inReach® Global
Satellite Technology

With inReach satellite technology from Garmin, you can send and receive messages, track and share your journey and — if necessary — trigger an SOS to get emergency help from the 24/7 global monitoring center.

Explore Anywhere — Communicate Everywhere

Discover the inReach Difference

Garmin products that include inReach technology can empower you to stay connected, even when you’re venturing off the grid. All inReach solutions offer you these essential capabilities:

Interactive 2-way SOS
Sends & receives text messages
GPS navigation & tracking
Pairs with mobile
Weather Forecast
  • Global 2-way communication

    Send and receive text messages or emails from anywhere in the world and receive a delivery confirmation
  • Professional SOS monitoring

    In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to GEOS - a professional 24/7 global monitoring center—communicate the nature of your emergency and have the peace of mind that help is on the way
  • Tracking and sharing

    Plan and track your trip, share your location, and let others ping your device or follow your journey via MapShare
  • 100% global coverage

    Iridium is the world’s furthest reaching satellite network that provides 100 percent global coverage with no fringe zones or blackout areas
  • Mobile App

    The included Earthmate® app lets you pair your inReach with your smartphone and tablet for ultra-convenient messaging, planning and map viewing
  • Weather forecast

    Get weather forecasts directly on your device so you can make educated decisions. Choose from 3 levels: basic, premium non-marine and premium marine.

In Case of Emergency, inReach Delivers

Encounter an at-risk situation in a remote location or offshore, and inReach quickly becomes the most valuable tool in your survival kit. It provides global, interactive SOS capabilities — and that means you’re able to trigger a distress signal, receive delivery confirmation that help is on the way and maintain a 2-way text conversation with the GEOS emergency monitoring center. GEOS is standing by 24/7 to assist with your emergency, track your location and notify the most appropriate emergency response for your unique situation. Whenever, wherever — the GEOS team will stay in communication with you until your situation is resolved.

The SOS Advantage: 2-way Communication

Unlike other popular satellite communication devices, inReach 2-way communication technology allows you to receive and send messages — so you’re continually updated on the status of any search or rescue operation. While others who use limited 1-way devices are left to sit and wonder if their SOS has been received, your inReach 2-way messaging provides a much more reassuring scenario:

  1. You press SOS to send an emergency alert.
  2. GEOS quickly responds, letting you know help has been called.
  3. You describe your emergency so responders know whom and what to send.
  4. Responders advise you when to expect assistance — and suggest potentially life-saving actions to take in the meantime.
  5. You communicate with friends and family, letting them know the situation and where to contact the rescue team.
  6. Help arrives. You’re able to coordinate any logistics or medical care that may be needed upon your return.
Sending Help

Count on 100 Percent Global Satellite Coverage

inReach operates on the Iridium satellite network — a synchronized constellation of 66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites. It’s the only network that spans the entire globe, offering seamless 100 percent coverage worldwide. You never have to worry about being within range of a cell tower — or paying exorbitant satellite phone fees or cellular roaming charges. inReach connectivity works anywhere and everywhere — with no fringe zones or blackout areas — so you can stay in touch from any point on the planet.

Subscriptions: Affordability Meets Flexibility

After you purchase an inReach device, register it at, then choose your subscription plan.

Monthly Freedom Plans

  • Ideal for seasonal or occasional use
  • Pay for airtime service only when you need it
  • Minimum 30-day commitment
  • Suspend your service

Annual Plans

  • Ideal for year-round use and peace of mind
  • Lower monthly fees
  • 12-month contract required
  • Move up a plan for free
Safety Recreation Expedition Extreme
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 ea. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Location Pings $0.10 ea. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Basic Weather 1 Text Message ea. 1 Text Message ea. Unlimited Unlimited
Premium Weather $1.00 ea. $1.00 ea. $1.00 ea. $1.00 ea.
Monthly Charges
Annual/Contract $11.95 /mo. $24.95 /mo. $49.95 /mo. $79.95 /mo.
Freedom Plans $14.95 /mo. $34.95 /mo. $64.95 /mo. $99.95 /mo.
Overage Charges
Messages (each)* $0.50 $0.50 N/A N/A

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Important Subscription Details

All prices are subject to change. inReach devices require satellite subscription activation to access the Iridium® satellite network for live tracking and messaging functions, including SOS.

All plans are billed monthly. Subscription plans listed above are for individual consumers only. U.S. plan prices do not include: federal Universal Service Fund Fee and applicable state/ local taxes. Non-U.S. plans include applicable VAT. Additional charges apply to text messages, tracking points, and location pings exceeding selected plan limits. For Service Plans that include unlimited texting or tracking, message transmission speeds may be reduced following a period of heavy use. SOS message transmission speed will not be impacted. All annual plans are subject to a $19.95 activation fee. No charge applies to changing to a more inclusive annual plan; a $24.95 fee applies to changing to a less inclusive annual plan.

Enrollment in Freedom plans is subject to a $24.95 annual fee. Freedom plans’ minimum term is 30 days. New 30-day minimum applies to changed Freedom plans. No charge applies to changing a Freedom plan. Service can be suspended a month at a time at no charge. User retains access to inReach data stored on Explore portal while account is suspended. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes account selections in Explore portal.

Transform Your Remote Business Communications

inReach is the ideal remote communications and logistics coordination solution for any professional application that requires remote connectivity for tracking, messaging, field data collection and more. Garmin offers an array of flexible inReach professional solutions that can help keep your remote workers oriented, accessible and informed.