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Garmin inReach Messenger

Original price was: £249.99.Current price is: £194.99.

Garmin inReach Messenger
This item: Garmin inReach Messenger
Original price was: £249.99.Current price is: £194.99.
Original price was: £249.99.Current price is: £194.99.
Garmin Quick Release Lanyard
£12.99

Description

inReach® Messenger – companion satellite communicator

HOME IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK

If you’re venturing off the grid, this small, rugged satellite communicator1 goes beyond the limits of mobile networks to keep friends and family in reach with global two-way text messaging.

 

Streamlined Communication

When paired with the inReach Messenger, users can sync with their smartphone’s contacts list with the companion app to make staying in touch even easier.

For the most efficient messaging, the companion app will send messages, post to social media or communicate with fellow adventurers through a cellular or Wi-Fi connection when available, then automatically switch to the 100% global Iridium® satellite network when no longer in cellular or Wi-Fi range.

To keep all friends and family up to date on a trip, the new Messenger companion app supports group text chats with friends and family, even those without inReach devices. Users can continue in-app conversations at home using their Wi-Fi or cellular connection without having to change settings.

inReach Messenger operates as a fully functional, standalone device and does not require a cell phone. Users can check-in to easily notify contacts of their trip progress, send location updates, start or stop tracking, and declare an SOS directly from the device.

There When You Need It Most

Thanks to a dedicated SOS button on inReach Messenger, users can quickly declare an SOS should an emergency occur. Once an SOS is declared, inReach Messenger will send a distress message to the IERCC, a 24/7 Garmin staffed professional emergency response coordination center for response coordination.

The IERCC can communicate with the inReach Messenger user in addition to notifying the applicable search and rescue organization or other resources. The IERCC will deliver a confirmation that help is on the way and provide updates on the status of the response effort.

The IERCC may also reach out to the user’s designated emergency contacts and will continue to monitor the incident until it is resolved.

Using Garmin’s new “Safety Charging” feature, if a user’s smartphone runs out of battery, the user can simply connect inReach Messenger to their smartphone for enough charge to send custom text messages from the Garmin Messenger app.

You can still connect to the ones who matter, even when there’s no mobile coverage.

Pair your inReach satellite communicator with the Garmin Messenger™ app on your compatible smartphone to text via satellite or mobile networks.

Need emergency assistance? Send an interactive SOS to our coordination centre.

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.

 

(1) Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

Additional information

Colour

Black

Brand

Garmin

Features

TWO-WAY MESSAGING
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 mobile networks.

SEAMLESS CONNECTION
Optimised inReach messaging uses a mobile connection of your smartphone when it’s available, then it seamlessly switches to a 100% global Iridium® satellite network when you go beyond available mobile 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 centre.

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 satellite communicator, 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 114 g weight fool you. inReach Messenger satellite communicator is tough, durable, impact-resistant and water-rated to IPX7.

SAFETY CHARGING
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.

Specs

General

DIMENSION 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm (3.1″ x 2.5″ x 0.9″)
DISPLAY SIZE 2.53 x 1.1 cm 2.74 cm diagonal (1″ x 0.43″, 1.08″ diagonal)
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 160 x 68 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE Sunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT 113.9 g
WATER RATING IPX7
BATTERY TYPE Rechargeable internal lithium-ion
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
INTERFACE USB-C

Sensors

HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER green tick
GPS green tick
GALILEO green tick
QZSS green tick
BEIDOU green tick
GPS COMPASS (WHILE MOVING) green tick

Outdoor recreation

TRACBACK® green tick

inReach® features

INTERACTIVE SOS green tick
INREACH WEATHER green tick
SEND AND RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES TO SMS AND EMAIL green tick
SEND AND RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES TO OTHER INREACH DEVICE green tick
SEND AND RECEIVE GROUP MESSAGES green tick
EXCHANGE LOCATIONS WITH OTHER INREACH DEVICE green tick
MAPSHARE COMPATIBLE WITH TRACKING green tick
VIRTUAL KEYBOARD FOR CUSTOM MESSAGING green tick
INREACH REMOTE COMPATIBLE green tick

Outdoor applications

GARMIN EXPLORE WEBSITE COMPATIBLE green tick
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN MESSENGER APP green tick
SMART SWITCHING BETWEEN WI-FI, MOBILE AND SATELLITE WITH GARMIN MESSENGER APP green tick

Connections

CONNECTIONS WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY                         Bluetooth®, ANT+®

FAQs

1. When do I choose and activate my inReach Messenger service plan?

You do this online with Garmin as you register and set up your inReach Satellite Communicator.

2. How much is the contract for the Garmin inReach Messenger ?

Garmin has various options available, you can view those online here.

3. Does the Garmin inReach Messenger work using mobile phone signal?

Optimised inReach messaging uses a mobile connection of your smartphone when it’s available, then it seamlessly switches to a 100% global Iridium® satellite network when you go beyond available mobile coverage range.

4. How to your carry the inReach Messenger?

The inReach Messenger has a Lanyard attachment slot, we stock the following 2 x Garmin Lanyards that are compatible with the device:
Garmin Quick Release Lanyard – GPS Training
Garmin Retractable Lanyard – GPS Training

When sending a message it is recommend that the device his held flat with the Garmin Logo and LCD screen pointing upwards as this is where the patch antenna is.

5. Does the inReach work in every country?

inReach devices operate on the Iridium satellite network, which provides 100% global coverage. However, some countries require prior permission for the authorized use of a satellite communication device and some countries have banned the use of satellite communications devices. In addition, United States embargoes prohibit providing satellite communications products and services in some countries.

The list below provides our best understanding of countries that may regulate or prohibit the use of a satellite communicator or are on a list of U.S. embargoed countries:

  • Taliban controlled Afghanistan
  • Crimea region of the Ukraine
  • Cuba
  • Georgia (SMS)
  • India
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Myanmar
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • China
  • Russia

Regulations and the list above may change without notice.

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Delivery

This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next-day delivery (before 13.00).

Any order placed online before 15.00 will be dispatched the same working day.

In the box

– inReach® Messenger
– Type A to Type C USB cable
– Garmin documentation

1 review for Garmin inReach Messenger

  1. 5 out of 5

    Caburn C. (verified owner)

    Not had the chance to use it properly yet


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