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Garmin Handheld GPSMAP 66i

Garmin Handheld GPSMAP 66i
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This handheld GPSMAP and satellite communicator is built to military standards, has a built in LED flashlight and multi-GNSS support.
NZ $999.00
The Garmin handheld GPSMAP 66i allows you to navigate trails with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, 3-axis electronic compass and a barometer to monitor weather.

You can download high resolution maps directly to the GPSMAP 66i without a subscription to easily find trails, find parking, create waypoints and more.

Garmin Handheld GPSMAP 66i Features

  • Large 3” sunlight-readable color display for easy viewing.
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the GEOS 24/7 search and rescue monitoring centre; two-way messaging via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network (satellite subscription required).
  • 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.
  • Internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 35 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode; 200 hours in Expedition mode with 30-minute tracking intervals.

Garmin Handheld GPSMAP 66i Specifications

Physical dimensions 2.5” x 6.4” x 1.4” (6.2 x 16.3 x 3.5 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 colour TFT
Weight 8.1 oz (230 g) with batteries
Battery Rechargeable internal lithium ion
Battery life Up to 35 hours in 10-minute tracking mode; up to 200 hours (expedition mode)
Water rating IPX7
MIL-STD-810 Yes (thermal, shock, water)
Interface High speed micro USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
High sensitivity receiver Yes
Memory/history 16 GB  (user space varies based on included mapping)

Maps and Memory

Preloaded maps Yes (TopoActive, routable)
Ability to add maps Yes
Basemap Yes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Map segments 15,000
Birdseye Yes (direct to device)
External memory storage microSD™ card (not included)
Includes detailed hydrographic features (coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams) Yes
Includes searchable points of interest (parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites) Yes
Displays National, State and local parks, forests, and wilderness areas Yes
Waypoints 10,000
Tracks 250
Track log 20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities
Routes 250, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing
Rinex logging Yes



Galiled Yes
Barometric altimeter Yes
Compass Yes (tilt compensated 3-axis)
GPS compass (while moving) Yes

Daily Smart 

Connect IQ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) Yes
Weather Yes
VIRB® remote Yes
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ mobile Yes
Active weather Yes
Smart notifications on handheld Yes

Safety and Tracking

Livetrack Yes

Outdoor Recreation

Point to point navigation Yes
Compatible with Basecamp™ Yes
Area calculation Yes
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Xero™ locations Yes
Geocoaching friendly Yes (Geocache live)
Custom maps compatible Yes (500 custom map tiles)
Picture viewer Yes
LED beacon flashlight Yes


Wireless connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, ANT+®)


Interactive SOS Yes
Send and receive text messages to SMS and email Yes
Send and receive text messages to other inReach devices Yes
Exchange locations with other inReach devices Yes 
Map share compatible with tracking Yes 
Virtual keyboard for custom messaging Yes
inReach remote compatible Yes

Outdoor applications

Compatible with Garmin Explore app Yes
Garmin explore website compatible Yes

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