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Garmin GPSMAP 66i GPS & inReach

From $80.00

  • $90 for 4 days. Only $2/day after.

Stay in touch for just a few dollars per day with a Garmin GPMAP 66i rental from OER.  Lightweight and compact satellite communicator.

  • Preloaded North American TopoActive maps
  • Global coverage
  • Send and receive satellite text messages
  • Tracking with personalized webpage
  • Dedicated SOS button to summon help

Data Plans *

We provide a basic data plan in every rental. For more messaging or tracking usage, you will save by pre-selecting an upgraded plan (vs. paying overage fees) See the “Data” section (below this options and date selection section) for details on each plan option.

Name of user

Name of the person who will be using the device, if different than the billing name. (This is used for InReach account setup)

Power Bank ($5)

Add external power banks. Each power bank stores enough to fully recharge your InReach at least 1 time or more.

This must be a number!

Damage Protection

Add Damage Protection to your rental to lower your liability in the event of accidental damage to the rental item. See ‘About Renting’ > ‘Damage Protection’ for full details.



Garmin GPSMAP 66i Rental – GPS mapping and navigation with satellite messaging and tracking.

OER’s Garmin GPSMAP 66i Rental offers backcountry mapping, navigation, communication, tracking, SOS, social media sharing and more.

  • Preloaded TopoActive US and Canada maps
  • Send messages to email and SMS numbers
  • Activate Tracking and your personalized Mapshare url to allow family and friends back to watch your progress in real time.
  • Trigger an interactive SOS to the 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center
  • Pair it with your mobile device (Apple iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire via Bluetooth) and free Explore app to access downloadable maps, color aerial imagery and more.
  • Optional inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your inReach Mini or paired device; basic and premium weather packages available
  • Waterproof/dustproof (IPX7, standard submersion to 1m for 30 min.); impact-resistant (Mil-STD-810G for shock)
  • Up to 200 hours of battery life while using inReach tech.
  • The Garmin GPSMAP 66i is easily charged using the included USB cable, and can be used with most solar chargers.

SOS messages are received by GEOS, a worldwide emergency response coordination center with 24/7/365 staffing.

For complete technical specifications and detailed features see the GPSMAP 66i page at Garmin

More information on Garmin InReach Rental data plans available in the ‘Data’ tab.

Looking for multpile devices to track a race, outdoor group, field workers, etc?  Check out our partner at OER Tracking


The Quick Review: GPSMAP 66i vs inReach Explorer+ (Differences Only)

The inReach Explorer is 2-Way satellite messenger capable of sending and receiving texts to any number or email in the world. The GPSMAP 66i shares this functionality but in addition has a stronger focus on mapping features as shown below.

GPSMAP 66iinReach Explorer+
Memory Capacity16 GB2 GB
Ability to add Custom MapsYesNo
Battery LifeUp to 35 hours at 10-minute trackingUp to 200 hours at 30-minute tracking (power saver mode)Up to 100 hours at 10-minute trackingUp to75 hours at 10-minute tracking with 1-second logging

Up to 30 days at 30-minute interval power save mode

InterfaceUSB and NMEA 0183 compatibleUSB
Preloaded MapsGarmin Topo Active MappingDeLorme (Open Street Maps)
Micro SD cardYes (not included)No
Area CalculationYesNo
Auto Routing  (turn-by-turn)YesNo
Garmin ConnectYesNo
Birds Eye Satellite ImageryYesNo
RINEX LoggingYesNo


  • Garmin device
  • USB charging/sync cable
  • Basic data plan
  • GPMAP 66i Manual

    The following uses are available for the InReach:

    • Pre-Set messages: Create 3 pre-written messages with pre-determined recipients.
    • Messages: create a custom message on the fly and send to a contact or email/sms number.
    • Incoming Messages: messages sent to your device
    • SOS message: communications with Search and Rescue upon pushing the SOS button
    • Tracking: send out tracking pings for folks back home to follow on your MapShare. Tracking intervals available from 2 minutes to 4 hours.
    • Location Pings: allows folks to ping your location from the MapShare site (device must be powered on with view of sky)
    • Weather – request a weather report for your location

    Plan Options:

    Level 1 Basic – included in all rental for no additional cost:
    • Pre-Set messages: Unlimited
    • Text Messages (incoming and outgoing): 10 messages included & $0.50/message overage.
    • SOS messages: Unlimited
    • Tracking: 10minute+ tracking intervals. $0.10/tracking point sent
    • Location Pings: $0.10/ping
    • Weather: $1.00/request

    Level 2 – $30.00/rental
    • Pre-Set messages: Unlimited
    • Text Messages (incoming and outgoing): 30 messages included & $0.50/message overage.
    • SOS messages: Unlimited
    • Tracking: 10minute+ tracking intervals. Unlimited tracking points
    • Location Pings: Unlimited
    • Weather: $1.00/request

    Level 3 – $60.00/rental
    • Pre-Set messages: Unlimited
    • Text Messages (incoming and outgoing): Unlimited
    • SOS messages: Unlimited
    • Tracking: 2minute+ tracking intervals. Unlimited tracking points
    • Location Pings: Unlimited
    • Weather: Basic: Unlimited; Premium: $1.00/request

    Choosing your plan:
    Basic – might send a message or 2 but using mainly for emergencies
    Level 2 – more included messaging and ability to use unlimited tracking and location pinging. Great for when you plan to message more and possibly track your travels.
    Level 3 – unlimited messaging and detailed tracking. For high use.