Garmin inReach Explorer+


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GPS, 2-way communicator and emergency beacon all in one. Preloaded with topo maps of North America and equipped with a digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer, the inReach Explorer+ helps you get where you want to go. It also lets you send and receive text messages and emails anywhere on the planet. Location data is sent with each message, so your friends and family can follow your adventures. A dedicated SOS button lets you call for help, no matter where you are. Use the free Earthmate® app to pair the Explorer+ with your smartphone to review trip information and access your phone’s contacts for easier messaging.

Garmin inReach Explorer+

  • Preloaded with a 1:24k map of North America data of the U.S. and Canada. Mexico also is included at a 1:125k scale.
  • Digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.
  • Housing is water-resistant and dustproof with an easy-to-read colour display.
  • Uses Iridium’s constellation of 66 satellites for coverage of the earth’s surface. Messages are buffered for up to a day.
  • Iridium’s worldwide coverage lets you send texts and emails from anywhere. How many you send and how detailed they are depends on the plan level you choose.
  • Virtual keyboard makes it easier to compose texts and emails.
  • Stores predefined text messages to send as needed.
  • GPS tracking feature allows friends and family to follow your progress via a personalized MapShare® page.
  • World coverage SOS feature gives you a confirmation message from the GEOS rescue centre. 2-way texting allows you to stay in contact with rescue personnel.
  • GEOS emergency response coordination center has 24/7/365 staffing.
  • Messages have your GPS location embedded for faster finding in emergencies.
  • High-sensitivity GPS chip provides position accuracy to within 5 metres.
  • Optional weather forecasting service sends weather data for your location, a specific waypoint or a GPS coordinate directly to your inReach, paired smartphone or tablet.
  • Connects via Bluetooth to smartphones/tablets running the free Earthmate app, available on iOS (requires iOS 9.2 or later) and Android (requires 4.1 or later). Allows you to download maps and nautical charts, enabling detailed mapping and easier messaging – directly through your contacts.
  • Free Explore® web app lets you manage contacts, plan trips, store tracking data and more.
  • Requires a separate satellite plan to activate.
  • Canadian monthly plans are available, as well as seasonal hibernation options that allow you to pay a minimal fee during months when you are not using the device.

General Features

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.

Unlimited Cloud Storage and Trip Planning are Included

Every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered Garmin Explore website to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create preset messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, update your firmware, download additional TOPO maps, link your social media accounts, store all your location tracking data and much more.

Built for the Rugged Backcountry

Tough, durable, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX7, the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ handhelds are built to keep you up and running — no matter what the elements throw at you. An internal, rechargeable lithium battery comes standard on both units so you can count on long battery life in every mode of operation (up to 100 hours at 10-minute tracking mode (default); up to 75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode; and up to 3 years when powered off). Recharge via the standard microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12 V charger.

¹Preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps are not compatible with other Garmin devices. Other Garmin maps not compatible with this device.

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Compatible Accessories

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AC Adapter Cable Kit


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Retractable Lanyard

Swivel Belt Clip

Quick Release Lanyard

Belt Clip (Spine Mount)

Backpack Tether

Carabiner Clip


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MicroUSB Cable

High-speed Multi-charger


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Friction Mount

Adjustable Handheld Mount

Bike/cart Mount

Cart Mount