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Garmin GPSMAP 86sci with BlueChart g3

Garmin GPSMAP 86sci with BlueChart g3

Regular price$649.99
  • Satellite Network: Iridium

Marine Handheld With BlueChart® g3 Coastal Charts and inReach® Capabilities

Cast Off Confidently with a Premium Marine Handheld GPS

Stay on course with the Garmin 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.

  • It’s water-resistant, and it floats, so it’s as at home on the water as you.
  • See all your marine system info at a glance with boat data streaming.
  • Cruise with peace of mind. inReach interactive SOS is there if you need it.
  • Send and receive custom and preset text messages from anywhere.
  • Get the best of Garmin and Navionics® data with preloaded BlueChart g3 coastal charts.
  • Stay out longer with up to 35 hours of battery life with 10-minute tracking.

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GPSMAP 86sci Handheld with inReach Capabilities

You're Never Out of Touch with the Garmin GPSMAP 86sci & BlueChart g3

Garmin GPSMAP 86sci Two-Way Messaging

Two-Way Messaging

The Iridium® satellite network* lets you send and receive custom and preset text messages or emails with a delivery confirmation2.

Garmin GPSMAP 86sci Trip Tracking

Trip Tracking

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.

Garmin GPSMAP 86sci SOS emergency response

Interatctive SOS

In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to the Garmin IERCC, a 24/7 staffed professional emergency response coordination center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network.

GPSMAP 86sci Features

  • Boat Data: Sync with compatible Garmin chartplotters and instruments to see real-time boat data displayed right on your handheld.
  • Marine Weather: Receive weather forecasts directly on your device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead.**
  • Fusion-Link Audio: Get convenient remote operation of select onboard Fusion marine products.
  • Accurate Tracking: When you’re underway, an adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications as you pass over swells for more accurate tracking.
  • BlueChart Coverage: Preloaded BlueChart g3 coastal charts give you leading-edge coverage, clarity, and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics data.
  • Autopilot Remote: 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.
  • Backup Navigation: Whether you’re out for a day of fishing, sailing, or cruising, gain peace of mind that comes from having a backup navigator.
  • ABC Sensors: Navigate anywhere with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather, and 3-axis electronic compass.
  • Smart Notifications: 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.
  • Wireless Connections: GPSMAP 86sci offers Wi-Fi® connectivity, ANT+® technology, and BLUETOOTH® wireless technology for easy wireless updates and connections.
  • LED Flashlight: 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.
  • Battery Life: The internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 40 hours of battery life in standard mode and up to 200 hours in expedition mode.^
Iridium Coverage

Iridium Coverage

The distinct constellation architecture of Iridium sets it apart as the sole network with complete global coverage, ensuring that communication is possible from any point on the planet. Through cross-linking of satellites, the network boasts dependable, low-latency, and weather-resistant connections.


  • Dimension: 2.65" W x 7" H x 1.7" D (6.75 cm x 17.8 cm x 4.4 cm)
  • Display Size: 1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 cm 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 micro USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
  • Memory/History: 16 GB (user space varies based on included mapping)
  • Connections: Wi-Fi®; BLUETOOTH®; ANT+®
Garmin GPSMAP 86sci
Garmin GPSMAP 86sci with BlueChart g3

What's in the Box

  • 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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*To access the Iridium® satellite network for live tracking and messaging, including SOS capabilities, an active satellite subscription is required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.
**Active satellite subscription required
^Battery life may vary depending on usage; battery is user-rechargeable
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