How to Set a Waypoint on the Garmin inReach Mini 2

Check out how to Set a Waypoint on the Garmin inReach Mini 2 in this field test.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Set a Waypoint on the Device

It’s really easy to create a waypoint on the inReach Mini 2. Follow these steps below.

  • Go into the MENU

Mark Waypoint on the Mini 2

  • Select NAME
  • Select one of the names listed or TYPE NAME for a unique name

Change name of waypoint on the Mini 2

  • Select ICON
  • Select a category. I use Outdoors
  • Select the most appropriate icon
  • Then back arrow out.

Change waypoint icon on the Mini 2

Now you can navigate to the waypoint by following these steps.

  • Go into the MENU
  • Select NAVIGATE
  • Select WAYPOINTS
  • Then select the waypoint you created
  • and Select GO

It’s really that easy.

Garmin inReach Mini 2

Set a Waypoint with the Explore App

Here’s how you create a waypoint with the Explore App on your smartphone

  • Open the Explore App
  • Select the (+) icon on the top left of the screen
  • Click on the flag icon and change to the icon you want
  • Click on the name. It shows up by the flag icon with the date for the name. Change it to what you want.
  • Type in the name and select OK

Create waypoint with the Explore App

  • Next, select GO
  • Pick the device you want to navigate by if you have more than one Garmin device, or you can navigate by both
  • There may be another screen that shows up if you only selected one device to navigate by.

Create waypoint with the Explore App

That’s it. It’s easy to create waypoints either way, but I find it easier and more convenient to use the Explore App.

Final Thoughts

I hope this helps you. I believe it’s much easier to use the Explore App, but you should know how to use both in case you lose Bluetooth or you don’t want to use your phone on the adventure.

You can see more about how to create waypoints by watching the YouTube video below.

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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