Garmin GPSMAP 66i


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Overview

 Includes free Gold Support Package

 Precise navigation meets global communication in the rugged GPSMAP® 66i. Using inReach® technology, the button-operated GPS handheld and satellite communicator1 lets you trigger an interactive SOS to GEOS and enables two-way messaging and location tracking via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network.

Navigate confidently with preloaded Garmin TOPO mapping, direct-to-device BirdsEye Satellite Imagery downloads, multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) support, navigation sensors and LiveTrack capabilities. Wireless connectivity lets you access Active Weather forecasts and Geocaching Live right on your device.

With a satellite subscription, you can get basic weather updates offline. Pair with the Garmin Explore™ website and app to help you plan trips and manage routes, collections and waypoints, use tracks and review trip data from the field.

During extended activities, turn on Expedition mode for up to 200 hours of battery life in 30-minute tracking mode.

- Rugged GPS handheld and inReach satellite communicator with Garmin TopoActive Europe mapping

- Large 3" sunlight-readable colour display for easy viewing

- Trigger an interactive SOS to the GEOS 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center; two-way messaging via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network (satellite subscription required)

- Preloaded Garmin TopoActive Europe mapping with direct-to-device BirdsEye Satellite Imagery downloads (no annual subscription); includes multiple Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) support and navigation sensors

- Cellular connectivity lets you access Active Weather forecasts and Geocaching Live

- Compatible with the Garmin Explore™ website and app to help you manage waypoints, routes, activities and collections, use tracks and review trip data from the field.

- Precise navigation meets global communication in the rugged GPSMAP® 66i. Using inReach® technology, the button-operated GPS handheld and satellite communicator1 lets you trigger an interactive SOS to GEOS and enables two-way messaging and location tracking via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network.

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

Built for Tough Treks

The sturdy, button-operated GPSMAP 66i features a large 3" colour display you can see even in bright sunlight. If you're out in the field for long stretches of time, you can turn on Expedition mode and get up to 200 hours of battery life while using inReach technology. In the default tracking mode, you get up to 35 hours of battery life, and your device will save your location every 10 minutes.

inReach Satellite Communication

Staying in touch is vital, even on less challenging trips. Using inReach technology (subscription required), this handheld lets you trigger an SOS to the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team for interactive support in an emergency. It also enables two-way messaging and LiveTrack location sharing via the 100% global Iridium satellite network, so you can stay in contact with loved ones, teammates, headquarters and more.

Navigate With Confidence

GPSMAP 66i is fitted with the best in Garmin navigation. Preloaded Garmin TopoActive Europe mapping provides detailed views of topographic elevations, summits, parks, coastlines, rivers, lakes and geographical points. Direct-to-device downloads of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery provide high-resolution photo-realistic views of your route, trailheads, clearings and more — without an annual subscription. Support for multi-GNSS combined with altimeter, barometer and compass navigation sensors lets you track and navigate in challenging environments.

Weather Anywhere

Wireless cellular connectivity lets you access Active Weather for up-to-date forecasts, including predictive maps for temperature, wind, precipitation and clouds — right on the handheld when connected to Garmin Connect Mobile.

Pair with Your Mobile Device

The free Garmin Explore mobile app lets you plan, review and sync data, including waypoints, routes, activities and collections. Review completed activities while still in the field, even when you're off the grid. The app also lets you sync your GPSMAP 66i with your compatible mobile device so you can access unlimited maps, aerial imagery and U.S. NOAA charts. You can even use all of the inReach features on your paired mobile device. For easier messaging, you can access your phone's contact list from the Garmin Explore app to connect with fewer keystrokes. Plan for future trips and review previous activities from the Garmin Explore website. 

Specs
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 6.6 x 16.3 x 3.5 cm
DISPLAY SIZE 3.8 x 6.3 cm; 3" diag (7.6 cm)
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 240 x 400 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE Transflective colour TFT
WEIGHT 241 g
BATTERY Rechargeable lithium-ion
BATTERY LIFE Up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking; up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)
WATER RATING IPX7
MEMORY/HISTORY 16GB
HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER green tick
INTERFACE High-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

Maps & memory

PRELOADED MAPS Yes (topographic)
ABILITY TO ADD MAPS green tick
BASEMAP green tick
STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY microSD™ card (not included)
WAYPOINTS/FAVOURITES/LOCATIONS 10,000
ROUTES 250
TRACK LOG 20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit archives

Sensors

BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER green tick
COMPASS Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)

Outdoor recreation features

AREA CALCULATION green tick
AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) green tick
GEOCACHING-FRIENDLY Yes (paperless)
CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE green tick
HUNT/FISH CALENDAR green tick
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION green tick
PICTURE VIEWER green tick

Garmin Connect™

GARMIN CONNECT™ COMPATIBLE (ONLINE COMMUNITY WHERE YOU ANALYSE, CATEGORISE AND SHARE DATA)  

Additional

ADDITIONAL
  • Trigger an interactive SOS with 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center: Yes
  • Send and receive text messages to SMS and email: Yes
  • Send and receive messages with other inReach® users, exchange locations: Yes
  • Track and share location with friends and family on web-based MapShare® portal: Yes
  • Virtual keyboard for custom text messaging: Yes
  • Garmin Explore compatible: Yes
  • Garmin Connect IQ compatible: Yes
  • Wireless compatible: Yes (Wi-Fi®, BLUETOOTH® and ANT+®)
  • Map segments: 15,000
  • Active weather: Yes
  • Request weather forecasts for current location and planned destination: Yes
  • Smart Notifications: Yes
  • Live Tracking: Yes (with Garmin Explore)
  • BirdsEye direct to device: Yes (no annual subscription required)
  • MIL STD 810G ruggedness for thermal, shock and water performance
  • RINEX Logging: Yes
 In the box

In the Box

 - GPSMAP 66i

 - Access to Birdseye Satellite Imagery

 - Charging/data cable

 - Carabiner clip

 - Documentation

Only from GPS Training you also get in the box -

 - GPS Training getting started guide

 - Getting started with Garmin BaseCamp factsheet

 - Our 'gold' support package at no extra cost for 1 year - worth £145.00

Video

 

FAQ'S

1. How much are the service plans for Garmin inReach to work on the GPSMAP66i?

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 Garmin GPSMAP 66i?
  
– Garmin GPSMAP 66i with Western Europe TOPO ACTIVE Mapping

Garmin TOPO ACTIVE mapping is a proper digital map, as you zoom in you get more information and as you zoom out you get less. BUT, it is not an Ordnance Survey map, therefore it does not differentiate between Bridleways and Footpaths, it just marks them as paths. 

It covers 47 European countries, compiled using the community-generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database. Coverage for: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Kaliningrad only), San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the Vatican City.

– Garmin GPSMAP 66i 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 66i with TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k

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 66i with TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:25k

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 battery charge options are available for the Garmin GPSMAP 66i?

You can see the battery options available for the Garmin GPSMAP 66i.