July 2018 Issue

Garmin InReach Mini: SOS, SMS, Tracking

Garminís new palm-sized InReach Mini Iridium satcomm device sacrifices a map, but works with Garminís Pilot app and the D2 Charlie pilot watch.†

At 2.04 by 3.90 by 1.0 inches and weighing 3.5 ounces, this thing is tiny. Check that against the Explorer+, which is 2.7 by 6.5 by 1.5 inches and weighs 7.5 ounces. Itís a good thing the Mini comes with a carabiner clip (and a spine mount adapter) because if it falls under a seat or in a tight, dark space, finding it could be a challenge. Itís durable, though, and fits nicely in the hand.

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