Garmin inReach Subscription Plan

What Garmin inReach Subscription Plan should I get? Should I get the Monthly Plan or Annual Plan?

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How do I know if the Recreation plan in better than the Safety Plan or the Expedition Plan?

Monthly or Annual Subscription Plan?

Here’s what Garmin recommends when you’re considering a monthly or annual plan.

Garmin inReach Monthly or Annual Plans

Personally, I would go a little farther with my advice.

If you will use your Garmin inReach satellite messenger up to 8 months, then it will still be less expensive then the annual plans.

However, I would absolutely recommend the monthly plan if you only go out in the summer, hunting season, ski season, etc.

Safety, Recreation or Expedition Plan?

Here are the plan features from Garmin.

Garmin inReach Subscription Plan Features

For the majority of Garmin satellite messenger users, I would recommend the Recreation Plan. You will get up to 40 free messages and unlimited tracking points and location requests.

Garmin GPSMAP 67i

If you only want to use your satellite messenger in emergencies then the Safety Plan may be the right one for you.

If you like to message a lot or want greater detail on tracking intervals, then I would recommend you consider the Expedition Plan.

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Safety Plan Subscription

inReach Safety Plan Subscription

Recreation Plan Subscription

inReach Recreation Plan Subscription

Expedition Plan Subscription

inReach Expedition Plan Subscription

Final Thoughts

For most users, the monthly recreation plan is my recommendation.

Please leave a comment below if you have any additional questions and check out the short YouTube video below.

Garmin inReach® Messenger Handheld Satellite Communicator, Global Two-Way Messaging
  • Small, rugged, lightweight satellite communicator enables two-way text messaging even in areas with no cell coverage (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices)
  • Send two-way messages globally; easily text back and forth directly with friends via the Garmin Messenger app, even when you’re out of cellular coverage. (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices.)
  • Group messaging via the Garmin Messenger smartphone app lets you share your adventures with multiple contacts simultaneously — and have group text chats with friends and family
  • Check in with contacts directly by using preset messages that do not count toward your allotted text messages (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices)
  • Share your GPS location (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices)
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the Garmin IERCC 24/7-staffed monitoring and coordination center for help in an emergency (Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communication devices)

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  • 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
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