ZOLEO vs Garmin inReach Mini 2

What satellite communicator will win between ZOLEO vs Garmin inReach Mini 2?


Garmin inReach Mini 2

What They Have in Common

How Are They Different?

    • Changes from WIFI to Cell Service to Satellite Coverage Automatically
    • Dedicated Phone Number
  • Garmin inReach Mini 2
    • Topo Maps on Synced Smartphone
    • Navigation and Tracks on Device and Smartphone
    • 2-way Messaging and Weather from the Device

Garmin inReach Mini 2

What Are They Good At?

  • ZOLEO is better at communicating as it has a dedicated phone number, plus it changes automatically from WIFI to cell service to satellite service. This would be a great device for someone who primarily needs to communicate and already has the ability to navigate and see maps.
  • The Garmin inReach Mini 2 has topo and aerial maps, plus it can navigate and TracBack. The Mini 2 is a better option for hiking, backpacking or any outdoor adventure when you want to communicate and navigate.

Final Thoughts

I would strongly consider ZOLEO if you are primarily camping and need to communicate, but outside of that, I would go with the Garmin Mini 2 as it can do everything the ZOLEO can do, plus you can navigate and see maps.

This is a personal decision and much your decision will be centered around how you use the satellite messenger and what your priorities are.

Check out this YouTube video below for more information.

ZOLEO Satellite Communicator – Two-Way Global SMS Text Messenger & Email, Emergency SOS Alerting, Check-in & GPS Location – Android iOS Smartphone Accessory
  • 🌎ZOLEO GLOBAL TWO-WAY SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR: Rugged, GPS location-aware and Iridium satellite based, the ZOLEO device links with the free ZOLEO app on your smartphone to keep you connected when outside cell coverage. Monthly subscription required: $20, $35 or $50 (25, 250 or unlimited satellite messages) with unlimited check-in, SOS, cell and Wi-Fi messages included. After the initial 3-month commitment, suspend for just $4/mo. Plans available in USA, Canada, Australia, EU but work globally.
  • ✉️GLOBAL MESSAGING AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE: ZOLEO extends your messaging coverage to everywhere on earth transmitting over the lowest cost network available (satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi). ZOLEO offers a familiar text messaging experience to and from any SMS text number, email address or another ZOLEO app user. By taking advantage of cellular or Wi-Fi when available and the Iridium network (a truly global satellite network) when it isn’t, ZOLEO offers seamless coverage wherever you go!
  • 📲DEDICATED SMS PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL ADDRESS: Your assigned ZOLEO SMS number and email address allows your contacts to initiate messaging with you, as opposed to them waiting to receive a message from you to which they can reply.
  • 🆘EMERGENCY ALERTING & MEDICAL ASSIST: If something goes wrong, declaring an SOS ensures your SOS alert and GPS coordinates are sent to the expert 24/7 emergency monitoring service. Your ZOLEO service also includes Medical Assist, a convenient 24/7 chat service for non-emergency medical advice, help locating medical services or replacing medical supplies.
  • ✅CHECK-IN & LOCATION SHARING: Check in to let others know you’re OK (using built-in device button or the ZOLEO app) and share your GPS location via messages, check-ins, automated Location Share+ updates or through a secure Share Map URL. Location Share+ (add-on at $6/mo) allows for automatic location sharing at a selected interval and includes a breadcrumb trail viewable on a map.

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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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