We’re big fans of Garmin’s GPS navigation devices. We’re also big fans of the outfit’s InReach satellite messenger. However, having to carry both on your backcountry adventures, along with your phone and whatever other electronics, does beef up your gear stash a bit. The Garmin GPSMap 66i streamlines that by combining their functions into one.
That’s right, it’s a GPS navigator and satellite communicator in one, so you can get your turn-by-turn instructions and perform two-way messaging on the same handheld device. Whether you’re hiking in backcountry woodlands, overlanding around the desert, or exploring trails in your backyard, this thing should prove very handy, all while cutting the amount of gear you need to bring along.
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