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010-01735-13 Garmin 699.00  

Garmin inReach Explorer+ (010-01735-13)

Garmin Part Number: 010-01735-13

(3.9 out of 5, 7 reviews)
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Garmin inReach Explorer+

Handheld Satellite Communicator with GPS Navigation

 

The InReach Explorer+ represents Garmin's first iteration of the InReach units after acquiring DeLorme. The InReach Explorer+ has improved on the original unit in almost every aspect. Additionally, Garmin has made a new inclusion with preloaded topo maps and the ability to add additional maps to the unit.

Learn everything you need to know about the InReach Explorer+ features in our blog post.

While venturing off the grid, you'll always be in reach when carrying the Garmin inReach Explorer+. Designed for the outdoor enthusiast, the inReach Explorer+ is a handheld satellite communicator that allows you to roam farther and experience more without compromising your loved one's peace of mind. Features such as communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions are available to use whether you're on land, water or in the skies - whether you're on a backcountry experience or on an international adventure.

Texts, Emails and More - Anywhere

Using the worldwide coverage of the Iridium satellite network, the inReach Explorer+ lets you send a text message to anyone with a cell phone number of email address anywhere in the world and you can use the inReach Explorer+'s in-built GPS to track and share your journey's progress. You can also communicate with other inReach devices in the field, or post to social media.

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.

 

Works Anywhere and Everywhere

No need to worry about whether you are in range of a cell tower or encountering spotty coverage in fringe zones or blackout areas, the inReach Explorer+ gives you the tools needed to stay totally connected and always in reach.

 

Share Your Whereabouts with MapShare®

Let friends and family follow your progress on their computers or mobile devices through the web-based MapShare® portal. By turning on the tracking function of your inReach Explorer+, it will send waypoints at preselected time intervals, so people following along can track your whereabouts online. 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 Compatible Smartphone

Using the free Earthmate® app, you can sync your inReach device to your compatible Apple® or Android™ device via Bluetooth®. This gives you the capability and convenience of accessing unlimited maps, aerial imagery and U.S. NOAA charts.

Plus, the Earthmate app lets you use all of the inReach features on your paired mobile device and you can sync your phone's contact list to your device, so you can reach anyone, anywhere - with fewer keystrokes.

 

Weather Forecasts Wherever You Are

Access the optional weather forecast service on your inReach device, providing detailed updates directly to your device, compatible smartphone or tablet paired with the Earthmate app, so you'll know what conditions to expect en route. There are basic and premium weather packages available and you can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other waypoint or destination on your itinerary.

 

24/7 SOS Response by GEOS

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. Available 24/7/365, they're standing by ready to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. While waiting for help to arrive, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you - providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.

 

Which inReach Is Right for You?

  inReach SE+
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inReach Explorer+
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Two-way messaging º º
100% global satellite coverage with Iridium™ º º
Two-way global interactive SOS º º
Tracking and location sharing º º
Cloud storage and trip planning º º
Pairs with mobile devices º º
Navigation (routes, waypoints, breadcrumb trail) º º
Weather º º
Preloaded topographic maps º
Built-in navigation sensors (Compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer) º

Both the inReach Explorer+ and the inReach Explorer+ offer identical messaging capabilities, however - it's on the GPS navigation side that you'll notice a difference. The inReach Explorer+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation and allows 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. The Explorer+ also comes with a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer to help you get and maintain accurate bearings anywhere.

 

Affordable, flexible Satellite Airtime Plans

To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Explorer+ 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.

  Safety Recreation Expedition Extreme Additional Fees
SOS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  
Text Messages 10 40 Unlimited Unlimited  
Preset Messages Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  
Tracking Intervals 10 Minutes+ 10 Minutes+ 10 Minutes+ 2 Minutes+  
Tracking Points $0.15 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  
Location Pings $0.15 Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited  
MONTHLY CHARGES Activation Fee: $33.00
Annual/Contract $20.00 $40.00 $75.00 $119.00 Move Down A Plan Fee: $37.00
Freedom Plan $25.00 $55.00 $99.00 $149.00 Annual Freedom Fee: $37.00
OVERAGE CHARGES
Messages (each) $0.75 $0.75 N/A N/A

Activate your inReach device at https://inreach.garmin.com

 

Unlimited Cloud Storage and Trip Planning Included

Every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered portal 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

The inReach Explorer+ is built to be rugged. Made durable, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX7, this handheld will keep you up and running - no matter what the elements throw at you. It comes equipped with an internal, rechargeable lithium battery so you can count on long 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). Recharge your inReach Explorer+ through the standard microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12 V charger.

 
 

General

Physical Dimensions 6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm (2.7" x 6.5" x 1.5") with keypad and SOS door bump
Weight 213.0 g (7.5 oz)
Water Rating IPX7
Battery Type Rechargeable internal lithium ion
Display Type transflective color TFT
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
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
Memory/History 2GB
High-sensitivity Receiver
Interface USB

Sensors

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

Maps & Memory

Preloaded Maps Yes (DeLorme TOPO AU/NZ) (not compatible with Garmin Topo or Street Mapping Cards)
Waypoints/favourites/locations 500
Ability to add maps
Routes 50

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
 

In the box:

  • inReach Explorer+
  • Preloaded with DeLorme TOPO AU/NZ Mapping (not compatible with Garmin Topo or Street Mapping Cards)
  • USB Cable
  • Carabiner Clip
  • Documentation
 

Compatible Accessories

 

 

inReach Explorer+ Reviews

Average Customer Rating:  
  (3.9 out of 5 based on 7 reviews)

Verified Buyer's Rating
4 5
, Tasmania
10 December 2017
 

Great device but problems getting an account

I'd used a Delorme Inreach for several years, but it was showing signs of decay so I upgraded. Signing up for a Garmin account proved a nightmare, and the helpline waits stretched to hours, but the Garmin staff were friendly and helpful when I was finally able to speak to them. Having opened an account, the device is working fine so far. I opted for the Explorer+ partly so I could use it as a backup GPS if my normal GPS died in a remote area. The waterproof housing is also a plus. One weakness is that it does not appear to be possible to upload gpx files, and the weather forecasts are not particularly helpful. But if you're looking for a way to let loved ones know you're okay when you're out in the wilds, and of enhancing your own safety, these devices are brilliant.

