inReach Mini is your go-to connection for maintaining off-the-grid contact. It’s our palm-sized satellite communicator for adventures where size and weight matter. Need assistance? Send interactive SOS alerts anytime, globally.No matter where you are, two-way messaging lets you connect to the ones who matter. Let loved ones know precisely where you’re roaming with location tracking and sharing.
Get connectivity and peace of mind on your other Garmin devices. Open up inReach and your phone to new capabilities by using the Earthmate® app. Get weather updates delivered to the palm of your hand.
TWO-WAY MESSAGING Exchange text messages with loved ones, post to social media or communicate inReach to inReach in the field (satellite subscription required).
INTERACTIVE SOS ALERTS In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination center (satellite subscription required).
LOCATION SHARING Track your location, and share it with those at home or out in the field so they can see your progress or ping your device for your GPS location and more (satellite subscription required).
100% GLOBAL IRIDIUM SATELLITE NETWORK Instead of relying on cellphone coverage, your messages, SOS alerts, and tracking are transferred via the global Iridium satellite network (satellite subscription required).
INREACH WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE Get detailed weather updates on inReach Mini or a compatible device. You can even request forecasts for your current location or other waypoints or destinations on your itinerary.
COMPACT, RUGGED DESIGN Don’t let the 4” x 2” size and 3.5 oz weight fool you. inReach Mini is tough, durable, impact-resistant (MIL-STD-810F), and water-rated to IPX7.
FLEXIBLE SATELLITE AIRTIME PLANS To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Mini, an active satellite subscription is required. You can opt for an annual package or a month-to-month plan.
CLOUD STORAGE AND TRIP PLANNING Get free access to the cloud-powered Garmin Explore website to plan your trips, create preset messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, and much more.
BATTERY LIFE The internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives you up to 90 hours of use at the default 10-minute tracking mode and up to 24 days in power-saving mode.
EARTHMATE APP The app lets inReach Mini sync with compatible mobile devices for access to unlimited maps, aerial imagery, and U.S. NOAA charts. You can also use inReach features on the paired device.
OTHER GARMIN DEVICES Remotely control inReach Mini to send and receive messages using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables or other mobile devices.
GARMIN PILOT™ APP Pair with the Garmin Pilot app to easily send and receive text messages from the cockpit — even without cellular reception. The app can use the inReach Mini device’s GPS position and location-sharing abilities for your flight.
Which inReach Is Best for You?
Both the inReach SE+ and Explorer+ offer identical messaging capabilities. But on the GPS navigation side, their differences become clear. The inReach SE+ uses GPS to provide basic grid navigation and allow you to drop waypoints, mark key locations, track your progress, and follow a breadcrumb trail back to base. The inReach Explorer+, however, goes far beyond that, providing you with full-fledged GPS on-map guidance using preloaded TOPO mapping and waypoint routings viewable directly on the device. Additionally, the built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter, and accelerometer included with Explorer+ help you get and maintain accurate bearings during your journey.
Affordable Airtime Plans
You will need an active subscription on the Iridium network to use your inReach device. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for an annual contract package or flexible month-to-month airtime plan.
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PREMIUM MARINE WEATHER
Rugged Equipment for a Rugged Environment
The tough, durable, impact resistant, and IPX7 water-rated inReach Explorer+ handheld is designed to keep you moving towards your goal — no matter what craziness crosses your path. An internal, rechargeable lithium battery comes standard on the unit so you can count on long battery life in every mode of operation (up to 100 hours at 10-minute tracking mode; up to 75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode; and up to 3 years when powered off). Recharge via the standard micro-USB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12-V charger.
In The Box
Preloaded with TOPO
2.7″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″ (6.8 x 16.4 x 3.8 cm) with keypad and SOS door bump
1.4″W x 1.9″H (3.5 x 4.7 cm); 2.31″ diag (5.9 cm)
200 x 265 pixels
transflective color TFT
7.5 oz (213.0 g)
Rechargeable internal lithium ion
Up to 100 hours at 10-minute tracking mode (default)
Up to 75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging
Up to 30 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode
Exchange text messages while beyond cellular range with any cell phone, email address or inReach device (satellite subscription is required) Iridium satellite network ensures 100% pole-to-pole coverage with no gaps or fringe areas Built-in, high-sensitivity GPS provides basic navigation, location and tracking data within 5 meters; follow routes and drop waypoints Track and share your journey online, so your family and friends can follow along with your adventures In case of an emergency in the backcountry, trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center (satellite subscription required) Pair with mobile devices using the free Earthmate® app for easier messaging and access to topographic maps and U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more Cell service is not required to navigate on your phone using the paired app; maps are downloaded to your device for access anywhere, anytime Optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach Mini or paired device; basic and premium weather packages available Send and receive inReach messages through compatible Garmin devices, including connected wearables and handhelds (additional devices sold separately) Compatible devices include Fenix 5/5S/5X watches, Fenix Chronos, Tactix Charlie, Quatix 5 and Forerunner 935 (all sold separately) Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 50 hrs. of battery life in 10 min. tracking mode Rugged, impact resistant and water-rated to IPX7—easily withstands rain, snow, splashes and incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 min. Includes USB cable, carabiner clip and spine-mount adapter GearJunkie “Gear of the Year” 2018
How to use Garmin inreach mini?
Turn it on by holding the top Choose your language by scrolling through the list with the buttons and pressing OK to select a language. Activate your inReach Mini with a subscription to the inReach Satellite. Sync and update your inReach Mini with inReach Sync.
Does Garmin inreach mini require a subscription? The inReach Mini has some features that will work without an inReach subscription, but there are a number of communication features that require an active subscription.
How long does garmin inreach mini battery last? Battery Life-Up to 35 hr. Mode-10-minute tracking send interval and 1-second log interval
Battery Life-Up to 90 hr. Mode-Default mode with 10-minute tracking send interval
Battery Life-Up to 24 days Mode-Extended tracking mode with 30-minute tracking send interval