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

Iridium Go!

WiCis I-Streme

Thuraya Satsleeve

DeLorme inReach

I-Streme + Iridium Go! (Sierra Nevada tested!)

 

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

 

 

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

  

Himalaya / Sierra Nevada tested by a member of our team Yes Yes Yes
Seamless connectivity to 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi,  and different satellite providers (Globalstar, Iridium, MSAT, Thuraya) Yes, switch between any of these and save on data costs! Yes, switch between any of these and save on data costs! No, only Iridium satellite connection
Easy to connect to satellite(s) Yes (Iridium Go, Iridium Phones) Yes, Thuraya Satsleeve+ or IP+ Yes, but only Iridium
GPS Location Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (One point sent every 2 mins max)
Speed Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (One point sent every 2 mins max)
Altitude Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) 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 (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes
Wearable Data (O2 %, Heart Rate, Temp...) Yes - up to seven devices Yes - up to seven devices No - not designed for HOW you are
Wearable's data streamed live Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) Yes (displayed/streamed up to every second) No
Speed, pace, distance traveled Yes - on dashboard, updated up to every second Yes - on dashboard, updated up to every second Yes
Live Streaming Yes, up to once per second 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, 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 1-30 mins (configurable) Yes, 1 data point every 1-30 mins (configurable) Yes, 1 data point every 2 mins configurable
Storage of data every second Yes (up to 1 data set per 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 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 Yes, plus link to LIVE DATA updated up to every second No - no designed for HOW you are 
Post to Twitter or Instagram Yes, plus link to LIVE DATA updated up to every second 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, with map image and link to live data Yes
Email (on the go)  Yes Yes Yes but limited to 160 chars
Messaging back and forth  Yes, no char limit Yes, no char limit Yes, but with 160 char limit
Texting keyboard Swiftkey on our Samsung S6 Swiftkey on our Samsung S6 Old style and difficult to type
Use of your smartphone's apps  Limited to bandwidth Limited to bandwidth None that are not DeLorme
Analytics (From streamed data)  Yes Yes No
Voice to Text Texting (Hands Off)  Yes, works great! Yes, works great! No
GPS-accurate weather forecast  Yes Yes Yes, with a surcharge
Request forecast for different altitude at my location  Yes Yes No
Request forecast for distance and bearing from location  Yes Yes No
Barometric pressure  Yes Yes Yes - but not extended forecast
Wind speed  Yes Yes Yes - but not extended forecast
Humidity  Yes Yes Yes - but not extended
Send pictures from smartphone to public dashboard  Yes Yes No
Breadcrumbs on Maps  Yes Yes Yes
Create routes and drop waypoints No, but use specialized tools for this on your smartphone No, but use specialized tools for this on your smartphone Yes
Personal Dashboard  Yes Yes Yes but only for GPS data
Customizable Dashboard  Yes Yes No
Able to make calls Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi-Iridium Go! app 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-+ Iridium Go! app Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi-Sat-Phone No
Chat (the ultimate texting tool)  Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi + Whatsapp Yes, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi-Sat-Phone No
Contact your insurance for Heli-Rescue  Yes (Heli rescue within 2 hours of call - good luck with no voice contact...) Yes (Heli rescue within 2 hours of call - good luck with no voice contact...) 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, attach to your backpack Yes
Flexible Subscription Plan  Yes Yes Yes
Subscription for 3G,4G or Wi-Fi  $39.99/mo (WiCis-Server+ I-Streme)  $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)  $723 Iridium Go $569 for Satsleeve+  $479.95
Data rate for OFF-THE GRID (EU, ASIA. AFR, AU)

 $46.95/month Iridium Go (with data limits)

or UNLIMITED data for $129/month

$54.95/month Thuraya (with data limits)

$99.95/month

Freedom Plan

Data rate for OFF-THE-GRID (Americas)

 $46.95/month Iridium Go (with data limits)

or UNLIMITED data for $129/month

Does not work in the Americas
 Yearly fee  No No $24.95
Account activation fee  No No $19.95

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