Activating the Device

Before you can use the inReach® features of your GPSMAP® 66i device, you must activate it.

  1. Create an account, and select a satellite subscription at
  2. Turn on the device.
    NOTE: You must enter the device IMEI number and AUTH code to complete the online portion of activation before heading outdoors.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. From the main menu, select Activate, and go outdoors to an open area with a clear view of the sky.
  5. Wait while the device communicates with the Iridium® satellite network.
    NOTE: It may take up to 20 minutes to activate your device. The device must send and receive several messages, which takes longer than sending a single message during regular use.
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August 2023