First Look: Garmin inReach Mini 2 Marine Bundle

Lightweight GPS satellite communicator features advanced messaging, tracking and safety capabilities.
Garmin inReach Mini
Courtesy Garmin The bundle costs $449.99, and satellite subscription plans start at $11.95 a month.

Garmin’s new inReach Mini 2 Marine Bundle features the latest version of the company’s popular satellite communication device paired with a boat-friendly mount and 12-volt power cable. The Mini 2 offers two-way text messaging, location tracking and weather updates, thanks to the Iridium satellite network. The unit can also trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin International Emergency Response Coordination Center.

It carries an IPX7 waterproof rating and can be paired wirelessly with onboard GPSMap plotters or a quatix 7 Series marine GPS smartwatch.

Battery life extends up to 14 days of continuous run time in default 10-minute tracking mode. In 30-minute tracking mode, the batteries will last up to 30 days. The Mini 2 can remain charged and ready when powered off for up to one year.

Pair Mini 2 with the Garmin Explore mobile app to map, track, sync, share adventures, send texts, review updated weather, and download maps when in cellphone coverage areas. When out of range, mariners can use the location-sharing features to communicate with friends and family. 


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