The Delorme inReach™ Satellite Communicator for Android®-based smartphones connects to a global satellite network and pairs with your phone to relay detailed messages and receive responses.
In giving the 2012 Editors’ Choice Award to the DeLorme inReach, the April issue of BACKPACKER claims, “Send and receive with the ultimate backcountry communicator.”
On its own, the Delorme inReach Satellite Communicator offers all the features of a personal locator beacon via a worldwide satellite network (subscription required)
Allows you to send up to 3 preloaded messages for anticipated situations such as: "made it to basecamp," "right on time to campsite" or "successful summit"
Reports location, speed, heading, and elevation with each transmission, and tracking intervals can be personalized in a range between 10 min. and 4 hrs.
Messages and location can be delivered to email, cell phones, Facebook™, Twitter™ or other inReach users
In an emergency, the inReach can send an SOS with your GPS location embedded directly to search and rescue teams
An LED signals the successful delivery of a message
Want to send a more detailed text message with your smartphone but have no coverage? The inReach Communicator syncs up with Android OS devices to allow 2-way communication
When paired, you can compose standard text messages up to 160 characters, receive responses from other cell phones, email address or additional inReach users
In an emergency, increased detail in text messaging allows you to send an accurate description to better prepare rescuers
Pairing also dramatically improves GPS accuracy without draining the battery of the Android device
Device is waterproof (3 ft. for 30 min.), buoyant and impact resistant
Locking mechanism prevents accidental SOS triggering and allows single-handed operation
Operates on 2 AA batteries, included; to optimize performance, Delorme recommends lithium batteries, but device supports alkaline and NiMH batteries
inReach Android application available for free through Google Marketplace
inReach Android users receive Delorme Topo North America maps for free; maps are cached on phone and can be used without a cell phone signal
Satellite subscription rates start at $9.95 per month with a one-time $19.95 activation fee
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This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at the Anchorage REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.