The latest Apple smartphones and Huawei’s Mate 50 have opted to offer technology for satellite communication. This type of technology allows users can communicate even in those places where coverage does not reach of mobile telephony.
Generally, devices from large manufacturers do not have this option. However, that does not imply that it is not useful. In fact, this type of communication could save more than one life. in emergency situations. For all that the satellite connection can benefit the devices, the Garmin company has opted for a new satellite communicator inReach Messenger.
Its novelty will make it possible for there to be a global two-way messaging and will implement an option to activate an interactive SOS warning, with an autonomy of up to 28 days. Through inReach Messenger, Garmin wants to ensure that users can communicate at any time, with mobile coverage when available or with the Iridium satellite network.
The communicator has a compact format and has a IPX7 certified water resistance. This means that it has been proven that the device can be submerged up to one meter in water for half an hour.
The inReach Messenger also works as an external battery for the mobile. According to its developers, you can transfer a “safety charge”enough so that a personalized text message can be sent.
The device has a dedicated SOS button and an app called ‘Garmin Messenger’ so that users can send an emergency signal quickly. The company details that, when the notice is given, the communicator sends it to Garmin’s IERCC, available 24 hours a day and throughout the week.
With inReach Messenger it is very difficult to get lost, since this record the journey of the user every ten minutes. When the person alerts that he is lost, TracBack will be able to indicate the path he has traveled to retrace his steps.
In addition, the device allows users to consult the weather alerts and look up weather forecasts for both the location they are in and another location they want to go to.
Garmin has pointed out that its inReach Messenger satellite communicator is priced at €299.99. Also, for the active satellite subscription plan, consumers will have to subscribe to one that costs 14.99 euros per month.