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.
The Iridium® satellite network1 lets you send and receive custom and preset text messages or emails with a delivery confirmation2.
Share your adventures with your web-based MapShare™ trip-sharing page so loved ones can see your progress or ping your device to see your GPS location2.
In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to get emergency help from a 24/7 global monitoring center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network2.
Receive weather forecasts directly on your device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead2.
Get smart notifications right on your GPSMAP 86sci handheld when you pair it with your compatible smartphone.
GARMIN EXPLORE™ APP
Sync GPSMAP 86sci with Garmin Explore for cloud management of your favorite waypoints, tracks and routes.
GPSMAP 86sci offers Wi-Fi® connectivity, ANT+® technology and BLUETOOTH® wireless technology for easy wireless updates and connections. .
The GPSMAP 86sci helps you keep gear to a minimum with a built-in LED flashlight that can be used as a beacon to signal for help.
The internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 40 hours of battery life in standard mode and up to 200 hours in expedition mode3.
Physical & Performance
|Physical dimensions||WxHxD: 2.75" x 7" x 1.7" (7 x 17.8 x 4.4 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|
9.59 oz (272 g)
|Display type||transflective, 65K color TFT|
|Battery type||rechargeable internal lithium ion|
|Battery life||Up to 35 hours in 10-minute tracking mode; up to 200 hours (expedition mode)|
Maps & Navigation
|Track log||20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities|
|External memory storage||microSD™ card (not included)|
|Ability to add maps||Yes|
|Send and receive text messages to SMS and email||Yes|
|Exchange locations with other inReach device||Yes|
|inReach remote compatible||Yes|
|Sun and moon information||Yes|
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)||Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)|
|Send and receive text messages to other inReach device||Yes|
|MapShare compatible with tracking||Yes|
|Compass||Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)|
|Virtual keyboard for custom messaging||Yes|
|Custom maps compatible||Yes|