GARMIN INREACH MINI

The Yepzon Freedom GPS Tracking device is used to track your family and friends. You can have this device as your keychain. With this device, you will be relieved from worrying about your loved ones. The built-in SOS button allows you to share location details during an emergency and so you can view the location of your loved ones anytime from your mobile phone.

Garmin inreach mini setup

Garmin Inreach Mini Setup

The Garmin inReach Mini GPS is one of the best GPS devices. It helps maintain a steady connection even while off the grid. The device is very compact and can easily fit into your palm. The inReach device allows you to send and receive text messages, track the to and fro journey, and also trigger an SOS alert to contact the response team in times of need. With simple connectivity, inReach Mini is more than a valuable asset compared to a tablet or a smartphone. With the help of the Garmin app (for smartphones), the process of sending and receiving messages from the cockpit is much easier. This can be done even in areas where you do not get a cell phone reception.

GARMIN INREACH MINI FEATURES

Some of the notable features of the Garmin inReach Mini are:

  • Interactive SOS
  • Sends and receives text messages to email addresses
  • Sends and receives SMS alerts
  • The ability to exchange locations with another Garmin inReach device
  • Easy custom messaging with the virtual keyboard
  • Mapshare is compatible with tracking
  • Easy route selection and mapshare during a trip
  • Sending waypoints to mapshare during a trip
  • Remote compatible
  • Wireless connectivity: Bluetooth

GARMIN INREACH MINI HOW TO USE

  • On the device, you will see a good amount of physical features.
  • The Iridium antenna
  • Operation buttons on either side
  • USB port to charge
  • The Power button
  • The SOS button
  • Mounting screw
  • Charge the Garmin device for a couple of hours before use.
  • Press the Power button to turn on your Garmin device.

GARMIN INREACH MINI APP

Only with the help of the app, you can track the Garmin device on your smartphone. The app is compatible with both mobile operating systems (iOS and Android).

FOR ANDROID

  • First, you have to open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone.
  • Tap the search bar and type Earthmate; tap the Search icon.
  • Once Earthmate opens, tap Install.

FOR IOS

  • Open the App Store on your iOS phone.
  • Search for Earthmate in the search bar and tap the Enter button.
  • Once the Earthmate page opens, tap the GET button.
  • The app will be downloaded to your iOS phone.

GARMIN INREACH MINI LOGIN

  • Open the default browser on your computer.
  • Click the address bar and type the Garmin Explore URL. Press the Enter button.
  • Once the Garmin page opens, you have two methods.
  • In case you already have an account, click Sign In.
  • On the welcome screen, select Yepzon Freedom.
  • When the app requests a QR code, scan it from the left side of your Yepzon package (box).
  • Select Connect Yepzon and wait until the device is paired with your smartphone.

GARMIN INREACH MINI MANUAL

    You can easily download the Garmin user manual from the Garmin inReach Mini support page.

  • Open the default browser and enter the URL for the device.
  • Once the page opens, click the Manuals tab on the left pane.
  • Click Owner's Manual (PDF).
  • The manual will open on a new page.
  • Click the Download icon.

GARMIN INREACH MINI ACTIVATION

If you wish to activate the Garmin inReach Mini GPS device, you need to create an account.

  • Once you create an account on the Garmin webpage, select a satellite subscription.
  • Turn on the Garmin inReach Mini device.
  • Follow the commands on the device.
  • When prompted, step outside to an open area where you can have a clear view of the sky.
  • Now, you have to wait for the device to communicate with the satellite network (The process might take 10-20 minutes. It might also take longer because the device has to send and receive signals).

HOW DO I UPDATE MY INREACH FIRMWARE?

  • Open the Garmin app on your smartphone.
  • On the app, tap the Settings icon.
  • Select Updates.
  • Wait for the app to look out for the recent updates.
  • If there are any updates available, tap the Install All button located at the bottom of the screen.

