The answer to your dreams and questions.
No, the inReach GPS and satellite communications components rely on different sets of satellites. The GPS component, which attaches your position coordinates to any messages you send and also enables remote tracking, relies on the Global Positioning System, maintained by the U.S. government. Communication capabilities rely on the Iridium satellite system. CLOSE
This is the first two-way satellite messaging device with delivery confirmation, interactive SOS, and complete pole-to-pole coverage available at a consumer-affordable price. There are consumer devices that offer only one-way communication and very expensive satellite systems that are capable of two-way communication. CLOSE
The inReach meets the International Protection Rating of IP68, also referred to as Ingress Protection. The first number represents the level of solid particle protection; inReach's value of 6 means that it is dust tight ("No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact"). The second number represents the level of liquid ingress protection; inReach's value of 7 means that it will withstand immersion up to 3 meter for 48 hours ("Ingress of water in harmful quantity shall not be possible when the enclosure is immersed in water under defined conditions of pressure and time"). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code CLOSE
You can contact DeLorme directly at 1.800.511.2459. CLOSE
The inReach has been tested to last 125 hours on two lithium AA batteries, based on transmitting one tracking point every 10 minutes. Actual results will vary based on individual usage. The inReach also supports the use of alkaline and nickel metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. Using these batteries with the same 10-minute tracking interval delivers 75 hours with NiMH and 72 hours with alkaline. CLOSE
Yes. You can post messages to Twitter and update your status on Facebook. CLOSE
In case of emergency, GEOS IERCC will liaise with the primary first response agency in the area closest to your reported coordinates or any other relevant authority as well as coordinate with any additional resources that may be required for your rescue. In a nonemergency situation, you can text your inReach help contacts to alert AAA or other organizations that provide roadside assistance. Your GPS coordinates will be embedded in the message you send, so help will be able to find you. DeLorme has also partnered with BoatUS to support their Towing Assistance service. CLOSE
Because of Iridium's whole earth coverage, any limiting factors would be solely due to terrain or other conditions that prevent line of sight to the Iridium satellites. For example, if you're in a deep slot canyon or an unusually narrow mountain pass, you may not have the direct line of sight to a satellite that's needed. The inReach has been tested successfully under heavy forest cover, even triple canopy, but it is possible that in some locations the canopy may be dense enough to block line of sight. In these or other instances where line of sight is unavailable, you will know your message has not reached the satellite because you will not receive a message confirmation and the signal LED will flash red. In these situations, you should move to a more favorable location and try again. CLOSE
Iridium is the world's only satellite network with pole-to-pole global coverage and two-way communication capabilities that other satellite systems can't match. CLOSE
inReach connects wirelessly with iOS and Android devices. You can compose messages up to 160 characters on your phone or GPS and send them directly to email, cell phones, or SOS. Messages can also be posted to Facebook and Twitter as well as your MapShare page. MapShare is a web-based map that stores your track points and messages for visitors to view. If you have an Android or are an Apple user, you must download the free DeLorme Earthmate app from the online Google Play site or the Apple App Store to enable inReach functionality. Topo North America maps can be downloaded at no charge for use on Android and Apple phones and tablets and iPod touch devices.
The PN-60w has an internal keyboard and message screen for two-way communication. Topo North America GPS maps and PC software are included in the package with the PN-60w, along with a free subscription to the DeLorme MapPack for U.S. aerial imagery, NOAA nautical charts, and official USGS and Canada topographic detail. CLOSE
The inReach for Android is compatible with Android phones running version 2.2 or later firmware. Functionality is enabled by the free DeLorme Earthmate app, available online from Google Play. CLOSE
There are separate inReach models for Android/iOS and the PN-60w platforms. The Android and iOS devices pair with inReach via Bluetooth. The PN-60w is not configured for Bluetooth, so a separate inReach solution was designed to support the sizable and still-growing community of PN-60w users. CLOSE
Yes. The DeLorme inReach does not require a companion device, so if you don’t have an Android device, iOS device, or PN-60w, or if your companion device becomes lost or damaged or loses battery power, you can still stay connected. The inReach will send up to three pre-loaded text messages, show delivery confirmations via LED, and enable tracking. In case of emergency, you can trigger an SOS alert by push button. There is a locking mechanism to prevent unintentional false alarms. The inReach supports one-handed gloved use. CLOSE
Yes. DeLorme has just announced iPhone compatibility. CLOSE
Yes, you can communicate directly with one another as long as the devices are paired with an Android device, iOS device, or PN-60w GPS. Request that all of your friends provide their devices’ inReach addresses and include them with their contact information in your inReach Address Book at explore.delorme.com. CLOSE
