Garmin GPSMAP 86i Marine Handheld with Satellite Communication Capabilities


Cast off confidently with the GPSMAP® 86i handheld.

Whether you’re out for a day of fishing, sailing or cruising, you’ll gain peace of mind that comes from having a backup navigator with satellite communication and interactive SOS.

This premium handheld floats and has a sunlight-readable 3” colour display.

Plus, wireless connectivity makes it a virtual extension of your onboard marine system, giving you added awareness and convenience.


  • Water-resistant, floating design, sunlight-readable 3″ display and button operation provide ease of use on the water.
  • Stream boat data from compatible chartplotters and instruments to consolidate your marine system information.
  • Stay in touch with inReach satellite communication and two-way text messaging via the 100% global Iridium® satellite network (satellite subscription required)
  • Functions as a remote control for convenient operation of your Garmin autopilot and select FUSION® marine products.
  • Supports optional BlueChart® g3 charts
  • Adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications over swells.

Connect with your boat
Sync GPSMAP® 86i with compatible Garmin chartplotters and instruments and you’ll see real-time boat data displayed right on your handheld.

Plus, it can serve as a remote control for convenient operation of your Garmin autopilot and select FUSION marine products.

When you’re underway, an adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications over swells for more accurate tracking.

Satellite communication
With built-in inReach satellite technology and additional service options1, GPSMAP® 86i helps you stay in touch globally.

Send and receive two-way text messages, track and share your journey, and, if necessary, trigger an interactive SOS to get emergency help from a 24/7 global monitoring center via the 100% global Iridium satellite network.

You can also receive marine weather forecasts directly on your device, so you can make educated decisions based on local conditions or the destination ahead.

Optional BlueChart g3 charts
GPSMAP® 86i comes preloaded with a worldwide basemap. It also allows you to add BlueChart g3 coastal charts, giving you industry-leading coverage, clarity and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics® data.

Detailed contours allow you to see 30 cm (1 ft) contours that provide a more accurate depiction of bottom structure for improved fishing charts and enhanced detail in swamps, canals and port plans.

Stay in touch
Get smart notifications right on your GPSMAP® 86i handheld when you pair it with your compatible smartphone.

You can also sync GPSMAP® 86i with the Garmin Explore™ portal and app for cloud management of your favourite waypoints, tracks and routes.

GPSMAP® 86i offers Wi-Fi® connectivity, ANT+® technology and Bluetooth® wireless technology for easy wireless updates and connections.

For long voyages, its internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 35 hours of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode2.

Satellite subscription required
2 Battery life may vary depending on usage, battery is user-replaceable




  • Physical dimensions: WxHxD: 7 x 17.8 x 4.4 cm
  • Display size: 3.8 x 6.3 cm; 3″ diag (7.6 cm)
  • Display resolution: 240 x 400 pixels
  • Display type: Transflective, 65K colour TFT
  • Weight: 272 g
  • 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
  • Memory/history: 16 GB
  • High-sensitivity receiver: Yes
  • Interface: High-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

Maps & memory

  • Ability to add maps: Yes
  • Basemap: Yes
  •  Storage and power capacity: microSD™ card (not included)
  • Waypoints/favourites/locations: 10000
  • Routes: 250
  • Track log: 20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities


  • Barometric altimeter: Yes
  • Compass: Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)

Outdoor recreation features

  • Area calculation: Yes
  • Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
  • Geocaching-friendly Yes (paperless)
  • Custom maps compatible: Yes
  • Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
  • Sun and moon information: Yes
  • Picture viewer: Yes

Garmin Connect™ 

  • Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyse, categorise and share data) Yes

In The Box

  • GPSMAP® 86i handheld with worldwide basemap
  • Powered mount
  • Lanyard
  • USB to Micro USB cable
  • USB to 2 pin cable
  • Mounting hardware
  • Documentation



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