Delorme finally released prices for their different tiers of service for the InReach...
When I read that I thought 'Ouch!' then I did the math for my SPOT Connect:
$50 for the tracking/messages
So $150/annual for tracking + 100 messages = $13/month
$120/year for basic package that doesn't have tracking but includes 120 messages (at 10/month) = $9.95/month
$300/year for advanced package that includes tracking + 480 messages (40/month) = $25/month
Obviously, your upfront costs will be greater for the InReach ($300 v $150 for SPOT)
So what do you want to do?
- If you don't need tracking, but want some connection to the outside world, the InReach Safety Plan is the way to go
- If you want tracking but don't need 2-way communication with the outside world (think twitter), the SPOT is the way to go.
- If you want 2-way communications, the InReach is the way to go