With the inReach Messenger satellite communicator, home is closer than you think. Providing global two-way messaging and interactive SOS (active satellite subscription required), it keeps you connected with friends and family even when you’re out of cell coverage. Use the device to check in with contacts, read and reply to their responses with QuickText messages and even share your GPS location data if you like. More detailed texting and group messaging are easy when using the Garmin Messenger™ app. Seamless switching between Wi-Fi® wireless networking, cellular and satellite networks gives you the best connectivity and cost-efficiency for all your communications. The on-device display gives you the added confidence of knowing that your message has been sent. You’ll even see a response that help is on the way in case of emergency. The communicator’s internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 28 days of battery life — and also provides safety charging to help recover a depleted phone.
New Features of inReach Messenger (vs. inReach Mini 2)
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 IPX7¹.
IMPROVED 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.
GARMIN MESSENGER APP
Send two-way messages globally, even when you’re out of cellular coverage. The app supports seamless switching between Wi-Fi® wireless networking links, broadband cellular and the Iridium® satellite network.
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.
Optimized inReach messaging uses a cellular connection of your compatible smartphone when it’s available, then it seamlessly switches to a 100% global Iridium satellite link when you go beyond available cellular coverage range.
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.
Plus, the same great features as previous models
Check in with contacts directly from inReach Messenger by using preset messages that do not count toward your allotted text messages with an active satellite subscription.
The TracBack routing feature navigates you back to your starting point the same way you came, should you get lost — right on your device.
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.
Get detailed weather updates on inReach Messenger or a paired compatible device. You can even request forecasts for your current location or other waypoints or destinations on your itinerary.
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.
INTERACTIVE SOS ALERTS²
In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7-staffed emergency response coordination center.
Share your location with loved ones back home anytime by using your MapShare™ page or with your GPS coordinates embedded in your messages.
GLOBAL SATELLITE NETWORK
Instead of relying on just cellphone coverage, your messages, SOS alerts and location can be transferred via the global Iridium satellite network.
FLEXIBLE SATELLITE AIRTIME PLANS
To access the 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.
¹See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details
²Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.