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Garmin inReach Explorer+

Product Codes: GARIREP

Garmin inReach Explorer+ handheld satellite communicator device is preloaded with DeLorme Topo maps and you can also add additional maps for use on land or at sea. Garmin inReach Explorer+ additional features include Accelerometer, Barometric Altimeter and Compass.

The inReach Explorer Plus uses 100% global iridium satellite network is used to enable you to send and receive text messages even when out of range of the mobile phone network using the GPS signal (subscription required).

GEOS SOS messaging is also provided to help you if you encounter an emergency on your adventure(s).

Optional weather forecast service is available by connecting your smartphone or tablet to the Garmin inReach SE Plus using the Earthmate app.

The Garmin inReach Explorer+ has an impressive 120 hour battery life.

Please note: a satellite subscription is required to enable the features of the inReach Explorer+.



Garmin inReach Explorer+ has been discontinued.

Accessories are available for the Garmin inReach Explorer+.

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The Garmin inReach Explorer + is a handheld GPS navigation device that is tough, durable, impact resistant and water resistant IPX7. Not only is it GPS it also uses 100% global iridium satellite network (satellite subscription required) to enable text messaging to mobile phones without the need for mobile network coverage using GPS connection.

Using GPS technology you can track and shard GPS location with friends and family (on their computer or mobile device) using MapShare portal. You can send waypoints at preselected time intervals to be tracked. You can also embed MapShare page on a blog website or social media platform.

Plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create preset message and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, update firmware, download additional TOPO maps, link your social media accounts, store all location tracking data and more - using Garmin explore website.

The inReach Explorer Plus adds preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing plus built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer to allow detailed GPS navigation.

The Garmin inReach Explorer+ is ideal for use on land and water.

Two-way messaging via the global iridium satellite network allows you to exchange text messages with any mobile phone number or email address anywhere, post to social media or communicate inReach to inReach. Furthermore, Earthmate app syncs your inReach handheld via Bluetooth with your compatible Apple or Android to access unlimited maps and aerial imagery. You will also be able to access your phone's contact list from the Earthmate app to connect with fewer keystrokes.

SOS messaging to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. The company GEOS is the world leader in emergency response with coverage for 140 countries 24 hours, 7 days, 365 days. They will also text back and forth with you until your problem is resolved.

Optional weather forecast service is available with compatible smartphone or tablet paired with the Earthmate app. You will then know what conditions to expect en route. There are Basic and Premium weather packages offered and you can request weather forecasts for your current location or destination on your itinerary.

Internal, rechargeable lithium battery (upto 120 hours at default 10-minute tracking mode, 30 days at 30-minute internal power save mode and up to 30 days in standby mode) Recharge via the standard microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12 V charger.

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin inReach Explorer+ or other handheld GPS related question that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our handheld and Outdoor GPS FAQs page for questions from other customers.Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team. For further information online please see the Garmin inReach comparison table.

Garmin inReach Explorer Plus Features

‣2.31-inch Transflective colour TFT
‣Tough, durable, impact resistant, water resistant (IPX7)
‣100% global iridium satellite network (satellite subscription required)
‣Two-way text messaging communication between inreach devices and mobile phones
‣Download additional maps for use on land or sea
‣Track and share GPS location with friends and family
‣DeLorme TOPO maps preloaded to the device
‣Built-in accelerometer, barometric altimeter and compass
‣Post to social media
‣Optional weather forecast service (pair with smartphone using the Earthmate app)
‣GEOS SOS messaging in 140 countries 24/7/365
‣Waterproof standard: IPX7 (one metre of water for 30 minutes)
‣Up to 120 hours of battery life via rechargeable lithium-ion battery
‣Send waypoints to be tracking by friends or family
‣Weighs 213 grams
‣microSD card slot available for storage of workout data and additional map detail
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin inReach Explorer+
‣Preloaded with TOPO
‣USB cable
‣Carabiner clip

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Accessories

Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin inReach Explorer+ handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including eTrex Touch 35 retractable lanyard, carabiner clip, bike mount, adjustable handheld mount and microUSB cable.

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Retractable Lanyard


‣Keep your Garmin inReach Explorer+ safe, while within easy reach with this retractable lanyard.

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Handlebar Mount


‣Handlebar mount attaches securely to tubular bars of up to 1-inch. It can be mounted both horizontally or vertically.

Garmin inReach Explorer+ Powered Mount with Suction Cup


‣Mount your Garmin inReach Explorer+ handheld device with the genuine Garmin powered mount with suction cup mount.

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Do you have a question about the Garmin inReach Explorer+? Submit your question via our contact page.

Garmin inReach Explorer Plus Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS, 100% Global iridium satellite network
‣Display size: 1.4"W x 1.9"H (3.5 x 4.7 cm); 2.31" diag (5.9 cm)
‣Display resolution: 200 x 265 pixels
‣Display type: transflective color TFT
‣Waterproof: IPX7
‣Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
‣Battery life: up to 120 hours
‣Dimensions: Width - 68mm, Height - 164mm, Depth - 38mm
‣Weight: 213g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin inReach Explorer+ manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

We are official Authorised Internet Retailers for Garmin. We sell genuine Garmin products, accessories and maps. We purchase from assigned Garmin UK distributors. We do not buy on the grey market and we do not sell counterfeit products. You can rest assured that by purchasing from ActiveGPS you will receive the full support of Garmin.

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