The Garmin inReach Mini is a small, lightweight satellite communicator that is rugged enough to go anywhere. With the Mini, you can send two-way text messaging using a 100 percent Iridium network. The mini is also able to trigger an interactive SOS to a 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. (The search and rescue as well as the text messaging functions require a service subscription.)
With the Garmin inReach Mini, you’ll have access to downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery, and more resources for planning your next adventure. These resources come as a apart of the Garmin Earthmate app and can be accessed through compatible devices. You also have the option of receiving weather forecasts through your mini or a paired device.
You can also pair the Mini with the Garmin Pilot app, so that you can send and receive text messages while flying, even if you’re in areas without cellular reception. Plus, you can take advantage of the Lockeed Martin Fight Services Adverse Condition Alerting Service, Surveillance Enhanced Search and Rescue, and Enhanced Special Reporting Services with the Mini. As with other Garmin devices, you’ll receive free access to the cloud-based Garmin Explore website.