Pair your inReach® satellite communication device with the Earthmate® app to get all the features you need to send and receive text messages, navigate and stay connected during your outdoor adventures. It’s perfect for planning, tracking and sharing your trip anywhere around the globe.

This Garmin application lets you access*:
• Unlimited topographic maps that you can cache on your device and store for offline use, including topographic maps, quad sheets and U.S. NOAA charts
• Aerial imagery
• Hybrid maps
• Waypoints and route navigation
• Tracking and location sharing
• High-detail GPS trip logging
• Unlimited cloud storage of routes, waypoints and tracks
• Online trip planning
• Control and access all the features of your inReach device from the app: send 2-way custom or preset text and email messages, trigger an SOS from anywhere in the world, track your location and more

By pairing your mobile device (via Bluetooth® technology) with inReach, the Earthmate app turns your mobile device into a true satellite communication, GPS navigation and safety tool. To access the 100% global Iridium® satellite network for live tracking and messaging – including SOS capabilities – from the Earthmate app, an inReach device with active satellite subscription is required.

You can plan your adventures from your account on the Garmin Explore™ website, wirelessly sync them to your smartphone or tablet, and then save all your trip data and maps with unlimited cloud storage.

Learn more about inReach devices and technology at

Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Don't forget to stop tracking.

*Access varies by model.

What’s New

Version 2.8.5

Updated screens to support Dark Mode.
Added ability to copy message text.
Inactive SOS message threads are not hidden.
Misc. updates to the Message screens.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Why should I need a Nickname? ,

Useful but flawed

A very useful app for the inReach mini. Unfortunately it falls down on one major issue. If you update any info on the inReach website and have to do a manual sync the app will have signed you out. It doesn’t matter if you leave the app running you will have to re enter your email and password after just an hour or so. Closing the app and restarting will always have signed you out. The inReach mini will still sync ok automatically but for a manual sync you will most likely have been signed out. Basic stuff this. Why design an app this way?

Asposium ,


Have a Garmin Explorer+, so the app is very handy; however, the app is far from perfect.
The recent release of the Garmin Explore app seems to only fragment the app space further; why can’t there be a single unified app platform?
It is very nice being able to type messages from the phone; typing messages direct from the Explorer+ is a pain to say the least.
Mapping here in the UK is awful; no OS maps or aerial photography.
Would be nice if it were possible to filter data on the map page, as it is the map page shows all historic data. It is possible to filter on the web portal.
To be fair, Garmin has never been renowned for quality software.

cr_app ,

I use this app quite a bit

I like the Earthmate app. I use it a lot as I spend 50% of my life overseas and most of that at sea. I would like to sea a night time display scheme as well as colour options for the text bubbles in the messaging section - a different colour for each contact for example. I only use the app to text about 6 different people so this would be great.


DeLorme Publishing Co.
51 MB

Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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