Small Two-Way Satel­lite Com­mu­ni­ca­tor For Any Ad­ven­ture

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Garmin has de­vel­oped a smaller and more com­pact satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tor with twoway mes­sag­ing and a 24/7 SOS func­tion when com­bined with an in­Reach sub­scrip­tion. Mea­sur­ing just 10 cm tall x 5 cm wide (4”x2”), and weigh­ing 100 g, the in­Reach Mini can eas­ily be car­ried in a back­pack, boat, plane, or glove box. No more wor­ry­ing about spotty cov­er­age or be­ing within range of a cell tower – it works any­where when us­ing the Irid­ium satel­lite net­work.

“You’ll never have to sac­ri­fice space or weight in your pack; it’s small enough to stow nearly any­where so it can be out of sight but still give you – and your loved ones at home – peace of mind that it’s there when you need it,” said Dan Bar­tel, Garmin vice pres­i­dent of global con­sumer sales.

The Earth­mate® app eas­ily pairs with the in­Reach Mini via Bluetooth to a com­pat­i­ble smart­phone for ac­cess to un­lim­ited maps, ae­rial im­agery, and U.S. NOAA charts. The Earth­mate app also al­lows all of the in­Reach fea­tures to be ac­cessed through a paired mo­bile de­vice, so a user can reach any­one in their con­tact list.

The in­Reach Mini also works with Garmin’s fenix smart­watch line to send and re­ceive mes­sages from their watch with the de­vice se­curely fas­tened to their pack, kit, or ve­hi­cle. The user can re­motely pro­gram the de­vice to send and re­ceive mes­sages with com­pat­i­ble Garmin hand­helds, wear­ables, or other mo­bile de­vices.

A user can hit the SOS but­ton in case of emer­gency that sends a dis­tress sig­nal to GEOS®, a 24/7 In­ter­na­tional Emer­gency Re­sponse Co­or­di­na­tion Cen­ter. GEOS will track the de­vice, which trig­gered the SOS, no­tify the proper con­tacts, and send the nec­es­sary emer­gency re­spon­ders to the ex­act lo­ca­tion. GEOS will de­liver a con­fir­ma­tion that help is on the way and also con­tin­u­ally up­date the user on the sta­tus of the re­sponse team. GEOS will also reach out to the user’s emer­gency con­tact and alert them of the sit­u­a­tion.

It is im­pact re­sis­tant and wa­ter-rated to IPX7, in­cludes an in­ter­nal, recharge­able lithium bat­tery for up to 50 hours of use at the de­fault 10-minute track­ing mode and up to 20 days at the 30-minute in­ter­val ex­tended track­ing mode. To learn more, visit­reach. MSRP: $350 USD

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