Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 23rd episode.
Today we have a special Podcast, today Garmin have launched the all new GPSMAP66i, the first ever handheld GPS unit from Garmin to incorporate the inReach technology into a outdoor ‘navigational’ GPS.
Don’t worry if none of that makes sense, it hopefully will do so over the coming 30 – 45 minutes and it is such a big change in the world of outdoor GPS navigation we have given the subject a full Podcast all of its own.
· So Andi, we have two pieces of technology here that Garmin have put together in one to make the GPSMAP66i, I think a real game changer.
· The two pieces are –
So, lets look at each of these firstly individually and discuss what each of them are
So, firstly Andi, the GPSMAP66st – What is it and why this unit to incorporate the inReach technology into it?
The GPSMAP66i is based on the GPSMAP66st, so Andi what does to ‘t’ stand for.
InReach technology, what is it and what are the benefits of it?
Garmin bought Delorme back in February 2016, who created this two-way satellite communication.
Since they bought Delorme Garmin have produced the –
Andi, how exactly does this technology work?
Iridium Sattelite system, the same as SatPhones use
You need a contract to use the inReach technology, these start from £14.99/ month
Pulling both the Garmin GPSMAP66st and the inReach technology into one device.
Launch date – when customers will get the units
To find out more about the all new Garmin GPSMAP66i please go to – gpstraining.co.uk > gps store > and click on – Garmin InReach – satellite communicator on the left-hand side
Tel: 01669 621044