The award-winning DeLorme inReach™ two-way satellite communicator is now compatible with Apple operating system (iOS) mobile devices.

inReach operates over the Iridium network and iOS compatibility now makes the inReach and its vital two-way SOS and text messaging capability, message delivery confirmation and remote GPS Follow-Me/Find-Me tracking and locating, accessible to iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch users worldwide.

When paired with the inReach, Apple device users can send and receive text messages to family and friends, post updates to Facebook and Twitter and enable GPS tracking to keep designated followers updated on their location. And in emergency situations, Apple device users can activate the inReach two-way SOS feature to reach emergency personnel and both users and responders can provide ongoing updates until help arrives.

inReach can also be paired with Android devices or used as a standalone device.

The DeLorme Earthmate App is available free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at iTunes.

Since originally launching late last year, inReach has earned several prestigious awards including: 2012 Backpacker Editors’ Choice, 2012 National Marine Manufacturers Association Innovation Award, 2012 CES Innovations honors, 2011 Popular Science Best of What’s New, and 2011 Gear of the Year awards from both Men’s Journal and National Geographic Adventure.

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