Garmin inReach Explorer + e-Communicator

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Changing the face of safety. Garmin inReach Explorer+ is Garmin's new satellite communicator that use global Iridium satellite coverage for interactive SOS, two-way messaging and location tracking anywhere in the world. Including a built-in GPS that enables location tracking and basic navigation with waypoints and routes. In case of an emergency, the interactive SOS feature allows you to contact help, receive professional advices on what to do next and confirms that help is on the way. Garmin inReach Explorer+ adds further navigation options such as preloaded DeLorme® topographic maps, built-in digital compass and barometric altimeter.


Package Includes

inReach Explorer+, USB cable, carabiner clip, documentation.

NOTICE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.



  • GLOBAL SATELLITE COMMUNICATORS - Satellite communicators with 100% global Iridium satellite coverage for two-way messaging anywhere in the world.
  • INTERACTIVE SOS - Trigger an interactive SOS to GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring centre, to communicate the nature of the emergency, get professional advice and receive confirmation that help is on the way.
  • SEND AND RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES - Send and receive text messages while beyond cellular range to any cell phone number, email address or to another inReach.
  • LOCATION TRACKING AND SHARING - Use the MapShare site to track and share your location online with family and friends, they also may ping your device or exchange messages.
  • DELIVERY CONFIRMATION - Receive for each message sent a delivery confirmation to always know whether your message was safely delivered.
  • SAFE USER INTERFACE - Outdoor optimized 2.3’’ colour display, button based interface with easy to understand user guidance and dedicated SOS button with button lock to prevent accidental alarms.
  • BASIC NAVIGATION - High-sensitivity GPS receiver for basic navigation and tracking, follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back on the bread crumb trail of your recorded track.
  • MAPPING AND SENSORS - inReach Explorer+ adds further navigation features such as preloaded topographic maps1, built-in digital compass and barometric altimeter.
  • EARTHMATE® APP - Pair with mobile devices2 using the free Earthmate app for more convenience on the go. Access topographic maps and colour aerial imagery and more.
  • SUBSCRIPTION PLANS - Flexible subscriptions; choose from annual contract or monthly models and various service plans with a variety of service offerings.
  • ENDURING BATTERY - Internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 100 hours of battery life in tracking mode; up to 30 days in power-save mode (battery life may vary depending on settings)
  • WEATHER DATA - As optional service chose from various weather services covering Basic, Premium and Marine weather with weather forecast for up to 7 days for your actual location.
  • CLOUD STORAGE AND TRIP PLANNING - 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.
  • GARMIN QUALITY - Rugged, impact resistant and water-rated housing and additionally provides a lot of solid accessories based on the Garmin spine mount system.


  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm
  • Display size, WxH:: 5.9 cm diagonal
  • Display resolution, WxH: 200 x 265 pixels
  • Display type: Transflective colour TFT
  • Weight: 213 g
  • Battery: Rechargeable internal Lithium Ion
  • Battery life: Up to 100 hours at the default 10-minute tracking mode, 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode and up to 3 years in standby mode
  • Wireless: Bluetooth
  • Water rating: IPX7
  • Interface: High-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
  • Built-in memory: 2GB
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 250
  • Routes: 20
  • Barometric Altimeter: Yes
  • Electronic compass: Yes

Affordable, flexible Satellite Airtime Plans

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

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
Messages (each) $0.75 $0.75 N/A N/A