Compare WiCis-Sports I-Streme with the DeLorme inReach Satellite Messenger Solution

NOTE: Please note that our information regarding the inReach device may be either incomplete or erroneous and it is not our intention to mislead you. Please go to the DeLorme inReach website for more information on their product and write us to correct us if we are wrong on any of its functionalities. Don't get us wrong - we used inReach for a long time, but also saw that we'd like more functionalities - an so the birth of I-Streme!

 A satellite messenger? Or a phone with all its capabilities along with the I-Streme app for wearables - either for a similar price...

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WiCis I-Streme

Thuraya Satsleeve

DeLorme inReach

 

I-Streme App and Thuraya Satsleeve+ (K2 tested!)

 

 

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DeLorme inReach©:  We've taken this one to the Himalayas twice!

  

Himalaya tested by a member of our team Yes Yes
Seamless connectivity to 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Satellite Yes, switch between any of these and save on data costs! No, only Iridium satellite connection
Easy to connect to satellite(s) Yes, Thuraya, Iridium, Globalstar Yes, but only Iridium
GPS Location  Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (One point sent every 2 mins max)
Speed Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (One point sent every 2 mins max)
Altitude Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (One point sent every 2 mins max)
Bearing (Compass) Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes
Wearable Data (O2 %, Heart Rate, Temp...) Yes - up to seven devices No - not designed for HOW you are
Wearable's data streamed live Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) No
Speed, pace, distance traveled Yes - on dashboard, updated up to every second Yes
Live Streaming Yes, up to once per second No, one data point every 2 mins max
Data Throttling Yes, 1 min to 4 hrs, pick any number Yes, 2 mins to 4 hrs pre-defined intervals
Satellite Messenger mode Yes, 1 data point every 2-30 mins (configurable) Yes, 1 data point every 2 mins configurable
Storage of data every second Yes (up to 1 data set per second) No, one data point every 2 mins max
Alerts for out of range vital signs Yes, for any wearable No - not designed for HOW you are
Alert Limit Configuration Yes, plus link to LIVE DATA updated up to every second No - no designed for HOW you are 
Post to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Yes, plus link to LIVE DATA updated up to every second Yes, but NO live data
SOS capability (send text to email) Yes, with map image and link to live data Yes
Email (on the go) Yes with Satsleeve+ Yes but limited to 160 chars
Texting Yes, no char limit Yes, but with 160 char limit
Texting keyboard Swiftkey on our Samsung S6 Old style and difficult to type
Use of your smartphone's apps Limited to bandwidth None that are not DeLorme
Analytics (From streamed data) Yes No
Voice to Text Texting Yes No
GPS-accurate weather forecast Yes (unlimited) Yes, with a surcharge
Request forecast for different altitude at my location Yes No
Request forecast for distance and bearing from location Yes No
Barometric pressure Yes (unlimited) Yes - but not extended forecast
Wind speed Yes (unlimited) Yes - but not extended forecast
Humidity Yes (unlimited) Yes - but not extended
Send pictures from smartphone to public dashboard Yes (approx. 50K if in satellite-mode) No
Breadcrumbs on Maps Yes Yes
Create routes and drop waypoints No, but use specialized tools for this on your smartphone Yes
Personal Dashboard Yes Yes but only for GPS data
Customizable Dashboard Yes No
Able to make calls Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi-Sat-Phone No - we needed a Thuraya to call insurance company to arrange for heli-evac
Able to receive calls Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi-Sat-Phone No
Chat (the ultimate texting tool) Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi-Sat-Phone No
Contact your insurance for heli-rescue Yes (heli rescue within 2 hours of call) No - in ALL rescues we saw, ALL needed a telephone conversation with insurance as well as MD approval
Solar Solution to keep everything charged Yes, attach to your backpack Yes
Flexible Subscription Plan Yes Yes
Subscription for 3G,4G or Wi-Fi $39.99/mo (WiCis-Server+ I-Streme) Does NOT work with 3G/4G/Wi-Fi
Subscription for OFF-THE-GRID See below
Device cost for OFF-THE-GRID (EU, ASIA, AFR, AU) $569 for Satsleeve+ or $723 Iridium Go $379.95
Data rate for OFF-THE GRID (EU, ASIA. AFR, AU) $54.95/month Thuraya $99.95/month
Data rate for OFF-THE-GRID (Americas) $46.95/month Iridium Go
Annual Fee No $24.95
Account activation fee No $19.95

Comparison made in August, 2016 between the WiCis-Sports I-Streme©  solution and an inReach device bought in September 2014.