ZOLEO vs Garmin GPSMAP 67i

What satellite communicator will win between ZOLEO vs Garmin GPSMAP 67i?


Garmin GPSMAP 67i

What the Have in Common

  • Global Pole-to-Pole Satellite Coverage with the Iridium Satellite NetworkZOLEO
  • SOS Anywhere in the World
  • Two-way Messaging
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Tracking for Friends and Family
  • ZOLEO & Explore App for Convenience

How are they Different?


  • Automatically switches from WIFI, to Cell Service, to Satellite Service.

GPSMAP 67iGarmin GPSMAP 67i

  • True Standalone Device
  • Type out a Unique Message on the Device
  • Worldwide Topo Maps
  • Satellite Images (with a subscription)
  • Navigation and Course Creation
  • TracBack
  • Marine Weather Forecasts
  • Active Weather

Topo Maps

Topo maps are available on the ZOLEO, but only with Downloaded off-line maps or if you include yourself as a contact and share your location with yourself, then you can select the map and see where you are at.

ZOLEO Check-in Message & Maps

The GPSMAP 67i has true global topo maps, plus satellite images are available worldwide with a subscription to Outdoor Maps+.


The bottom line is you cannot navigate with ZOLEO, however the Gamin GPSMAP 67i excels in navigation and TracBack. The 67i wins this battle hands down.

Final Thoughts

The ZOLEO may be the best satellite communicator for you if your primary need is communication and you don’t need the device for maps or navigation.

The Garmin GPSMAP 67i is probably the best satellite messenger if you like an All-in-One device, that can get SOS, 2-way message, request weather forecasts, provide tracking for your family and friends, and if you want worldwide maps and powerful navigation and TracBack functions.

Watch this YouTube video below for more information.

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 to keep you connected when outside cell coverage. Monthly subscription required: $20, $35 or $50 (25, 250 or unlimited satellite messages) with unlimited check-in, SOS, cell and Wi-Fi messages included. After the initial 3-month commitment, suspend for just $4/mo. Plans available in USA, Canada, Australia, EU but work globally.
  • ✉️GLOBAL MESSAGING AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE: 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, ZOLEO offers seamless coverage wherever you go!
  • 📲DEDICATED SMS PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS: Your assigned ZOLEO SMS number and email address allows your contacts to initiate messaging with you, as opposed to them waiting to receive a message from you to which they can reply.
  • 🆘EMERGENCY ALERTING & MEDICAL ASSIST: If something goes wrong, declaring an SOS ensures your SOS alert and GPS coordinates are sent to the expert 24/7 emergency monitoring service. Your ZOLEO service also includes Medical Assist, a convenient 24/7 chat service for non-emergency medical advice, help locating medical services or replacing medical supplies.
  • ✅CHECK-IN & LOCATION SHARING: Check in to let others know you’re OK (using built-in device button or the ZOLEO app) and share your GPS location via messages, check-ins, automated Location Share+ updates or through a secure Share Map URL. Location Share+ (add-on at $6/mo) allows for automatic location sharing at a selected interval and includes a breadcrumb trail viewable on a map.

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Garmin GPSMAP 67i Rugged GPS Handheld with inReach® Satellite Technology, Two-Way Messaging, Interactive SOS, Mapping
  • Large 3” sunlight-readable color display for easy viewing
  • Enable two-way messaging and location tracking via the 100% global Iridium satellite network, and trigger an interactive SOS to Garmin Response℠, a 24/7 staffed emergency response coordination center (active subscription required; some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices)
  • Access preloaded TopoActive mapping from Garmin, view satellite imagery, and navigate with multi-band GNSS support and sensors
  • When paired with your compatible smartphone, you can access active weather forecasts and Geocaching Live
  • Use with the Garmin Explore website or app on your compatible smartphone to help you plan trips and more
  • Get access to a wide variety of premium mapping content delivered directly to your device via Wi-Fi technology with an Outdoor Maps+ subscription

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