Read Steve Snell's dog training collar reviews & more See Steve's Hunting Dogs
Gun Dog Supply's Hunting Dog Store
FREE SHIPPING on Orders $48+

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator with GPS

inReach helps you stay in touch no matter where your hunting or training takes you.


PRE-ORDER. Expected to ship by early December, 2021.

Code: 8242
No risk to you. Your 100% Satisfaction is Guaranteed with our 30 Day "No Questions" Money Back Guarantee. Hassle-free returns & exchanges.

inReach Explorer + left side inReach Explorer + right side inReach Explorer + back inReach Explorer + back with clip inReach Explorer + in hand inReach Explorer + control details inReach Explorer +power button inReach Explorer + charge port inReach Explorer + scaled inReach Explorer + accessories inReach Explorer + on charger inReach Explorer + Manual inReach Explorer + open box inReach Explorer + box

NOTE: An active satellite subscription is required to use inReach.


Garmin's inReach Explorer+ is a satellite communicator that uses 100% global Iridium satellite coverage for 2-way messaging anywhere in the world. In case of emergency, the interactive SOS allows you to communicate back and forth and receive confirmation that help is on the way. It includes a built-in GPS that enables location tracking, a high-detail bread crumb trackback trail, plus robust navigation options such as preloaded topographic maps, built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer.

Why Do You Need inReach?

If you hunt or train "away from it all," you need inReach. Lots of people misjudge the reliability of cell phone coverage in remote areas. The reality is that 90% of the earth's surface still lacks consistent cell service. Smartphones frequently do not work in remote areas or extreme weather conditions, and international roaming charges are expensive. inReach helps you stay in touch no matter where your hunting or training takes you.
  • One SOS rescue occurs every day during peak season
  • More than 60 million messages have been sent via inReach
  • inReach is used in over 222 countries and territories
  • Over 75% of the earth's surface has been covered by inReach track points
Unlike many other popular emergency and satcom devices, inReach allows you to receive a delivery confirmation of your SOS distress signal and then communicate back and forth with GEOS, the search and rescue monitoring center. Many other devices can provide you with confirmation that your distress message was sent, but only inReach provides confirmation that your message was actually delivered. You will also be able to receive instructions, get ETA info and answer questions from the experts at GEOS. Plus, you can send and receive messages with your family and friends to keep them informed of your status or to make arrangements on where to meet once you're rescued. If you determine your SOS alert isn't a true emergency, it can easily be canceled in both paired and standalone modes.

Getting the Most from the inReach Explorer+

Connect with your Garmin inReach login and use the Explore portal on your mobile device

  • Create Preset Messages and Quick Texts
  • Link to your social media accounts
  • Sync your inReach and update firmware
  • Download free topo maps and U.S. NOAA charts to your mobile device with Earthmate
  • Prepare multiple routes ahead of time and print maps to take on your trip
  • Create color-coded waypoints for key locations and milestones

Use inReach by itself or with your mobile device using the free Earthmate app

  • Send and receive text messages
  • Enable tracking and transmit your location anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours
  • Pair with your mobile device (iOS or Android) to use Earthmate
  • Navigate using the easy-to-follow Map page or with full topographic maps in Earthmate
  • View or create waypoints and routes
  • View key trip statistics, including trip distance, maximum speed, moving average and an odometer

Keep friends and family informed with MapShare

  • Give family or friends peace of mind by sharing your journey via MapShare
  • Share trip details, including GPS coordinates, course, elevation and speed
  • Allow others to ping inReach for your location
  • Exchange messages with others via MapShare
  • Embed MapShare on websites, blogs and social media
  • Share your planned route, actual tracks, and waypoints

inReach Explorer Weather Forecasts

  • Garmin inReach weather forecasts deliver weather details directly to your inReach

Earthmate App

  • Downloadable maps available for your mobile device
  • Use tracking, compass, and route features to keep up with your location
  • Set waypoints along your journey
  • Available Outdoor and Hunt editions
  • FREE with purchase of inReach devices

inReach Explorer+ Specifications and Features

100% Global Coverage with Iridium Satellite Network

  • No cellular service needed
  • Send an interactive SOS to GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Send and receive text messages without cellular service to any cell phone, email address or to another inReach
  • Pairs with mobile devices via Bluetooth

