“Never did we dream that we were going to be capsized 35 miles offshore,” said Lincoln Fraser. “I pushed the SOS button at 11:15 a.m., and the Coast Guard arrived at 12:30 p.m. with the helicopter. That’s pretty quick.”
“I truly didn’t know what was going to happen. When the team arrived, they were very professional, and I knew I was going to get off the mountain alive and safe,” said Steve Foell.
“It got really scary there, but it was awesome to have the inReach to text back and forth with rescue,” said Jamie Junker. “Once you carry a device like the [inReach], you’ll wonder why and how you did without it before.”
Exploring involves risk. You take it on knowing that — and loving it. Knowing that you can keep in touch when it matters most makes it a lot easier to take on that risk. That’s where inReach satellite technology* comes in. Garmin has created a family of handheld devices that keep you in contact during your adventures — no matter where they take you.
Thousands of our customers have shared stories like these, from outdoor professionals to pilots and everyone in between. But it isn’t just about triggering the interactive SOS to the GEOS 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center. inReach devices — like the inReach Mini — let you send and receive messages and track and share your journey with loved ones, teammates, headquarters — whomever — via the 100% global Iridium satellite network.
And it’s amazing what you can do with the right tools and a little more peace of mind. We have handhelds — such as the GPSMAP 66i GPS handheld and communicator — that combine inReach technology with something we’re really proud of — Garmin mapping. We work hard to make precise navigation tools, so you can get where you want to go with confidence.
Plus, every inReach device comes with access to a cloud-powered app, so you can plan trips with routes and waypoints, create preset messages and quick texts, save your trips, share them on social media and much more.
inReach technology has helped thousands of Garmin customers. Check out their stories and see if this is the kind of tech you want on your next trip. We’d love to have you join the Garmin family.
*Active subscription required. Note: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices. It is your responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.