Garmin has officially introduced a new generation of universal portable navigation devices of the GPSMAP line, which are distinguished by the manufacturer as multi-satellite handheld devices with positioning sensors and detailed topographic maps. The new series includes two models at once — this is the base GPSMAP 66, as well as the GPSMAP 66ST, which provides pre-installed topographic maps of the USA and Canada.
The GPSMAP 66 series of navigators is made in a durable and sealed (IPX7, MIL STD 810G) polymer case (6.2 x 16.3 x 3.5 cm, 230 g), provides a TFT color display (250 x 250 dots), physical buttons, an updated GPS module ( GPS, GNSS, GLONASS) built-in electronic compass, barometer and barometric altimeter, LED flashlight, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT + wireless modules. The built-in memory, in addition to a detailed topographic map, is enough for 250 routes, at least 10,000 points of interest and about 200 tracks, the memory can be expanded with microSD cards.
The navigators are powered by two AA batteries, which are not included in the package; the manufacturer recommends using lithium and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries. A full charge of the batteries should last for 16 hours of continuous use with full GPS, or for a whole week in Expedition Mode.
The recommended retail price for the basic version of the Garmin GPSMAP 66 handheld navigator is $400.