inReach Messenger: Compact, Utilitarian

Budget priced at $299, Garmin's latest personal tracking device has a simple feature set, a small footprint and a good smartphone app.

Just when we thought the market had enough personal satellite trackers, Garmin tosses the inReach Messenger in the ring. Think simple, small and fairly priced—all good things for those needing another layer of backstop when flying outside of cellular coverage. Like the other inReach models in Garmin’s lineup, the $299 Messenger uses the subscription-based Iridium […]
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Editor in Chief Larry Anglisano has been a staple at Aviation Consumer since 1995. An active land, sea and glider pilot, Larry has over 30 years’ experience as an avionics repairman and flight test pilot. He’s the editorial director overseeing sister publications Aviation Safety magazine, IFR magazine and is a regular contributor to KITPLANES magazine with his Avionics Bootcamp column.