First hands on: InReach satellite Messager
The InReach Satellite Messager has arrived, and it was time to try. As European buyers it was not so easy to buy the Messager, i had to import them from the US.
This Device allows to send / receive Emails, SMS over a satellite Network. So it dont need cell phone coverage. And it allows livetracking over a web portal. And you be able to send a SOS Message directly to the GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center, and to communicate with them.
The satellite Messager
The Earthmate app for iPhone / Android
Quickly he was unpacked and installed the associated app from the AppStore. After the Messager was "paired" with the iphone (bluetooth), it first had to do a firmware update, and Delorme to create an account - and select the appropriate subscription.
The various subscriptions
Then you can connect with the Messager also, as desired and send messages, blog posts by email, or direct emails. . Answers can only be done within the website of Delorme
The link will be added to the Email, News, or SMS.
This looks like a very satisfactory solution - the use compared to "spot" the much better Iridium Satallitennetzwerk. Together with the subscription, but it is also the more expensive solution. For testing purposes, the live tracking enabled, and you can check my current location:
You be able now, to download topo and road maps for Offline usage into the Earthmate APP. That was a very interesting part.
You can read more about in my Blog.