Getting Started

When using your device the first time, you should complete these tasks to set it up and get to know the basic features.

  1. Press and hold Power to turn on the device.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to select your language and begin activating your device.
  3. Download the Garmin Messenger™ app to your phone, and follow the on-screen instructions to pair and activate your device (Pairing Your Phone and Activating the Device).

    You can use the Garmin Messenger app to compose and send messages using your phone.

  4. Download the Garmin Explore™ app to your phone, and log in with the account information you used to activate a service plan.

    You can use the Garmin Explore app for planning adventures, navigating, and sharing data with friends and family.

  5. Sync your device with the Garmin Messenger or Garmin Explore app (Syncing inReach Data).
  6. Test your device before you begin your trip (Testing the Device).
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November 2023