Garmin inReach Mini vs Somewear Global Hotspot

Let’s compare the Garmin inReach Mini vs Somewear Global Hotspot and see if there is a clear winner between these satellite communicators.

What they Have in Common

  • Garmin inReach Mini vs Somewear Global HotspotS.O.S. Call Button
  • 2-way Messaging
  • Global Pole-to-Pole Satellite Coverage
  • Topo Maps when Synced to Smartphone
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Tracking
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Flexible Subscription Plans

How they are Different

  • The Somewear Global Hotspot is a Dumb Device when Not Synced with Your Smartphone
  • The Mini can 2-way Message, Request a Weather Forecast and Track without being Synced to Your Smartphone
  • You Can Create Routes on the Garmin Explore Map Page on your Computer to be Used on the Mini
  • The Mini 2 can TracBack

Results of My Field Tests

I have tested both the Garmin inReach Mini and the Somewear Global Hotspot many times here in Colorado, and even though I like the Somewear Global Hotspot, there really is no comparing these two satellite communicators.

The Garmin inReach Mini and now the Mini 2 have much more power in functions when using the device by itself and also when synced to your smartphone.

At the time I created this video comparison, the inReach Mini was my favorite satellite messenger, however, since the Garmin Mini 2 came out, it has replaced the Mini as my new favorite satellite communicator.

I always try to be fair when comparing these devices, but I will always be honest with my personal opinions here on Hiking Emergency Beacon.

Check out the YouTube comparison video below.

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Garmin 010-01879-00 InReach Mini, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Orange
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Garmin 010-01879-00 InReach Mini, Lightweight and Compact Satellite Communicator, Orange
  • Small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator enables 2 way text messaging using the 100 percentage global Iridium network (satellite subscription required)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center (satellite subscription required). Display size-0.9 x 0.9 inch
  • Access downloadable maps, U.S. NOAA charts, color aerial imagery and more by using the free Garmin Earthmate app and compatible devices
  • Optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach Mini or paired device, basic and premium weather packages available
  • Send and receive inReach messages through compatible Garmin devices, including connected wearables and handhelds. Display resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
  • NOTICE: Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

Garmin 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.)
  • 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)

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

Go to Somewear Global Hotspot for More Information as it is not sold on Amazon.

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