Introducing inReach® Mini from Garmin®, a small but mighty two-way satellite communicator for any adventure

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the inReach Mini, a smaller and more compact satellite
communicator with available two-way messaging and a 24/7 SOS function
when combined with an inReach subscription to access the Iridium® satellite
network. Measuring just under 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide, and
weighing 3.5 ounces, the inReach Mini can easily be carried in a
backpack, boat, plane, or glovebox. No more worrying about spotty
coverage or being within range of a cell tower – the inReach Mini works
anywhere when using the Iridium satellite network.

“We are thrilled to introduce the inReach Mini into our growing line of
satellite communicators,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
global consumer sales. “You’ll never have to sacrifice space or weight
in your pack; it’s small enough to stow nearly anywhere so it can be out
of sight but still give you – and your loved ones at home – peace of
mind that it’s there when you need it. The inReach Mini is an invaluable
companion no matter where or how far off-the-grid life takes you, from
trail running to traveling internationally to search and rescue efforts.”

For the ultra-light experience, the inReach Mini encompasses it all,
from messaging to tracking to declaring an SOS. It can be used on its
own or paired with a compatible device. The Earthmate® app easily pairs
with the inReach Mini via Bluetooth to a compatible smartphone1
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, so a user can reach 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.

The inReach Mini also works with Garmin’s increasingly popular fēnix
smartwatch line to send and receive messages from their watch with the
device securely fastened to their pack, kit, or vehicle. The user can
remotely program the device to send and receive messages with compatible
Garmin handhelds, wearables or other mobile devices. For example, a
trail runner can be off the beaten path and be using their watch to not
only track their stats but remotely control their inReach Mini to send
and receive messages. See all compatible devices

Pilots will also have the same ability to send and receive messages
conveniently through their Garmin Pilot™ app right from the
cockpit. Garmin Pilot leverages the inReach Mini’s GPS positioning to
drive a georeferenced aircraft position symbol on a tablet’s moving map
display. The device has the ability to provide tracking for those
wanting to follow the flight, using the web-based MapShare™ page created
for each inReach account.

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.

To access the Iridium network and communicate with an inReach Mini
device, an active satellite subscription
is required. Depending on the frequency of use, a variety of airtime
plans that range from flexible month-to-month options to an annual
contract package are available for individuals or professionals.

Small but mighty, the inReach Mini is impact resistant (MIL-STD-810F)
and water-rated
to IPX7

2, so it’s built tough to withstand extreme
conditions. The inReach Mini 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

3. Available in Q2 2018, the inReach Mini will have a
suggested retail price of $349.99. To learn more, visit

The inReach Mini is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor
segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to
enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail
running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite
communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for
outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s
other outdoor products and services, visit

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 business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at,
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1 When paired with compatible smartphone. See
for more details.
2 See
for more details.
3 Depending on settings.

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, Iridium, Earthmate and GEOS are registered
trademarks, and Garmin Pilot and MapShare is a trademark of Garmin Ltd.
or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi

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Garmin International Inc. Natalie Hawley, 913-397-8200 [email protected]