The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable, two-way, satellite communications device ever. It’s about the size and weight of a smartphone, but much, much more durable: it’s waterproof, buoyant and impact-resistant. Use it alone, and it's a revolutionary survival device; pair it with a smartphone , and it's one of the most versatile devices you’ll ever meet.
So you know your cries in the dark aren’t just “cries in the dark.” Affordable, two-way, satellite communication has arrived at the ends of the earth — and everywhere in between. It’s the “two-way” feature of the Delorme inReach that is blazing new trail in the industry. Without it, you’re just pressing an SOS button and wondering if help will arrive. Two-way SOS means your messages will be confirmed upon delivery. You'll also have remote tracking and access to GEOS emergency services (at no extra charge).
Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Location
“This way to the middle of nowhere.”
Bring family and friends with you, using Follow-Me/Find-Me Tracking and Location’s automatic location feature. Turn it on or off at a whim, and ensure that your route is known. Use it to aid rescuers, to make maps, to keep you connected to the world, or just to provide a measure of authenticity to your travel stories or adventures. People can even ping your inReach to find your latest location.
If you’re going off the grid, stay in touch with inReach.
Two-way communication becomes two-way texting when your inReach is paired with a smartphone. Now you can both send and receive messages — that means interactive SOS messages, text messages, emails, social network updates, etc., and full GPS navigation. In short, an affordable remote satellite connection that is no less than revolutionary.
Device Compatibility iPod touch (3rd and 4th generations)
iPad (3rd generation)
Dimensions: 3.4" H (4.77" including antenna), 2.85" W, 1.73" D; 8.6 cm H (12.1 cm including antenna), 7.2 cm W, 4.4 cm D
Weight: 7 oz (198 g) without batteries; 8 oz (227 g) with 2 lithium batteries
Waterproof and dustproof (IP68) and buoyant (it floats)
Impact-resistant (Mil STD 810F)
Operating temperature: −20C to 70C (−4F to 158F)
Storage temperature: −45C to 75C (−49F to 167F)
SOS locking mechanism complies with RTCM SC-128 for satellite emergency notification devices (SEND); prevents false alarms and supports one-handed gloved operation
GPS chipset for remote tracking and embedding location coordinates in all sent messages. Accuracy +/− 5 meters
GPS fix reports position, speed, course, and elevation with each track or message sent
Power Uses two AA lithium batteries (included)
Lithium batteries provide the best performance and are strongly recommended. Alkaline and NiMH batteries also supported
Battery life: 60 hours (lithium) sending one-track point every 10 minutes; results will vary depending on usage conditions
Pricing has yet to be annouced, however inReach will be available in August 2012
More information can be found at http://www.gpstrackingaustralia.com.au/inreach.html