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Garmin GPSMAP 86sci Handheld GPS

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Garmin GPSMAP 86sci Handheld GPS

Item # 956063


Stay on course with the GPSMAP 86sci handheld. It provides all the outdoor functions and global communications of the GPSMAP 66 series and adds on-the-water features — including BlueChart g3 charts and wireless connectivity to your onboard marine system.


  • Sync with compatible Garmin chartplotters and instruments to see real-time boat data displayed right on your handheld
  • Get convenient remote operation of select onboard Fusion marine products
  • When you're underway, an adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications as you pass over swells for more accurate tracking
  • Preloaded BlueChart g3 coastal charts give you leading-edge coverage, clarity and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics data
  • Even when you're not at the helm, you can control your boat. Access the autopilot app to change heading, engage pattern steering and follow a GPS route
  • Whether you're out for a day of fishing, sailing or cruising, gain peace of mind that comes from having a backup navigator
  • Navigate anywhere with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass


  • Dimensions: 2.65" x 7" x 1.7" (6.75w x 17.8h x 4.4d cm)
  • Display Size: 1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
  • Display Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels
  • Display Type: transflective, 65K color TFT
  • Weight: 9.59 oz (272 g)
  • Waterproof: IPX7
  • Battery Type: rechargeable, internal lithium-ion
  • Battery Life: up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking; up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)
  • Mil-Std-810: yes (thermal, shock, water)
  • Interface: high speed microUSB and NMEA 0183 compatible
  • Memory/History: 16 GB (user space varies based on included mapping)

Maps and Memory:

  • Preloaded Maps: Yes (BlueChart g3 included)
  • Ability To Add Maps
  • Basemap
  • Map Segments
  • Satellite Imagery: yes (direct to device)
  • Includes Searchable Points Of Interests (Parks, Campgrounds, Scenic Lookouts And Picnic Sites): yes (downloadable from Garmin Express)
  • Displays National, State And Local Parks, Forests, And Wilderness Areas: yes (downloadable from Garmin Express)
  • External Memory Storage: yes (32 GB max microSD card, not included)
  • Waypoints/Favorites/Locations
  • Tracks
  • Navigation Track Log: 20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities
  • Navigation Routes: 250, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing
  • Rinex Logging


  • High-Sensitivity Receiver
  • GPS
  • Galileo
  • Barometric Altimeter
  • Compass: Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
  • GPS Compass (While Moving)

Daily Smart Features:

  • Connect Iq (Downloadable Watch Faces, Data Fields, Widgets And Apps)
  • Smart Notifications On Handheld
  • Virb Remote
  • Pairs With Garmin Connect Mobile
  • Active Weather

Safety And Tracking Features:

  • Livetrack

Outdoor Recreation:

  • Point-To-Point Navigation
  • Area Calculation
  • Hunt/Fish Calendar
  • Sun And Moon Information
  • Xero Locations
  • Geocaching-Friendly: yes (Geocache Live)
  • Custom Maps Compatible: yes (500 custom map tiles)
  • Picture Viewer
  • Led Beacon Flashlight

Inreach Features:

  • Interactive Sos
  • Send And Receive Text Messages To Sms And Email
  • Send And Receive Text Messages To Other Inreach Device
  • Exchange Locations With Other Inreach Device
  • Mapshare Compatible With Tracking
  • Virtual Keyboard For Custom Messaging
  • Send Waypoints To Mapshare During Trip
  • Send Route Selection To Mapshare During Trip
  • Inreach Remote Compatible

Outdoor Applications:

  • Compatible With Garmin Explore App
  • Garmin Explore Website Compatible
  • Connections


  • Wireless Connectivity: BLUETOOTH, ANT+


  • GPSMAP 86sci handheld with BlueChart g3 for the U.S
  • Powered mount
  • Lanyard
  • USB to Micro USB cable
  • USB to 2 pin cable
  • Mounting hardware
  • Documentation

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good to be Tracked. The tracking set up with the Garmin account was quick and simple.
Date published: 2023-06-27
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