About GEOS Emergency Monitoring

Experts are standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS.

Behind every Garmin inReach device you’ll find the experts at GEOS providing continuous global* emergency monitoring and response services at no extra cost.

What is GEOS?

GEOS is the world leader in emergency monitoring and response. They’ve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. Their experts are standing by 24/7/365 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Staffed with expert watch standers, SAR mission coordinators and duty officers, the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) is located in a secure data center that remains fully self-sufficient even if the outside world “goes away”.

When the IERCC receives your SOS message, they will notify your emergency contact and emergency responders in the area. While help is on the way, GEOS will continue to text back and forth with you, providing updates and critical information until your situation is resolved.

*GEOS provides global service, but there are a few countries where service is not available. GEOS service is not available in Afghanistan, Chechnya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Israel (West Bank, Gaza and the Occupied Territories only) and Somalia. Customers should always make alternate search and rescue arrangements when going to one of these countries.

Being able to exchange messages while sitting in a water-filled raft in the complete darkness was incredible — inReach has been the handiest device I have ever used.

– Jeff Brock, distance kite boarder