Garmin inReach mini

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Description

inReach® Mini – Lightweight and compact satellite communicator

Fit global connectivity into the palm of your hand

Small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way text messaging with 100% global Iridium® coverage (satellite subscription required)

Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring centre (satellite subscription required)

Access downloadable maps, colour aerial imagery and more by using the free Garmin Earthmate® app and compatible devices1

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

Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 90 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking

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. inReach Mini lets you send and receive text messages, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS alert to contact the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team. With inReach connectivity, your family and friends will know they can stay in touch, no matter where your activities may take you.

Travel lighter, communicate smarter

Measuring just under 9.9 cm tall by 5.2 cm wide and weighing a mere 100 g, inReach Mini is a comfortable fit for your pocket or backpack. It connects for messaging via the Iridium satellite network, offering seamless 100% Iridium coverage worldwide. You don’t have to worry about being within range of a mobile phone signal or encountering spotty coverage.

Who will answer your SOS? GEOS will.

GEOS is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. They’ve supported rescues in more than 140 countries, saving many lives in the process. And they’re standing by 24/7 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Once you’ve triggered a distress signal, you can expect a delivery confirmation that help is on the way and be continually updated on the status of your response team.

Multiple ways to connect

Wireless unit-to-unit connectivity lets you remotely control inReach Mini to send and receive messages using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables or other mobile devices.1 GPS-based location tracking lets you share your whereabouts with those at home or out in the field. You can also post your adventures on social media. For basic navigation, there’s a compass that shows bearing and distance along a route or to a waypoint.

Pair with your mobile device

For even more capability and convenience, the free Earthmate app syncs your inReach handheld via Bluetooth® wireless technology with your compatible Apple® or Android™ device so you can access unlimited maps and aerial imagery. Plus, Earthmate allows you to conveniently use all of the inReach features on your paired mobile device. For easier messaging, you can also access your phone’s contact list from the Earthmate app to reach them around the world — with fewer keystrokes.

Pair with Garmin Pilot™

In the aviation world, inReach Mini becomes a valuable air communications link. When paired via Bluetooth to a compatible tablet or smartphone running the Garmin Pilot app, your inReach Mini makes it easy to send and receive text messages while in the cockpit — even from areas without mobile phone signal reception. The app pulls in your smart device’s contact lists, so access is simple and seamless. And since your inReach Mini is also a handheld GPS, Garmin Pilot can leverage its rock-solid position source to drive a georeferenced aircraft position symbol on your tablet’s moving map display. Also, for your followers on the ground, inReach Mini can provide tracking of your flight, using the web-based MapShare™ page created for your inReach account. You can also link via Facebook® or Twitter®.

Additional aviation services

Your inReach Mini is also a supported device for the Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS), Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue (SE-SAR) and Enhanced Special Reporting Services (eSRS). If you register for ACAS information, alerts provided via LMFS prompt you to call for an abbreviated briefing to address any specific adverse condition situation that might affect your flight-planned routing. Likewise, automatic monitoring provided by the SE-SAR service enables the system to identify potential flight emergency situations and/or signals to promptly initiate search and rescue procedures for your aircraft.

Get weather wherever

The optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach Mini or compatible device paired with the Earthmate app, so you’ll know what conditions to expect en route. Basic and premium weather packages are offered. And you can request weather forecasts for your current location or any other waypoint or destination on your itinerary.

Rugged, robust inReach

Tough, durable, impact resistant (MIL-STD-810F) and water-rated to IPX7, inReach Mini is built to keep you up and running. It includes an internal, rechargeable lithium battery for up to 90 hours’ use at the default 10-minute tracking mode and up to 24 days in power saving mode.2 Recharge via the microUSB power cable or optional in-vehicle 12-V charger.

Flexible satellite airtime plans

To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Mini, an active satellite subscription is required. Depending on your usage level, you can opt for an annual contract package or flexible month-to-month airtime plan.

