Garmin GPSMAP 66i Satellite Communicator & GPS

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goHUNT Highlights

  • inReach technology allows you to send an SOS signal or send and receive messages in the most remote locations

  • Rechargeable lithium battery offers up to 200 hours of battery life in Expedition mode with 30-minute tracking intervals

  • Fully functional GPS that accepts micro SD memory cards

Manufacturer Highlights

  • Compatible with the Garmin Explore website to make planning trips and managing waypoints easier than ever

  • Large 3-inch screen to make navigating easier

  • Uses the Iridium satellite network for reliable communication and weather information

  • Warranty - Limited

The Garmin GPSMAP 66i pairs the power of a handheld GPS device with the convenience of a satellite communicator in one compact unit. It comes preloaded with Garmin TOPO maps and the ability to download BirdsEye Satellite imagery directly to the device for free. The GPSMAP 66i uses the same Iridium satellite network as the inReach devices, this guarantees great service no matter how far you are from the trailhead (subscription required). This gives you the ability to check in with family and friends, get help for a pack out, or get help if you are injured. The GPSMAP 66i uses that same Iridium satellite network to give you up to date weather information no matter where you are.

Previous satellite communicators have had subpar mapping capabilities that forced users to carry an additional GPS or rely on smartphone maps. The GPSMAP 66i overcomes this hurdle with a large 3-inch screen and the best that Garmin has to offer in map products. Another notable feature is that this device does have a micro SD card slot that allows you to increase the memory of the device and use maps from 3rd party providers. The GPSMAP 66i is compatible with the Garmin Explore website and app allowing you to manage waypoints, routes, activities, and collections on your phone or computer.

Weight 7.5 oz
Dimensions 2.6" x 6.4" x 1.4"
Display Dimensions 1.5" x 2.5"; 3" diag
microSD Card Compatibility Yes
Battery Life Up to 35 hours at 10-minute tracking
Up to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power save mode)
Battery Type Rechargeable internal lithium-ion
Memory 16 GB
Waypoints 10,000
Waterproof IPX7 (immersion in up to 1 m of water for up to 30 minutes)
Manufacturer Warranty Limited

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Bbruce Braun
Garmin 66I GPS

I have sent the unit back because I had accidentally ordered two of them so return yours.

Nathan Voris
Didn't have to use it! But glad I had it!

Purchased for recent WY antelope and mule deer hunt. Didn't need it, bit the peace of mind having it (and peace of mind for my wife) is priceless. Easy setup, solid desktop maps and ability to set points of interest. Happy with the purchase.

Texas Hunter
Trust your instincts!

OK mapping and elevation detail but not our primary. Ready for the GoHunt App! Accuracy was generally good with the exception of one bad experience. We worked to the back of a large basin tracking an elk herd. It reached time to head back to base camp. After following the GPSMAP 66i all day the Garmin 66i tried to send us in the OPPOSITE direction we were heading. We were at the bottom of the basin, in tall and heavy dark timber with a long way to go. After careful consideration, we disregarded the Garmin's attempt to re-direct and later broke out of the timber and found the old logging road we were seeking. Our phone GPS's did the same thing, like being in the Bermuda Triangle for a few hours. We continued in the same direction we'd been on for several hours before the Garmin 66i tried to redirect us. Fortunately we used our heads and followed our instincts by staying on our heading. The Garmin 66i eventually returned to the original heading as we broke out of the timber and stayed on track afterword. Otherwise accurate. Also, the texting feature from the device or via bluetooth to your cell phone works well when out of cellular reception. Like the SOS feature as well.

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