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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dimension 3.1" x 2.5" x 0.9" ( 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm)
Display Size 1" x 0.43", 1.08" diagonal (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)
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