Garmin inReach Mini 2 vs Montana 700i

Check out the Garmin inReach Mini 2 vs Montana 700i field test comparison.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Garmin Montana 700i

What They Have in Common

  • inReach TechnologyGarmin inReach Mini 2
  • Sync with Smartphone
  • SOS Button
  • 2-way Messenger
  • Navigation
  • Weather
  • Flexible Subscription Plans
  • Global Satellite Coverage
  • TracBack
  • Rugged Construction

How are They Different?

Garmin inReach Mini 2Garmin Montana 700i or 750i

  • Compact & Lightweight
  • It Uses both the Explore App & the Messenger App

Garmin Montana 700i/750i

  • All-in-One Device
  • Routable Topo Maps
  • City Navigator
  • QWERTY Keyboard

What Would Should You Choose?

  • Choose the Garmin inReach Mini 2 if you are a hiker or backpacker and you value lightweight and simplicity.
  • Choose the Garmin Montana 700i/750i if you primarily go off-road with a truck, jeep, ATV, mountain bike, etc.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Final Thoughts

These are both great satellite communicators with communication and navigation functions, but they are meant for two completely different groups of people.

Leave a comment or question below and I will do my best to help direct you to the device that is right for you.

Watch this field test comparison video below for more information.

Garmin inReach Mini 2, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Hiking Handheld, Orange - 010-02602-00
  • 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 Montana 700i, Rugged GPS Handheld with Built-in inReach Satellite Technology, Glove-Friendly 5" Color Touchscreen
  • Features rugged military-grade construction and a 5” touchscreen display that’s 50% larger than the previous model; offers easy viewability and includes versatile mounting solutions.Control Method:Touch,Application.Special Feature:Routable Topo Maps; Multiple GNSS Networks, ABC Sensors; inReach Satellite Communication; BirdsEye Satellite Imagery.
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the GEOS 24/7 monitoring center — two-way messaging via the 100% global Iridium satellite network (active satellite subscription required; some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices).
  • Multi-GNSS (GPS and Galileo) support — plus preloaded TopoActive maps and City Navigator street map navigation; navigation sensors include 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter
  • Pro-connected with ANT+ technology, Wi-Fi connectivity and BLUETOOTH wireless networking, giving you direct-to-device access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery downloads, location sharing, Connect IQ app support and more
  • Compatible with the Garmin Explore website and app to help you manage waypoints, routes, activities and collections, use tracks and review trip data from the field

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.


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