OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:
GRMN), today announced the GPSMAP
66i, the frequently requested handheld combining Garmin’s
premium GPS navigation with inReach® satellite communication technology1.
Stay in touch with friends and family using GPSMAP 66i as a satellite
communicator with two-way messaging and a 24/7 SOS function. Explore
seamlessly with a large 3’’ sunlight-readable color display, preloaded
routable TopoActive maps, and direct-to-device, wireless BirdsEye
“We’ve listened to our customers and the GPSMAP 66i gives them exactly
what they’ve asked for, combining our industry leading GPSMAP 66
navigation with our industry leading inReach satellite communication,”
said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Adding
inReach technology to our GPSMAP 66 series will revolutionize outdoor
The 66i offers two-way messaging and location tracking, so no matter how
“off the grid” the trip may be, users can stay in touch. Using the
worldwide coverage of the Iridium® satellite network, the GPSMAP 66i
allows users to communicate with any cell phone number, email address or
other inReach device, while using GPS to track and share progress of the
journey. If the 66i user enables LiveTrack, those at home wanting to
follow along can view the user’s location on their MapShare page.
The GPSMAP 66i lets the user trigger an SOS to the GEOS 24/7 emergency
response team for interactive support in the case of an emergency. GEOS
is the world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring. Not
only will GEOS respond to the SOS and track the device, and contact the
necessary emergency responders, GEOS will notify the user’s contacts and
continue to message back and forth, providing updates and critical
information until the situation is resolved. Whether exploring year
round vs. only for the season, or wanting lots of data vs. a
just-in-case emergency plan, Garmin offers a variety of flexible subscription
plans to choose from.
With direct-to-device downloads via Wi-Fi® of BirdsEye
Satellite Imagery, users can see high-resolution photo-realistic views
of their route. Easily find parks, trailheads, clearings for campsites,
stand locations for hunting and more. Plus, the GPSMAP 66i comes
preloaded with routable topographic maps so users can see where they’re
headed in more detail, like coastlines, rivers, summits, terrain
contours and geographical points.
The rugged GPSMAP 66i is constructed to U.S. military standard 810G for
shock, vibration, and water resistance (rated to 1 meter) and ready for
any adventure, even the longer treks with Expedition mode. Get up to 35
hours of battery life with 10 minute tracking turned on, and up to 200
hours in Expedition mode with 30-minute tracking intervals. With support
for GPS and Galileo, combined with altimeter, barometer and compass
navigation sensors and Garmin maps, users can feel confident exploring
even in the most challenging environments.
Compatible with the Garmin Explore™ app, users will be able to access
additional tools and features for outdoor navigation, trip planning,
mapping and data sharing. This allows users to type using the keyboard
on a mobile device for inReach messages and access phone contacts.
GPSMAP 66i is also compatible with Garmin wearables like the fenix 5
Plus series, Instinct, Taxtix Charlie and MARQ Expedition for viewing
messages, replying and initiating an SOS while the device is secured in
The GPSMAP 66i will be available in June 2019 with a suggested retail
price of $599.99.
The GPSMAP 66i is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor
segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to
enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail
running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite
communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor
enthusiasts of all levels.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets including automotive,
aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information,
visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin,
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin, GPSMAP, inReach and Iridium are registered trademarks,
and Garmin Explore is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
NOTICE: 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.
1 Satellite subscription required
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owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Garmin is
Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2018, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.
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forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.
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