Garmin inReach Messenger

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Providing global 2-way messaging and interactive SOS, the Garmin InReach Messenger satellite communicator keeps you connected with friends and family even when you're out of cell coverage.


  • Small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator enables 2-way text messaging even in areas with no cell coverage
  • Use the device to check in with contacts, read and reply to their responses with preset messages and even share your GPS location data if you like
  • Group messaging via the Garmin Messenger™ smartphone app lets you share your adventures with multiple contacts simultaneously—and have group text chats with friends and family
  • Check in with contacts directly by using preset messages that do not count toward your allotted text messages
  • You can also send or receive messages by pairing with compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables, marine equipment or other devices
  • Device seamlessly switches between Wi-Fi wireless networking and cellular/satellite networks to give you superior connectivity and cost-efficiency for all your communications
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the Garmin IERCC monitoring and coordination center (staffed 24/7) for help in an emergency
  • On-device display gives you the ability to confirm that your message has been sent; you'll even see a response that help is on the way in case of emergency
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 28 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode—and provides safety charging to help recover a depleted phone


Note: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

A subscription plan is required to send and receive satellite messages on this device. Visit vendor website to shop satellite subscription plans and additional services.
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Technical Specs

Best Use

Emergency Preparedness


GPS/Satellite Detectable


Average Battery Life

Up to 4 weeks at 10-minute tracking send interval with full sky view

Battery Type

Lithium Ion


Rechargeable internal lithium-ion

Messaging Capability

2-Way Messaging

SOS Function


Device Integration

Smartphone Integration

Watch Integration

Location Accuracy

3 meters

Number of Waypoints


Weather Forecast




Preloaded Map


Display Size

1.1 inches



Water-Resistance Rating



3.1 x 2.5 x 0.9 inches


4 ounces

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