Providing global two-way messaging and interactive SOS, the inReach Messenger keeps you connected with friends and family even when you’re out of cell coverage. Use the device to check in with contacts, read and reply to their responses with preset messages and even share your GPS location data if you like. More detailed texting and group messaging are easy when using the Garmin Messenger™ smartphone app. Or send/receive messages by using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables or other devices. Seamless switching between Wi-Fi® wireless networking and cellular/satellite networks gives you superior connectivity and cost-efficiency for all your communications. And the on-device display gives you the ability to confirm that your message has been sent. You’ll even see a response that help is on the way in case of emergency. The communicator’s internal, rechargeable lithium battery gives up to 28 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode — and provides safety charging to help recover a depleted phone.
I had been using the Mini 1 since it came out and upgraded to the messenger because:
1) Improved battery life
2) VASTLT improved messenger app. This is real upgrade for me, the new app is so much better and intuitive