Includes unlimited cloud storage and trip planning

Every inReach device comes with free access to a cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create pre-set messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, update your firmware, link your social media accounts, store all your location tracking data and much more.

Additional information

Colour

Black, Orange

Brand

Garmin

Options

Orange, Black

Specs

General

PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 5.17 x 9.9 x 2.61 cm
DISPLAY SIZE 23 x 23 mm
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 128 x 128 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE Sunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
WEIGHT 100 g
BATTERY rechargeable lithium-ion
BATTERY LIFE Up to 90 hours at 10-minute tracking (default); up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 24 days at 30-minute tracking power save mode; and up to 1 year when powered off
WATER RATING IPX7
MEMORY/HISTORY None
HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER  
INTERFACE USB

Maps & memory

STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY None
WAYPOINTS/FAVOURITES/LOCATIONS 500
ROUTES 20

Additional

ADDITIONAL
  • Wireless compatible: Yes (Bluetooth®)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS with 24/7 search and rescue monitoring centre: Yes
  • Send and receive text messages to SMS and email: Yes
  • Send and receive messages with other inReach users, exchange locations: Yes
  • Track and share location with friends and family on web-based MapShare® portal: Yes
  • Request weather forecasts for current location and planned destination: Yes
  • Virtual keyboard for custom text messaging: Yes
  • Send waypoints to MapShare portal during trip: Yes
  • Send route selection to MapShare portal for friends and family to see progress: Yes

FAQs

Do I need a service plan with an inReach mini?

Yes you do, more info about the Garmin inReach service plans can be found below.

What are the service plans available with the Garmin inReach Mini?

You can view the service plans here.

Are there any maps on the inReach mini?

No there are not, but you can put the Earth mate app on your phone, and this has maps on that you could use

What phones will pair to an inReach mini?

 You can find that information here

Only From Us

  • Receive the Outdoor GPS Shop quick start guide, unit specific. Written in-house for you by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team. 

Video

Delivery

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

 Any order placed online before 15.30 will be despatched the same day for next working day delivery. 

In the box

  • inReach Mini
  • Charging/data cable
  • Carabiner clip
  • Spine mount adapter
  • Documentation

3 reviews for Garmin inReach mini

  1. 5 out of 5

    David Davies

    I really like my inReach mini, bought one just a couple of weeks ago now and I have synced it with my Fenix GPS watch and love it, it just gives me that bit of extra security when out on my own. Nice and easy to set up and the battery life is truly brilliant and it also looks great.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Terry Skene

    This has been a great device to provide that extra layer of safety when off grid, I do lots of winderness camping and bought it for the extra security this device would give me.

    And if things go sideways at home, I’m reachable through my inReach via text. The battery life isn’t quite what I’d like (I’d got 2 days left on with bluetooth and without tracking), but I’m also not keen on being super available to everyone when off grid, so I started to just turn it off for most of the day. I only turn in on when I’m sending an “I’m ok” text, need backup navigation, or need tracking. I haven’t used the tracking features much on this because I have a fenix watch I use for this, so prefer to keep this battery for a real emergency. I figure if something happens, I can turn it on and then trigger SOS, though a friend mentioned that keeping tracking active might be a good idea if something happens to incapacitate me and I can’t trigger SOS – at least the lack of moving tracking points might tip off my family or friends.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Allan Irvine

    Bought this for only one reason; the SOS function, a bit of reassurance when I have not got a mobile phone signal when walking on my own. Surely the other features this device offers are nice and I will use some of them.

    Walking around my area the inreach mini shows movement, elevation, rate of travel speed and several other choices which might/could be useful. The small size and weight are very beneficial, especially with me carrying a 40-pound rucksack on a multiple day hike.

    It appears as well built, very rugged, very water resistant, compact and lightweight.

    My 5 rating might not be warranted but until I can find a reason to not rate it a 5 I will continue to rate it a 5.


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