The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable 2-way Satellite Communicator on the market. When you go camping, boating or traveling, you may think your cell phone will be there for you to get you out of an emergency situation. But only 10% of the world actually has cell phone coverage. Designed for remote or high-risk environments, the inReach uses the Iridium global satellite network, which means it will work from the North Pole to the South Pole and everywhere in between. The inReach offers an SOS button that will contact emergency services for quick help. It also features a bread crumb feature that will map your waypoints to aid rescuers and allow your loved ones back home to track your progress and even ping the unit to see your current location. The inReach can even interface via Bluetooth with your iPhone or Android phone to send SMS messages, email, post to Facebook and twitter. Priced at $249.95, with annual satellite subscriptions beginning at $9.95 per month. Four-month seasonal plans are also available.
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