Garmin inReach Mini 2 Way Satellite Communicator

Check out the Garmin inReach Mini 2 Way Satellite Communicator. I don’t ever go on an outdoor adventure without taking my Garmin inReach Mini 2 way satellite communicator with me. There’s a good reason and here’s why.

Garmin inReach Mini 2 Way Satellite Communicator

Garmin inReach Mini 2 Way Satellite Communicator

I have been hiking for 25 or 30 years and have had my share of close calls on several hiking trips. On one occasion, my hiking group, which included my son, two nephews and a good friend, had a close call with a large rattlesnake, and a small water moccasin. One or two of our group came within one foot of each of these snakes.

We were hours away from the road and any quick emergency response. One of our group would have had to drop their pack and run for help. I believe no help would have arrived for at least 3 hours, which means the person who was bitten, may not have survived.

The interesting thing was that we had talked extensively on that trip about what we would do if one of use was bitten by a poisonous snake. The only thing we came up with is that the person in the best shape would have to run for help.

There have been several other occasions where a life threatening emergency could have happened, but thankfully didn’t and the sad thing is that none of us ever carried a satellite messenger to be able to call for help.

It took me 30 years but I finally realized how stupid I have been for not carrying such an important life saving device. My son and I now carry a Garmin satellite messenger. My son carries the Garmin inReach Explorer+ and I have the Garmin inReach Mini.

Garmin inReach Satellite Messengers

It has been over a year that we have each carried our satellite messengers and it helps make all of us, even our family members at home, be more at ease, knowing that we will be able to communicate and call for emergency services if we ever need it.

I have been using these two satellite messengers plus three other messengers extensively since 2019 and have field-tested all of them. My favorite satellite messenger is the Garmin inReach Mini, as I almost extensively go on day hikes.

Garmin inReach Mini 2 Way Satellite Communicator

I would choose the Garmin inReach Explorer+ if I was going on longer multi-day hikes, as the Explorer+ has a longer battery life and can be used as a standalone device, and doesn’t need to be synced with your smartphone.

I strongly recommend all of you reconsider going out on an outdoor adventure without a satellite messenger. There are many other messengers besides these Garmin devices and you can read about them HERE.

You can find more information about the Garmin inReach Mini Review HERE.

Check out the YouTube video below of the Garmin inReach Mini.

If you know you want the inReach Mini, then you can look up the latest prices on Amazon in the link below.

Garmin 010-02602-00 inReach Mini 2, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Hiking Handheld, Orange
  • Compact, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS globally (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices.).Special Feature:Bluetooth.Water Resistant: Yes
  • Navigate back to where you started by using TracBack routing
  • Share your location with loved ones back home at any time (active satellite subscription required) by using your MapShare page or with your coordinates embedded in your messages
  • Get accurate heading information using the digital compass — even when you’re not moving
  • Sync with the Garmin Explore app and website on your compatible smartphone for trip planning and topographical mapping, and create waypoints, courses, activities and collections you can sync to your device
  • Pair with Garmin devices, such as wearables and handhelds, and use them to send and receive messages and trigger an SOS (active satellite subscription required)

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2 thoughts on “Garmin inReach Mini 2 Way Satellite Communicator”

  1. Garmins and stuff like that are super dope! Excuse me while I geek out: Garmins are also really good for Geocaching. I remember before phone GPS really took off and you were the man if you had a tomtom or a garmin in your vehicle. Idk what happened to tomtom, but garmin is still kicking, obviously, haha.

    • It’s pretty incredible, all of the different devices they offer and I have been really impressed with the quality of both the Garmin inReach Mini and the Garmin inReach Explorer+. I always do my best to keep an open mind when I purchase and test a new satellite messenger, but no one can match Garmin yet, in my opinion.



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