The Garmin inReach Messenger lets you send text messages in the backcountry, and it's going cheap with this rare deal

Garmin inReach Messenger device beside phone with Garmin inReach app installed
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Right now, you can pick up the Garmin inReach Messenger for just $249.99 at Amazon. That's a saving of 17% off the list price, and the cheapest this tiny satellite communicator has been this year.

The inReach Messenger is a tiny device that's a potential lifesaver when you're camping, hiking, or bikepacking in remote locations. It connects to your phone via the Garmin Messenger app (available for both iOS and Android), and lets you send and receive text messages via satellite, letting you stay in touch even when there's no cellular connectivity.

If you're not in the US, scroll down for the best deals on the Garmin inReach Messenger where you are.

Garmin inReach Messenger:$299.99$249.99 at AmazonSave $50

Garmin inReach Messenger: $299.99 $249.99 at Amazon
Save $50 This tiny satellite communicator rarely goes on sale, and this is the cheapest we've seen it since Black Friday 2023. It's available for free next-day delivery if you move quickly, so you'll be ready for your next adventure straight away.

You can also use the device to send an interactive SOS to Garmin's control room, which will put you in touch with the appropriate emergency or rescue services wherever you are in the world.

In order to use the inReach Messenger, you'll need a Garmin inReach subscription. There are long-term plans for regular explorers, plus monthly options if you're only planning to be away for a short time. There are three consumer plans (safety, recreation, and expedition) that you can choose from depending on how many messages you want to send, and which location and weather features you want.

If you're not in the US, here are the best Garmin inReach Messenger deals near you:

Cat Ellis

Cat is the editor of Advnture, She’s been a journalist for 15 years, and was fitness and wellbeing editor on TechRadar before joining the Advnture team in 2022. She’s a UK Athletics qualified run leader, and in her spare time enjoys nothing more than lacing up her shoes and hitting the roads and trails (the muddier, the better), usually wearing at least two sports watches.