Garmin GPSMAP 86i


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Overview

Marine handheld GPS with inReach satellite communication capabilities.

- Water-resistant, floating design, sunlight-readable 3" display and button operation provide ease of use on the water

- Stream boat data from compatible chartplotters and instruments to consolidate your marine system information

- Stay in touch with inReach satellite communication and two-way text messaging via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network (satellite subscription required)

- Functions as a remote control for convenient operation of your Garmin autopilot and select FUSION® marine products

- Supports optional BlueChart g3 charts

- Adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications over swells

Cast off confidently with the GPSMAP® 86s handheld. Whether you’re out for a day of fishing, sailing or cruising, you’ll gain peace of mind that comes from having a backup navigator. This premium handheld floats and has a sunlight-readable 3” colour display. Plus, wireless connectivity makes it a virtual extension of your onboard marine system, giving you added awareness and convenience.

 

Please call - 01669 621044 - and speak with one of our friendly GPS experts.

 

 

 

----- ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR GPS FROM GPS TRAINING -----

PLUS - We don't just sell you a box with a GPS unit in. In with the price we teach you how to use it via our online training course (online resource), give you free factsheets and training manuals (in with your unit) and are only ever an email or telephone call away if you ever need any help.

PLUS - All GPS units are kept in stock and is sent out Royal Mail Special Delivery, so it will be with you the next working day.

PLUS - We also will take your old GPS as a trade-in, to get a value for your GPS unit please click here.

Buy and Learn from the experts - GPS Training.

With this GPS purchase, you get our 'gold' support package for 1 year at no extra cost (see below) - worth £145.00

GPS Support with GPS Training
Features

Satellite Communication

With built-in inReach satellite technology and additional service options1, GPSMAP® 86i helps you stay in touch globally. Send and receive two-way text messages, track and share your journey, and, if necessary, trigger an interactive SOS to get emergency help from a 24/7 global monitoring center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network. You can also receive marine weather forecasts directly on your device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead.

Connect With Your Boat

Sync GPSMAP86s with compatible Garmin chartplotters and instruments and you’ll see real-time boat data displayed right on your handheld. Plus, it can serve as a remote control for convenient operation of your Garmin autopilot and select FUSION marine products. When you’re underway, an adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications over swells for more accurate tracking.

Optional BlueChart g3 Charts

GPSMAP® 86s comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap. It also allows you to add BlueChart g3 coastal charts, giving you industry-leading coverage, clarity and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics® data. Detailed contours allow you to see 30 cm (1 ft)  contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in swamps, canals and port plans.

Stay in Touch

Get smart notifications right on your GPSMAP86s handheld when you pair it with your compatible smartphone. You can also sync GPSMAP86s with the Garmin Explore portal and app for cloud management of your favourite waypoints, tracks and routes. GPSMAP86s offers Wi-Fi® connectivity, ANT+® technology and Bluetooth® wireless technology for easy wireless updates and connections. For long voyages, its internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 40 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode

Specs

Specs
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS             WxHxD: 7 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm

DISPLAY SIZE                               3.8 x 6.3 cm; 3" diag (7.6 cm)

DISPLAY RESOLUTION                240 x 400 pixels

DISPLAY TYPE                             Transflective, 65K colour TFT

WEIGHT                                       272 g

BATTERY                                     Rechargeable internal lithium ion

BATTERY LIFE                             Up to 35 hours in 10-minute tracking mode; up to                                                          200 hours (expedition mode)

WATER RATING                         IPX7

HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER  YES

MEMORY/HISTORY                  16 GB

Maps & memory
ABILITY TO ADD MAPS           YES

BASEMAP                                   YES

AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) YES (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY               microSD™ card (not included)

WAYPOINTS/FAVOURITES/LOCATIONS      10000

TRACK LOG                  20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities

ROUTES                        250

Sensors
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER     YES

COMPASS                                YES (tilt-compensated 3-axis)

Outdoor recreation features
AREA CALCULATION                                   YES

AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS)    YES (with optional mapping for detailed roads)

GEOCACHING-FRIENDLY                            YES (paperless)

CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE                    YES   

HUNT/FISH CALENDAR                              YES

SUN AND MOON INFORMATION              YES

PICTURE VIEWER                                         YES

In the box
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FAQs

1. How much are the service plans for Garmin inReach products for the Garmin GPSMAP 86i?

You can find these online here.

2. When do I choose and activate my inReach service plan?

You do this online with Garmin as you register and set up your inReach Satellite Communicator.

3. Does the Garmin inReach work using mobile phone signal?

No, and communication (text messages and e-mail) is done using the global Iridium satellite coverage.

4. What are each of the map options available with the Garmin GPSMAP 86i?

– Garmin GPSMAP 86i with Birdseye PLUS Voucher (25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps)

You activate the map credit against your Garmin account and then once you have this map credit in place you have one year to download your 25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps.

25,000 sq km is larger than the size of Wales and the area you choose can be split (i.e. you can choose areas from all over Great Britain).

Don’t worry, if you buy the unit from GPS Training you will get a step by step guide of how to download this mapping.

– Garmin GPSMAP 86i with TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k (2021 edition - most recent)

This is full GB at 1:50k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit.

The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off-road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).

Outside National Parks the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.

Don’t worry, here at the GPS Training we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.

– Garmin GPSMAP 86i with TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:25k (2021 edition - most recent)

This is full GB at 1:50k, 1:50k and 1:250k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit. As you zoom in and out you pass through each of these three map sets.

The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off-road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).

Outside National Parks, the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.

Don’t worry, here at the GPS Training we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.

 

5. What is the best way to keep the Garmin GPSMAP 86i charged whilst off-grid?

You can see the power bank options available for the Garmin GPSMAP 86i here.


6. Does the Garmin GPSMap 86i display a temperature reading ?

The Garmin GPSMap 86i will display a temperature reading if paired with the Garmin Tempe Sensor , you then change one of the data box fields to display temperature.