DeLorme InReach Satellite Communicator - Best in Show Awards
DeLorme's soon-to-be-released communicator to the stars won best in show type awards from both Outside Magazine and GearJunkie.com at the recent Outdoor Retailer Show in August. The InReach communicator allows users of certain DeLorme GPS devices to communicate with friends and family (two-way communication) over the Iridium Satellite communication network. This allows you to send and received messages, and send tracking information over the Iridium network's "pole to pole global" footprint. Yes, with an "SOS" button, you can also reach out for help.
The InReach can also be paired (via Bluetooth) with an Android phone to allow its user to send and receive 160 character messages, including Facebook and Twitter updates. Go ahead and laugh, but an increasing number of long range and remote trips are putting up web pages, and offer tracking of progress in real-time. No doubt they are packing a solar charger to keep their mobile tech empires at the ready.
Expect this little piece of amazingness to be available in mid-October. for more information see DeLorme's InReach page.
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Posted by Scott Martin at August 24, 2011 7:06 AM