Garmin


Overview
Garmin is a world leader in GPS products and technology. In 2016 they acquired DeLorme, and added the popular inReach Satellite Communication and Navigation products to the Garmin family. 

Garmin satellite communicators are extremely popular for use in sailplanes.  They communicate through the IRIDIUM satellite network - so you are never out of reach.  They are used to send GPS position and altitude tracking updates at regular intervals and display your position and altitude on tracking web sites - so your friends can follow your flight.  Of course, the tracking could come in very handy in an emergency.  Likewise the ability to send and receive emails and text messages could be very important in an emergency.  Several preset messages can be sent with a few button presses to send messages such as, "Still Flying", "Landed-out - Fine, but need a retrieve", "Done Flying - Home Safe".  Emergency rescue services can also be called - if necessary.

Aviation Radio Comparison Table





 
inReach Mini
inReach Mini 2
inReach SE+ 
inReach Explorer+GPSMAP 66i
Two-way messaging


Global satellite service with Iridium


Two-way global interactive SOS


Tracking location sharing


Cloud storage and trip planning



Pair with mobile devices


Weather



Routes, waypoints and tracks



QWERTY keyboard (on-screen) for custom text entry



Breadcrumb trail





Built-in navigation sensors
(Digital compass, barometric altimeter, and acceleromter)





Preloaded DeLorme TopoActive maps


Downloadable BlueChart Marine Maps
Downloadable BirdsEye Satellite Image Maps

Battery Life with 10 minute tracking90 hours

 - Up to 14 days at 10-minute tracking send interval with standard activity recording with full sky view
 - Up to 4 days with moderate tree cover (default)
 - Up to 5 days at 10-minute tracking send interval with high detail activity recording with full sky view
 - Up to 2 days with moderate tree cover
 - Up to 30 days at 30-minute tracking send interval with standard activity recording with full sky view
 - Up to 10 days with moderate tree cover
 - Up to 1 year when powered off

100 hours
100 hours35 hours
Display Size and TypeMonochrome
1.27" diag.

(32.3 mm)
0.9"W x 0.9"H
(23 x 23 mm)
128 x 128 pixels
Monochrome
1.27" diag.

(32.3 mm)
0.9"W x 0.9"H
(23 x 23 mm)
176 x 176 pixels
Color
2.31" diag

(5.9 cm)
1.4"W x 1.9"H
(3.5 x 4.7 cm)
200 x 265 pixels
Color
2.31" diag

(5.9 cm)
1.4"W x 1.9"H
(3.5 x 4.7 cm)
200 x 265 pixels
Color
3" diag.

(76 mm)
1.5"W x 2.5"H
(38 x 63 mm)
240 x 400 pixels
Size of Unit
2.04” x 3.90” x 1.03”
(5.17 x 9.90 x 2.61 cm)
2.04” x 3.90” x 1.03”
(5.17 x 9.90 x 2.61 cm)
2.7" x 6.5" x 1.5"
(6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm)
2.7" x 6.5" x 1.5"
(6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm)
2.5” x 6.4” x 1.4”
(6.2 x 16.3 x 3.5 cm)
Weight3.5 oz (100 g)
3.5 oz (100 g)7.5 oz (213 g)
7.5 oz (213 g)8.1 oz (230 g)
PriceNormally: $349.99
Sale: $299.99
$399.99$399.99
$449.99$599.99


To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Mini, inReach SE+ or Explorer+ device, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for an annual contract package or flexible month-to-month airtime plan. 

Video Explanation of Service Plans

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