Iridium GO!® vs. Iridium GO! exec™ Device Comparison

The Iridium GO! and Iridium GO! exec are portable access devices for smartphones and laptops. Iridium GO! is designed for personal use, while Iridium GO! exec offers advanced features and improved performance for business professionals. Here's how the Iridium GO! devices compare.

How Do the Iridium GO! Devices Compare?

Iridium GO! vs. Iridium GO! exec, here's how the satellite devices stack up.

Iridium GO! Device Features Iridium GO! Satellite Hotspot Iridium GO! Iridium GO! exec Iridium GO! exec
Coverage Truly global Truly global
Satellite Network Iridium Iridium
Satellites 66 low earth orbit satellites 66 low earth orbit satellites
Time to Connect to the Iridium Network ~45 seconds ~2-3 seconds
Size 4.5 x 3.25 x 1.25" (11.4 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm) 8 x 8 x 1" (20.3 x 20.3 x 25 cm)
Weight 10.75 oz (305 g) 42.3 oz (1200 g)
Ingress Protection IP65 IP65
Durability MIL-STD 810F MIL-STD-810H
Operating Temp 14°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C) -4°F to 122°F (-20ºC to 50ºC)
Battery Life 5.5 hrs talk / 15.5 hrs standby 6 hrs talk / 24 hrs standby
Emergency SOS Yes Yes
Antenna Design Fold-out/omni-directional Fold-out/omni-directional
Touchscreen No Yes
Messaging SMS (160-character text only) Iridium Messaging Transport SM
Data Speed 2.4 kbps 22 kbps transmit / 88 kbps receive speed
Data Transfer Circuit Switched Data Iridium Certus 100® (voice & IP data)
Internet Via Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Internet Via Ethernet No Yes
Internet Browsing No Yes
Wi-Fi Password Enabled Out of the Box No Yes
Automatic Login Yes No
Voice Quality Standard quality High quality
Calling (Standalone Device) No Yes
Simultanious Use 1 Call / SMS or data 2 Calls and data
Simultanious Users 5 4
Apps Optimized Iridium and OCENS apps Optimized Iridium, OCENS apps and standard apps (Gmail, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc.)
Buy Now Buy an Iridium GO! Buy an Iridium GO! exec