going off the grid? then you might want to keep the DeLorme inReach SE Satellite Communicator handy next time you do so. you know? in case of emergency, or perhaps to help you in navigating your way around unfamiliar grounds so that you don’t need to lug along a separate GPS device. the InReach Explorer does pretty much everything the SE does, including messaging, tracking and packs SOS capabilities, plus it also doubles as a handy GPS device that lets you view, create and navigate routes and way points. included is a map that displays the routes, waypoints, tracks and messages geo-located onscreen which function like breadcrumbs of sort for backtracking or self-rescue. additionally, there are a bunch of sensors including digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer offering accurate information like heading and bearing, elevation, speed and more.
as always, you can take advantage of Explore portal to plan your routes and waypoints ahead and share them with family and friends so that they can ‘follow’ you along online through your MapShare page or via social media posts. through MapShare, concerned family members and friends can ping you and check on your location between tracking intervals and keeps the contact between both parties open using messages. speaking of tracking intervals, it is user adjustable from 10 minutes, all the way up to four hours. like the SE, the Explorer also lets your iOS or Android device harness the power of this satellite communicator, allowing you to use your urban communication device to access map data and make text messaging.
the DeLorme inReach Explorer Satellite Communicator is up for pre-order for $379.95 with shipment expected to happen around mid-May. it is available with a choice annual satellite subscriptions that cost ranging from $11.95 to $79.95 per month. or you could opt for the non-contract Freedom plans which comes with only a minimum 30-day commitment. prices for the Freedom Plans start at $14.95 per month and runs up to $99.95 per month for the top tier plan.