HOW DO I SYNC MY INREACH TO MY COMPUTER?

  • Open the Garmin explore website on your computer.
  • Once the page opens in the browser, locate and click the Plans & Devices option.
  • Since the device is already connected, click the Sync & Update option next to the device.
  • Follow the on-screen commands and start the sync to your computer.

HOW DO I SYNC MY INREACH MINI TO MY PHONE?

  • Open the app on your smartphone.
  • Make sure that the smartphone and the Garmin inReach device are within a proximity range (maximum 10 ft).
  • Now, select Setup in the app.
  • Select Bluetooth > Pair Device.
  • Once the device is paired, follow the on-screen commands.
  • Complete the pairing process.

HOW TO REPLY TO A MESSAGE ON INREACH MINI?

  • From the Messages page on the app, select the OK button.
  • Choose the conversation you want to reply to and select the Reply button.
  • To send a pre-written message, select the Pick Quick Text option.
  • To send a custom message (your own), select Write Message.
  • Once you have the message compiled, select the Tick button and then choose Send.

GARMIN INREACH CHARGING

  • Charging the Garmin inReach Mini device is quite simple.
  • Open the weather cap on the left side of the device.
  • You will see a USB port.
  • Connect the USB cable to the Garmin device and the computer.
  • The device will start charging.

GARMIN INREACH MINI TROUBLESHOOTING

Now, we all know that devices do function perfectly for a long time. However, there are some issues you will come across after prolonged use of any device. So get ready; here are some simple solutions that can fix the issues you might face with the Garmin inReach Mini device.

HOW DO I SOFT RESET MY GARMIN INREACH MINI?

  • If you find that the device does not function properly, the best solution is to perform a soft reset.
  • Press the Back button and the Power button on the device at the same time.
  • Hold both the buttons until the device turns off.
  • Turn on the device; the soft reset is complete.

FACTORY RESET THE INREACH MINI

  • Go to the Main menu on the device.
  • Select the Setup option.
  • Choose Recovery options > Restore Defaults.
  • Follow the commands on the screen and complete the factory reset.

GARMIN INREACH MINI NOT CHARGING

If the Garmin inReach device is not charging properly,

  • Ensure that the charging USB cable is properly attached to the device and the computer.
  • If you are using a faulty cable, replace it immediately.
  • Make sure that the computer is turned on to charge the device.
  • If you are charging the device when it is fully dead, keep the device on charge for at least 30 minutes to power on.

GARMIN INREACH MINI NOT ACTIVATING

  • You need to ensure that you have the Garmin account set up and logged in.
  • Make sure that the device is out in the open area where there are no dense trees or tall buildings.
  • You need to be patient. The activation time depends on the communication with the satellite network.

GARMIN INREACH MINI NOT PAIRING

  • Ensure that the smartphone with the Garmin app and the Garmin inReach device are in close range.
  • Make sure to perform a soft reset. Press the Power button and the Back button at the same time and hold them until the device powers off. Later on, press the Power button to turn on the device. Also, ensure that the device is within the connection range of the smartphone (Bluetooth connection).

GARMIN INREACH MINI WON'T TURN ON

  • Make sure that the Garmin device has some charge left.
  • Press and hold the device’s Power button for a couple of seconds and see if it powers on.
  • If you feel that the charge is completely drained, charge the device for an hour or so and wait for it to turn on.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the Garmin inReach Mini device.

  • If you are using the device for a 10-minute tracking, the life of the battery will be 35 hours.
  • If the mode is in default with a 10- minute tracking interval, the battery will last up to 90 hours.
  • If it is in the extended tracking mode, the battery life will be 24 days.

The maximum time to activate the device will take up to 14-20 minutes.

  • Open the browser on your computer.
  • Log in to the Garmin Explore website.
  • Select the Plans & Devices option on the page.
  • In the Subscription section, where you read Suspended, click Edit.
  • Click the Reactivate button.