We recommend the Garmin inReach Mini 2 over any other satellite communications device because of its reliability, small size, and light weight. Best paired with a smartphone, which vastly improves usability.

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Key features:

  • TracBack routing allows you to navigate back to your starting point the same way you came.
  • Digital compass gives you accurate heading information (even when not moving).
  • Internal (rechargeable) lithium battery – generally provides 1-4 weeks of use without charging, depending on track intervals and extent of use.
  • inReach Weather Forecast service gives you detailed weather updates (or your paired smartphone). Request forecasts for current location or other waypoints or destinations on your itinerary.
  • Free access to the Garmin Explore website on your computer to plan your trips, create preset messages and quick texts, sync and manage your device settings, etc.