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GARMIN INREACH® MINI SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR

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Overview

  • Small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way text messaging via 100% global Iridium® satellite network (satellite subscription required)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center (satellite subscription required)
  • Access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more by using the free Garmin Earthmate® app and compatible devices
  • 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 50 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode
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 globally.



Travel Lighter, Communicate Smarter

Measuring just under 4” tall by 2” wide and weighing a mere 3.5 oz, inReach Mini is fit for exterior pack pockets or accessory loops. It connects for messaging via the 100% global Iridium satellite network. You don’t have to worry about being within range of a cell tower or encountering spotty coverage. Your inReach Mini works anywhere.





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. 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, aerial imagery and U.S. NOAA charts. 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 connect 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 cellular 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 on the Go

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 50 hours’ use at the default 10-minute tracking mode and up to 20 days in power saving mode. 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 the cloud-powered Garmin Explore website to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, create preset 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.

Specifications

Physical dimensions 2.04” x 3.90” x 1.03” (5.17 x 9.90 x 2.61 cm)
Weight

3.5 oz (100.0 g)

Water rating IPX7
Battery Rechargeable internal lithium ion
Display type sunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Display size 0.9" x 0.9" (23 x 23 mm)
Display resolution 128 x 128 pixels
Battery life Up to 50 hours at 10-minute tracking with 2-minute logging (default); up to 30 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging; up to 20 days at the 30-minute interval power save mode; and up to 1 year when powered off
Memory/History None
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Interface USB

In The Box

  • inReach Mini
  • USB cable
  • Carabiner clip
  • Spine mount adapter
  • Documentation
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Reviews

This IS compatible with the GarminPilot app, which allows messaging directly through the app, as well as GPS position

Ethan
February 4, 2019

This is not a sponsored endorsement Wow, this is quite the box for the size. I decided on the Garmin product despite the fact that the hardware and subscriptions cost more than SPOT because of the reliability of the supporting satellite infrastructure. Garmin uses the Iridium system which has true global coverage and the message turn around time is in the range of a couple of minutes. The competition uses a different constellation with fewer satellites and the message turn around time can be upwards of 30 minutes to an hour....one way ! Read the independent reviews then decide. Now, to the unit. Super compact and connected to the Garmin Earthmate app allows a very simple messaging interface and control of the unit. I fly with an iPad Mini on the yoke with Foreflight and Earthmate running ( connects with bluetooth) and can easily message back and forth from the iPad. I was fully tracking on a SPOT purchase especially the new X with keyboard but was turned off by the feedback (and actual verification with a buddy/user) that the message turn around time is very unpredictable and can be very long. Flew with the Mini yesterday and back and forth was within a couple of minutes across a two hour flight. I am not a Garmin fanboy. I like their products but have a great mix of Aspen, L3 and Garmin in the panel and like certain aspects of all of them so this feedback is my own opinion and experience.

Tony
July 20, 2018

Q&A

Q: Will these communicate ONLY with other (similar) devices or can they text to, say an iPhone?

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.

Q: Webpage for the Garmin inReach Mini says: enables two-way text messaging via 100% global Iridium satellite network (satellite subscription required). What is the cost of the subscription plan?

Please see the "Subscription" tab on the web page. The link in the tab will bring you to the web page with the current subscription plan cost and details.

Q: Can the Garmin inReach Mini be powered by ships power (14 volt)?

This unit can be charged/powered by the USB cable provided being plugged into a USB port.

Q: Does the Garmin inReach Mini satisfy FAA ELT requirement?

No, this is a portable satellite based tracking, communication and personal locating device. It does not use the 406 or 121.5 frequency locators that are in ELTs. The emergency services are run by GEOS. 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.

Q: Can the InReach Mini be used in SOS mode without a subscription?

The Garmin inReach devices require satellite subscription activation to access the Iridium. satellite network for live tracking and messaging functions, including SOS.

Q: Will this Garmin InReach Mini unit pair with the pilot app through bluetooth? Does it have an ahars gps?

This is not an aviation portable and cannot be paired with aviation apps such as the Garmin pilot app. it is designed to be used with the Garmin Earthmate app. While it is designed to be used with the iridium satellite network, it does not have ADHARS capabilities.

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