and government, inReach devices offer a reliable two-way connection for routine, check-in and emergency communication, as well as routing, navigation and track-back features.

inReach Explorer+ gives you the freedom to roam farther and experience more, on or off the beaten path:

  • Send and receive text messages to SMS and email addresses, or another inReach device while beyond cell phone range
  • Trigger an interactive SOS and communicate with GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Plan trips, manage your device, and store tracking data using the Explore® web app
  • Follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back with a breadcrumb trackback trail
  • Enjoy full-fledged GPS navigation including on-map guidance (preloaded maps) viewable directly on the full-colour display
  • Built in high-sensitivity GPS provides location and tracking data within 5 meters
  • Built-in navigation sensors help you get and maintain accurate bearings including heading, elevation and speed
  • Get weather forecasts for any location (an optional service)
  • Pair with mobile devices1 using the free Earthmate® app for access to TOPO maps2 and U.S. NOAA charts, U.S. color aerial imagery and more
  • Track and share your location with others using Mapshare® so they can ping your device and send you messages

inReach Explorer+ also offers:

  • A compact and rugged, impact-resistant, water-resistant design
  • A long-lasting internal rechargeable lithium battery
  • A color screen and virtual keyboard, providing full, free-form texting, and social media posting
  • Intuitive LED indicator for satellite availability, audible message notifications
  • 100% global communications coverage via the Iridium satellite network, with no gaps, fringe or weak signal areas

1See Garmin.com/inreachfaq for compatibility.
2Preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps are not compatible with other Garmin devices. Other Garmin maps not compatible with this device.

inReach GPS Integration

  • Accurate to +/- 5 meters.
  • Enables follow-me/find-me tracking and location.
  • Embeds user’s GPS location in all sent messages.
  • For iOS and Android users, the inReach GPS signal is relayed to the companion phone or mobile device. This increases accuracy over that of companion device’s native GPS, and eliminates GPS-related battery drain on companion device.

inReach Contacts

  • Add contacts to your Explore account to create an address book and sync it to your inReach.
  • Access your mobile device’s address book with the Earthmate app.
  • Messaging is not restricted to address book contacts; send to any email address, cell phone number or other inReach user.*

Compatible inReach Communication Platforms

  • Send and receive text messages to/from:
    • Cell phones (SMS)*
    • Email contacts
    • Other inReach users
    • MapShare (Explore portal)
    • GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center


MapShare is the online web portal where the follow-me/find-me tracking and location results are displayed.

  • You select who you want your followers to be and choose your desired privacy settings.
  • You configure your tracking at intervals from 10 minutes to 4 hours.
  • Your clickable track points include: speed, course, and elevation.
  • Followers can view your tracks or location on their choice of aerial imagery or DeLorme topographic maps.

Protection Against SOS False Alarms

According to search and rescue authorities, 90% of all SOS alerts are either inadvertent false alarms or situations that are not true emergencies.

  • In the Earthmate app, the SOS screen has an electronic "safety".
  • In standalone mode, a SEND-compliant SOS button lock prevents false alarms.
  • If you determine your SOS alert isn’t a true emergency, it can easily be cancelled in both paired and standalone modes.

GEOS Emergency Response

SOS messages are received by GEOS, a worldwide emergency response coordination center with 24/7/365 staffing.

  • Trained GEOS personnel serve as your SOS point of contact, and relay information to and from you and responders.
  • Tracking is automatically activated by any SOS.

Pairs with a Smartphone or Tablet

Download the free Earthmate app to your smartphone or tablet, then pair with your inReach to transform your mobile device into a global satellite communication and navigation tool:

  • Real-time GPS location, tracking and text messages are overlaid on the digital maps for easy navigation and position location from anywhere in the world.
  • Use an internet connection to download free topographic maps and NOAA charts on your paired mobile device. Unlike streaming maps on most cellphone apps, downloaded DeLorme maps remain cached in the Earthmate app even when you’re outside cellular coverage.
  • Automatically syncs with your mobile device’s address book for easy message sending.
  • View all your previous trips and messages.

*Email, SOS and tracking functions work anywhere in the world; SMS availability may vary by country.


  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm (2.7” x 6.5” x 1.5”)
  • Display size: 5.9 cm (2.3”) diagonal
  • Display resolution: 200 x 265 pixels
  • Display type: Transflective color TFT
  • Weight: 213 g (7.5 oz)
  • Battery Type: Rechargeable internal Lithium Ion
  • Battery life: Up to 100 hours based on 10-minute tracking; up to 30 days in power save mode
  • Wireless: Bluetooth®
  • Water rating: IPX73
  • Interface: USB
  • Built-in memory: 2 GB for storing additional maps
  • Waypoints: 500
  • Routes: 20

Other Details

  • SOS locking mechanism complies with RTCM SC-128 for satellite emergency notification devices (SEND); prevents false alarms and supports one-handed gloved operation
  • 100% global coverage via the Iridium satellite network
  • SOS messages are received by GEOS, a worldwide emergency response coordination center with 24/7/365 staffing

3See Garmin.com/waterrating for compatibility.

Seasonal value and flexibility that you can afford.

  • No annual contracts
  • Switch plans any time
  • Suspend your service in the off-season

Visit inReach Canada Service Plans for more information.

Note: inReach devices ship with access to inReach Canada standard rate plans and the Explore web application. (To use inReach with other compatible web apps like the Enterprise web app, inReach must be activated with special byte-based subscription plans. Please contact us for details.)

The free Earthmate app enables inReach-smartphone communication functionality and is available for free through the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores. It also turns your smartphone phone or tablet into a DeLorme map viewer with the latest terrain and road detail.

Earthmate App on iPhone

  • Enables use of all inReach features on your paired device1
  • Download free TOPO maps2, US NOAA charts, US aerial imagery and more
  • Available online from the Apple, Google Play and Amazon app stores

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1See Garmin.com/inreachfaq for compatibility.
22Preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps are not compatible with other Garmin devices. Other Garmin maps not compatible with this device.

Explore Web App

When you purchase inReach and activate your choice of inReach Canada standard plan you receive access to the Explore web application.

Manage your inReach devices using the free Explore web app including:

  • Pre-load messages to your inReach
  • Link your social media accounts
  • View your previous trips and messages
  • Manage account settings and emergency contacts
  • Update inReach firmware

Enterprise Web App

inReach devices are also compatible with the Enterprise web app from Garmin. The Enterprise web app is designed for organizations that need to support and monitor a large number of inReach users, require very short tracking intervals, and want the option to monitor their own SOS alerts.

When you activate inReach with your choice of inReach Canada Pro plan you receive access to the Enterprise web app.

GeoPro Web App

inReach devices are also compatible with the GeoPro web app, designed for enterprise and government users requiring robust workplace safety monitoring solutions. To use inReach with the GeoPro web app, inReach must be activated with special byte-based subscription plans, please contact us for details.