GCORE offers a range of satellite devices and plans to suit your needs. To help you decide which device best suits your needs, we provide a product comparison table of our top devices:
|Phones||DeLorme inReach SE||Iridium 9555||Iridium Extreme (9575)||Iridium GO!||IsatPhone 2||Isathub Wide Eye||BGAN Explorer 510||Thuraya Satsleeve+|
|Price||$345 USD||$1225 USD||$1380 USD||$865 USD||$895 USD||$1300 USD||$2380 USD||$595 USD|
|Warranty||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months||12 months|
|Size||H x W x D||H x W x D||H x W x D||H x W x D||H x W x D||H x W x D||H x W x D||H x W x D|
|14.81cm x 6.25cm 3.40cm||14.3cm x 5.5cm x 3cm||14cm x 6cm x 2.7cm||4.5″ x 3.25″ x 1.2″||16.9cm x 7.5cm x 2.9cm||Terminal -180mm x 170mm x 30mm||200mm x 200mm x 52mm||13.8cm x 0.69cm x 0.42cm|
|Weight||190 g||266 g with battery||247 g||295 g||316 g||900g||1.4kg||256 g|
|Display||200 character illuminated graphic display.|
Volume, signal and battery strength meters.
|200 character illuminated monochromatic LCD graphic display||N/a||High visibility color screen||No Display use your smartphone||No Display – use your smartphone||Full smartphone display|
|IP Rating||IP 67||IP65||IP65||IP65||IP65||IP66||smartphone IP rating|
|Durability||Military MIL-STD-810F||UV Resistant||water jets from ny direction 0.5m – Drop on concrete 95% survival|
|Operating Range||-4°F to 140°F||1°F to 131°F||-4°F to 131°F||-4°F to 131°F||-4°F to 131°F||1°F to 131°F|
|(-20°C to +60°C)||(-10°C to 55°C)||(-20°C to 55°C)||(-20°C to 55°C)||(-25°C to 55°C)||(-10°C to 55°C)|
|Language Versions||21 not including input text||8 including input text||n/a||n/a||12|
|Talk Time||Up to 4 hours||Up to 3.5 hours||7 hours||Up to 8 hours||2.5 hrs||3 Hours||Up to 3 hours|
|Standby Time||Up to 100 hours||Up to 30 hours||Up to 30 hours||16 hours||Up to 160 hours||up to 24 hours||36 hours||wifi continuously on – up to 9 hours|
wifi off up to 70 hours
|Network||66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth||66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth||66 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites orbiting 485 miles from Earth||3 geostationary (GEO) satellites in fixed orbit 22,000 miles from Earth||I-4 Satellite network||I-4 Satellite network|
|Coverage||Global||Global||Global||Global||Near global||99.9% satellite and ground network coverage – NB no coverage in polar regions||99.9% satellite and ground network coverage – NB no coverage in polar regions||Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia (with limitations)|
|Mobility||Users can talk and walk freely||Users can talk and walk freely||Users can talk and walk freely||Users can talk with limited mobility||Users can talk with limited mobility||Connects easily to smartphone||Connects easily to smartphone – up to 11 devices at the same time||Users can talk and walk freely|
|Phone Registration||Requires network registration||Requires network registration||Requires GPS fix and network registration||Thuraya SIM or GSM SIM from 360+ Thuraya Global Roaming Partners|
|Start-Up Time||Under 30 seconds||Under 30 seconds||Up to 45 seconds|
|Ability To Receive Calls||Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted||Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted||Capable of incoming call notification if antenna is extended or retracted||Full smartphone capability||Full smartphone capability|
|Bluetooth||Does not support Bluetooth||Bluetooth is supported||Bluetooth is supported|
|GPS||Users can view and share their GPS coordinates with contacts, Facebook and Twitter. Trackable in web based map. GPS fix includes: lat, long, alt, age of fix, number of satellites (Additional GPS attributes included if used with GeoPro)||allows the tracking of a GPS location||Users can view and share their GPS coordinates (lat, long)|
|Data Services||Circuit-switched: Up to 13 kbps with compression||This is not a Braodband device. It has 2400 bps data speed suitable fpr light email applications||Circuit-switched: 2.4 kbps standard up to 20 kbps using compression software*||Download – up to 240/384kbps – Upload – up to 240/384kbps||Download 464 kbps Upload 448 kbps||SMS, email and APP’s available froom smartphone|
|Messaging Services||Text-to-text 1000 characters||Text-to-text 1600 characters||Full smartphone SMS capability||Phone and internet at same time||Ful smartphine SMS capability|
|Text-to-email 1000 characters||Text-to-email 1600 characters||Full smartphine SMS capability||Full smartphine SMS capability||Ful smartphine SMS capability|
|SOS Features||Covered SOS button can send SOS alerts via SMS to 1-3 user-specified contacts||Covered SOS/Assistance button||Use the Field Connect APP on the smartphone||Use the Field Connect APP on the smartphone||Use the Field Connect APP on the smartphone|
“The Iridium network provides the only truly global satellite voice and data solutions on the planet.
Work or play anywhere on earth and enjoy complete coverage. This includes oceans, airways and Polar Regions. Iridium has the largest commercial satellite constellation in the world and delivers essential communications services to and from remote areas where no other form of communication is available.
The Iridium network provides global coverage however; Iridium complies with U.S. embargo restrictions and as such is prohibited from providing products and service to the following countries: Taliban controlled Afghanistan, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and Sudan. Since this is beyond Iridium’s control, each country is different and regulations may change without notice; it is best to check with the local Consulate or Customs offices for current details.”
The Inmarsat network uses three geostationary satellites to provide voice and data communication services almost anywhere in the world. Each satellite is equipped with a single global beam that covers up to one-third of the Earth’s surface. Because Inmarsat coverage extends from latitudes of -82° to 82° regardless of longitude, higher latitudes will have lower performance. Registration to the network requires a clear line of sight to the equator and may not be suitable for use in canyons or mountains.
The map below depicts the three I-4 satellite coverage regions.
This map depicts Inmarsat’s expectations of coverage, but does not represent a guarantee of service. The availability of service at the edge of coverage areas fluctuates depending on various conditions.