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inReach Messenger

4.078651685393258 out of 5 stars
89 Reviews

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Why We Like The Garmin inReach Messenger

We venture far beyond the reaches of cell service with Garmin's inReach Messenger offering us seamless connection with family and friends to give them peace of mind while we're out clearing our own. We preset messages and check-in times, so we can spend more time exploring and less time staring at a screen. This little device does more than text, it gives us weather updates and TracBack routing to keep us prepared and on course.


  • Compact satellite communicator to stay in touch when out of range
  • Durable housing is impact resistant and submersible up to 1 meter
  • Preset messages and send confirmations for quick, reliable check-ins
  • Long battery life gives up to 46 days of use between charges
  • TracBack feature to retrace your steps if you get turned around
  • Interactive SOS to quickly get in-touch with emergency center
  • Includes inReach Messenger, Type A to Type C USB cable, and documentation
  • Please see size chart for complete list of technical features
  • Item #GRMF065
Digital Compass
yes, GPS compass while moving
Technical Features
see size chart
Operating System
Garmin Messenger app, Bluetooth, ANT+
Battery Type
rechargeable lithium ion
Battery Life
[message/location sent every 30min] (full sky view) 46 days, (moderate tree cover) 23 days, [message/location sent every 10min] (full sky view) 28 days, (moderate tree cover) 14 days, [message/location sent every 2min] (full sky view) 6 days, (moderate tree cover) 3 days, [powered off] 1 year
3.1 x 2.5 x 0.9in
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
backpacking, backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding, backcountry snowshoeing, backcountry riding, cross country, nordic touring, mountaineering, climbing
IPX7 (submersible up to 1m for 30min)
Face Size
1 x 0.43in, 1.08in diagonal

Overall Rating

4 based on 89 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 4 reviews
2 Stars - 7 reviews
3 Stars - 12 reviews
4 Stars - 21 reviews
5 Stars - 45 reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

November 25, 2023

so far, so good

I've captured satellites, sent and received messages under tree cover and sometime with the device in my pocket.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

November 24, 2023


Works as advertised! Perfect for those hikes where we cant get cell service and can still reach out if needed.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

November 21, 2023

It works!

We particularly appreciate the "find-my-husband" website that logs the device's location in the backcountry every X minutes.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

November 14, 2023

Safety device

I need this to be able to get help if I am in a remote area with no cell service, which I frequently am. Also a good device to have on long road trips in case help is needed. Lacking on tracking on the website


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

November 14, 2023

Pretty Cool!

My husband got this for me so he could stay in touch with me when I am hunting in remote areas of Montana where there is no cell service. It gives him great peace of mind that he can text me and reach me, or vice versa, if needed. There is also a powerful SOS feature on the device in the event you ever find yourself in serious trouble and need help.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

November 10, 2023

Simple set up and learning curve

I bought one for me and my son about 1mo ago very simple to use, unbelievable battery life


Originally reviewed on Garmin

3 out of 5 stars

November 7, 2023

Setup instructions take a lot for granted

Recent purchase but have difficulty getting it set up. Biggest complaint is directions are not clear. For example: One part of the instructions states the device must be in "pair" mode to pair with the phone. I had to search the internet far and wide to find out how to put the device in "pairing" mode. Seems it would have been logical to include instructions about putting the device in "pairing" mode. Hopefully the rest of it will be less difficult.

Sonny 28

Originally reviewed on Garmin

4 out of 5 stars

November 4, 2023

Great device, but who chose the color?

The interface with the Messenger app is seamless, unlike my early generation InReach. My only issue is the color. Why make a device that is used for emergencies black and inconspicuous? How about orange or red? Anything but black.


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

November 2, 2023

Great unit

Setup was fairly easy , unit hooks up with satellite well. No complaints


Originally reviewed on Garmin

5 out of 5 stars

October 31, 2023


Ability to keep in touch with friends and family when off grid takes the isolation away without diminishing the wilderness experience! Plus SOS PRN

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Originally reviewed on Garmin