I recently took a trip off the paved road, and my iPhone maps are no longer sufficient for back-road(s) travel. I have been giving a hard look into Delorme Earthmate PN-60W as a GPS, and I figured it would be a good idea to couple it with Delorme inReach, or possibly a SPOT device. I also happen to travel with a iPhone 4s and iPad 2. I have read a few reviews on the inReach, as well as the PN-60W, and it appears these products will do much more than I need it to, which I like. It is my understanding that if I purchase the Earthmate PN-60W, it comes pre-loaded with the current Topo maps software from Delorme. I like to go with the motto,"I'd rather have it and not need it, than not have it and need it." I would also be purchasing a RAM Mount for the PN-60W. My question for travelers out there is; Is this a worthy set-up? SPOT or inReach for tracking device?
Basically, i'm just looking for additional advice or suggestions on the products I have mentioned. As I look into doing more travels off-road in the near future, a sophisticated GPS and satellite tracking device will be needed.