Garmin inReach® Messenger Satellite Communicator

Cat.No:
45872
Sup. No.
010-02672-00
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If you’re venturing off the grid, this small, rugged satellite communicator1 goes beyond the limits of cellular networks to keep friends and family in reach with global two-way text messaging.

Features

  • You can still connect to the ones who matter, even when there’s no cellphone coverage.
  • Pair your inReach device with the Garmin Messenger™ app on your compatible smartphone to text via satellite or cellular networks.
  • Need emergency assistance? Send an interactive SOS to our coordination center.
  • When you need to be sure, the on-device display confirms that your message has been sent.
  • Use check-in messages to easily check in with contacts as you travel.
  • Stay on your adventures longer with up to 28 days of battery life between recharges.

TWO-WAY MESSAGING

A simple user interface through the Garmin Messenger app on your smartphone makes it easy to exchange text messages with loved ones via satellite or cellular networks.

SEAMLESS CONNECTION

Optimized inReach messaging uses a cellular connection of your smartphone when it’s available, then it seamlessly switches to a 100% global Iridium® satellite network when you go beyond available cellular coverage range.

GROUP MESSAGING

With the Garmin Messenger app, your inReach connection supports group message threading and distribution. So, you can share your adventures with multiple contacts simultaneously and have group text chats with friends and family.

INTERACTIVE SOS ALERTS

In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to Garmin ResponseSM, a 24/7 staffed emergency response coordination center.

LOCATION SHARING

Share your location with loved ones back home anytime by using your MapShare™ page or with your GPS coordinates embedded in your messages.

FLEXIBLE SATELLITE AIRTIME PLANS

To access the global Iridium network and communicate with your inReach Messenger device, an active satellite subscription is required. You can opt for an annual package or a flexible month-to-month plan.

COMPACT, RUGGED DESIGN

Don’t let the 7.8 x 6.4 cm (3.1″ x 2.5″) size and 114 g weight fool you. inReach Messenger is tough, durable, impact-resistant and water-rated to IPX7.

SAFETY CHARGING

Need a backup option in case your compatible smartphone battery dies? Just connect inReach Messenger to your phone for enough safety charge to send a custom text message from the inReach Messenger device via your phone’s touchscreen.

EXTRA-LONG BATTERY LIFE

The internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives you up to 28 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode, so you can do what you love longer between recharges.

SYNC YOUR CONTACTS LIST

The Garmin Messenger app can sync with your compatible smartphone’s contacts list to make staying in touch even easier.

ON-DEVICE DISPLAY

The inReach Messenger device’s high-end memory-in-pixel screen gives you the ability to confirm that messages have been sent, and you can even read responses right on the device.

CHECK-IN MESSAGES

Check in with contacts directly from the inReach Messenger by using check-in messages that do not count toward your allotted text messages with an active satellite subscription.

OTHER GARMIN DEVICES

Remotely control your inReach Messenger device to send and receive text messages or trigger an interactive SOS using your compatible Garmin handhelds, marine equipment, aviation equipment, wearables or other select smart devices.

INREACH WEATHER FORECAST SERVICE

Get detailed weather updates on inReach Messenger or your paired compatible device. You can even request forecasts for your current location, other waypoints or destinations on your itinerary.

TRACBACK ROUTING

The TracBack® routing feature navigates you back to your starting point the same way you came, should you get lost right on your device.

1Satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is your responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

DOWNLOADS:

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Specifications
Specification

General

  • Dimension: 7.8 x 6.4 x 2.3 cm (3.1″ x 2.5″ x 0.9″)
  • Weight: 113.9 g
  • Waterproof: IPX7
  • Display Type: Sunlight-readable, monochrome, transflective memory-in-pixel (MIP)
  • Display Size: 2.53 x 1.1 cm 2.74 cm diagonal (1″ x 0.43″, 1.08″ diagonal)
  • Display Resolution: 160 x 68 pixels
  • Battery type: Rechargeable internal lithium-ion
  • 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
  • Interface: USB-C

