Garmin inReach Satellite Communication for Individuals

inReach Satellite Communication

With inReach satellite technology from Garmin and an active satellite subscription1, you can stay in touch globally. You can send and receive messages, navigate your route, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS to a 24/7 staffed global emergency response coordination center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network.

Explore Anywhere — Communicate Globally

100% Global Iridium Network

Interactive SOS

Two-way text messaging


Location sharing


Get weather forecasts right on your inReach-enabled device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead. Choose from 3 forecasts on your inReach device: basic, premium and premium marine.1

GPS and Navigation

All Garmin products enabled with inReach technology offer GPS navigation, tracking and more. Some even come with preloaded Garmin TOPO mapping, direct-to-device Birdseye Satellite Imagery downloads or coastal charts.


Share your adventures by sending track points at preselected time intervals. Using the MapShare™ trip-sharing webpage, followers can see your progress, ping your device to see your GPS location and exchange messages during your trip.1

Interactive SOS

In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS1 message to the Garmin Response, a professional 24/7 staffed emergency response coordination center. Trained staff is available to respond to your messages, track your device and contact and coordinate with emergency services or others to provide assistance – giving you peace of mind. The Garmin Response can stay in touch with you until help arrives or you no longer require assistance.

Two-way Messaging

Garmin products with inReach technology use the Iridium satellite network to send and receive custom and preset text messages1, or emails with a delivery confirmation.

Apps For Your Device

The Garmin Explore™ and Earthmate apps let you view your current location, plan and navigate routes, set and manage waypoints, and more from your smartphone or tablet. When paired with a compatible inReach device, you can use the apps for 2-way messaging, tracking and SOS capabilities over the 100% global Iridium network. No matter which inReach device you have, you can use the Garmin Explore website to plan your trip and view routes you’ve stored on your device.

Pair with Compatible Garmin Devices

Use compatible Garmin watches, marine chartplotters, handhelds and other devices to trigger an SOS, send and receive preset messages, see detailed weather and more.Find compatible devices


Affordability Meets Flexibility

You’ll need an active satellite subscription to access the Iridium satellite network for tracking, messaging and interactive SOS. Check out our subscription options below:

Freedom Plans Annual Plans
Monthly service; only requires a 30-day commitment Year-round use
Suspend service when you don’t need it Lower monthly cost
Perfect for single adventures or seasonal use Always ready for your adventures

Select and Activate a Plan

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Safety Recreation Expedition
SOS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Text Messages* 10 40 Unlimited
CHECK-IN Messages Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Tracking Intervals 10 min+ 10 min+ 2 min+
Send/Track Points $0.10 ea Unlimited Unlimited
Location Requests $0.10 ea Unlimited Unlimited
Basic Weather 1 text message ea 1 text message ea Unlimited
Premium Weather $1.00 ea $1.00 ea $1.00 ea
Premium Marine Weather $1.00 ea $1.00 ea $1.00 ea
Monthly Charges
Annual Plans $11.95/mo $24.95/mo $49.95/mo
Freedom Plans $14.95/mo $34.95/mo $64.95/mo
ACTIVATION FEE4 (Annual Plans) $29.95 $29.95 $29.95
ANNUAL PROGRAM FEE5 (Freedom Plans) $34.95 $34.95 $34.95
Messages (Each)* $0.50 $0.50 N/A

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Important Subscription Details

1. Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is your responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

2. Subscription plans listed above are for individual consumers only. Each inReach product requires its own subscription plan.

3. All prices subject to change. All plans are billed monthly. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes plan selection or cancels before the next renewal date. U.S. plan prices do not include applicable state/local taxes. Unless stated otherwise, non-U.S. plan prices do not include applicable VAT or other taxes. Additional charges apply to text messages sent through the Iridium satellite network exceeding selected plan limits.

4. Annual plans are subject to an activation fee, as listed in the table above, charged at sign up. Annual plans have an initial commitment of 1 year. An early termination fee applies for cancellation during the initial 1-year term. No charge applies to changing an Annual plan.

5. Freedom plans are subject to an Annual Program Fee, charged at sign up and on each 1-year anniversary of sign up. Freedom plans have a minimum term of 30 days. New 30-day minimum applies to changed Freedom plans. No charge applies to changing a Freedom plan. Service can be suspended at no charge. Users retain access to inReach data stored on the Garmin Explore™ website while account is suspended.

Read the Terms and Conditions for Garmin Subscription Services and the Service Terms for inReach Personal Service Plans.