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 2.8.6

Migrated to improved crash reporting tool.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Gerblete ,

No ability to send Preset messages from app

I have an InReach Mini device. I don’t understand why I cannot send a Preset message (not a Quick message which counts against text message allotment). It seems like a basic feature they have intentionally omitted. I often keep my InReach strapped to my backpack for a clear view of the sky and so it is not easy to reach. Luckily I have a Garmin Fenix 5x watch which I connect to the InReach and can send Preset messages via the watch. Hopefully Garmin doesn’t read this and take away my ability to do that!

tannon689 ,

Needs to check for messages more frequently

I have loved the Garmin inReach. My work is primarily out of cell service and so I use it to keep in touch with work and my wife. The only thing that I want improved is the frequency that it checks for messages without having to manually check for them.

My suggestion would be to either have it check every five minutes or allow the user to set a timer in the app or on the device to send out a manual check for messages at specified intervals. I would love to be able to set my inReach up to check for messages every 5 minutes or while hunting set it up to check every 30 minutes. Long story short I think it would be a huge improvement to allow the user to specify the frequency of how often it checks for new messages.

Ron34556 ,

Worst navigation and map app I have

The only reason I even have this app is that it works well for messaging while Bluetooth tethered with my inreach. Tracking works ok tethered to the inreach but creating routes and waypoints and syncing to other devices or to the Garmin website is about as unintuitive as it gets. Importing and exporting gpx files is the worst. I have so many problems I would not know where to begin. I know you can do these things but it’s always a major pain. It might be that my go to apps, Gaia and Avenza, are just so much easier to use for creating routes/tracks or importing/exporting routes/tracks. The inreach is an indispensable tool for outdoor adventures and I love it for the peace of mind it gives me for emergencies and the ability to communicate with friends and family while I’m in the backcountry. It’s a good thing for Garmin that they offer the inreach because if Garmin had to rely just on the Earthmate app, they could never stand up to the competition.


DeLorme Publishing Co.
52.5 MB

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


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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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