inReach SOS Calls


Before you can use the SOS function, you must have an active satellite subscription on the connected inReach® device. Always test your device before you use it outdoors.


Ensure the inReach device has a clear view of the sky when using the SOS function, because this feature requires satellite access to operate properly.


Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

When a compatible inReach device is paired to the chartplotter, you can contact the Garmin Response℠ center to request help. From the chartplotter, you can initiate, cancel, and monitor the status of an inReach SOS call, as well as communicate with the Garmin Response team while you wait for help to arrive.

You should only use the SOS function in a real emergency situation.

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March 2024