Sensors

  • GPS: Yes   
  • Galileo: Yes    
  • QZSS: Yes    
  • BeiDou: Yes    
  • High-sensitivity receiver: Yes    
  • GPS compass (while moving) Yes

Outdoor Recreation

  • TracBack® Yes

inReach® Features

  • Interactive SOS: Yes  
  •  inReach weather: Yes      
  • Send and receive text messages to SMS and email: Yes      
  • Send and receive text messages to other inReach device: Yes    
  • Send and receive group messages: Yes     
  • Exchange locations with other inReach device: Yes       
  • MapShare compatible with tracking: Yes       
  • Virtual keyboard for custom messaging: Yes       
  • inReach remote compatible: Yes  

Outdoor Applications

  • Garmin Explore website compatible: Yes   
  • Compatible with Garmin Messenger app: Yes
  • Smart switching between Wi-Fi, Mobile, and Satellite with the Garmin Messenger app: Yes    

Connections

  • Connections Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth®, ANT+®

In The Box

  • inReach® Messenger
  • Type A to Type C USB cable
  • Documentation

SHIPPING DELAYS EXPECTED TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Sydney-to-Perth rail link is currently closed due to heavy rain and flooding. The Melbourne-to-Adelaide rail link is also closed due to damage caused by a train derailment.

This situation is causing extended delays of deliveries to Western Australia for the following shipping services:

- Australia Post eParcel - Regular
- TNT Road

If you need an order in Western Australia urgently, consider using  the "Australia Post eParcel - Express" service if it is available for your order. Alternatively contact our WA MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT to discuss options based on stock already available in WA.

CHRISTMAS ORDERS

Australia Post and our Commercial Couriers are expecting the festive season to be extra busy this year. Based on their advice, we cannot guarantee orders placed after the cut-off dates listed below will be delivered by Christmas.

To avoid disappointment place your Christmas orders as early as possible.

State Regular Express
ACT 11th Dec 15th Dec
NSW 11th Dec 15th Dec
NT   5th Dec 11th Dec
QLD 11th Dec 15th Dec
SA 11th Dec 15th Dec
TAS 11th Dec 15th Dec
VIC 11th Dec 15th Dec
WA   1st Dec 11th Dec

 

Overseas, offshore islands and distant mainland locations may take up to 3 or 4 weeks to deliver. Please contact your local Mail Order Department to discuss specific details relating to your situation.


SHIPPING

All orders are shipped from our Brookvale, Sydney order fulfilment centre. Orders are normally shipped within 5 business days - most quicker!

Shipping day estimates after your order leaves our fulfilment centre in Sydney are based on Australia Post domestic delivery times:

 State   Regular
  Express
 ACT   2 - 3 business days   1 - 2 business days
 NSW   2 - 4 business days   1 - 3 business days
 NT   4 - 13 business days   3 - 5 business days
 QLD   3 -12 business days   2 - 4 business days
 SA   3 - 5 business days   2 - 4 business days
 TAS   4 - 8 business days   2 - 4 business days
 VIC   3 - 5 business days   2 - 3 business days
 WA   5 - 10 business days   2 - 6 business days

Last updated 12/09/2023

* These delivery times are an estimate and actual delivery times may vary based on peak periods and other external factors. Bulky orders may take longer.

Shipping rates are automatically calculated based on live quotes supplied by our shipping partners. The quote takes into consideration, the bulk of your cart, where you want it delivered and if you want express or standard shipping.

Get a shipping rate estimate by adding items to your online cart. Go to the cart by clicking on the shopping cart icon located at the top right of the page. Then enter your shipping destination information into the "Estimate Shipping and Tax" section of the shopping cart summary.

International Shipping

We are currently unable to deliver online orders outside of Australia.

If you are located outside of Australia and wish to place an order offline. Please contact our Mail Order department or send us an enquiry via the orange help bubble located at the bottom right of this page.

 

RETURNS

Online purchases can be returned/exchanged within 30 days. Some exclusions do apply.

Visit our Returns Policy page for details on how you can return an item.