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  • Iridium satellite network ensures 100% pole-to-pole coverage with no gaps or fringe areas
  • Send and receive text messages while beyond cellular range to any cell phone number, email address or to another inReach device
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center, to communicate the nature of an emergency
  • Built-in, high-sensitivity GPS provides basic navigation, location and tracking data within 5 meters; follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back
  • Use the mapshare site to track and share your location online with family and friends so they can ping your device and exchange messages
  • Pair with mobile devices using a free app to access topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium battery give up to 100 hours of battery life in tracking mode, up to 30 days in power-save mode
  • Use the cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, sync and manage your device, store all your location tracking data and much more
  • Rugged, impact resistant and water-rated to ipx7
  • Includes USB cable and carabiner clip
  • Flexible subscriptions; choose from annual contract or monthly plans


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Best Use Backpacking
GPS/Satellite Detectable Yes
Activation Manual
Location Accuracy 5
Water-Resistant Depth 1 meter
Waterproof Yes
Batteries Rechargeable internal lithium ion
Material(s) Injection-molded housing
Dimensions 6.5 x 2.7 x 1.5
Weight 7.5
Certification Approved by FCC, CE, IC
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Can the GPS be used without a current, monthly or annual, service subscription?

Asked by: thorgodofthunder
The GPS can be used without a subscription. The communication features of this device require a subscription, but the GPS does not.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

This has a lithium Ion battery and cannot be shipped by air. Can I take it with me or with my checked baggage on a plane?

Asked by: Flying nut
Current US carrier rules do not allow lithium batteries in checked luggage but you can have then in carry on luggage.
Answered by: jackie127
Date published: 2017-06-05

What are the main differences between this model and the previous Inreach SE   Besides the price ??

Asked by: Thealy416
​The SE+ has satellite texting, Earthmate app connectivity, user interface and a long-lasting battery life like the prior SE model. The newer SE+ weighs about half an once more, but features a bigger screen, and mapping functionality without a pre-loaded map like basic GPS unit (the SE has no mapping functionality without a map).
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-16

can you recommend a solar panel/charging system that is compatible with this product and an iPhone that is practical to carry on the JMT? Thank you!

Asked by: surfinsafari
The Goal Zero Venture 30 Solar Kit is a great choice for the satellite communicator and an iPhone.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-19

Does this have a camera?

Asked by: SEG1
This satellite communicator does not have a camera.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

can the rechargeable batteries be charged by USB/solar?

Asked by: Gray
The rechargeable lithium ion battery is charged with a USB cable. As long as your solar panel has USB, you can use it with this communicator.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24

Can you load topo on this model if not which one can?

Asked by: Jared
A topo map cannot be loaded directly to this device. You can however pair this device with your smartphone and view topo maps using the Earthmate app. The Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator comes with a 24K topo map of North America loaded directly to the device.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-11

Does this unit have an area calculation function?

Asked by: chris
The InReach connects to your Android device to expand its mapping features and functionality. However, the SE+ does not have an area calculation facility among its features.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-24
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