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Garmin inReach® Satellite Communication for Individuals

inReach® Satellite Communication

With inReach satellite technology from Garmin and a satellite subscription, 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 get help from a 24/7 global emergency response coordination centre via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network.

Explore Anywhere — Communicate Globally

100% Global Iridium® Network

Interactive SOS

Two-way Text Messaging

GPS Navigation and Tracking

Location sharing

Weather Forecast

Know before you go. Receive weather forecasts directly on your inReach device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead. Choose from 3 forecasts: basic, premium non-marine and premium marine.


All inReach-enabled Garmin products offer GPS navigation — ranging from compass and bearing capabilities to basic grid waypoint marking and breadcrumb trails to sophisticated on-map guidance with detailed topographic maps, altimeter/barometer/compass reference and more.

Social Tracking and Sharing

When wirelessly paired with select inReach devices via Bluetooth® wireless technology, the free Earthmate® app lets you use your smartphone or tablet for texting, tracking, map viewing and triggering an SOS from anywhere via your inReach device's connection. Earthmate also lets you access downloads of topographic maps, colour aerial imagery and more on your mobile device.

Interactive SOS

In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to GEOS, the Garmin-powered International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) with professional 24/7 global monitoring. Trained staff is available to respond to your messages, track your device and notify emergency responders in your area - giving you the peace of mind that help is on the way. The Garmin IERCC will stay in touch with you and your emergency contacts until your situation is resolved. Visit the Saved by Garmin blog to see how inReach has helped real people.

Two-way Messaging

Garmin products that include inReach technology are designed to keep you connected. The Iridium satellite network lets you send and receive custom and preset text messages 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 our 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:

  • Monthly service; only requires a 30-day commitment
  • Suspend service when you don’t need it
  • Perfect for single adventures or seasonal use

Annual Plans:

  • Year-round use
  • Lower monthly cost
  • Always ready for your adventures

Select and Activate a Plan

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Text Messages*1040Unlimited
Preset MessagesUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Tracking Intervals10 minutes +10 minutes +2 minutes +
Send/Track Points$0.15 AUD ea.UnlimitedUnlimited
Location Pings$0.15 AUD ea.UnlimitedUnlimited
Basic Weather1 Text Message ea.1 Text Message ea.Unlimited
Premium Weather$1.50 AUD ea.$1.50 AUD ea.$1.50 AUD ea.
Premium Marine Weather$1.50 AUD ea.$1.50 AUD ea.$1.50 AUD ea.
Monthly Charges
Annual Plans$20 AUD /mo.$40 AUD /mo.$75 AUD /mo.
Freedom Plans$25 AUD /mo.$55 AUD /mo.$99 AUD /mo.
Overage Charges
Messages (each)*$0.75 AUD$0.75 AUDN/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. 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 $49 AUD activation fee. No charge applies to changing an annual plan.

Enrolment in Freedom plans is subject to a $54 AUD 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 Garmin Explore™ portal while account is suspended. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes account selections in Garmin Explore™ portal.

1Active 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.