You can set up a MapShare page and share the link so your family and friends can see you on your breadcrumb trail. You can also allow them to send you messages and ping your GPS position. CLOSE
You can allow an unlimited number of people to follow your adventure. The website does not require users to specify who will view the MapShare. CLOSE
Communication is reciprocal by its very nature. With two-way messaging, the inReach enables the kind of information sharing that can be crucial when you’re in remote or high-risk environments. For example, if you’re planning an adventure, you or the people you’re meeting can communicate changes in time or location. If you’re on the job, your home office can alert you to an emergent problem at a remote assignment. CLOSE
When the inReach is used by itself, SOS messages are delivered by pressing the designated SOS button. Your alert will be relayed to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) and then to emergency responders. If your inReach is paired with an Android, iOS, or PN-60w device, you can send a text message describing your exact situation to properly prepare responders and maintain contact with the IERCC for mutual updates. CLOSE
When an SOS is sent, our partners at the GEOS IERCC are contacted. They provide 24/7/365 emergency response capability. When the SOS is sent, one of their Duty Officers at the IERCC will be dealing with your emergency, liaising with the primary first response agency responsible in the area closest to your reported coordinates or any other relevant authority as well as coordinating any additional private search and rescue resources that may be required to rescue you or save your life. IERCC will also notify the emergency contacts on your inReach account. CLOSE
Your message will reach its recipient’s email inbox or cell phone within seconds. Occasionally, there may be delays due to atmospheric or other conditions, but in those instances the lag time would be measured in seconds, not minutes. In very rare cases, delivery may take longer due to the line of sight of the satellite’s position. For inbound messages, inReach will check for incoming messages every 20 minutes. In SOS mode with a paired inReach, the satellite will check for return messages from the Response Center every 60 seconds during the first 10 minutes and then at the same interval as the SOS track points are sent for the duration of the rescue. CLOSE
DeLorme support (207-846-8900) will help you activate your devices and enter your account information if you do not have access to the Internet. You just need to call the support number and explain your need. CLOSE
Activation is very quick. Simply enter your IMEI device identification number and authorization code followed by your personal contact information, message plan, emergency contacts, and billing information. Your inReach IMEI and Authorization Code numbers are on a sticker inside the inReach battery compartment. If you have batteries installed, you may need to remove them to see the codes. The activation process generally takes about 5 to 10 minutes. In instances where the final activation of the Iridium modem could take longer to process, we will inform you that an email will notify you when the system is ready for use. CLOSE
From explore.delorme.com, choose the MapShare tab and set your MapShare preferences to enable the page, to allow visitors to send messages and view your location, and to give your page a title and a description. A password can also be created to restrict who has access to view the page. After saving the changes to MapShare, you can email a link to your friends and family along with an explanatory message. Note that you can also send a link to your MapShare from your PN, Android, or iOS device when you are on your trip, just in case you forgot to let someone know until you were already traveling. CLOSE
Users can enable a password for their MapShare page and share that password only with family and friends of their choosing. CLOSE
The easiest thing to do is download only the maps for the regions where you’ll be traveling. After doing so, you’ll need to download new maps for those regions only upon a new release of DeLorme Topo North America. Customers will be notified. CLOSE
There is a one-time activation charge of $19.95. In addition, you need to choose a subscription plan that best fits your needs. You can also move up and down between the plans based on their seasonal activity. There is no charge for moving to a higher-priced plan, but there is a $24.95 charge for moving down.
|Safety Plan||Recreation Plan||Expedition Plan|
|Annual (12 Months)||$9.95 Monthly||$24.95 Monthly||$49.95 Monthly|
|Seasonal (4-month minimum)||N/A||$39.95 Monthly||$64.95 Monthly|
|Predefined Messages from inReach||10 per month shared with Messages||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Messages||10 per month shared with Predefined Messages||40 per month||120 per month|
|Overage||$1.50 per message||$0.50 per message||$0.25 per message|
NOTE: These plans are for individual consumers in the U.S. and EU only.
- Canadian customers can find information at inreachcanada.com.
- Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia customers can find information at http://alwaysinreach.com.au/index.php/product-info/11-service/15-rates
DeLorme never charges you for search and rescue, and in North America, most search and rescue is free. However, in other areas of the world, rescue fees will depend on the local rules and regulations associated with wilderness rescue. You can buy rescue insurance through our partner GEOS. CLOSE
Yes, but you are charged $0.25 per track point. CLOSE
No, you are only charged for tracks sent from the device, not when visitors view your tracks on your MapShare. CLOSE