If you need help with the app email Kevin at The app DOES work with SPOT and DeLorme/Garmin InReach!

Spot Buddy is an app for tracking SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger and DeLorme inReach devices.

Using the Spot Buddy app on iPhone or iPad is much easier to use and more feature rich than the SPOT and DeLorme tracking websites. The map view in Spot Buddy is fast and intuitive and allows you to use the zooming and panning gestures that you are already familiar with.

Some of the main Spot Buddy features include:

- See one or more SPOT or inReach devices on the map at the same time. This is very useful for group, event or fleet tracking. Or just to see where all your friends are at any given time.

- See the details reported by each device such as latitude, longitude, position time, speed, distance, course, and battery status.

- Custom select the units shown for each device. Speed and distance can be selected in statute miles, kilometres, or nautical miles. Altitude can be selected in feet or meters.

- View both public and password protected SPOT and inReach tracks (knowledge of userid and/or password is required).

- Open a GPS track in Google Earth, Drop Box, Google Drive, or any other app that can read KML files.

- Send GPS tracks in CSV or KML format by using email. Useful for opening track details in Excel or Google Earth on a desktop computer.

- View SPOT or inReach check-in messages. When a SPOT or inReach user sends a check-in message, you see the message in Spot Buddy.

- Share your list of GPS trackers via email. You can send a single tracker or your entire list to a friend as an email attachment. They can then open the attachment and add the trackers to their Spot Buddy instantly.

- View your current location on the map using the built-in GPS.

Spot Buddy reads GPS position details directly from the SPOT LLC and Garmin inReach web service and stores them on your iOS device for viewing. The app developer is not associated with SPOT LLC or Garmin and does not have access to any GPS data or account details obtained while using the app.

What's New

Version 3.6.5

This is an information update only to inform all current Spot Buddy 3 users that a new version of Spot Buddy is coming to the App Store soon. After 6 years, Spot Buddy 3 is being retired and will be replaced by Spot Buddy 4 which will be sold as a separate app.

This will be the last update for Spot Buddy 3. I hope you'll continue to use Spot Buddy by upgrading to Spot Buddy 4.

Please see the Upgrade item in Settings for more information or visit

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Is there an update?


I have loved this app in the past, so I gave it a five star rating. However I just installed this on my new device and it's not currently working with my InReach. I wonder if it's because they've changed their share feed to a Garmin address.
I have gotten great help from Kevin before, I don't see his email address here now. I hope that he gets this and can help me out.

Developer Response

Hi, email me at and I'll help. The app does still work with InReach devices.

Great App!


It just keeps getting better. Thanks for this update that now will let us track inReach devices also. This is a great app for people to follow you easily and clearly on your SPOT or inReach journeys from their iPhone or iPad. It's nice to be able to see your and all your friends devices all in one app. Defiantly worth the money! This app is done right.

Great but no trail routes


This app delivers on being easier to use than the DeLorme website, but it misses one critical feature that the DeLorme website has: trail routes. I'm tracking my father in law on the PCT, but when I use this app, I can't see where he is in relation to the trail. That means I just wasted a couple bucks and will be going back to using the website. If you add that feature this will be a 5-star review!

Developer Response

One critical fact this review is missing is that the app is not advertised as a direct replacement for the DeLorme website. Giving the app a low rating because it doesn't have a certain feature isn't really fair now is it.


Kevin Umbach
2.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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