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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

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