2.3
1.32K reviews
500K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

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 www.garmin.com/inreach.


*Access varies by model.
Updated on
Apr 5, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
App info and performance and Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.3
1.32K reviews
David James Bunger
March 1, 2022
App used to work well. Now on Android 12 is it unable to use the phone's GPS to accurately find location. There is always a blinking question mark over the location, and the location is usually wrong. It is extremely slow to refresh location, and it often stops completely. I haven't had to use the messaging feature of the app since I upgraded my phone... I certainly hope that still works. I can't believe Garmin would let the companion app to a life-saving device be this unreliable.
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kris dantzler
February 7, 2022
I hate this app. It works, mostly, but it isn't at all intuitive. Very clunky and annoying to use. I still haven't figured out how to go back and see previous hikes, if that's even possible. It just feels very old fashioned, like if apps existed in the 90s, they would be like this. Could and should be much better. InReach Mini seems to work great, but this software is severely lacking. Wish there was a 3rd party option.
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ReverendRusty Ellsworth
April 29, 2021
Seems to be very buggy. Based on advice from a Garmin Webinar, I attempted to download maps for upcoming trip prior to getting to the trail. Certainly a good idea, but I couldn't get it to work. It kept downloading up to a certain point and then stopped. Just plain won't complete. And I have a strong internet connection, and it loads the first 85 MB (in this instance) of 163 MB then just halts. Pretty useless. Android version.
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What's new

Bug fixes and improvements
Update to support new location services on Android 12