Which inReach Device is Right for You?

Note: The following recommendations are suggestions only. Each inReach® device can suite a variety of uses and the best match might depend on other criteria not covered in this article.

The inReach product line is growing. Find out which device is right for you based on your favorite activities.

Hiking, Backpacking & Climbing

Are you focused on packing light for fast-paced trips or on navigation features?

Fast and Light

inReach Mini

  • Only 3.5 oz
  • GPS & compass
  • Pairs to compatible Garmin watches

Basic Navigation

inReach Explorer+

  • Topographic maps
  • Up to 100 hours of battery life (10-min tracking)
  • Basic navigation features and sensors

Advanced Navigation

GPSMAP 66i

  • TopoActive & Birdseye
  • Up to 35 hours of battery life (10-min tracking)
  • Enhanced navigation features and sensors

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Trail Running

inReach Mini

  • Lightweight at only 3.5 oz
  • GPS and compass navigation
  • Pairs to compatible Garmin watches to send and receive messages and trigger an SOS from your wrist

Interested in additional fitness data or navigation features?

fēnix® 6 Series

  • Multisport GPS watch combining the best features of our fitness and outdoor watches

Forerunner® 945

  • Premium GPS running watch with performance monitoring features, mapping and music

Instinct®

  • Rugged GPS watch built to withstand the toughest environments

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Cycling

inReach Mini

  • Lightweight & easy to fit in jersey pocket or clip to pack
  • Pairs to compatible Garmin Edge® cycling computers to send and receive messages and trigger an SOS from your Edge device

Interested in additional cycling features and mapping?

Edge® 1030

  • The ultimate GPS bike computer with enhanced navigation, performance and safety features

Edge® 830

  • Performance GPS cycling computer with mapping, insights and touchscreen

Edge® 530

  • Performance GPS cycling computer with mapping and insights

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Hunting & Fishing

What types of weather conditions and terrain will you be hunting or fishing in?

Mild Conditions

inReach Mini

  • Small and lightweight
  • Access features on a mobile device with app

Harsh Conditions

inReach Explorer+

  • Topographic maps
  • Up to 100 hours of battery life (10-min tracking

Harsh Conditions

GPSMAP 66i

  • TopoActive, Birdseye, charts and more
  • Sun/Moon & Hunt/Fish

Hunting with dogs? Check out Alpha® 200i or Montana 700 series for dog tracking features.

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Off-roading & Snowmobiling

What type of vehicle will you be using?

Truck/SUV

inReach Mini & Overlander™

  • Overlanding specific features
  • Customizable street navigation
  • Backup camera compatible
  • Pairs with inReach Mini, inReach Explorer+ and GPSMAP 66i

ATV/Snowmobile

Montana 700i or 750i

  • inReach technology built-in
  • TopoActive & City Navigator Maps
  • Dual orientation for multipurpose use
  • Powered mounting options available

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Skiing, Snowboarding & Snowshoeing

Will you need to navigate or message while wearing gloves?

No Mapping

inReach Mini

  • Ideal for use w/ phone

Mapping

inReach Explorer+

  • Long battery life

Mapping

GPSMAP 66i

  • TopoActive & Birdseye

Looking for additional ski features?

Add Ski Features with fēnix® 6 Series

  • Backcountry and XC Ski activity profiles
  • Preloaded maps for 2,000 ski resorts
  • Compatible with inReach Mini and GPSMAP 66i

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Flying

inReach Mini or inReach Explorer+

  • Compatible with the Garmin Pilot™ app
  • Supported devices for the Leidos Flight Services Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS), Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue (SE-SAR) and Enhanced Special Reporting Services (eSRS)

Do you use the Garmin Pilot app?

Garmin Pilot App

  • Puts full-featured navigation, aviation weather, DUAT(S) flight plan filing and electronic flight bag capabilities on your compatible mobile device
  • Pair Garmin Pilot with an inReach Mini or inReach Explorer+ to send and receive text messages, use the inReach GPS data and share your trip via MapShare

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Boating & Sailing

What type of vessel do you have? Do you have other Garmin marine products?

Paired w/ Other Products

inReach Mini Marine Bundle

  • Bundle with mount and power cable
  • Pairs with compatible Garmin chartplotters
  • inReach Mini dive case available

Standalone or Paired

GPSMAP 86i or GPSMAP 86sci

  • Water-resistant, floating design
  • Stream boat data from compatible chartplotters and instruments
  • Supports optional BlueChart® g3 charts (preloaded on GPSMAP 86sci)

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Kayaking, Canoeing & Rafting

Where will you be paddling? Do you need on device mapping or navigation features?

Limited Navigation

inReach Mini

  • Only 3.5 oz
  • GPS & compass
  • Dive case available

More Frequent Navigation

GPSMAP 66i

  • TopoActive & Birdseye
  • Ability to add maps
  • Searchable points of interests

More Frequent Navigation

GPSMAP 86i/86sci

  • Water-resistant, floating design
  • Supports optional BlueChart® g3 charts (preloaded on GPSMAP 86sci)

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Driving & Motorcycling

What type of vehicle will you be using?

Motorcycle

inReach Mini & zumo® XT

  • Motorcycling specific features & maps
  • Handsfree calling (with Drive app)
  • Incident notifications
  • Pairs w/ inReach Mini & GPSMAP 66i

Car/Truck

Montana 700i or 750i

  • inReach technology built-in
  • Searchable points of interest
  • Preloaded City Navigator Maps with easy-to-follow turn-by-turn directions

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Traveling

inReach Mini

  • Discrete with a small, lightweight design
  • Available in black or orange
  • Two-way text messaging via 100% global Iridium satellite network, no roaming charges
  • Share your trip progress with others via MapShare

Do you use MapShare™ ?

MapShare

  • Enable MapShare to create a web-based map page to allow friends and family to see your trip progress
  • Set parameters on what is shown on the map
  • Allows map viewers to message your inReach device

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NOTICE: To access the Iridium satellite network for live tracking and messaging, including SOS capabilities, an active satellite subscription is required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications 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.