Plenty of us use our smartphones to stay connected anywhere we go. Your cell signal is not going to be always strong, especially when you are spending time outdoors. Here are 7 smartphone compatible off-grid trackers and communication devices to keep you connected:
Radacat Team Messenger C1: an off-grid SMS & GPS device that pairs to your phone via Bluetooth. It lets you send text & voice messages and see real-time locations of other Team Messenger C1 users.
Zoleo 2-Way Satellite communicator: a rugged, location aware, Iridium satellite-based two-way communicator for iPhone and Android. It comes with a SMS text number and email address that you can share with your contacts.
Iridium Go! Satellite WiFi Hotspot: a WiFi ready device that gives you global coverage. It has a military-grade rugged construction with IP rating of 65. It has GPS function built-in. It connects to the Iridium satellite network to create a WiFi hotspot with a radius of 100ft. It supports 2-way SMS, photo sharing, and SOS alerts.
Garmin inReach: a mini GPS satellite communicator that supports 2-way text messaging over the global Iridium network. You will be able to access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, and color aerial imagery on your devices. You will be able to send and receive inReach messages through compatible devices.
goTenna Pro X: an off-grid tactical mesh networking device for iPhone and Android. It keeps you connected with your team without cell, WiFi, or satellite service. It offers end-to-end encryption.
Bivystick: lets you use your smartphone off-grid to stay connected with your friends and group. You can rely on it to send and receive text messages, track your path and send a SOS message when you are in trouble.
goTenna Mesh: an off-grid SMS & GPS device that pairs to your smartphone for text messages and location sharing. It supports private chats and public broadcasts.
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