The inReach Mini is a tiny and weightless satellite communicator that you can bring with you on the go. It features a two-way text messaging using the Iridium satellite network. This will allow you to send and receive text messages, as well as emails.
An active satellite subscription is required to access the Iridium network. You can opt for an annual contract package or a flexible month-to-month airtime plan depending on your usage level. But with its amazing satellite network, you do not have to worry about being out of range from a cell tower and you will surely not encounter a spotty coverage.
In case of emergency, it also has an SOS alert that you can trigger to contact the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team if necessary. The GEOS have a search and rescue monitoring center 24/7. By the time a distress signal has been triggered, expect an immediate delivery confirmation that help is on the way. You will also be continually updated on the status of the response team.
GEOS is the leading emergency response team in the world. They support emergency response solutions and monitoring in more than 140 countries. They can also track your device and will notify the appropriate contacts and emergency responders within your area. This means that there’s no need to be afraid in any circumstances with GEOS with you.
This little travel satellite communicator can also be connected with Bluetooth devices. You can sync your inReach to the connected Bluetooth wireless technology with the compatible Apple or Android device. The connected device is provided with a free Garmin Earthmate app that lets you access downloadable unlimited maps and color aerial images.
Earthmate app lets you use all of the inReach features on the paired mobile device or wearables and handheld devices. You can also access your phone’s contact list from the Earthmate app with fewer keystrokes to connect for more convenience.
inReach also features an optional weather forecast service that provides a detailed update straight to your inReach Mini or to the connected device. You can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other destination on your itinerary so you will know what conditions to expect along the route.
You also do not have to worry about the battery life of this device because it has an internal lithium battery that can last up to 50 hours in default use and up to 20 days when it is in power saving mode. You can also charge it using a micro USB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12-V charger. It also has a compass that shows distance along a route or to a waypoint, as well as a GPS-based location tracking that that will allow you to share your whereabouts with your family at home.
Every inReach device supports free access to the cloud-powered Garmin Explore website wherein you can plan your trips with routes and waypoints. You can also create here preset messages and quick texts. You can sync and manage your device settings, link your social media accounts, store all your location tracking data, and more.
inReach Mini is absolutely a wonderful and helpful gadget for those who love to travel to far places a lot. With it, you will be able to send and receive messages without worrying about network signals in the environment you are in. It is a great device for keeping an off-the-grid contact in long journeys.