Product Comparison: Delorme InReach (AG-008373-201) vs Garmin InReach Explorer+


General Specifications
About the Product
The DeLorme inReach for Android Smartphones is a one-of-a-kind communication lifeline that always keeps you inReach with exclusive two-way text messaging, delivery confirmation, and interactive SOS, plus remote tracking.
You may venture off the grid, but you can still stay in touch — as long as you’re carrying an inReach Explorer+. These handheld satellite communicators are designed for the outdoor enthusiast who wants to roam farther and experience more
Brand
Delorme
Garmin
Model
InReach (AG-008373-201)
InReach Explorer+
Origin
USA
USA
Key Specs
Type Of Tracking
GPS
GPS
Screen
No Screen
2.31" TFT color display
Messaging
2-Way
2-Way
SOS Button
Yes
Yes
Sensors
Barometric altimeter, Compass
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Delorme InReach (AG-008373-201) Two-Way Satellite Communicator for Android OS
  • if you want two-way communication on a satellite network that covers the entire planet, then the inReach is really the only game in town.
  • It has global coverage unlike other consumer level products which is important to me as I use mine far out at sea.
  • For true two-way, global coverage I don't think you can beat the inReach/9602/Iridium system on quality and price.
  • Unit works well and has good reception.
  • Worked well in clear skies, private communication was excellent.
Garmin InReach Explorer+ Handheld Satellite Communicator with TOPO Maps and GPS Navigation
  • The best thing about the device, is you can actually use it a lot for non-emergancies which makes it so much more worth the expense.
  • Very reliable, and good for adventurer, especially for work on deep sea, easily keep in touch with family.
  • So far this has worked well in all kinds of conditions when I have been offshore fishing. Rainy, cloudy, sunny, foggy...I have still had great connection.
  • Love this thing. I use it for hunting, predicting weather, tracking my hike, maps, and the emergency SOS feature and the ability to summon help from anywhere.
  • This unit has been fantastic. GPS has been spot on, messaging has been reliable and response time is reasonable.
Size & Weight
Height
4.78 in.
6.5 in.
Width
2.94 in.
2.7 in.
Depth
2 in.
1.5 in.
Weight
8 oz.
7.5 oz.
Map Features
Preloaded Maps
No
Garmin Yarmouth North America
Map Coverage Area
USA, Canada
USA, Canada
Map Updates
Mobile phone
Mobile phone, Online Update
3D-Map View
No
No
Other Functions
500 Waypoints/favorites/locations, 20 Routes, Ability to add maps
What customers say about "Map Features"
Delorme InReach (AG-008373-201) Two-Way Satellite Communicator for Android OS
  • The maps are of high-quality and are quite detailed for the United States (24k).
  • Twice the battery life, doesn't use the GPS in the phone anymore so conserves phone battery also.
  • Another nice feature of the inReach is that it communicates with my Android phone, and I am able to download topo maps to my phone.
  • You can also get maps covering other regions of the world, but these maps are not nearly as detailed.
Garmin InReach Explorer+ Handheld Satellite Communicator with TOPO Maps and GPS Navigation
  • You can check the weather, send and receive messages, view your tracks, set waypoints, and so much more.
  • Worked flawless through Canada. The tracking feature is awesome. Highly recommend.
  • Even though the Inreach records a breadcrumb trail on a hike, you can't use that for a track back to retrace your steps.
  • Seamless integration with the smartphone app so you can use your smartphone screen to look at your map and do messaging.
  • The map is great - I've taken it into the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It included the major trails and landmarks.
Features
Compatibility
Android
PC, Android, iOS
Interfaces
Bluetooth
Bluetooth, USB
Battery Life
60 hours
100 hours
Power Source
2 AA batteries
Rechargeable Li-ion battery
Protection
IPX-7 Waterproof
IPX-7 Waterproof
Accessories Included
2 lithium batteries
USB cable, Carabiner clip
Extras
Message Delivery Confirmation, Remote Tracking
Weather Forecast Service, MapShare
Internal Memory
2 GB
What customers say about "Features"
Delorme InReach (AG-008373-201) Two-Way Satellite Communicator for Android OS
  • I have had no problems with my inReach (Android) and to date, everything about the system has meet my expectations
  • It pairs and connects with my Android phone just as it is supposed to. I am able to send text messages even when not in cell phone range.
  • The InReach does exactly what it is advertised to do, with the Android phone powered on and paired lets you receive a text message reply!
  • Cool stuff, especially if you go solo backpacking and canoe camping like I do - being able to stay in touch and send out an SOS is invaluable.
Garmin InReach Explorer+ Handheld Satellite Communicator with TOPO Maps and GPS Navigation
  • It works incredibly well. The auto tracking capability and text messaging from almost anywhere really help put my wife at ease.
  • OK about MapShare. This is Garmin’s approach to allowing you to be tracked by your loved one(s).
  • The web base services provide tracking, allow your lover to know where you are.
  • Long battery Life around 3 days after fully charged.
  • Easily paired with my smartphone for easier use, weather forecasts and family being able to track my trip were added bonuses.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
449.99 $


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