inReach® Global Satellite Technology

Explore Anywhere — Communicate Everywhere

With inReach satellite technology from Garmin and a satellite subscription, you can stay in touch globally. You can send and receive messages, navigate your route, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS to get emergency help from a 24/7 global monitoring center via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network.

inReach SE®+

Key features
100% Global Satellite Network
100% Global Satellite Network
Two-way Text Messaging
Two-way Text Messaging
Interactive SOS
Interactive SOS
GPS Navigation and Tracking
GPS Navigation and Tracking
Pairs with Mobile App
Pairs with Mobile App

Stay connected when you need to, from land, sea and air. In addition to two-way global messaging, inReach SE+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation, allowing you to drop waypoints, mark key locations, track your progress and follow a breadcrumb trail back to base. You get a GPS device as well as an interactive SOS and two-way text messenger — all in 1 unit. Pair it to your mobile device for additional capabilities.

inReach Explorer®+

Key features
100% Global Satellite Network
100% Global Satellite Network
Two-Way Text Messaging
Two-Way Text Messaging
Interactive SOS
Interactive SOS
Delorme<sup>®</sup> TOPO Maps
Delorme® TOPO Maps
Pairs with Mobile App
Pairs with Mobile App

Combining global satellite messaging with robust map-based outdoor navigation, inReach Explorer+ is our do-it-all performer. It provides GPS guidance with preloaded TOPO mapping viewable directly on the colour display. A built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer help you get and maintain accurate bearings, on or off the beaten path.

Two-way Messaging

Two-way Messaging

Garmin products that include inReach technology are designed to keep you connected. The Iridium satellite network lets you send and receive custom and preset text messages or emails and then get a response back.

GPS/Navigation

GPS/Navigation

All inReach-enabled Garmin products offer GPS navigation — ranging from compass and bearing capabilities to basic grid waypoint marking and breadcrumb trails to sophisticated on-map guidance with detailed TOPO graphics, route mapping, altimeter/barometer/compass reference and more.

Social tracking and sharing

Social tracking and sharing

When wirelessly paired with select inReach devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology, the free Earthmate® app lets you use your smartphone or tablet for texting, tracking, map viewing and triggering an SOS from anywhere via your inReach device's connection. Earthmate also lets you access downloads of topographic maps, colour aerial imagery and more on your mobile device.

Weather forecast

Weather forecast

Know before you go. Receive weather forecasts directly on your inReach device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead. Choose from 3 forecasts: basic, premium non-marine and premium marine.

Professional SOS Monitoring

In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to GEOS, a professional 24/7 global monitoring centre. Their trained staff are available to respond to your message, track your device and notify emergency responders in your area — giving you the peace of mind that help is on the way. GEOS will stay in touch with you and your emergency contacts until your situation is resolved.

Earthmate App

Earthmate App

Earthmate is a full-featured GPS navigation app and off-the-grid satellite connection. With Earthmate, you can use your smartphone or tablet to access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more. Pairing via Bluetooth with compatible inReach-enabled products lets you use the app on your mobile device to send two-way text messages – and even link to your social media accounts – globally. The app can also pair inReach with your mobile device's address book, so it's easier to stay in touch.

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Subscriptions: Affordability Meets Flexibility

To access the Iridium satellite network for live tracking and messaging, including SOS capabilities, an active satellite subscription is required. Affordable annual contract or month-to-month airtime packages are available.

Already have a device? Activate and select a plan here.

Personal Plans

Personal Plans

For outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers, explorers, travellers and anyone who needs a global communications solution, an inReach device and satellite subscription can mean added preparedness and peace of mind when you need to stay connected.

The following 2 subscription options are available: choose our monthly Freedom plan or an annual contract to meet your airtime service needs.

  • Monthly Freedom plans are ideal for your next adventure or seasonal use, requiring only a 30-day commitment with the ability to suspend service when you don’t need it.
  • Annual contract plans are great for year-round use, with lower monthly cost and peace of mind that your inReach is always ready to use.
Safety Recreation Expedition Extreme
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 R1.99 ea. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Location Pings R1.99 ea. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Basic Weather** 1 Text Message ea. 1 Text Message ea. Unlimited Unlimited
Premium Weather*** R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea.
Monthly Charges
Annual/Contract R239 /mo. R499 /mo. R949 /mo. R1,599 /mo.
Freedom Plans R319 /mo. R699 /mo. R1,299 /mo. R1,999 /mo.
Overage Charges
Messages (each)* R10.50 R10.50 N/A N/A

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*Message 160 characters.

**Basic Weather: temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure details for 3 days. Counts as 1 text message against data plan.

