Garmin GPSMAP® 86i



inc. VAT


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.

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.

1Satellite subscription required
2Battery life may vary depending on usage; battery is user-replaceable

Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is under license.

Satellite Airtime Plans

 SOS  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  
 Text Messages  20  40  Unlimited  Unlimited  
 Pre-set Messages  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  
 Tracking Intervals  10 Min.+  10 Min.+  10 Min.+  2 Min.+  
 Tracking Points  £0.10 ea  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  
 Location Pings  £0.10 ea  Unlimited  Unlimited  Unlimited  
 Basic Weather  1 text message ea  1 text message ea  Unlimited  Unlimited  
 Premium Weather / Marine £1.00ea

£1.00 ea

£1.00 ea

£1.00 ea

 Flexi Fee  £19.99  £34.99  £64.99  £94.99  
 Messages (each)  £0.50  £0.50  N/A  N/A  


*Message 160 characters.

**Basic Weather: temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure details for 3 days. Counts as 1 text message against data plan.

***Premium Weather (Non-marine): includes temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and atmospheric pressure details for 7 days. Count as 1 text message and cost £1.00 per request. Premium Weather Marine: in addition to the details of the Premium forecast, the Marine feature also includes wave height, current and visibility details. Marine forecasts count as 1 text message and cost £1.00 per request (content Oceans).


Important Subscription Details

All prices are subject to change. inReach devices require satellite subscription activation to access the Iridium® satellite network for live tracking and messaging functions, including SOS.

All plans are billed monthly. Subscription plans listed above are for individual consumers only. Plans include applicable VAT. Additional charges apply to text messages, tracking points and location pings exceeding selected plan limits. For Service Plans that include unlimited texting or tracking, message transmission speeds may be reduced following a period of heavy use. SOS message transmission speed will not be impacted. All annual plans are subject to £19.99 activation fee. No charge applies to changing an annual plan.

Enrolment in Freedom plans is subject to a £24.99 annual fee. Freedom plans’ minimum term is 30 days. New 30-day minimum applies to changed Freedom plans. No charge applies to changing a Freedom plan. Service can be suspended a month at a time at no charge. User retains access to inReach data stored on the Garmin Explore™ website while account is suspended. Selected plan auto-renews monthly unless user changes account selections in Garmin Explore™ website.

Write a review