Garmin inReach Messenger
Garmin inReach Messenger
Garmin inReach Messenger
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Garmin inReach Messenger buttons
Garmin inReach Messenger SOS button
Garmin inReach Messenger back with SOS information
Garmin inReach Messenger

Garmin inReach Messenger

Regular price$299.99
  • Satellite Network: Iridium

Home Is Closer Than You Think

If you’re venturing off the grid, small, rugged Garmin inReach® Messenger satellite communicator* goes beyond the limits of cellular networks to keep friends and family in reach with global two-way text messaging.

  • You can still connect to the ones who matter, even when there’s no cellphone coverage.
  • Pair your inReach device with the Garmin Messenger app on your compatible smartphone to text via satellite or cellular networks.
  • Need emergency assistance? Send an interactive SOS to our coordination center.
  • When you need to be sure, the on-device display confirms that your message has been sent.
  • Use check-in messages to easily check in with contacts as you travel.
  • Stay on your adventures longer with up to 28 days of battery life between recharges.

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inReach Messenger Satellite Communicator

Stay in Touch with Global Messaging

Garmin inReach Messenger Two-Way Messaging

Two-Way Messaging

A simple user interface through the Garmin Messenger app on your smartphone makes it easy to exchange text messages with loved ones via satellite or cellular networks.

Garmin inReach Messenger Seamless Connection

Seamless Connection

Optimized inReach messaging uses a cellular connection of your smartphone when it’s available, then it seamlessly switches to a 100% global Iridium® satellite network when you go beyond available cellular coverage range.

Garmin inReach Messenger Group Messaging

Group Messaging

With the Garmin Messenger app, your inReach connection supports group message threading and distribution. So, you can share your adventures with multiple contacts simultaneously — and have group text chats with friends and family.

inReach Messenger Features

  • Interactive SOS Alerts: In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to Garmin Response, a 24/7-staffed emergency response coordination center.
  • Location Sharing: Share your location with loved ones back home anytime by using your MapShare™ page or with your GPS coordinates embedded in your messages.
  • Compact, Rugged Design: Don’t let the 3.1" x 2.5" size and 4 oz weight fool you. inReach Messenger is tough, durable, impact-resistant and water-rated to IPX7.
  • Flexible Satellite Airtime Plans: To access the global Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Messenger device, an active satellite subscription is required. You can opt for an annual package or a flexible month-to-month plan.
  • Safety Charging: Need a backup option in case your compatible smartphone battery dies? Just connect inReach Messenger to your phone for enough safety charge to send a custom text message from the inReach Messenger device via your phone’s touchscreen.
  • Extra-Long Battery Life: The internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives you up to 28 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode, so you can do what you love longer between recharges.
  • Sync Your Contacts List: The Garmin Messenger app can sync with your compatible smartphone’s contacts list to make staying in touch even easier.
  • On-Device Display: The inReach Messenger device’s high-end memory-in-pixel screen gives you the ability to confirm that messages have been sent, and you can even read responses right on the device.
  • Check-In Messages: Check in with contacts directly from the inReach Messenger by using check-in messages that do not count toward your allotted text messages with an active satellite subscription.
  • Other Garmin Devices: Remotely control your inReach Messenger device to send and receive text messages or trigger an interactive SOS using your compatible Garmin handhelds, marine equipment, aviation equipment, wearables or other select smart devices.
  • inReach Weather Forecast Service: Get detailed weather updates on inReach Messenger or your paired compatible device. You can even request forecasts for your current location, other waypoints or destinations on your itinerary.
  • TracBack Routing: The TracBack® routing feature navigates you back to your starting point the same way you came, should you get lost — right on your device.
Iridium Coverage

Iridium Coverage

The distinct constellation architecture of Iridium sets it apart as the sole network with complete global coverage, ensuring that communication is possible from any point on the planet. Through cross-linking of satellites, the network boasts dependable, low-latency, and weather-resistant connections.


  • GPS/Satellite Detectable: Yes
  • Average Battery Life: Up to 4 weeks at 10-minute tracking send interval with full sky view
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
  • Batteries: Rechargeable internal lithium-ion
  • Messaging Capability: 2-Way Messaging
  • SOS Function: Yes
  • Device Integration: Smartphone Integration, Watch Integration
  • Location Accuracy: 3 meters
  • Number of Waypoints: 0
  • Weather Forecast: Yes
  • Altimeter: No
  • Preloaded Map: None
  • Display Size: 1.1 inches
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Water-Resistance Rating: IPX7
  • Dimensions: 3.1" x 2.5" x 0.9"
  • Weight: 4 oz
Garmin inReach Messenger with smartphone app
Garmin inReach Messenger

What's in the Box

  • inReach Messenger
  • Type A to Type C USB cable
  • Documentation

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*Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.
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What Our Customers Are Saying

“One of the most responsive companies I have worked with. Highly appreciate the efforts of making your customers happy."

Dennis Kelley

"We have finally arrived in Australia and the time has come to thank you for your most wonderful service these last ten years. We will reconnect in 2020 when we plan out next cruise."

Rob Dehaan

"When we were in a bad low-pressure system three days ago and trying to make decisions based upon weather, the ability to get information via OCENS programs was greatly reassuring."

Bill Huddleston

Aboard Shearwater III

"Thanks for the excellent post support on my satphone(s) especially when I had a hardware issue and you swapped out my phone on the spot after a month of use- you guys really provide "service" in both on site support and timely replies to E-mail."

Steve and Monika