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Now that we’re in spring and heading towards summer, many more people are likely to head outdoors for exercise amidst the all the beauty that North Alabama has to offer.

If a hike away from the fast-paced working world, through some of our woods and forests intrigues you, you might be comforted by the newest thing out to make sure you don’t get lost.

It’s a gadget from Delorme, called INREACHSE.  Click here for more information.

The company in Maine announced the launch of this satellite communication device that can send and receive text messages anywhere in the world.

The company says 90 percent of the world’s surface lacks cell phone coverage, but this device can keep anyone connected when off the grid or in parts of the world where cellular communications are limited.

The company has also set up an App – Earthmate – which allows INREACH to pair with iPhones, iPads and iPods as well as Android devices.

INREACH offers adjustable tracking intervals and real time follow-me, ping-me locating.

In the event of an emergency, the interactive SOS capability automatically triggers remote tracking and allows users to describe and update their situation so proper resources can be deployed.

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