Garmin® refreshes its popular handheld GPSMAP® series, introduces larger display, improved access to BirdsEye Satellite imagery and more

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced two additions to the trusted and top-selling outdoor GPS
handheld series – the GPSMAP 66s and the GPSMAP 66st. These updated
premium handhelds bring expanded wireless connectivity, direct-to-device
access to BirdsEye Satellite imagery and a larger 3-inch
sunlight-readable color display. The GPSMAP 66st offers preloaded
topographic maps for U.S. and Canada.

“The GPSMAP 66st builds on the GPSMAP series heritage by adding new and
requested features like a bigger screen, weather forecasting and easy
direct-to-device access to satellite imagery,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin
vice president of global consumer sales. “Between multi-GNSS network
support and connectivity to the new Garmin Explore app, the new GPSMAP
66s and the GPSMAP 66st are reliable companions for any adventure.”

With direct-to-device downloads via Wi-Fi® or Bluetooth®
of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (no annual subscription needed), 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 66st comes preloaded with topographic U.S.
maps so users can see where they’re headed in more detail, like
coastlines, rivers, summits, terrain contours and geographical points.

Receive weather updates for real-time forecast information by pairing
the GPSMAP 66 series device via Bluetooth® to a compatible
mobile device. The handheld will also provide predictive maps for
temperature and wind speed/direction, as well as live weather radar to
keep the user aware of how the weather might affect their outdoor

With the introduction of the new Garmin Explore™ app, users will be able
to access additional tools and features for outdoor navigation, trip
planning, mapping and data sharing. Before heading out on the next
adventure, the Garmin Explore app can be used to plan a trip and
download maps for off grid viewing on your mobile device. Then when out
on the trail and away from a data connection, the Explore app will
seamlessly sync with a compatible Garmin GPS device to view current
location, plan and navigate routes, as well as set and manage waypoints.

Other new GPSMAP 66s/st connected features include Geocaching Live and
compatibility to the Connect IQ platform, giving users access to over 9
million trails through the preloaded Wikiloc
app. The devices all pair with the inReach Mini, allowing the user to
send and receive messages directly on their 66s/st device via the Mini.

This rugged handheld series is built for extreme adventures. Between the
multi-GNSS satellite support and ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass)
sensor capabilities, the GPSMAP 66s/st will track the entire journey.
The handheld devices have 16 hours of battery life in full GPS mode and
can track the user’s position for up to 1 week using Expedition mode on
a single set of AA batteries. These devices include an LED flashlight
and SOS beacon that can be used to signal for help. In addition to the
large 3-inch sunlight-readable color display, it’s built to military
standards for thermal, shock and water performance (MIL-STD-810G).
Professionals and serious GPS enthusiasts will appreciate the inclusion
of RINEX data logging, which allows for sub meter accuracy of GPS
position after post processing.

Available in Q4, the GPSMAP 66s will have a suggested retail price of
$399.99, and the GPSMAP 66st will be available for $449.99.

The GPSMAP 66s and GPSMAP 66st are the latest solutions 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 more information about Garmin’s
other outdoor products and services, go to, and

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 business units, including
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subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and GPSMAP are registered trademarks, and Garmin Explore
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Garmin International Inc. Natalie Hawley, 913-397-8200 [email protected]