Pros: Brilliant way to maintain contact with loved ones
Cons: Teething problems with signing up
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Verified Buyer's Rating
1 5
, Sydney
4 December 2017
 

Inreach Garmin server reports error each time account creation is attemptred of three different computers on different networks......should be that hard. Main Garmin account should be linked to the one occunt to make registering and managing devices simpler.

Tedious set up process ......that doesn't work very well and the multiplicity of Garmin sites and downloads show the company has a lot to do protect its reputation as the leading mapping, navigation devices. A simple personal EPIRB may be a better option when you have a marine EPIRB, good GPS and other radio communications.

Pros: Satellite tracking and messaging......if we can register an account?
Cons: The inability to load Garmin Topo and Marine Maps....seems rediculous that Garmin hasn't harmonised the Inreach and Garmin products.
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Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, Tasmania
8 August 2017
 

Unique device - and it works exceptionally well.

I bought this for a mountain climbing trip in West Papua and it was perfect for what I needed. Being able to send regular text messages despite being a long way from any cellular network gave lots of reassurance to my family back home. Being trackable over the internet gave lots of reassurance to me that I could always send for help and be found if need be. This device makes it a whole lot safer to have adventures in remote places - especially if you enjoy solo hiking. As a GPS, it lacks a couple of minor features you'd find on similarly priced units (such as showing the elevation profile of tracks, or making use of Glonass) - but I never used those features on my old GPS anyhow. Having satellite communication makes up for those things 1000 times over. The subscription plans are very affordable for a satellite service and you can pay for a month at a time as you need it - which makes things very flexible. If you use the Inreach with bluetooth and connect it to an app on your phone, you get all the advantages of a GPS unit that has a larger, high quality touchscreen. The app has a few minor glitches but is mostly comprehensive and simple to use - though the bluetooth chews through the batteries on both your phone and the GPS unit. I mostly used the Inreach without the bluetooth and the battery life was excellent because you have really good setup options for how to control battery usage. The Inreach Explorer comes pre-loaded with the topographic Open Street Map covering everything from South East Asia through Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. The maps are incredibly detailed and if you use the Inreach Website, you can easily add maps from anywhere else in the world if you need them - for free! I am extremely happy with my purchase.

Pros: Affordable satellite communication makes hiking in remote places much safer.
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Verified Buyer's Rating
3 5
, SE Qld
29 July 2017
 

Works but text to moble - cell pnone does not.

Useable, seems to be better than SAT phone as texts are better in marginal and cloudy conditions. Downside is that texts to mobile/cell phones is not working after 3 weeks trying to contact Garmin. Text to email and web page works. Maps are usable and a good backup. Sat provider bills from OS and attracts a monthly international transaction fee on top of the monthly fee. Little added extras like this are not welcome.

Pros: Compact, maps
Cons: Could not send tests to mobiles - has not worked after 3 weeks trying to contact Garmin
 Johnny Appleseed GPS responded to this review on the 31 July 2017
Hi Greg, it should be billed in AUD unless you have activated the device in another region by mistake, on the Garmin website. You can contact Garmin direct and they should be able to fix your account.
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Verified Buyer's Rating
4 5
, Brisbane, QLD
20 June 2017
 

Excellent piece of gear

I love my inReach Explorer+, it provides extra safety when on the trail, especially when solo hiking. It is great that the device can be used world wide with no additional charges. The device is light enough and has a decent battery life used it for navigation and some communication on a 4 day hike (powered off at night) and the battery lasted the entire time. the interface is easy to use. Wish there was an option to be able to use the device without the subscription just for basic navigation and enable the subscription when needed to communication and SOS features.

Pros: The two way communication with those not on the trail with you, Tracking for peace of mind for loved ones, easy to use interface, good battery life
Cons: Must have subscription to use as a basic navigational device.
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Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, Geelong
9 June 2017
 

Many devices in one.

I use this for sailing . It's brilliant for peace of mind that family can track you . I can text message to mobile phones. I have mapping when I land ashore. It can power up and track for up to 100hrs. At 8 hrs a day ...it will easily last all week. It press the SOS button and have an emergency response. Also... because of the two way messaging I can communicate with emergency services if required. In a word "Brilliant"

Pros: Gps , maps , text messaging and SOS rescue
Cons: No protective case available . Can be expensive if not used wisely.
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Verified Buyer's Rating
5 5
, Alice Springs, NT
5 June 2017
 

Expirience in the NT outback.

The InReach Explorer+ works flawlessly. It gives peace of mind in remote bush country. The ability to share track points with concerned people is a great feature. The use of the screen is not easy to do, if you need reading glasses and they might have been lost or shattered as all is very small. Being able to do most of the activities over the connected PDA device is helpful.

Pros: Sturdy design. Bright colour. I found the exsisting offer of functions on the system to be good for my purposes.
Cons: Small keyboard on screen, does not magnify letters or numbers when scrolling through. Hard to read without reading glasses, if you need some.
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