ZOLEO vs Garmin Messenger

What are the differences between the ZOLEO vs Garmin Messenger, and how are they the same?

ZOLEO

Garmin inReach Messenger

What They Have in Common

  • SOS Emergency MessagingZOLEO
  • Global Pole-to-Pole Satellite Coverage
  • Two-way Messaging
  • MapShare or Check-in Messages
  • Weather Forecasts
  • Pair with ZOLEO App or the Messenger App
  • Long Battery Life
  • Both Devices Use WIFI, Cell Service, and Satellite Service
  • Lightweight and Compact

How are They Different

ZOLEO

  • ZOLEO Must be Paired with Your Smartphone to Message and to get Weather Forecasts.
  • Has Access to Maps via Check-in and Location Share.Garmin inReach Messenger
  • Dedicated Phone Number

Garmin Messenger

  • Has Access to Messaging, Weather Forecasts, Tracking and More on the Device Itself.
  • Does Not Have Access to Topo Maps.
  • Marine Weather Forecasts

Note: This is not an exhaustive list, but the major items I believe are the most important.

ZOLEO

Garmin inReach Messenger

My Thoughts After Field Testing

Both of these devices are the best satellite communicators on the market when you look at them only for their communication features.

If you’re interested in navigating or seeing quality maps, than neither of these devices would be right for you.

These devices are best for people that already have a way to navigate or don’t need to navigate. Again, they are extremely powerful communicators and should be seen that way, in my opinion.

Check out the YouTube video below for more information.

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

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)

This product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin.

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