Garmin inReach Explorer+




These new satellite communicators from Garmin use the Iridium Satellite network to keep you in contact with the world whilst you’re out in the middle of it. The two models available, inReach SE+ and inReach Explorer share the exact same satellite messaging functionality. The only difference between the two models is the added mapping ability of the inReach Explorer. While the inReach SE+ is GPS enabled and allows you to mark waypoints and leave trails, the Explorer model allows you to use the preloaded topographic charts and use waypoint routing.

Note that a monthly subscription is necessary for these devices. For more info, Click Here

inReach SE+ (no charting or sensors)


inReach Explorer+ device adds preloaded DeLorme® TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer

Venturing off the grid doesn’t mean you have to be completely out of reach – as long as you’re carrying an inReach SE+ or inReach Explorer+. Specially designed for the outdoor enthusiast, these handheld satellite communcators are designed so you can stay in touch with family and loved ones while out of range of typical cell-phone coverage, whether it be in the mountains or out at sea. Garmin 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. Coverage Everywhere.
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 anywhere – 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 confirmation when help is on the way.

No Cell Tower? No 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 works anywhere and everywhere – so you’re never out of range, never out of reach.

Track and Share Your Wereabouts
Turn on the tracking function of your inReach SE+ or Explorer+ communicator to let family and friends follow your progress on a computer or mobile device, using the web-based MapShare® portal. The inReach device will send waypoints at preprogrammed 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.

Included in box:
• inReach Explorer+
• USB cable
• Carabiner clip
• Documentation


After you purchase an inReach device, register it at, then choose your subscription plan.

Monthly Freedom Plans

  • Ideal for seasonal or occasional use
  • Pay for airtime service only when you need it
  • Minimum 30-day commitment
  • Suspend your service

Annual Plans

  • Ideal for year-round use and peace of mind
  • Lower monthly fees
  • 12-month contract required
  • Move up a plan for free







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
Weight 7.5 oz (213.0 g)
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 2 GB
High-sensitivity receiver
Interface USB

Maps & Memory

Preloaded maps Yes (DeLorme TOPO)
Ability to add maps
Waypoints/favorites/locations 500
Routes 20


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

Outdoor Recreation Features

Camera no


  • 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

Owners Manual