When venturing back to the backcountry, go on an epic excessive adventureor just go out for a long time to riseKeeping in touch with your loved ones and/or emergency services is a must. But most satellite connections can be a bit complicated and confusing for the uninitiated, which is why Garmin InReach Messenger and the corresponding Messenger app is so important. With this unit, it’s easier than ever to keep friends and family aware of your location, movements, and condition in the wild. It is also easy to contact rescue crews in case of emergency.
Sleek and rugged, the Garmin InReach Messenger is a great option for anyone who finds themselves without cellular service and needs to get connected. Provides seamless satellite communications Either as a standalone device or when paired with the Messenger app, giving adventurers two-way texting, location sharing, SOS capabilities, and more. It is also impact resistant and Water rated to IPX7.
For the satellite portion of the device, Garmin InReach Messenger gives you access to the global Iridium network when you venture beyond cellular coverage—although to connect to the network you must have an active satellite. SubscriptionEither with an annual plan or a flexible monthly plan. If you’re within range of a cellular or Wi-Fi network, the app will actively search between coverage to ensure your messages are sent, but to get full coverage with the addition of satellites, you’ll have to get the subscription. In the worst-case scenario, Messenger can send an SOS message to Garmin’s 24/7 International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) to make sure rescue professionals will be contacted immediately and notified of your situation.