Product Comparison: Delorme InReach Explorer vs Garmin InReach Explorer (010-01735-10)

General Specifications
About the Product
A global communicator with built-in navigation, waypoints and routing, the DeLorme inReach Explorer lets you send/receive text messages, trigger interactive SOS and plan, track and share your journey.
You may venture off the grid, but you can still stay in touch — as long as you’re carrying an inReach SE+ or inReach Explorer+. These handheld satellite communicators are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to roam farther and experience more — without compromising their loved ones‘ peace of mind. From backcountry experiences to international adventures, inReach provides communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, on land, water or in the skies.
InReach Explorer
InReach Explorer (010-01735-10)
Key Specs
Type Of Tracking
Compass, Barometric altimeter, Accelerometer
Compass, Barometric altimeter
Colour screen
2.31" TFT color display
SOS Button
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Delorme InReach Explorer Satellite Communicator with Built in Navigation
  • This will by no means replace your GPS. It is great as a backup compass and as a raw breadcrumb map that will show you how to roughly get back to where you started.
  • The screen is small, but surprisingly functional. The interface is a perfect balance of features in a very simple layout.
  • Texting communication was great. People were able to use my InReach from the boat to write to anyone they wanted and receive text messages throughout the trip.
  • The messages went through and included my exact location and I was able to have 2-way comms with them the entire time in the event by situation got worse.
  • Just being able to communicate despite being out of cell phone coverage gave me the reassurance that if anything happened I could be rescued.
Garmin InReach Explorer (010-01735-10) Sat. Comm. with Topo Map
  • it includes a robust and very accurate GPS navigation system with built-in detailed maps of all of North America and the ability to add more from other places.
  • Really like this GPS. I have owned this and a SPOT Gen3 and this communicates with a different satellite network MUCH more easily than the SPOT.
  • While I haven't tested the emergency communication, the GPS works well.
  • Easy setup on the Garmin website. Peace of mind as I go for mountain bike rides out of cell phone range.
Size & Weight
5.83 in.
6.5 in.
2.46 in.
2.7 in.
1.34 in.
1.5 in.
6.7 oz.
7.5 oz.
Map Features
Preloaded Maps
Earthmate App
Garmin Yarmouth North America
Map Coverage Area
Global Coverage
Canada, USA
Map Updates
Mobile phone
Online Update
3D-Map View
Other Functions
Waypoints, Routes
500 Waypoints/favorites/locations, 20 Routes
What customers say about "Map Features"
Delorme InReach Explorer Satellite Communicator with Built in Navigation
  • Detailed tracking below 10 minute intervals works very well on the Explore
  • Waypoints, tracking and maps are great especially when tethered to phone. Must download earthmate app.
  • It has great mapping features - I love how it lays your location over the map (which includes trails).
  • The Earthmate App allows downloading maps via wifi before venturing out, obviating the need for a dedicated GPS and associated electronic maps.
  • Delorme provides a great map interface for your contacts that allow them to ping your location in real-time and find it on a detailed map.
Garmin InReach Explorer (010-01735-10) Sat. Comm. with Topo Map
  • Even better is two way communication and a color gps map where you can download topos and other styles of maps as a back up to a standard handheld GPS.
  • Map downloads always use the Internet not the satellite system because of their large size. Additional North American maps always reside on the phone, not the InReach.
  • I really should've read the fine print on this device, there are a number of limitations with this device, the most glaring being it does not work with Garmin maps, so any previous purchases or stockpile of data one might have isn't compatible.
  • The map is great - I've taken it into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It included the major trails and landmarks. While the map is a nice feature to have, the Iridium Space Network connectivity is the star of the show.
  • The user interface is not touchscreen and the map isn't as ultra bright as newer units, but it works fine in bright sunlight.
Android, iOS, PC
Bluetooth, USB
Battery Life
100 hours
100 hours
Power Source
Internal Li-Pol
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
IP67 Waterproof
IPX-7 Waterproof
Accessories Included
USB cable, Lanyard, Pack clip, AC adaptor
USB cable, Carabiner clip
Remote Tracking, Earthmate App, MapShare
Send and receive text messages to SMS and email, Send and receive messages with other inReach users
Internal Memory
2 GB
What customers say about "Features"
Delorme InReach Explorer Satellite Communicator with Built in Navigation
  • At 10 second intervals, I get a solid active day of battery life. Pairing the Explore with the mobile app enhances this feature.
  • Unit has many features and pairs with smartphone to allow control the unit from the phone screen. Sweet setup.
  • Texting via pre-made messages, or tether to phone via bluetooth allows you to use your phone's contacts easily to send iridium texts.
  • Established waypoints prior to the trip and downloaded maps that were easily viewed on iphone.
  • No issues with connecting to the iPhone and utilizing the downloadable maps.
Garmin InReach Explorer (010-01735-10) Sat. Comm. with Topo Map
  • The subscription is less than $15 per month including taxes. This can save your life as it has for hundreds of people worldwide already.
  • One button SOS is included with the ability to have text conversations back and forth with emergency responders.
  • The new feature of being able to turn off subscription is also a plus.
  • You can also only pay for the monthly plan on months you think you'll use it.
  • Had experience with an older model, but this one works a bit better.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Other Information
449.99 $

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