Adventure Safely with Garmin inReach Messenger


Easy-to-use satellite communicator provides messaging and security when outside of cellular coverage.

Weighing only 113 grams, the device allows you to send and receive messages, trigger an interactive SOS and be notified that help is on the way — even without a cell phone.

inReach® Messenger, has been built for those who want a quick and easy way to reach loved ones when they’re without cellular coverage, inReach Messenger provides seamless satellite communication either as a standalone device or when paired to the new Garmin Messenger companion app for smartphones.

This new app creates cellular and satellite connectivity for two-way texting and group messaging. The Messenger companion app will automatically choose between Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite connectivity to ensure every message is sent and received.

In the event of an emergency, the inReach Messenger and Messenger App can send an SOS message to the 24/7 staffed Garmin International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC).

Streamlined Communication

When paired with the inReach Messenger, users can sync with their smartphone’s contacts list with the companion app to make staying in touch even easier. For the most efficient messaging, the companion app will send messages, post to social media, or communicate with fellow adventurers through a cellular or Wi-Fi connection when available, then automatically switch to the 100% global Iridium® satellite network when no longer in cellular or Wi-Fi range.

To keep all friends and family up to date on a trip, the new Messenger companion app supports group text chats, even those without inReach devices. Users can continue in-app conversations at home using their Wi-Fi or cellular connection without having to change settings.

inReach Messenger operates as a fully functional, standalone device and does not require a cell phone. Users can check in to easily notify contacts of their trip progress, send location updates, start or stop tracking, and declare an SOS directly from the device.

There When You Need It Most

Thanks to a dedicated SOS button on inReach Messenger, users can quickly declare an SOS should an emergency occur. Once an SOS is declared, inReach Messenger will send a distress message to the IERCC, a 24/7 Garmin-staffed professional emergency response coordination centre for response coordination.

The IERCC can communicate with the inReach Messenger user in addition to notifying the applicable search and rescue organization or other resources. The IERCC will deliver a confirmation that help is on the way and provide updates on the status of the response effort. The IERCC may also reach out to the user’s designated emergency contacts and will continue to monitor the incident until it is resolved.

Using Garmin’s new “Safety Charging” feature, if a user’s smartphone runs out of battery, the user can simply connect inReach Messenger to their smartphone for enough charge to send custom text messages from the Garmin Messenger app.

See what happens when an SOS is triggered on an inReach device

Built For Adventure

inReach Messenger provides up to 28 days of battery life in default settings. The impact-resistant inReach Messenger fits in the palm of your hand, measuring just 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm and weighing 113.9 grams with the display size being diagonally, 2.53 x 1.1 cm 2.74 cm. Water rated to IPX7, inReach Messenger can withstand incidental exposure of water up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes.

inReach Messenger can be paired with more than 80 compatible Garmin devices, including smartwatches, handhelds, navigators and more. Once paired to a compatible device, inReach Messenger allows users to send and receive messages, share their location, receive smart notifications, and declare an SOS from the paired device.

inReach Messenger represents the newest innovation in Garmin’s expanding family of global satellite communication devices and is available now for a recommended retail price of $549.00 NZD see HERE

An active satellite subscription is required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is a user’s responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

Please be advised Messenger companion app must be paired to an inReach device to declare an SOS.

See how to purchase HERE

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