Best safety gizmo for geezers who hunt alone in the middle of nowhere.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 33954 Reviewed: 2018-10-18
Customer Review #33248
By: Steve Sweet From ID
Chukar hunting in Idaho's high desert leads to getting out in some pretty big, remote places and traversing some occasionally challenging terrain. The InReach Mini offers one the ability to freely check out remote places with a little bit of assurance that if things go from good to bad, at least the family will know where to find the dog. Doesn't get much better than that!
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 33248 Reviewed: 2018-10-11
Customer Review #33227
By: Scott Robbins From TX
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 33227 Reviewed: 2018-10-11
Small, lightweight, and rugged, Garmin's inReach Mini is perfect for maintaining off-the-grid contact. The palm-sized satellite communicator uses 100% global Iridium satellite coverage for 2-way messaging anywhere in the world. In case of emergency, the interactive SOS allows you to communicate back and forth and receive confirmation that help is on the way. It includes a built-in GPS that enables location tracking, as well as access to downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more by using the free Garmin Earthmate app and compatible devices.
Why Do You Need inReach Mini?
If you hunt or train "away from it all," you need inReach Mini. Lots of people misjudge the reliability of cell phone coverage in remote areas. The reality is that 90% of the earth's surface still lacks consistent cell service. Smartphones frequently do not work in remote areas or extreme weather conditions, and international roaming charges are expensive. inReach Mini helps you stay in touch no matter where your hunting or training takes you.
One SOS rescue occurs every day during peak season
More than 60 million messages have been sent via inReach communicators
inReach communicators are used in over 222 countries and territories
Over 75% of the earth's surface has been covered by inReach communicator track points
Unlike many other popular emergency and satcom devices, inReach Mini allows you to receive a delivery confirmation of your SOS distress signal and then communicate back and forth with GEOS, the search and rescue monitoring center. Many other devices can provide you with confirmation that your distress message was sent, but only inReach communicators provide confirmation that your message was actually delivered. You will also be able to receive instructions, get ETA info and answer questions from the experts at GEOS. Plus, you can send and receive messages with your family and friends to keep them informed of your status or to make arrangements on where to meet once you're rescued. If you determine your SOS alert isn't a true emergency, it can easily be canceled in both paired and standalone modes.
Access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more by using the free Garmin Earthmate app
Prepare multiple routes ahead of time and print maps to take on your trip
Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 50 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode
Create color-coded waypoints for key locations and milestones
Use inReach Mini by itself or with your mobile device using the free Earthmate app
Send and receive text messages
Enable tracking and transmit your location anywhere from 10 minutes to 4 hours
Pair with your mobile device (iOS or Android) to use Earthmate
View or create waypoints and routes
View key trip statistics, including trip distance, maximum speed, moving average and an odometer
Keep friends and family informed with MapShare
Give family or friends peace of mind by sharing your journey via MapShare
Share trip details, including GPS coordinates, course, elevation and speed
Allow others to ping inReach Mini for your location
Exchange messages with others via MapShare
Embed MapShare on websites, blogs and social media
Share your planned route, actual tracks, and waypoints
inReach Mini Weather Forecasts
Optional inReach Mini weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach Mini or paired device
Basic and premium weather packages available
Downloadable maps available for your mobile device
Use tracking, compass, and route features to keep up with your location
Set waypoints along your journey
Available Outdoor and Hunt editions
FREE with purchase of inReach devices
Pair with Garmin Pilot App
Send and receive text messages in the cockpit
Garmin Pilot can leverage its position source to drive a georeferenced aircraft position symbol on your smart device's moving map display
For followers on the ground, the inReach Mini provides tracking of your flight, using the web-based MapShare page created for your inReach Mini account
Also supports Lockheed Martin Flight Services (LMFS) Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS), Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue (SE-SAR) and Enhanced Special Reporting Services (eSRS)
inReach Mini Specifications and Features
100% Global Coverage with Iridium Satellite Network
No cellular service needed
Send an interactive SOS to GEOS, the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
Send and receive text messages without cellular service to any cell phone, email address or to another inReach Mini
Pairs with mobile devices via Bluetooth
Built-in, high-sensitivity GPS that provides navigation, location and tracking data within 5 meters
Follow routes, drop waypoints and find your way back with a bread crumb trail
MapShare website lets you track and share your location online with family and friends
Pair with mobile devices with the Earthmate app for access to topographic maps, NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more
Upload contacts for easier access to family and friends
Additional data for hunters, such as game management units and parcel information, is available for purchase from Garmin
Use the cloud-powered portal to plan your trips with routes and waypoints, sync and manage your device, store all your location tracking data and much more
inReach Mini communicator
Spine mount adapter
Mount screws and wrench
Choose black or orange
Dimensions: 2.04" x 3.90" x 1.5"
Display size: 0.9" (diagonal)
Display resolution: 128 X 128 pixels
Weight: 3.5 oz.
Water rating: IPX7 (withstands incidental water exposure; tested for submersion at one meter for 30 minutes)
Rechargeable internal lithium ion
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
Annual 12-month Contracts
Lower monthly fees -- Ideal for people who either plan on using their inReach Mini all year long, or who want the peace of mind of having a continuously active SOS device.
Ideal for year-round use and peace of mind
Lower monthly fees
Move up a plan at any time for free
Initial account activation fee of $19.95
Move down a plan at any time for $24.95
Requires only a 30-day commitment -- Allows you to pay for satellite airtime service when you need it on a rolling monthly basis. You can change plans, up or down, or suspend your service at no charge.
Ideal for seasonal or occasional use
Move up or down a plan for free
Suspend your service when you don’t need it
Keep all your account data, tracks and details when suspended
Minimum 30-day commitment
Annual freedom program fee of $24.95
$11.95 / Month
$24.95 / Month
$49.95 / Month
$79.95 / Month
$14.95 / Month
$34.95 / Month
$64.95 / Month
$99.95 / Month
Note: Monthly plan prices do not include the federal Universal Service Fund Fee and any applicable state and local taxes. Prices subject to change. These plans are for individual consumers in the U.S. only. See https://explore.garmin.com/en-US/inreach/#subscriptions for more information.
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