Garmin Releases New inReach Messenger Satellite Communicator

Today Garmin announced their newest product within the inReach product line. The Garmin inReach Messenger is a satellite communicator that seamlessly switches from Wi-Fi wireless networking and cellular/satellite networks resulting in a cost-efficient communication solution. Two-way messaging and interactive SOS location sharing is a breeze with the inReach Messenger. The small, on-device display will give you peace of mind knowing that your SOS has been sent. Draft detailed messages through the Garmin Messenger Smartphone app, or send preset messages and GPS location directly from the Messenger. The inReach messenger has an internal, rechargeable battery that provides up to 28 days of battery life in the 10-minute tracking mode and can even provide safety charging to help recover a phone with a low battery life.

So how does the inReach Messenger differ from the inReach Mini 2?

The inReach Mini 2 allows users to send waypoints to MapShare during a trip, or send route selections to MapShare. The inreach Mini 2 allows for the creation of breadcrumb trails, while the Messenger does not. The inreach Mini 2 features a digital compass, while the Messenger does not. The inReach Mini 2 pairs with the Garmin Explore app for trip planning, access to mapping and more! The Garmin inreach Messenger uses the Garmin Messenger app.

Learn more about the Garmin inReach Messenger. inReach Subscription required and sold separately.