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DeLorme GPS – DeLorme Earthmate And DeLorme InReach

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DeLorme GPS are an innovative leader in mapping and GPS solutions for the consumer, professional, and government markets.

DeLorme GPS offer a unique set of core competencies across the complex areas of map data creation and management, software development, and integration with GPS technologies.

DeLorme has also been a pioneer in merging GPS with another vitally important satellite technology, communications.

The two main Handheld DeLorme GPS products used for hiking are the DeLorme Earthmate GPS and the newer DeLorme InReach.

The DeLorme Earthmate GPS is a rugged and reliable handheld GPS which has: a high-sensitivity receiver with predictive GPS for a fast satellite fix; elevation profiles with your position pinpointed; a 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter; all the memory you should need with 3.5 GB onboard and expandable to 32 GB by using an SD card; no waypoint or track limits as you can send to and read from an SD card; intuitive, easy to use, icon-based screen navigation; a reliable, ergonomic push-button design you can use one-handed or with gloves on; a high-resolution sunlight-readable screen; WAAS-enabled; and waterproof to IPX7.

DeLorme GPS – PN-60w

DeLorme PN-60w review

This 2 minutes 26 seconds video gives an overview of the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w interface.

DeLorme GPS – InReach

DeLorme InReach is a satellite messenger service gives you peace of mind when on your adventures by enabling you to:

  • Send and receive text messages;
  • Trigger an SOS for help; and
  • Track your GPS coordinates.

InReach does this wherever your trip takes you and whatever you are doing, be it hiking, biking, climbing, camping, etc. It keeps you connected when off the grid and outside of cell phone range. You worry less, your loved ones worry less, and you can go farther and experience more without any wondering or second-guessing. During emergencies, the tracking and two-way SOS of InReach are the most valuable tools in your survival kit. Note however, that the DeLorme InReach does require a subscription plan to be purchased.

Delorme InReach Review

This 4 minutes 35 seconds video reviews of the Delorme InReach Explorer device by

If you want to learn more about handheld GPS for walking and hiking, read our guide on handheld GPS.

If this brand is not what you are looking for then find out about more hiking brands here!

If you want to read more here are some useful resources:

  1. The DeLorme website.
  2. The DeLorme InReach website.
  3. Wikipedia on DeLorme.

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