GARMIN INREACH MINI

RRP: $499

Honey, Garmin has shrunk the inReach! The new inReach Mini is tiny 100mm x 50mm and a paltry 100g in weight but packs plenty of punch when it comes to comms capability. The inReach Mini (when combined with an Iridium satellite subscription) features two-way messaging, 24/7 SOS and GPS tracking. When paired with the Earthmate app (via a smartphone) the Mini gains access to unlimited aerial images and mapping. That app also means inReach Mini users can access all the inReach features through the paired smartphone, enabling, among other things, easy messaging via the contact list. The inReach Mini is impact resistant and rated to IPX72 for waterresistance. The internal battery offers a claimed 50 hours of use (10-min tracking mode) and 20 days if you extend the interval to 30 minutes using track mode 3.

RRP: $499

WEBSITE: www.garmin.com.au