Garmin GPSMAP 86sci
Cast off confidently with the GPSMAP 86sc 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. This premium handheld floats and has a sunlight-readable 3” color 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 86sci 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. And when you’re underway, an adjustable GPS filter smooths speed and heading indications over swells for more accurate tracking.
BlueChart g3 Charts
GPSMAP 86sci comes preloaded with BlueChart g3 coastal charts, giving you industry-leading coverage, clarity and detail with integrated Garmin and Navionics data. Detailed contours allow you to see 1’ 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 86sci handheld when you pair it with your compatible smartphone. You can also sync GPSMAP 86sc with the Garmin Explore website 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. And for longer voyages, its internal, rechargeable lithium battery provides up to 40 hours of battery life in standard mode and up to 200 hours in expedition mode¹.
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)|
|Interface||high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible|
|Display resolution||240 x 400 pixels|
9.59 oz (272 g)
|Display type||transflective, 65K color TFT|
|Battery||rechargeable internal lithium ion|
|Battery life||Up to 40 hours (standard mode); up to 200 hours (expedition mode)|
Maps & Navigation
|Track log||20,000 points, 250 saved gpx tracks, 300 saved fit activities|
|Storage and Power Capacity||microSD card (not included)|
|Ability to add maps||Yes|
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)||Yes|
|Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)||Yes|
|Sun and moon information||Yes|
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)||Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)|
|Compass||Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)|
|Custom maps compatible||Yes|
|Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)||Yes|