Reaching the end of the season for whatever drives your passion for adventure? Don’t tuck away your inReach just yet, it can be really useful all year round!
1. Keep it in your car when driving in rural areas
Your inReach is a great way of getting roadside assistance.
Use it with a powered RAM mount, or stow it in your glove box – it’s the ultimate lifeline in case of an emergency. Because standard factory-installed assistance systems in vehicles utilize cellular networks to call for help, they are not reliable when driving on rural roads.
2. Use it as a communication alternative for international travel
If you are planning any travel, inReach is an affordable alternative to expensive international cellular plans and roaming fees. You can also be assured of getting help anywhere in the world with its SOS feature. As an added bonus, your loved ones can track your trip or send you messages using MapShare or the Explore portal.
3. Include it as a part of your natural disaster preparedness kit
Natural disasters often wipe out cellular towers. inReach has been a part of major disaster recovery efforts, including Hurricane Sandy and the Nepal Earthquake. Its ability to reliably send and receive text messages through Iridium’s satellite network means you and your loved ones will always be able to communicate – even in worst-case scenarios.
4. Let someone else have peace of mind on their trip by adding multiple users to one account
If you don’t need your inReach for a while, or if you’d like to lend your device to a friend or family member, it’s as simple as creating another user account! Active inReach customers can set up multiple user profiles in the Explore portal, making it possible to lend it out to someone and having them use their own contact information – all it takes is a sync to change users, and another sync to switch back.
5. Keep track of your pre-season preparations
If you have an inReach Explorer device, you can plan ahead for the coming season with waypoints, route planning, and breadcrumb trails. Don’t forget to pair with your smartphone via the Earthmate app for the full experience!