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Garmin InReach Explorer+

From $80.00

$80 for 4 days. Only $2/day after.
Stay in touch for just a few dollars per day with an InReach rental from OER.  Handheld Satellite Communicator and GPS Navigation in one device!
  • Global coverage
  • Send and receive satellite text messages
  • Preloaded DeLorme TOPO maps with GPS navigation/routing built in
  • Tracking with personalized webpage
  • Dedicated SOS button to summon help

Data Plans *

We provide a basic data plan in every rental. For more messaging or tracking usage, you will save by pre-selecting an upgraded plan (vs. paying overage fees) See the “Data” section (below this options and date selection section) for details on each plan option.

Name of user

Name of the person who will be using the device, if different than the billing name. (This is used for InReach account setup)

Power Bank ($5)

Add external power banks. Each power bank stores enough to fully recharge your InReach at least 1 time or more.

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Damage Protection

Add Damage Protection to your rental to lower your liability in the event of accidental damage to the rental item. See ‘About Renting’ > ‘Damage Protection’ for full details.



Garmin InReach Rental – Explorer+ with sat messaging, GPS Navigation, tracking, routing, waypoints, breadcrumbs, & more.

OER’s Garmin Inreach Rental – the Explorer+ or Mini models – offer backcountry communication, tracking, SOS, social media sharing and more.  The Explorer+ model adds preloaded  TOPO maps and integrated GPS navigation.  It is a handheld GPS Navigation unit and Satellite communicator combined in one unit!

  • 100% global Iridium satellite coverage
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Pair it with your mobile device (Apple iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire via Bluetooth) and free Earthmate app to access downloadable maps, color aerial imagery and more.
  • Create or view a route, drop waypoints, see your detailed GPS tracks, and navigate with the on-screen map view; view route details such as distance and bearing to destination
  • Plan your route online ahead of time and share it with family and friends to follow along and watch your progress
  • Preloaded  TOPO maps with onscreen GPS routing
  • Adjustable tracking intervals from 2 min. to 4 hrs. allow you to track your trip and share your location, including GPS coordinates, course elevation and speed
  • Equipped with a digital compass, barometric altimeter, accelerometer and odometer; display trip time, max speed, moving average and trip distance while in the field
  • Color screen and virtual keyboard with predictive text for standalone 2-way messaging
  • Waterproof/dustproof (IPX7, standard submersion to 1m for 30 min.); impact-resistant (Mil-STD-810G for shock)
  • 100 hrs. of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode with a clear view to the sky
  • The Garmin inReach Explorer+ is easily charged using the included USB cable, and can be used with most solar chargers.

SOS messages are received by GEOS, a worldwide emergency response coordination center with 24/7/365 staffing.

For complete technical specifications and detailed features see the InReach Explorer page at Garmin

More information on Garmin InReach Rental data plans available in the ‘Data’ tab.


  • InReach device
  • USB charging/sync cable
  • Basic data plan

    The following uses are available for the InReach:

    • Pre-Set messages: Create 3 pre-written messages with pre-determined recipients.
    • Messages: create a custom message on the fly and send to a contact or email/sms number.
    • Incoming Messages: messages sent to your device
    • SOS message: communications with Search and Rescue upon pushing the SOS button
    • Tracking: send out tracking pings for folks back home to follow on your MapShare. Tracking intervals available from 2 minutes to 4 hours.
    • Location Pings: allows folks to ping your location from the MapShare site (device must be powered on with view of sky)
    • Weather – request a weather report for your location

    Plan Options:

    Level 1 Basic – included in all rental for no additional cost:
    • Pre-Set messages: Unlimited
    • Text Messages (incoming and outgoing): 10 messages included & $0.50/message overage.
    • SOS messages: Unlimited
    • Tracking: 10minute+ tracking intervals. $0.10/tracking point sent
    • Location Pings: $0.10/ping
    • Weather: $1.00/request

    Level 2 – $30.00/rental
    • Pre-Set messages: Unlimited
    • Text Messages (incoming and outgoing): 30 messages included & $0.50/message overage.
    • SOS messages: Unlimited
    • Tracking: 10minute+ tracking intervals. Unlimited tracking points
    • Location Pings: Unlimited
    • Weather: $1.00/request

    Level 3 – $60.00/rental
    • Pre-Set messages: Unlimited
    • Text Messages (incoming and outgoing): Unlimited
    • SOS messages: Unlimited
    • Tracking: 2minute+ tracking intervals. Unlimited tracking points
    • Location Pings: Unlimited
    • Weather: Basic: Unlimited; Premium: $1.00/request

    Choosing your plan:
    Basic – might send a message or 2 but using mainly for emergencies
    Level 2 – more included messaging and ability to use unlimited tracking and location pinging. Great for when you plan to message more and possibly track your travels.
    Level 3 – unlimited messaging and tracking. For high use.