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Garmin introduces the GPSMap 65 series and GPSMap 66r

Boyd 2033 Points
Just when you thought Garmin's model numbers couldn't possibly get any more confusing, they have gone backwards and released the GPSMap 65 series, which is actually newer than the GPSMap 66 series. :))

But if the marketing is actually true, perhaps these will set a new standard for accuracy in a consumer device?


“We are excited to grow our popular lineup of GPSMAP handhelds and introduce multiple GPS frequencies into the series,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “We’ve expanded our satellite support so you can explore with confidence, no matter where you go or what the conditions are.”

GPSMAP 66sr and GPSMAP 65 Series now supports multiband GNSS technology, making them Garmin’s first handhelds to receive and utilize multiple frequencies sent by navigation satellites, enabling improved user position accuracy, specifically in areas where GNSS signals are reflected, weak or typically do not penetrate. Customers using multi-band technology will have superior accuracy and confidence they are using state of the art technology, previously only available to the military.


  • privet01 231 Points
    edited September 2020
    Interesting for sure. I think I figured out what the i, r and t mean for the GPSMAP 66s. Just haven't figured out the s. Nor why the t goes away in the model number with the model that has both topo and multi-band tech.

    And the s as well as the t go away when you get the model with just topo and inreach.

  • Boyd 2033 Points
    privet01 said:

    Just haven't figured out the s.

    Traditionally, the "s" stands for "sensors" on Garmin handhelds - the compass and barometer.
  • 66Sr is a plus for the handheld market. Wish the Montana 680 would get the same. Galileo,GNSS,GPS etc Calling it 680sr
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