OLATHE, Kan./Sep. 14, 2022/Business Wire – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.
Garmin the world’s most innovative and recognized marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the inReach® Mini 2 Marine Bundle, a satellite communication device with two-way messaging and SOS capabilities1 bundled with a boat-friendly mount that provides quick-and-easy access in a moment’s notice. Rugged, compact and purpose-built for life off the grid, the inReach Mini 2 comes packed with features that give mariners an added sense of security on the water such as two-way text messaging, location tracking and weather updates thanks to the global Iridium® satellite network. In an emergency, inReach Mini 2 users can trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC), a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination center.
“When performance and reliability are needed most, the inReach Mini 2 helps boaters, anglers and sailors stay connected to loved ones when their explorations take them outside of cellphone range,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The best plan is to always be prepared, which is why Garmin satellite communicators have become trusted tools for anyone leaving the dock. With its compact size, robust location features and long-lasting battery life, the inReach Mini 2 is an invaluable companion for any boating adventure.”
Optimized for life on the water
Small but mighty, the inReach Mini 2 measures 4 inches tall and 2 inches wide, weighing a mere 3.5 ounces, and yet it encompasses it all—from messaging to tracking to declaring an SOS. Water-rated to IPX72, it can be paired with compatible marine electronics on board, including the GPSMAP® 8400/8600 Series and GPSMAP 7×3/9×3/12×3 Series chartplotters, quatix® 7 Series marine GPS smartwatches and more, or used freely on its own. Wireless unit-to-unit connectivity lets users remotely control the inReach Mini 2 to send and receive messages, start and stop tracking and, in the event of an emergency, trigger an interactive SOS directly from the paired device. For added peace of mind without taking up valuable space at the helm, mariners can securely mount the inReach Mini 2 and keep it charged in a convenient location thanks to the included screw-down mount and 12-volt power cable.