Cell phones are great as long as you have a signal, but with the Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator, you're always in touch, anywhere in the world. With a satellite service subscription, you can send and receive text messages, send SOS messages to the GEOS 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center, navigate your route, and share your location and progress with family and friends back home.
The Bluetooth-enabled inReach can pair with your regular mobile phone or tablet to access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery, and more. The Explorer+ comes pre-loaded with DeLorme topographical maps and on-screen GPS routing, as well as a digital compass, barometric altimeter, and accelerometer to aid your navigation.
You'll get up to 100 hours of active-use runtime from one charge of the inReach's built-in lithium-ion battery, via the included micro-USB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12V charger. The device is IPX7-rated, so it will stand up to rain, snow, splashing, or immersion 3.3' deep for up to 30 minutes.