Garmin InReach Messenger

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  • Regular price $299.99

When you venture into the great unknown, stay connected and secure with the Garmin inReach Messenger. This versatile and reliable satellite communicator ensures you're never out of touch, no matter how remote your expedition. Whether you're hiking in the wilderness, sailing uncharted waters, or exploring off-the-grid destinations, the inReach Messenger empowers you to communicate, share your location, and request assistance when needed. The Garmin inReach Messenger is more than just a communication device; it's your lifeline to the wilderness. Engineered to empower outdoor enthusiasts with the tools they need to stay connected and safe, it's an essential addition to your gear for every outdoor adventure. Explore the world with confidence, and make every journey an unforgettable experience with the Garmin inReach Messenger by your side.


1. Compact and Rugged Design: The inReach Messenger is designed for the outdoors. Compact and rugged, it can withstand the toughest conditions, making it an ideal companion for every adventure.

2. Global Connectivity: With worldwide coverage via the Iridium satellite network, the inReach Messenger keeps you connected even in the most isolated locations. Send and receive messages, share your location, and access emergency services for ultimate peace of mind.

3. Two-Way Messaging: Stay in touch with loved ones and fellow adventurers using two-way messaging capabilities. Send and receive messages with ease, and provide real-time updates on your journey.

4. Interactive SOS: In emergencies, the inReach Messenger features an interactive SOS function. Trigger a distress signal, and Garmin's 24/7 global monitoring center will coordinate a rapid response, ensuring your safety in critical situations.

5. Weather Updates: Stay informed about changing weather conditions with the inReach Messenger. Receive detailed weather forecasts and updates to make informed decisions during your outdoor activities.

6. Offline Navigation: Pair the inReach Messenger with your smartphone and the Garmin Earthmate® app to access offline maps, navigate routes, and track your progress in areas without cellular coverage.

7. Long Battery Life: With an extended battery life, the inReach Messenger allows you to stay connected for extended adventures, ensuring you have reliable communication when you need it most.

8. Location Tracking: Share your journey in real-time with loved ones through location tracking. Let them follow your adventures online, giving them peace of mind and ensuring they know your whereabouts.

9. Lightweight and Durable: Designed to endure the demands of outdoor exploration, the inReach Messenger is both lightweight and robust, making it the perfect companion for backpackers, hikers, sailors, and adventurers of all kinds.


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 solver 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
Fish forecast 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