***Premium Weather (Non-marine): includes temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure details for 7 days. Count as 1 text message and cost R19.99 per request. Premium Weather Marine: in addition to the details of the Premium forecast, the Marine feature also includes wave height, current and visibility details. Marine forecasts count as 1 text message and cost R19.99 per request (content Oceans).


Important Subscription Details

All prices are subject to change. inReach devices require satellite subscription activation to access the Iridium® satellite network for live tracking and messaging functions, including SOS.

All plans are billed monthly. Subscription plans listed above are for individual consumers only. Plans include applicable VAT. Additional charges apply to text messages, tracking points and location pings exceeding selected plan limits. For Service Plans that include unlimited texting or tracking, message transmission speeds may be reduced following a period of heavy use. SOS message transmission speed will not be impacted. All annual plans are subject to R399 activation fee. No charge applies to changing to a more inclusive annual plan; a R499 fee applies to changing to a less inclusive annual plan.

Enrollment in Freedom plans is subject to a R499 annual fee. Freedom plans’ minimum term is 30 days. New 30-day minimum applies to changed Freedom plans. No charge applies to changing a Freedom plan. Service can be suspended a month at a time at no charge. User retains access to inReach data stored on Explore portal while account is suspended. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes account selections in Explore portal.

Additional Features with Professional Subscriptions

Additional Features with Professional Subscriptions

  • Message your team — Locate and communicate with your team in the field from your command centre or from a team member onsite. Utilise an inReach as your primary communications device or when a radio, cellphone or other device is not available.
  • Custom solutions and API — Utilise our inReach API web protocol to integrate inReach data with your platform or custom solution.
  • Professional management website — The complete inReach system provides a robust back-office management website for administering a fleet of devices and centralised billing, controlling device settings and configurations and using other account management features.
  • Asset tracking — View and monitor your field team or assets in real time via a cloud-based topographic map. Adjustable tracking intervals allow you to adapt for high-speed or stationary people or vehicles.
Professional Plans

Professional Plans

Maintain situational awareness for missions or field operations around the world. Garmin offers an array of flexible inReach professional solutions that helps keep everyone on your team connected, safe, oriented and informed.

Our Professional Flex subscription plans offer 4 levels that meet the operational needs of your teams or organisation, including the following:

All Flex plans are month to month and only require a 30-day commitment.
All Flex plans are month to month and only require a 30-day commitment.
Suspend service in the offseason or when staff are not deployed in the field.
Suspend service in the offseason or when staff are not deployed in the field.
Move up or down a plan for free when your tracking or communication needs change.
Move up or down a plan for free when your tracking or communication needs change.
Enhanced administration tools are available to manage devices, tracking and communications.
Enhanced administration tools are available to manage devices, tracking and communications.
Advanced API provides access to messaging and tracking data.
Advanced API provides access to messaging and tracking data.

How can inReach help your organisation?

To receive a custom proposal, call or email us today!

info@garmin.co.za | Z.A.: +27-11-215-9999

Basic Advanced Unlimited Unlimited+
SOS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Text Messages* 20 40 Unlimited Unlimited
Preset Messages Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Tracking Intervals 10 minutes + 10 minutes + 10 minutes + 2 minutes +
Tracking Points R1.99 ea. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Location Pings R1.99 ea. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Basic Weather 1 Text Message ea. 1 Text Message ea. Unlimited Unlimited
Premium Weather R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea.
Premium Marine Weather R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea. R19.99 ea.
Monthly Charges
Monthly Flex Fee R399.00 /mo. R699.00 /mo. R1,299.00 /mo. R1,999.00 /mo.
Overage Charges
Message Overage Fee* R10.50 R10.50 N/A N/A
Suspend Fee R99.00 /mo. R99.00 /mo. R99.00 /mo. R99.00 /mo.

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Important Subscription Details

All prices are subject to change. inReach devices require satellite subscription activation to access the Iridium® satellite network for live tracking and messaging functions, including SOS.

All plans are billed monthly. US plan prices do not include: Federal Universal Service Fund Fee and applicable state/local taxes. Non-US plans include applicable VAT. Additional charges apply to text messages, tracking points, and location pings exceeding selected plan limits. Top users may experience decreased message speeds. All plans are subject to a one-time R499.00 activation fee. Reactivation of a cancelled inReach Flex plan is subject to the one-time activation fee. Flex plans’ minimum term is 30 days. New 30-day minimum applies to changed Flex plans. No charge applies to changing a Flex plan.

Service can be suspended one month at a time for R99.00 per month. Users retain access to inReach data stored on the Explore portal while account is suspended. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes account selections in Explore portal.

35 days battery life when hiking 10 hours a day without charging

4Water rated IPX7

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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.