Garmin inReach Mini 2 vs SPOT Gen 4

What is the difference between the Garmin inReach Mini 2 vs SPOT Gen 4?

Garmin inReach Mini 2

SPOT Gen 4

How Are They The Same?

  • They Both Offer S.O.S. Alerts.
  • You Can Track and Share Your Location with Family and Friends.

How Are They Different?

  • The Mini 2 has 2-way Messaging, Maps, Bluetooth, Navigation, TracBack, and Weather.
  • The inReach Mini 2 has Global, Pole-to-Pole Satellite Coverage.
  • The SPOT Gen 4 is the least expensive device on the market and one of the smallest.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

What Messenger Should I Choose?

  • Choose the Garmin inReach Mini 2 if you want global satellite coverage, maps, navigation, TracBack and Two-way messaging.
  • Choose the SPOT Gen 4 if you don’t have much money and you just want something on your pack to help you out in a life threatening emergency.

Final Thoughts

These are both great devices to carry on your pack, but I have found that having a 2-way messenger, plus maps and weather, is better than only having a 1-way satellite communicator.

Please leave comments below and let me know how you use your satellite messenger and what device you like better.

Check out this YouTube 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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Spot Gen 4 Satellite GPS Messenger | Handheld Portable GPS Messenger for Hiking, Camping, Outdoor Activities | Globalstar Satellite Network Coverage | Subscription Applicable
  • MEANT FOR ADVENTURE: Spot Gen4 provides critical, life-saving line of communication when you travel beyond cell towers; Let family know you're ok or push the SOS button to send your GPS to emergency responders if you need help
  • NO CELL PHONE OR SERVICE-NO PROBLEM: With the Tracking feature Gen4 can transmit location updates when you are moving and when you stop; Keep one in your child's backpack for the walk home
  • GLOBALSTAR SATELLITE & SPOT products use GPS to determine location and transmit GPS coordinates to others; SPOT users can notify friends, family or emergency rescue their exact GPS coordinates
  • WHAT'S IN THE BOX: Spot Gen4 device, Strap and Carabiner, USB Cable, Batteries and quick start guide; Subscription required; Two service plans available
  • PURCHASE, ACTIVATE, EXPLORE: Grab a Spot Gen4; Activate by selecting your service plan; Get out there and explore the world with peace of mind

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