Product Comparison: Delorme InReach (AG-008373-201) vs Spot Gen3


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.
SPOT Gen3 gives you a critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond the boundaries of cell service.
Brand
Delorme
Spot
Model
InReach (AG-008373-201)
Gen3
Origin
USA
USA
Key Specs
Type Of Tracking
GPS
GPS
Screen
No Screen
No Screen
Messaging
2-Way
1-Way
SOS Button
Yes
Yes
Sensors
Vibration sensor
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.
Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger
  • Gave it to my girlfriend during a kayaking adventure and was able to locate her when she got in trouble and help her out even though she didn't know where she was.
  • Last night I crashed pretty badly with my bike in the countryside and was able to get help with a push of a button.
  • It trakes 10-minute intervals, and you can send messages (pre-sets you write), or emergency SOS.
  • I never leave home without it. It gives my family, friends, and myself peace of mind when I am out in the wilderness.
  • Does it send messages out fast? Yes. Usually just a minute or two. Even in a moving boat.
Size & Weight
Height
4.78 in.
3.43 in.
Width
2.94 in.
2.56 in.
Depth
2 in.
1 in.
Weight
8 oz.
4 oz.
Map Features
Preloaded Maps
No
SPOT app
Map Coverage Area
USA, Canada
Map Updates
Mobile phone
3D-Map View
No
No
Other Functions
Waypoints
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.
Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger
  • With the 5 minute bread crumb feature, our chase vehicle knew exactly where we were.
  • I haven't used the sos feature yet but the other message buttons and the tracking are spot on. hahahaha. good one.
  • Are they incredibly accurate in showing my position? Yes. Would it have worked in an emergency at sea. Yes, I feel 100 percent sure it would have.
  • The breadcrumb feature is great so you can know how they got there.
  • I use my custom message for "departing", and include a bitly link to the map in that message so folks can track my progress.
Features
Compatibility
Android
Interfaces
Bluetooth
USB
Battery Life
60 hours
Power Source
2 AA batteries
4 AAA
Protection
IPX-7 Waterproof
IP67 Waterproof
Accessories Included
2 lithium batteries
Carabiner clip, USB cable, Batteries, Strap
Extras
Message Delivery Confirmation, Remote Tracking
Motion-activated Tracking, HELP/SPOT S.O.V. (Save Our Vehicle), Line Power with a 5v USB connection
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.
Spot Gen3 Satellite GPS Messenger
  • After walking 500 miles with it and only changing the batteries once in 33 days I loved it
  • Last night I crashed pretty badly with my bike in the countryside and was able to get help with a push of a button.
  • Great quality, and long lasting battery life. I hope I never need it, but my spot is always there if I do.
  • The Gen3 is a big step up IMHO from the Gen 2. Battery life is much better, signal acquisition is faster, and generally the performance is more reliable.
  • Battery lasted eight days of riding. Hoping I never have to use it for an emergency.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
FCC, CE
FCC, CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
149.99 $


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