How to Tracback with the Mini 2 without Paying for Tracking

A question came to me this week about How to Tracback with the Mini 2 without Paying for Tracking if you have a Safety or Recreation subscription plan.

I talked to Garmin Technical Support today and they told me how to Tracback without using tracking.

Two Ways to TracBack without Tracking

  • Navigate by a route and then stop navigating and Tracback to Start
  • Turn of Tracking, then Start Tracking. Then you can Tracback to Start

TracBack after Following a Route

The first and easiest way to use TracBack, when you don’t want to pay for tracking, is to navigate by a known route or you have created a route yourself.

Garmin inReach Mini 2 Navigation

After you have navigated using the route, you can stop navigating, then select TracBack to track back to the start.

Garmin inReach Mini 2 TracBack

Turn Off Tracking, Track, then TracBack

This second way to TracBack is great if you have the Safety or Recreation subscription plan and don’t want to pay for tracking.

Go into your Mini 2 menu and go to SETTINGS, then TRACKING and turn tracking OFF.

TracBack without Paying for Tracking

Now, you can START TRACKING, but not be paying for it, that will allow you to TracBack if you get lost.

I hope this helps. Please leave a comment or question below.

Checkout this short YouTube video about how to do this.

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)

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