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Course Details

  • Title: How to Use the Garmin inReach for Navigation, Tracking, and Messaging
  • Presenter(s): Ryan Jordan, Publisher, Backpacking Light
  • Length: 3.5 hours of video content

Course Curriculum

Module 1

Masterclass Video (How to Use the Garmin inReach)

In this 3.5-hour video module, we’ll cover the following information:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Garmin inReach Ecosystem
  3. Setup & Activation Process & Issues
  4. How Sync Works: inReach Device, Garmin Express, inReach Sync, Earthmate, and Explore
  5. How to Use the inReach on a Trip
  6. GPS, Navigation, and Trip Planning
  7. Messaging
  8. Issues, Questions, and Answers

In addition, you’ll receive the following additional material via email:

  • How SOS and rescue response work.
  • Gaia and Garmin GPX conversion issues and how to resolve them.
  • Weather forecasting issues and additional tools
  • Pre-trip, during-trip, and post-trip checklists for maintaining and using your inReach.
  • inReach battery management: issues and optimizing.
  • How to monitor the efficacy of GPS and messaging satellites to maximize the chance messages will be successfully sent and received, and locations will be accurately determined.
  • What I use for Preset and Quick messages, and why.