DeLorme inReach SE

May 24, 2013

Currently available: $299.95  Visit their site to learn more

The new inReach SE by DeLorme is an essential device for those backcountry hikes or anytime you may be out of cell phone range. This satellite messenger allows you to send and receive text messages, have two-way SOS capability, receive delivery confirmation of your texts and SOS signals, turn on tracking to share and view GPS coordinates, and with their free Earthmate app, you can download topographic maps to your cell phone or tablet for viewing when out of cell phone range. There are 3 subscription plans with varying levels of coverage to choose from ranging in price from $9.95 to $49.95 per month, and you can switch between plans depending on your seasonal activity.