Activating the Device
Before you can use the inReach® features of your GPSMAP® 66i device, you must activate it.
- Create an account, and select a satellite subscription at explore.garmin.com.
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.
- Follow the on-screen instructions.
- From the main menu, select Activate, and go outdoors to an open area with a clear view of the sky.
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.