InReach Messenger

InReach Messenger - $549

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If you're venturing off the grid, this small, rugged satellite communicator 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 appon 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.

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.

Check-in messages
Check in with contacts directly from the inReach Messenger by using preset messages that do not count toward your allotted text messages with an active satellite subscription.

Other garmin devices
Remotely control your inReach Messenger device to send and receive text messages or trigger an interactive SOS using your compatible Garmin handhelds, marine equipment, aviation equipment, wearables or other select smart devices.

InReach weather forecast service
Get detailed weather updates on inReach Messenger or your paired compatible device. You can even request forecasts for your current location, other waypoints or destinations on your itinerary.

Tracback routing
The TracBack routing feature navigates you back to your starting point the same way you came, should you get lost — right on your device.

  • Dimension 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm
  • Display size 2.53 x 1.1 cm 2.74 cm diagonal
  • Display resolution 160 x 68 pixels
  • Display type Sunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Weight 113.9 g
  • Waterproof IPX7
  • Battery type - rechargeable internal lithium-ion
  • Interface USB-C
Battery life
  • Up to 28 days with a message or location sent every 10 minutes with full sky view
  • Up to 14 days with moderate tree cover
  • Up to 6 days with a message or location sent every 2 minutes with full sky view
  • up to 3 days with moderate tree cover
  • Up to 46 days with a message or location sent every 30 minutes with full sky view
  • up to 23 days with moderate tree cover
  • Up to 1 year when powered off
  • High-sensitivity receiver
  • GPS
  • Galileo (Europe)
  • Qzss (Japanese)
  • Beidou (China)
  • GPS compass (while moving)
Outdoor Recreation
  • Tracback®
InReach® Features
  • Interactive sos
  • Inreach weather
  • Send and receive text messages to sms and email
  • Send and receive text messages to other inreach device
  • Send and receive group messages
  • Exchange locations with other inreach device
  • Mapshare compatible with tracking
  • Virtual keyboard for custom messaging
  • Inreach remote compatible
Outdoor Applications
  • Garmin explore website compatible
  • Compatible with garmin messenger app
  • Smart switching between wi-fi, mobile and satellite with garmin messenger app
  • Connections wireless connectivity Bluetooth®, ANT+®