InReach Messenger is Garmin’s new communication-focused device with global two-way texting, location sharing, and SOS capabilities. Built for those who want a quick and easy way to reach loved ones when they’re without cellular coverage, inReach Messenger provides seamless satellite communication either as a standalone device or when paired to the new Garmin Messenger companion app for smartphones. The Messenger companion app automatically chooses between Wi-Fi, cellular, or satellite connectivity to ensure every message is sent and received.
Thanks to a dedicated SOS button on inReach Messenger, users can quickly declare an SOS should an emergency occur. Once an SOS is declared, inReach Messenger will send a distress message to Garmin Response, a 24/7 staffed emergency response coordination center. Garmin Response can communicate with the inReach user in addition to notifying the applicable Search and Rescue organization or other resources. Garmin Response will deliver a confirmation that help is on the way and provide updates on the status of the response effort. Garmin Response may also reach out to the user’s designated emergency contacts and will continue to monitor the incident until it is resolved.
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