Garmin GPSMAP 86i

GPS marine handheld with inReach® satellite communication functions. 


Water-resistant, floatable, sunlight-readable, 3-inch display, push-button operation for easy use on the water

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

Always connected with inReach satellite communications and two-way text messaging via the Iridium® satellite network with 100% global coverage (satellite subscription required)

Serves as a remote control for convenient operation of your Garmin autopilot and certain FUSION® marine products

Supports optional BlueChart® g3 maps

Customizable GPS filter to smooth speed and heading displays in rough seas

Live tracking independent of cellular network

GPS & GALILEO for position tracking

Lithium battery with up to 200 hours runtime (depending on live tracking setting)

Dimensions of 7 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm and a weight of 272 g

3-inch display with 240 x 400 pixel resolution

IPX7 waterproof and MIL-STD-810G shock and temperature resistant

16 GB internal memory, microSD card

Barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass

High-speed USB, Bluetooth LE

Garmin Connect IQ compatible (apps, widgets, data fields)

Connection to Garmin Explore

Weather forecast currently only available via WLAN, from fall 2019 also available via Iridium via update

Preloaded Garmin TopActive map of Europe, Birdseye satellite imagery included, additional countries/continents can be purchased

Help in case of need. Always and everywhere. Connected via direct communication and emergency button with the worldwide GEOS search and rescue control center at any time; reachable worldwide. Even without a radio network. Write and receive messages using InReach technology via the global Iridium satellite network. (Satellite subscription required)

Navigate in the field. More than precise. Thanks to quad helix antenna, support for GPS and GALILEO, and self-calibrating ABC sensors. 

Cellular usage for access to active weather forecasts and Geocaching Live.

Plan your trips with the Garmin Explore™ website and app. Manage waypoints, routes, activities and collections, use tracks and view data about your adventures.

Up to a week of battery life (lithium battery): 200 hours in expedition mode with 30-minute tracking intervals, up to 35 hours of battery life with 10-minute tracking.

The corresponding rates can be booked right away!

Expandable to ProteGear SmartSafety, the safety system with automatic dead man's switch



Note for current InReach device owners: Your InReach data plan and account can be easily transferred to a GPSMAP86i, the old InReach will be automatically deregistered.




Other differences to InReach Explorer+:


On the GPSMAP86i is currently not yet possible weather retrieval via Iridium. Will probably follow with update from fall 2019

On the Explorer+, the OSM maps for the whole world are available for free, on the GPSMAP66i at least the GARMIN maps (except for Europe) are chargeable. However, there is a wealth of Garmin-compatible maps on the net that can also be loaded onto the 66i via "Garmin BaseCamp".



Scope of delivery:


GPSMAP86i with worldwide base map

Holder with power supply

Carrying strap

USB to micro USB cable

USB to 2-pin cable

Mounting kit


Available for immediate delivery!


599,00 € 2

538,00 €

  • 0,27 kg
  • Available
  • Ships within 1-3 days1

Set sail with confidence with the GPSMAP® 86i handheld. Whether you're fishing, sailing, or cruising, having a backup navigation device with satellite communication and interactive SOS emergency call capabilities lets you enjoy your time on board in a more relaxed way. This premium handheld is floatable and has a 3-inch display that's easy to read even in sunlight. Wireless connectivity also makes it a virtual extension of your marine system on board. You get a better overview and additional practical functions.


Connecting to the boat

Sync the GPSMAP® 86i unit with compatible Garmin chartplotters and instruments to view real-time vessel data directly on the handheld unit. It can also serve as a remote control for convenient operation of your Garmin autopilot and certain FUSION marine products. When you're underway, the customizable GPS filter smooths out speed and heading readings in rough seas to increase tracking accuracy.

Satellite communication

Stay globally connected thanks to built-in inReach satellite technology and additional service options1, GPSMAP® 86i. You can send and receive two-way text messages, track and share your route, and send an interactive SOS distress call when needed to get help from a 24/7 global monitoring center via the Iridium satellite network with 100% global coverage. Also get weather forecasts right on the device to make informed decisions based on conditions on the ground or at your destination.

Optional BlueChart g3 charts

Auf dem GPSMAP® 86i-Gerät ist eine weltweite Basiskarte bereits vorinstalliert. Außerdem kannst du BlueChart g3-Küstenkarten hinzufügen, die eine branchenführende Abdeckung, Klarheit und Details mit integrierten Daten von Garmin und Navionics® bieten. Detaillierte Tiefenlinien ermöglichen es dir, Tiefenlinien von 0.3 Metern zu sehen, wodurch Bodenstrukturen genauer dargestellt werden. Das Ergebnis sind optimierte Angelkarten und zusätzliche Details für Sümpfe, Kanäle und Hafenpläne.

Always in touch

Receive smart notifications directly on your GPSMAP® 86i handheld when paired with your compatible smartphone. You can also sync your GPSMAP® 86i device with the Garmin Explore™ portal to manage your favorite waypoints, tracks and routes via the cloud. The GPSMAP® 86i device supports Wi-Fi, ANT+® technology and Bluetooth® wireless technology so you can easily update and connect wirelessly. Long trips are also taken care of with a built-in lithium battery that provides up to 35 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode2.

1Satellite subscription required

2Battery runtime may vary depending on usage. The battery is replaceable


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