The DeLorme inReach is a multiple award winning global satellite messenger designed to offer 2-way texting for SOS and personal communications, follow-me/find-me tracking and navigation in areas of the world where no other forms of communication exist. The DeLorme inReach keeps you connected, sending and receiving vital information in all the places where cell phones and one-way satellite messengers can't.
The DeLorme inReach can be used literally anywhere on the planet, including oceans, deserts, mountains, Arctic and Antarctic regions.
The DeLorme inReach is lightweight, waterproof, buoyant and impact-resistant and an invaluable travel companion and potential lifeline for outdoors enthusiasts, expeditioners, or anyone working in remote locations.
Weighing just 8oz (227g), the DeLorme inReach is easy to carry and fits in the palm of your hand.
Assured 2-way communication, anywhere in the world. The inReach keeps you connected, sending and receiving vital information in all the places where cell phones and one-way satellite messengers can’t.
By itself, it’s a multi-purpose GPS communicator
Send up to three pre-loaded messages for anticipated situations
Designate delivery to email, cell phones, Facebook, or Twitter
In an emergency, send an SOS with your GPS location embedded
Receive delivery confirmation for all messages via LED
Let others track your progress online for mutual peace of mind
It also pairs with Android smartphones and DeLorme GPS for full-featured text messaging
Compose messages up to 160 characters on phone or GPS
Receive return messages on your phone or GPS, from cell phones, email addresses, or other inReach users
Send SOS messages describing your emergency to improve responders’ preparedness
Dramatically improve GPS accuracy without draining phone battery (Android users)
GPS fix reports position, speed, course, and elevation with each track or message sent
You can use inReach by itself or, for enhanced 2-way send-and-receive messaging, inReach can be paired with an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or Android phones and tablets.
Because inReach uses the Iridium satellite network, it provides 100% global coverage, with no gaps or fringe coverage areas that limit one-way satellite messengers. inReach is buoyant, waterproof to 3 meters, and impact-resistant to military standards. It weighs just 8 oz. including batteries.
Most people rely on mobile phones and smartphones to keep in touch nowadays, but such devices are only useful in the 10% of the world that has mobile phone coverage. Move into the 90% of the world where there is no mobile phone signal and communications become impossible without the right equipment.
The DeLorme inReach can also offer tracking from as little as every 30 seconds if required.
Height : 3.4″ / 86mm (4.77″ / 121mm including antenna)
Width: 2.85″ / 72mm
Depth: 1.73″ / 44mm
Without batteries: 7 oz (198g)
With 2 batteries: 8 oz (227g)
Tested to send one track point every 10 minutes:
125 hours with 2 lithium batteries
75 hours with NiMH
72 hours with alkaline
GPS chipset for remote tracking and embedding location coordinates in all sent messages
Accuracy +/- 5 meters
IP68 rating: Waterproof, dustproof, buoyant
Impact-resistant (Mil STD 810F)
SOS locking mechanism complies with RTCM SC-128 for SENDS; prevents false alarms and supports one handed gloved operation
Operating temperature: -20ºC to +70ºC (-4ºF to +158ºF)
Storage temperature: -45ºC to +75ºC; (-49ºF to + 167ºF)
inReach in Standalone Mode
When used by itself, all inReach functionality is controlled by its pushbutton interface, which is ergonomically designed for one-handed use. There are individual buttons for Power on/off, Tracking, pre-loaded Text Messaging, and SOS. In addition, there is a sliding button lock to prevent unintentional SOS alerts, and an LED signal light which indicates message status (i.e., sending and delivery confirmed).
Send Customized Messages
Using the inReach setup portal at explore.delorme.com, you can pre-load three customized inReach Messages for anticipated situations e.g.:
“Reached the summit”
“Running late but OK”
“Car trouble, send AA to my location”
Each inReach Message can be up to 160 characters and transmits to your email or mobile phone (SMS) recipients the pre-loaded message, your GPS coordinates, speed and even elevation / altitude.
inReach in Paired Mode
When paired wirelessly with popular smartphones or tablets it is capable of sending and receiving customised text messages and emails and can be used as a navigation and mapping device, as detailed below:
Compose email or SMS addresses on the move, or select from your phone contacts
Compose and send messages up to 160 characters
View incoming messages
Post to Facebook, Twitter, or your own shared map
You can compose the longest-available free form messages of up to 160 characters on your companion device’s keyboard. Send status updates and revised arrival times to family, and get the latest news from home. No matter how far you are you travel, the ability to communicate back and forth reduces the distance and provides comforting reassurance.
You can send and receive messages to and from any mobile phone number and email address in your inReach address book, and other inReach users. You can also communicate back and forth with anyone following you on MapShare, and you can post messages to Facebook and Twitter.
Describe your situation in detail to improve emergency response
Stay in touch for mutual status updates on your situation
Automatic location tracking
Your pushbutton-activated SOS alert is delivered to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordinating Center, a 24 / 7 / 365 U.S.-based operation with highly-trained staffers who will coordinate with the appropriate response entity for your location and situation.
Follow-me/Find-me tracking and location is automatically activated by any SOS message, so responders can get to you as quickly as possible.
Upon receiving your SOS delivery confirmation, you can send a pushbutton response, which confirms that you are conscious, and still in need of help. If you determine that your situation does not qualify as a true emergency, you can easily cancel your SOS.
DeLorme worked closely with search and rescue (SAR) authorities in developing inReach to ensure multiple false-alarm safeguards, including the button lock, respond-to-SOS, and cancellation features. As a result, when SAR receives an inReach SOS, there is a much higher level of confidence that it is legitimate (as many as 90% of all satellite-delivered SOS alerts turn out to be unintended sends or non-emergencies).
Follow Me/Find Me Tracking & Locating
User-selected tracking interval (30 seconds to 4 hours when activated with GTC)
GPS position accuracy to within 5 meters
View tracking breadcrumbs online
Share adventures with family and friends online through MapShare with optional password protection.
Follow-me/Find-me tracking and location allows your family or anyone you designate to follow your travels online via the MapShare web portal. Each track point contains a wealth of information unavailable with other satellite devices, including date, interval, speed, course heading, and elevation/altitude.
A significant inReach advantage is that tracking can be user-configured to display your progress at intervals ranging from 30 seconds to 4 hours (when activated with GTC) This flexibility allows tracking to be more meaningfully deployed for different modes of travel (e.g., on foot, bicycle, in a boat or vehicle and so on).
When using inReach as a standalone device, tracking is activated from the pushbutton interface. If you haven’t done so, concerned family or designated followers can “ping” your inReach, to remotely activate tracking so they can see your location.
Navigate using Delorme’s Digital Atlas of the Earth maps
Unlike streaming maps, your downloaded maps remain available even when outside of mobile coverage
Free Earthmate app for smartphone or tablet users at iTunes or Google Play enables free map downloads
Unlike other satellite devices, inReach fully supports positional awareness and confident GPS navigation. The Earthmate app allows no-charge downloads of the award winning DeLorme topographic maps and NOAA nautical charts to your companion device.
For reliable GPS navigation, the companion device “borrows” the inReach signal, which can be significantly more accurate than the device’s native GPS. It also eliminates GPS-related battery drain on the phone or tablet and turns your device into a state of the art field navigation device