OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), the world’s most innovative and recognized manufacturer of marine electronics, today announced the inReach® Marine Mini Pack 2a satellite communication device with two-way messaging and SOS capabilities1 Comes with a boat-friendly bracket that provides quick and easy access at a glance. Rugged, compact and purpose-built for life off the grid, the inReach Mini 2 is loaded with features that give sailors an extra sense of security on the water, such as two-way text messaging, location tracking and updates. weather updates through Iridium Global.® satellite network. In the event of an emergency, inReach Mini 2 users can trigger an interactive SOS message to Garmin’s International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), a professionally staffed emergency response coordination center 24/7.
“When performance and reliability are needed most, the inReach Mini 2 helps boaters, fisherman and sailors stay connected to loved ones when their explorations take them beyond cell phone reach,” said Dan Bartel, vice president of worldwide sales at Garmin. “The best plan is to always be prepared, which is why Garmin satellite communicators have become trusted tools for anyone leaving the dock. With its compact size, robust locating features and long battery life battery, the inReach Mini 2 is an invaluable companion for any boating adventure.
Optimized for life on the water
Small but mighty, the inReach Mini 2 measures 4 inches high and 2 inches wide, weighing just 3.5 ounces, and yet it encompasses everything from messaging to tracking to declaring an SOS. Water tightness according to IPX72it can be paired with compatible marine electronics on board, including GPSMAP® 8400/8600 series chartplotters and GPSMAP 7×3/9×3/12×3, quatix® Series 7 and up marine GPS smartwatches, or freely used on their own. Unit-to-unit wireless connectivity allows users to remotely control the inReach Mini 2 to send and receive messages, start and stop tracking and, in an emergency, trigger an interactive SOS directly from the device couple. For added peace of mind without taking up valuable space at the helm, sailors can securely mount the inReach Mini 2 and keep it charged in a convenient location with the included bolt-on mount and 12-volt power cable.
Whether at sea or on land, inReach Mini 2 users can explore longer knowing their device offers up to 14 days of battery life in the default 10-minute tracking mode. To further extend battery life, tracking intervals can be customized to provide up to 30 days of continuous use in 30-minute tracking mode3. Mariners who only occasionally find themselves off the grid will be reassured to know that the inReach Mini 2 can remain charged and ready to use when turned off for up to a year, making it a valuable addition to any boating kit. emergency.
Companion ready for adventure
The inReach Mini 2 automatically records activities and passively stores routes traveled. If a user gets lost, they can simply engage TracBack® and a digital path on the device will trace their movements and guide them back to their point of origin.
To further aid navigation, the inReach Mini 2 features an electronic compass that displays an accurate heading even when stationary. In addition to the GPS satellite network, it leverages the GALILEO, QZSS and BeiDou satellite networks for faster initial satellite acquisition time and better coverage in harsh environments than GPS alone.
With the inReach Mini 2’s intuitive user interface, mariners can check for location updates, weather alerts and messages faster than ever. Using the new “Quick View”, users can scroll through device widgets to quickly review essential items, which are displayed on the new high-resolution device screen optimized for viewing in all conditions.
Sailors can expand the capabilities of their inReach Mini 2 by using the Garmin Explore Mobile app which allows users to map, track, sync and share their adventures. When paired with the inReach Mini 2, users can quickly type messages, get up-to-date weather information, download a variety of maps, review trips and more from their mobile device.
Share your adventures in real time
Even without cell phone coverage, sailors can virtually take friends and family on a trip, even when alone, using the location sharing features on inReach Mini 2. Thanks to inReach MapShare™ or by sending GPS coordinates embedded in their message, users can update loved ones on their location at any time. Friends and family can also contact inReach Mini 2 customers directly to check their ETA at the dock, see how the fish are biting or kudos along the way.
24/7 emergency response
With a dedicated SOS button on the inReach Mini 2, users can quickly declare an SOS in the event of an emergency. Once an SOS is declared, the inReach Mini 2 will send a distress signal to the Garmin IERCC. Using two-way communication on the inReach Mini 2, the IERCC can communicate with the inReach user and then request the relevant search and rescue organization to respond. The IERCC will provide confirmation that help is on the way and provide updates on the status of the response effort. The IERCC may also contact emergency contacts designated by the user.
To communicate using an inReach Mini 2, an active satellite subscription plan is required. A variety of plans ranging from flexible monthly options to an annual plan are available for individuals or professionals. Plans are available for as little as $11.95 per month.
The inReach Mini 2 Marine Bundle is expected to be available this month for a suggested retail price of $449.99. The set includes an internal rechargeable lithium battery allowing up to 14 days of use in the default 10-minute tracking mode and up to 30 days in the extended 30-minute interval tracking mode. It also includes a marine mount and hardware, 12-volt power cable, and flotation lanyard.
Designed inside for life outside, Garmin products have revolutionized the lives of anglers, sailors, navigators and boating enthusiasts around the world. Committed to developing the most innovative, highest quality, and easiest-to-use marine electronics the industry has ever seen, Garmin believes that every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For the seventh consecutive year, Garmin was recently named Manufacturer of the Year by the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA). Other Garmin marine brands include Fusion® and Navionics®. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual press room, email our press team, connect with @garminmarine on social media, or follow our adventures at garmin.com/blog.
Garmin International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: 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, quatix, TracBack, Fusion and Navionics are registered trademarks and MapShare is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.