inReach Mini is your go-to connection for maintaining off-the-grid contact. It’s Garmins 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.
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 (satellite subscription required). You don’t have to worry about being within range of a cell tower or encountering spotty coverage. Your inReach Mini works anywhere.
Wireless compatibility (Bluetooth®)
Trigger an interactive SOS with 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
Send and receive text messages to SMS and email
Send and receive messages with other inReach users, exchange locations
Track and share location with friends and family on web-based MapShare® portal
Request weather forecasts for current location and planned destination
Virtual keyboard for custom text messaging
Send waypoints to MapShare portal during trip
Send route selection to MapShare portal for friends and family to see progress
Dimensions & Tech Specs
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. Suitable for: Splashes, Rain or Snow, Showering, or incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
-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
-Up to 1 year when powered off
I spent most of the day getting familiar with this rugged instrument. I like the phone app. The device allows (and encourages you to do it each time you use it) you to test it by replying to a text it sent you. What concerns me is that it so far has taken over an hour to get a response. I don't know if the text I send gets there quickly and it just takes a long time for Me to get a response or if both are slow. Would hate to be lying in the woods next to my bike injured and be stuck with a slow system. Would be interested in the experience of others