Garmin inReach Messenger
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Garmin inReach Messenger

Product Code:R024

The new inReach Messenger from Garmin assures that home will always be closer than you think. Providing global two-way messaging and interactive SOS, it keeps you connected with friends and family even when you’re out of cell coverage. Use the device to check in with contacts, read and reply to their responses with preset messages and even share your GPS location data. The Messenger will keep a line of communication open as a backup when flying in the more remote bush areas. More detailed texting and group messaging are easy when using the Garmin Messenger™ smartphone app. Or send/receive messages by using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables, or other devices. Seamless switching between Wi-Fi® wireless networking and cellular/satellite networks gives you superior connectivity and cost-efficiency for all your communications. And the on-device display gives you the added confidence of knowing that your message has been sent. You’ll even see a response that help is on the way in case of an emergency. The communicator’s internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 28 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode — and provides safe charging to help recover a depleted phone.



If you’re venturing off the grid, this small, rugged satellite communicator1 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 preset 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.

Stay in touch with global 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.


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


Withthe Garmin Messenger app, your inReach connection supports groupmessage threading and distribution. So, you can share your adventureswith multiple contacts simultaneously — and have group text chats withfriends and family.


Incase of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to the GarminIERCC, a 24/7-staffed emergency response coordination center.


Share your location with loved ones back home anytime by using your MapShare page or with your GPS coordinates embedded in your messages.


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.


Don’t let the 3.1 inch x 2.5 inch size and 4 oz weight fool you. inReach Messenger is tough, durable, impact-resistant and water-rated to IPX7.


Needa backup option in case your compatible smartphone battery dies? Justconnect inReach Messenger to your phone for enough safety charge to senda custom text message from the inReach Messenger device via yourphone’s touchscreen.


Theinternal, rechargeable lithium battery gives you up to 28 days ofbattery life in 10-minute tracking mode, so you can do what you lovelonger between recharges.

Connect to more capabilities.


The Garmin Messenger app can sync with your compatible smartphone’s contacts list to make staying in touch even easier.


TheinReach Messenger device’s high-end memory-in-pixel screen gives youthe ability to confirm that messages have been sent, and you can evenread responses right on the device.


Checkin with contacts directly from the inReach Messenger by using presetmessages that do not count toward your allotted text messages with anactive satellite subscription.


Remotelycontrol your inReach Messenger device to send and receive text messagesor trigger an interactive SOS using your compatible Garmin handhelds,marine equipment, aviation equipment, wearables or other select smartdevices.


Getdetailed weather updates on inReach Messenger or your paired compatibledevice. You can even request forecasts for your current location, otherwaypoints or destinations on your itinerary.


TheTracBack routing feature navigates you back to your starting point thesame way you came, should you get lost — right on your device.

CAD $409.95

In the box;

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


Physical & Performance

Display Size 1" x 0.43", 1.08" diagonal (2.53 x 1.1 cm 2.74 cm diagonal)
Battery type Rechargeable internal lithium-ion
Display resolution 160 x 68 pixels
Dimension 3.1" x 2.5" x 0.9" ( 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm)
Interface USB-C
Waterproof IPX7

4 oz (113.9 g)

Display Type sunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
Battery life

Up to 28 days with a message or location sent every 10 minutes with full sky view; up to 14 days with moderate tree cover
Up to 6 days with a message or location sent every 2 minutes with full sky view; up to 3 days with moderate tree cover
Up to 46 days with a message or location sent every 30 minutes with full sky view; up to 23 days with moderate tree cover
Up to 1 year when powered off

High-sensitivity receiver Yes

Maps & Navigation

Basemap No
Ability to add maps No


Send route selection to MapShare during trip No
Smart switching between Wi-Fi, Cellular and Satellite with Garmin Messenger app Yes
Send waypoints to MapShare during trip No
inReach weather Yes
Active Weather  No
Contacts No
Rinex logging No
inReach remote widget No
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile No
Touchscreen No
LED beacon flashlight No
inReach remote compatible Yes
Sun and moon information No
Virtual keyboard for custom messaging Yes
MapShare compatible with tracking Yes
Geocaching-friendly No
Send and receive text messages to other inReach device Yes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) for motorized vehicles No
Send and receive group messages Yes
Send and receive text messages to SMS and email Yes
Frequency band No
Displays national, state and local parks, forests, and wilderness areas No
Smart notifications on handheld No
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) No
Custom maps compatible No
Compatible with Earthmate No
Dog tracking No
Connections Wireless Connectivity


LiveTrack No
Exchange locations with other inReach device Yes
Vibration alert No
Point-to-point navigation No
Picture viewer No
Barometric altimeter No
Weather No
XERO™ Locations No
Interactive SOS Yes
VOX (voice activation) No
BeiDou Yes
Ballistics calculator No
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) for outdoor activities No
TracBack® Yes
GPS compass (while moving) Yes
Includes detailed hydrographic features (coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams) No
Multi-band frequency support No
Includes searchable points of interests (parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites) No
Hunt/fish calendar No
Compass No
Compatible with Garmin Explore™ app No
Compatible with Garmin Messenger app Yes
Galileo Yes
Garmin Pilot™ app compatible No
Garmin Explore website compatible Yes
Area calculation No
MIL-STD-810 No
Location reporting (send and receive GPS positions) No
VIRB® Remote No