GPS Functionality

  • Built-in, high-sensitivity GPS that provides navigation, location and tracking data within 5 meters
  • Follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back with a bread crumb trail
  • Preloaded topographic maps, built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer

Other Features

  • MapShare website lets you track and share your location online with family and friends
  • Pair with mobile devices with the Earthmate app for access to topographic maps, NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more
  • Upload contacts for easier access to family and friends
  • Additional data for hunters, such as game management units and parcel information, is available for purchase from Garmin
  • 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

Comes With

  • inReach Explorer+ communicator
  • Carabiner clip
  • Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 2.7" x 6.5" x 1.5" (including belt clip)
  • Display size: 2.3" (diagonal)
  • Display resolution: 200 X 265 pixels
  • Weight: 7.5 oz.
  • Water rating: IPX7 (withstands incidental water exposure; tested for submersion at one meter for 30 minutes)
  • Waypoints: 500
  • Routes: 20
  • Built-In Memory: 2 GB


  • Rechargeable internal lithium ion
  • Battery life up to 100 hours at the default 10-minute tracking mode, 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 in standby mode


Annual 12-month Contracts

Lower monthly fees -- Ideal for people who either plan on using their inReach all year long, or who want the peace of mind of having a continuously active SOS device.
  • Ideal for year-round use and peace of mind
  • 12-month contract
  • Lower monthly fees
  • Move up a plan at any time for free
  • Initial account activation fee of $19.95
  • Move down a plan at any time for $24.95

Freedom Plans

Requires only a 30-day commitment -- Allows you to pay for satellite airtime service when you need it on a rolling monthly basis. You can change plans, up or down, or suspend your service at no charge.
  • Ideal for seasonal or occasional use
  • Move up or down a plan for free
  • Suspend your service when you dont need it
  • Keep all your account data, tracks and details when suspended
  • Minimum 30-day commitment
  • Annual freedom program fee of $24.95

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 $0.10 each Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Location Pings $0.10 each Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Monthly Charges
Annual/Contract $11.95 / Month $24.95 / Month $49.95 / Month $79.95 / Month
Freedom Plans $14.95 / Month $34.95 / Month $64.95 / Month $99.95 / Month
Overage Charges
Messages (each) $0.50 $0.50 N/A N/A

Note: Monthly plan prices do not include the federal Universal Service Fund Fee and any applicable state and local taxes. Prices subject to change. These plans are for individual consumers in the U.S. only. See for more information.

Country of Origin: Made in Taiwan.

Download Owner's Manual for inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator w/ GPS

sizing-chartOwner's Manual for inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator w/ GPS

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator with GPS
Item # 8242

PRE-ORDER. Expected to ship by early December, 2021.Free Shipping (US only)

Alpha / Astro / Sport PRO / inReach Spine Belt ClipBrowse Previous Product:
Alpha / Astro / Sport PRO / inReach Spine Belt Clip
Garmin inReach MINI Satellite CommunicatorShop Next:
Garmin inReach MINI Satellite Communicator

CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

Customer Reviews

1 Reviews
100% (1)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% (0)
100% Recommend this product (1 of 1 responses)
By Tom
Review for Garmin inReach Explorer+ Satellite Communicator plus GPS
October 18, 2018

1-800-624-6378 shipping-map free-shipping
GUN DOG SUPPLY - "Serving Hunting & Field Dog Owners Nationally Since 1972."
Order online via Secure Server or call 1-800-624-6378 to order! GDS Warehouse, 17645 U.S. Highway 82, Mathiston, Mississippi, 39752 USA.


Gun Dog Supply's Facebook | Gun Dog Supply on LinkedIn | Gun Dog Supply on YouTube
Gun Dog Forum sponsored by GD Supply | Reseller Ratings: | Gun Dog Supply on SHOPPER APPROVED

All words & pictures are copyright © 1997-2021, Gun Dog Supply or their respective owners. All rights reserved. Buy online with confidence when you order discount retriever hunting dog supplies, canine training equipment, k-9 accessories, and training products for your gun dog, bird dog, or working retriever. Your on-line purchase is protected through secure server ordering. Review our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Shop our canine closeout items, best bargains, k9 discount prices, good deals, cheap stuff and other values for sale. Compare our products in reviews, reports, comparisons, and buyers guides.

Customer Priority Number: