Call it a satellite communicator or a satellite messenger. Either way, you don’t want to go off the grid without one. In emergency situations, these handheld devices let you call for help, but most of the time they’re a conduit for texting with family or friends when cell service is spotty at best. Some even have navigation features to help you find your way. Garmin and Spot are the biggest names on the market, but since 2018, new competitors have joined the fray with more affordable options designed to work with your phone.

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator – Two-Way Global SMS Text Messenger & Email, Emergency SOS Alerting, Check-in & GPS Location – Android iOS Smartphone Accessory
  • 🌎ZOLEO GLOBAL TWO-WAY SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR: Rugged, GPS location-aware and Iridium satellite based, the ZOLEO device links with the free ZOLEO app on your smartphone or tablet to keep you connected when outside cell coverage. Monthly subscription required: $20, $35 or $50 (25, 250 or unlimited satellite messages) with cellular, Wi-Fi and SOS messaging included. After the initial 3-month commitment, suspend for just $4/mo. Plans currently available in USA, Canada, Australia, but work globally.
  • ✉️GLOBAL MESSAGING AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE: Only ZOLEO extends your messaging coverage to everywhere on earth transmitting over the lowest cost network available (satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi). ZOLEO offers a familiar text messaging experience to and from any SMS text number, email address or another ZOLEO app user. By taking advantage of cellular or Wi-Fi when available and the Iridium network (a truly global satellite network) when it isn’t, only ZOLEO offers seamless coverage wherever you go!
  • 📲DEDICATED SMS PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS: Your ZOLEO device includes a dedicated US SMS text number and email address that you can share with contacts that you want to remain accessible to, and that they’ll recognize when you message them. Contacts can send messages directly to your SMS number, email address or via the free ZOLEO app. It’s that simple!
  • 🆘EMERGENCY SOS & MORE: If something goes wrong, declaring an SOS ensures your SOS alert and GPS coordinates are sent to GEOS, our 24/7 emergency monitoring and dispatch partner. Other safety features include check-in to let others know you’re OK (using built-in button on the device or via the ZOLEO app) and the ability to add your GPS coordinates to any message. And the ability to plan safe travel with on-demand DarkSky weather forecasts, one of the most accurate sources of hyperlocal weather.
  • 💪RUGGED AND BUILT TO WORK FOR DAYS: Long-lasting battery life – 200+ hours or 8+ days checking messages every 12 minutes (Lithium-ion battery). Lightweight (5.3 oz) and compact (3.58 x 2.6 x 1.06 in), the ZOLEO device is rugged with MIL-STD 810G shock-resistance, and superior dust- and water- resistance (IP68). Power input – Micro-USB Type B with a charging time of 2 hours. Operating temperature – -4°F to 131°F.
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ZOLEO Satellite Communicator Two-Way Global SMS Text Messenger & Email, Emergency SOS Alerting, Check-in & GPS with Universal Mount Accessory Kit – RAM Mount, DC Car Charger, USB Cable, & Cradle Kit
  • 🌎ZOLEO GLOBAL TWO-WAY SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR: Rugged, GPS location-aware and Iridium satellite based, the ZOLEO device links with the free ZOLEO app on your smartphone or tablet to keep you connected when outside cell coverage. Monthly subscription required: $20, $35 or $50 (25, 250 or unlimited satellite messages) with cell, Wi-Fi and SOS messaging included. After the initial 3-month commitment, suspend for just $4/mo. Plans currently available in USA, Canada and Australia, but works globally.
  • ➕INCLUDES ZOLEO UNIVERSAL MOUNT ACCESSORY KIT: The Universal Mount Kit is ideal for securing the ZOLEO device on the windshield of a vehicle or vessel, or any window, and keeping it charged. This kit includes the complete Cradle Kit plus a USB car charger (USB cable included) and RAM Twist-Lock Suction Cup Mount. OEM: Manufactured by ZOLEO Inc. and designed specifically for the ZOLEO satellite communicator.
  • ✉GLOBAL MESSAGING AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE: Only ZOLEO extends your messaging coverage to everywhere on earth transmitting over the lowest cost network available (satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi). ZOLEO offers a familiar text messaging experience to and from any SMS text number, email address or another ZOLEO app user. By taking advantage of cellular or Wi-Fi when available and the Iridium network (a truly global satellite network) when it isn’t, only ZOLEO offers seamless coverage wherever you go!
  • 📲DEDICATED SMS & EMAIL, SOS & MORE: Enjoy a dedicated US SMS text number and email address you can share with contacts that you want to be accessible to, and will recognize when you message them. Safety features include declaring an SOS ensuring your alert and GPS coordinates are sent to GEOS, our 24/7 emergency management partner. The check-in button is used to let others know you’re OK with the ability to include your GPS coordinates. Plan safe travel with accurate DarkSky weather forecasts.
  • 💪RUGGED AND BUILT TO WORK FOR DAYS: Long-lasting battery life – 200+ hours or 8+ days checking messages every 12 minutes (Lithium-ion battery). Lightweight (5.3 oz) and compact (3.58 x 2.6 x 1.06 in), the ZOLEO device is rugged with MIL-STD 810G shock-resistance, and superior dust- and water- resistance (IP68). Power input – Micro-USB Type B with a charging time of 2 hours. Operating temperature – -4°F to 131°F.
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ZOLEO Satellite Communicator Two-Way Global SMS Text Messenger & Email, Emergency SOS Alerting
  • 🌎ZOLEO GLOBAL TWO-WAY SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR: Rugged, GPS location-aware and Iridium satellite based, the ZOLEO device links with the free ZOLEO app on your smartphone or tablet to keep you connected when outside cell coverage. Monthly subscription required: $20, $35 or $50 (25, 250 or unlimited satellite messages) with cell, Wi-Fi and SOS messaging included. After the initial 3-month commitment, suspend for just $4/mo. Plans currently available in USA, Canada and Australia, but works globally.
  • ➕INCLUDES ZOLEO CRADLE ACCESSORY KIT: The Cradle Kit is designed to keep your ZOLEO device conveniently within reach wherever you go. The main cradle secures and locks the device in place when used with any included insert (to remove or swap any insert, first remove the ZOLEO device from the main cradle). Comes with a belt clip, strap infill connector, and camera tripod mount. OEM: Manufactured by ZOLEO Inc. and designed specifically for the ZOLEO satellite communicator.
  • ✉GLOBAL MESSAGING AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE: Only ZOLEO extends your messaging coverage to everywhere on earth transmitting over the lowest cost network available (satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi). ZOLEO offers a familiar text messaging experience to and from any SMS text number, email address or another ZOLEO app user. By taking advantage of cellular or Wi-Fi when available and the Iridium network (a truly global satellite network) when it isn’t, only ZOLEO offers seamless coverage wherever you go!
  • 📲DEDICATED SMS & EMAIL, SOS & MORE: Enjoy a dedicated US SMS text number and email address you can share with contacts that you want to be accessible to, and will recognize when you message them. Safety features include declaring an SOS ensuring your alert and GPS coordinates are sent to GEOS, our 24/7 emergency management partner. The check-in button is used to let others know you’re OK with the ability to include your GPS coordinates. Plan safe travel with accurate DarkSky weather forecasts.
  • 💪RUGGED AND BUILT TO WORK FOR DAYS: Long-lasting battery life – 200+ hours or 8+ days checking messages every 12 minutes (Lithium-ion battery). Lightweight (5.3 oz) and compact (3.58 x 2.6 x 1.06 in), the ZOLEO device is rugged with MIL-STD 810G shock-resistance, and superior dust- and water- resistance (IP68). Power input – Micro-USB Type B with a charging time of 2 hours. Operating temperature – -4°F to 131°F.
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