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GARMIN INREACH MINI – RRP: £299.99
With inReach technology and a satellite subscription, you can send and receive messages, navigate, track and share your journey and, if necessary, trigger an SOS.
Measuring under 4in x 2in and weighing 3½oz, inReach Mini is ideal for your pocket. You don’t have to worry about being in range of a cell tower – it works anywhere.
The emergency help service is on standby 24/7 to respond to your SOS, track your device and notify the proper contacts and emergency responders in your area. Once you’ve triggered a distress signal, you can expect a delivery confirmation that help is on the way and be continually updated on the status of a response team.
Wireless unit-to-unit connectivity lets you remotely control inReach Mini to send and receive messages using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables or mobile devices.
GPS-based location tracking lets you share your whereabouts and you can post on social media. For basic navigation, there’s a compass for bearing and distance.
A free Earthmate app syncs this handheld via Bluetooth with a compatible Apple or Android device so you can access unlimited maps, aerial imagery and NOAA charts. Earthmate allows you to use all of the inReach features on a paired mobile device. For easier messaging, you can also access your phone’s contact list from the Earthmate app.
An optional weather service provides updates to your inReach Mini or compatible device paired with the Earthmate app.
Tough, durable, impact-resistant and water-rated to IPX7, inReach Mini includes an internal, rechargeable lithium battery for up to 50 hours’ use at 10-minute tracking mode, and up to 20 days in power saving mode.
You can recharge it with the micro USB cable or optional in-vehicle charger.
To access the Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Mini, an active satellite subscription is required. ■ For more info, visit: www.garmin.co.uk