Garmin inReach Mini Product Review
The Garmin inReach Mini is the perfect solution for an offshore communication device. Additionally, they have SOS capabilities. It has connectivity anywhere a satellite can reach. Pair it with any compatible bluetooth device. The inReach Mini even has the ability to improve navigation. With some add-ons it can even be carried in the water.
The inReach Mini runs on the Iridium satellite network. This guarantees communication worldwide. These also allow for two way texting with a smart phone or comparable device. For example, any of the Garmin Dive Watches. This means that your regular smart phone is now capable of worldwide communication. Alert your loved ones of your location and any other messages that may be necessary while you are on the water.
inReach Mini Navigation
The Iridium network allows you to navigate using a paired device anywhere in the world. It gives access to topographical maps and U.S. NOAA Charts. The Earthmate app can be downloaded for free and allows you to access these charts. This can dramatically improve the charts you have on your device. This can help keep from running aground with the most up to date charts available.
The Garmin inReach Mini makes a great SOS device which can act as an EPIRB in a pinch. The device itself can send a signal to the Coast Guard alerting them of an issue. Additionally, you can pair these with compatible Garmin watches to send emergency messages.
inReach Mini Waterproof Case
When paired with the waterproof case you can even take it with you in the water. The case lets you take the inReach Mini up to 100 meters. This allows you to take it with you on scuba dives and have a SOS signal. Given the number of divers that find themselves away from the boat in heavy current this could save your life.