Byron H.wrote a review of Garmin InReach Mini on July 30, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
After using the InReach Mini for a week in Yellowstone's backcountry wilderness, I'm sold! The Mini uses the Iridium satellite network to provide seamless 2 way texting along with SOS capability. Paired with my phone and using the Earthmate app, I was able to text my friends and family just as I normally would. Send/receive would take approximately 1 minute and transmits my location with every text. Battery life was approx 3 days running 24/7. A must have for anyone spending any amount of extended time in the backcountry!