Garmin launches new inReach device that lets you send text messages via satellite

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Garmin launches new inReach device that lets you send text messages via satellite
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Garmin recently introduced the new generation of the inReach Messenger device for adventurous users looking for an accessory that allows them to send text messages via satellite. As the company explains, the focus of the device is to ensure communication even in remote locations that do not have Wi-Fi connectivity or mobile network available..

To do this, you must have the application for sending SMS installed on your smartphone and hire one of Garmin’s plans to be able to chat with friends or family via satellite. In the most affordable subscription, the user can send up to 10 messages at a cost of US$ 15/month, around R$ 80, and US$ 0.50 (~ R$ 2.70) after the limit.

Although the focus of the device is to allow communication with other people, Garmin reinforces having the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) available, which can be activated by the user in case of an emergency using the “SOS” mode of inReach Messenger. sending to the authorities to last known position.

According to the device’s datasheet, the battery can provide autonomy for up to 28 days using the standard configuration, sending the location every 10 minutes to registered contacts. Like other Garmin devices, the Messenger is IP67 certified and can be submerged in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes.

Garmin inReach Messenger design. (Image: Publicity/Garmin).

Garmin inReach Messenger is available on the brand’s official website with suggested price of US$ 300 (around R$ 1,600 in direct conversion) being a cheaper option compared to the inReach Mini 2, which costs US$ 100 (~ R$ 530) more bringing a lower lifespan compared to the newly released tracker.

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