Why choose the Iridium GO!® Wi-Fi Hotspot? It is essential gear for your next marine sailing adventure. Unlimited Iridium GO! internet and unlimited texting is included. So with an Iridium GO! you can use your smartphone or tablet to download GRIB files (using various apps like PredictWind Offshore, not included). You can also make phone calls or text (app included). You can send/receive emails with small (<100 KB) attachments (app included). You can share photos that you take on your smartphone (automatic compression occurs in the app).
Limitations: It is important to understand that an Iridium GO! has a very slow 2.4 kbps data rate. This data rate is not suitable for web browsing. Iridium GO! is OK for light email applications with small email attachments less than 100KB, but you cannot use your regular email account. Instead, you will be provided a special MyIridium.Net email account (included) that is optimized for use with the Iridium Mail & Web app. Outfitter Satellite does not sell GRIB apps but can recommend some third party app providers.
Can you use an Iridium GO! with a laptop? Yes, but this requires our XGate software option (which is an additional charge).
Are there faster internet terminals to support web browsing and other broadband applications? Yes, please call us to discuss your internet needs.
Rental Kit includes
Iridium GO!® Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot
Internal battery rated for 4 hours of talk-time or 30 hours of standby time
AC adapter with international plug kit
DC car charger
USB charging / data cable
Padded soft case for all rental kit components (with carry strap & backpack strap)
44 W-Hr Battery pack with USB output ports (typically recharges the Iridium GO! about 3 times.)
Magnetic-mount car antenna with 1.5-meter antenna cable
Here is what comes in the Iridium GO!® Rental Kit...