Garmin® introduces the inReach® Mini Marine Bundle: A two-way satellite communicator optimized for adventures at sea

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the inReach Mini Marine Bundle, a new addition to its popular
line of satellite communicators with available two-way messaging, basic
navigation and a 24/7 SOS function via the global Iridium® network1 built
with the mariner in mind. Designed for life on the water, the inReach
Mini Marine Bundle
includes a rugged mount and 12-volt power cable
that provides added peace of mind, especially in the event of power loss
on the vessel, without taking up space at the helm. To access the
Iridium network and communicate with an inReach Mini device, an active
satellite subscription is required. A variety of subscription
are available for both individuals and groups/fleets, and
mariners will appreciate the flexible month-to-month options that can be
suspended in the offseason if desired.

An invaluable companion for boaters, anglers and sailors heading out to
sea, the compact inReach Mini wirelessly connects with compatible
Garmin chartplotters, handhelds and wearables
, and works anywhere
when using the Iridium satellite network – no more worrying about spotty
coverage or being within range of a cell tower. The new inReach Mini
Marine Bundle is being announced at the 2018 Fort Lauderdale
International Boat Show, and will be on display at the Garmin booth #332
in the electronics tent.

“The inReach Mini is your go-to connection for maintaining off-the-grid
contact while giving you – and your friends and family onshore – extra
peace of mind on the water,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
global consumer sales. “Whether it’s to say that the bite is hot and
you’ll be home late, or to check in with loved ones while you’re sailing
to Hawaii or worst case, to report an emergency onboard, the inReach
Mini lets you send and receive messages, track and share your journey,
and if necessary, trigger an SOS.”

Small but mighty, the inReach Mini measures just under 4 inches tall and
2 inches wide, weighing a mere 3.5 ounces, and yet it encompasses it
all—from messaging to tracking to declaring an SOS. It can be used on
its own or paired with a compatible device, including a wide range of
Garmin GPSMAP® multi-function displays (MFDs), chartplotters and
handhelds, and other mobile devices. Wireless unit-to-unit connectity
lets users remotely control the inReach Mini to send and receive
messages with the device securely mounted in a convenient location. The
inReach Mini can also be connected to Garmin’s popular quatix 5 marine
smartwatch which allows the user SOS and tracking functionality from the
watch in addition to messaging capabilities.

The Earthmate® app easily pairs with the inReach Mini via Bluetooth to a
compatible smartphone2 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 the paired mobile device,
including location tracking, so a user can share their whereabouts with
anyone in their contact list. The app will seamlessly allow the user to
access their compatible device’s contact list for quick access without
manual entry.

Like all inReach 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.

Every inReach device also gives users access to a cloud-based website to
not only plan future trips with specific waypoints and routes, but to
create preset messages and quick texts. In the website, users can sync
and manage their device settings, update firmware, link social media
accounts and store unlimited location tracking data. To receive weather
forecasts, the optional service provides detailed weather updates
directly to the inReach Mini. Users who choose either the basic or
premium package offered for land or marine forecasts will know the
conditions for a current location, a waypoint, or future destination.

Built to withstand extreme conditions, the inReach Mini is impact
resistant and water-rated to IPX73. The inReach Mini Marine
Bundle 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. It also includes a marine
mount and hardware, 12-volt power cable and flotation lanyard. Expected
to be available in Q1 2019, the inReach Mini Marine Bundle will have a
suggested retail price of $379.99. To learn more, visit

Garmin is the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer4
and was recently named Manufacturer of the Year for the fourth
consecutive year by the NMEA, an honor given to the most recognized
marine electronics company for support of products in the field.
Garmin’s portfolio includes some of the industry’s most sophisticated
chartplotters and touchscreen multifunction displays, sonar technology,
high-definition radar, autopilots, high-resolution mapping, sailing
instrumentation, audio, entertainment and other products and services
that are known for innovation, reliability, and ease-of-use. Other
Garmin marine brands include FUSION Entertainment, Navionics, a premier
supplier of electronic navigation charts, and EmpirBus.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at,
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1 Satellite subscription required.
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4 Based on reported 2017 sales.

NOTICE: 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.

About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, inReach, GPSMAP, and Earthmate are registered
trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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Garmin International, Inc. Carly Hysell, 913-397-8200 [email protected]