If you’re venturing off the grid, this small, rugged satellite communicator1 goes beyond the limits of cellular networks to keep friends and family in reach with global two-way text messaging.
You can still connect to the ones who matter, even when there’s no cellphone coverage.
Pair your inReach device with the Garmin Messenger™ app on your compatible smartphone to text via satellite or cellular networks.
Need emergency assistance? Send an interactive SOS to our coordination center.
When you need to be sure, the on-device display confirms that your message has been sent.
Use preset messages to easily check in with contacts as you travel.
Stay on your adventures longer with up to 28 days of battery life between recharges.
TWO-WAY MESSAGING A simple user interface through the Garmin Messenger app on your smartphone makes it easy to exchange text messages with loved ones via satellite or cellular networks.
SEAMLESS CONNECTION Optimized inReach messaging uses a cellular connection of your smartphone when it’s available, then it seamlessly switches to a 100% global Iridium® satellite network when you go beyond available cellular coverage range.
GROUP MESSAGING With the Garmin Messenger app, your inReach connection supports group message threading and distribution. So, you can share your adventures with multiple contacts simultaneously — and have group text chats with friends and family.
INTERACTIVE SOS ALERTS In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7-staffed emergency response coordination center.
LOCATION SHARING Share your location with loved ones back home anytime by using your MapShare™ page or with your GPS coordinates embedded in your messages.
FLEXIBLE SATELLITE AIRTIME PLANS To access the global Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Messenger device, an active satellite subscription is required. You can opt for an annual package or a flexible month-to-month plan.
COMPACT, RUGGED DESIGN Don’t let the 4” x 2” size and 4 oz weight fool you. inReach Messenger is tough, durable, impact-resistant and water-rated to IPX7.
SAFETY CHARGING Need a backup option in case your compatible smartphone battery dies? Just connect inReach Messenger to your phone for enough safety charge to send a custom text message from the inReach Messenger device via your phone’s touchscreen.
EXTRA-LONG BATTERY LIFE The internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives you up to 28 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode, so you can do what you love longer between recharges.
SYNC YOUR CONTACTS LIST The Garmin Messenger app can sync with your compatible smartphone’s contacts list to make staying in touch even easier.
ON-DEVICE DISPLAY The inReach Messenger device’s high-end memory-in-pixel screen gives you the ability to confirm that messages have been sent, and you can even read responses right on the device.
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
Maps & Memory
Ability to add maps
Outdoor Recreation Features
-Wireless compatible: yes (Bluetooth®)
-Trigger an interactive SOS with 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center: yes
-Send and receive text messages to SMS and email: yes
-Send and receive messages with other inReach users, exchange locations: yes
-Track and share location with friends and family on web-based MapShare® portal: yes
-Request weather forecasts for current location and planned destination: yes
-Virtual keyboard for custom text messaging: yes
-Send waypoints to MapShare portal during trip: no
-Send route selection to MapShare portal for friends and family to see progress: no
In the Box
In the Box
-inReach Mini 2