After being involved in several situations where there was no cell service I was looking for a satellite communication tool. The old InReach was too bulky and the Spot too limited in its capability and satelite coverage. When the InReach Mini came out it seemed like a perfect fit.
It is compact, light and battery life is very reasonable. The menus are not totally intuitive - it is worth reading the manual. The device paired easily with my phone. Using it with the phone is the sweet spot. You can access you contacts list, send detailed messages, see your track and look at detailed maps for navigation. I have not tried uploading tracks yet. The software is pretty good - like a lot of Garmin software the UI is not spectacular.
I took a star off for value because I think the subscription service is a bit steep but the price for the device is reasonable, and I got a nice price from Bike Tires Direct