Garmin inReach Mini 2 vs GPSMAP 67i

What is the difference between the Garmin inReach Mini 2 vs GPSMAP 67i and is one better than the other for me?

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Garmin GPSMAP 67i

Garmin inReach Mini 2 Features

Features they Have in CommonGarmin inReach Mini 2

  • Emergency SOS
  • 2-way Messaging
  • Sync with the Explore App and the Messenger App
  • Weather Forecasts
  • TracBack if Lost
  • Flexible Subscription Plans
  • Digital Compass
  • Global Pole-to-Pole Satellite Coverage
  • Waterproof

Features that Only the Mini 2 Has

  • Compact and Lightweight

Learn more about the Garmin inReach Mini 2 Field Test by clicking HERE.

Garmin GPSMAP 67i Features

Features they Have in Common

Garmin GPSMAP 67i

  • Emergency SOS
  • 2-way Messaging
  • Sync with the Explore App and the Messenger App
  • Weather Forecasts
  • TracBack if Lost
  • Flexible Subscription Plans

Features that Only the 67i Has

Learn more about the Garmin GPSMAP 67i Field Test by clicking HERE.

Which One Should I Get?

If you like a small and compact device that has nearly the same features as the 67i, when synced with your smartphone, then the inReach Mini 2 may be the right device for you. It is extremely small, but very powerful, and when it’s connected to the Explore App and the Messenger App, you will have topo maps and easy messaging right at your fingertips.

If you prefer an all-in-one device with built-in maps that allows you to never have to use your smartphone then take a close look at the 67i. This device has worldwide maps, available with Garmin Express, and it has more powerful navigation features over the Mini 2. You can also get interactive weather forecasts that show thunderstorms in high detail.

Garmin GPSMAP 67i

Final Thoughts

The inReach Mini 2 use to be my favorite satellite messenger, as I primarily go on day hikes. I love the small device and the convenience of using my phone with the larger screen.

After the GPSMAP 67i came out, the Mini 2 took second place on my list, primarily due to having everything in one device without needing to use my smartphone, plus I can download worldwide maps and have access to Outdoor Maps + and Interactive Weather.

I really like both of these satellite communicators, and I will be more than happy to help guide you to the right device for you. Please leave comments or questions below if you need some help choosing a satellite messenger.

For more information, watch this YouTube video below.

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Garmin 010-02602-00 inReach Mini 2, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Hiking Handheld, Orange
  • Compact, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way messaging and interactive SOS globally (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices.).Special Feature:Bluetooth.Water Resistant: Yes
  • Navigate back to where you started by using TracBack routing
  • Share your location with loved ones back home at any time (active satellite subscription required) by using your MapShare page or with your coordinates embedded in your messages
  • Get accurate heading information using the digital compass — even when you’re not moving
  • Sync with the Garmin Explore app and website on your compatible smartphone for trip planning and topographical mapping, and create waypoints, courses, activities and collections you can sync to your device
  • Pair with Garmin devices, such as wearables and handhelds, and use them to send and receive messages and trigger an SOS (active satellite subscription required)

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Garmin GPSMAP® 67i Rugged GPS Handheld with inReach® Satellite Technology, Two-Way Messaging, Interactive SOS, Mapping
  • Large 3” sunlight-readable color display for easy viewing
  • Enable two-way messaging and location tracking via the 100% global Iridium satellite network, and trigger an interactive SOS to Garmin Response℠, a 24/7 staffed emergency response coordination center (active subscription required; some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices)
  • Access preloaded TopoActive mapping from Garmin, view satellite imagery, and navigate with multi-band GNSS support and sensors
  • When paired with your compatible smartphone, you can access active weather forecasts and Geocaching Live
  • Use with the Garmin Explore website or app on your compatible smartphone to help you plan trips and more
  • Get access to a wide variety of premium mapping content delivered directly to your device via Wi-Fi technology with an Outdoor Maps+ subscription

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