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Garmin Montana 600 GPS

    Garmin Montana 600 GPS

    The tough and waterproof Garmin Montana 600 GPS features a large touch-screen display, multiple mapping options, a 3-axis compass and a barometric altimeter.

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    • 4 in. display is sunlight-readable and offers crystal-clear colors and high-resolution images
    • Touch-screen interface lets you spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information
    • Built to withstand the elements, the Montana 600 shrugs off bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water
    • MicroSD card slot lets you expand memory, add additional maps (sold separately) and view pictures from other devices (microSD card sold separately)
    • Garmin Montana 600 GPS is compatible with BirdsEye satellite imagery (subscription required) and free Custom Maps software that transforms paper maps into downloadable files
    • Add Garmin City Navigator NT® mapping software (sold separately) and the Montana 600 will give you spoken turn-by-turn driving directions
    • Enjoy effortless sharing of waypoints, tracks, routes and geocache locations among the Montana, Oregon and Colorado series units with ANT wireless communication function
    • High-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction locate and maintain your position quickly and precisely—even in heavy cover or deep canyons
    • 3-axis tilt-compensated compass shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without having to hold the unit level
    • Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude and lets you plot barometric pressure over time to keep an eye on changing weather conditions
    • Dual battery system lets you use either the included rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack or traditional AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
    • Supports GPX files for downloading detailed geocache descriptions, terrain, difficulty and hints directly into GPS unit; visit to start!
    • Rugged, waterproof construction protects unit from bumps, dust and moisture; meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (can be submerged to 1m for up to 30 min.)
    • The Garmin Montana 600 GPS comes with a lithium-ion battery pack, USB cable and AC charger

    MapSource™ features data in DVD format to augment the info already on your GPS basemap. It allows you to view color maps on a computer with zoom/pan functions for easy map browsing. You can select maps in areas of interest and transfer them to a compatible GPS. English language only.

    Compatible GPS Receivers: Astro, Colorado 300, Colorado 400c, Colorado 400i, Colorado 400t, Montana, Monterra, GPSMap 62 series, Edge 605, Edge 705, eTrex 20, eTrex 30, Legend HCx, eTrex Legend C, eTrex Vista HCx, eTrex Vista C, GPSMAP 276C, GPSMAP 278, GPSMAP 376C, GPSMAP 378, GPSMAP 478, GPSMAP 60C, GPSMAP 60CS, GPSMAP 60CSx, GPSMAP 60Cx, GPSMAP 620, GPSMAP 640, GPSMAP 76C, GPSMAP 76CS, GPSMAP 76CSx, GPSMAP 76Cx, nüvi 500, nüvi 550, Oregon 200, Oregon 300, Oregon 400c, Oregon 400i, Oregon 400t, Rino 520HCx, Rino 530HCx, Dakota 10, Dakota 20

    Please note: Garmin products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Garmin Montana 600 GPS Specs
    Best use
    3.5 x 2 inches
    480 x 272
    3 GB internal/expandable microSD card slot
    WAAS-enabled 3 meters
    16 hours
    5.7 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches
    11.7 ounces
    Preloaded map
    Preloaded geocaches
    Wireless communication
    OS compatibility
    Display size
    Screen Pixels
    Touch screen
    Visual map display
    Color screen
    Number of routes
    Number of waypoints
    Internal memory
    Expandable memory
    Compact antenna
    Position accuracy
    Battery type
    Average battery life
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    Garmin Montana 600 GPS

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    Rated 3.5455/5 based on 11 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromGoogle I have been a Garmin customer since 2006. I have owned four different Garmin devices, and a variety of map products. I have seen their prices skyrocket, and their customer service plummet. I recently purchased a Garmin Montana, and although it is probably the best-of-its-kind device, Garmin's customer service is just so, so...bad. Seriously, before you purchase a Garmin, Google the terms "Garmin, Customer Service", and any adjective with a negative connotation.
    Date published: 2011-10-29
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromError: Unsupported Battery Detected I was in Baja Mexico and in the middle of nowwhere. Error message "unsupported battery detected". Unit eventually shut down, good thing I have a paper map. Garmin Support sent me a new battery. Put the new battery and 200 miles away from home, in the desert, the Montana died again. Same problem. Garmin recommended return it to the store or get a replacement. Upgraded it to the 650, that's another story.
    Date published: 2012-02-19
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromGarmin Montana 600 I bought this to take on a Boy Scout backpacking trip. I have four other Garmin products and I Have never had any difficulty with any of them - Nuvi 500t, Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 3490LMT and the Oregon 400t.However, this unit must have been a lemon. The unit only lasted 2.5 hr with 2450mAh NiMh rechargeable batteries. Also the GPS positioning was inaccurate, at some points it was almost 1/8 mile off!This was very disappointing considering the cost of this unit - [$]. I have to admit that this unit has the best display of all other GPS and the customizable screen is definitely a plus too. I am sure the one I purchased must of been a lemon. I am considering the Montana 650t as a replacement. I will write another review after purchasing and using the 650t.As always REI's customer service is second to none, they took back the unit and gave me a full refund -no hassle.
    Date published: 2012-04-25
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromNice Screen. VERY Buggy. Power hungry. We need to think, "Compared to what?" Compared to a paper map, it is magical. But it is very user unfriendly compared to the GPSMap60Cx for example. The Montana has a nice screen, but I had countless bugs and mystery problems with the Montana 600 firmware v3.90 and am now trying the Beta v4.10. Only a little better. Not enough space here to list the bugs. At least twice a week it freezes & I have to unplug the pwr & remove the batteries to get it to work at all. I have 10yrs of Garmin use with 6 units. I have also had them repaired much too often. They have really gone down hill, abysmal manuals & software. The pdf manual has abt 10% of what you need to know. A few of the support people are fantastic, but many tell you to do the wrong thing. Some have crashed my system. I have a LOT of $$$ in Garmin hardware and especially maps. I _WANT_ it to work!! But if you want certain maps, Garmin is the only game in town. I tried to use a friend's DeLorme software for PC to see if I should move to DeLorme. It had many cool features, but was so hard to use that it made Garmin look gifted. But, the GPSMap60Cx was so much better, except for the small screen and USB1 port.
    Date published: 2012-05-31
    Rated 5out of5
    Date published: 2011-08-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat GPS why is getting bad reviews I am no nubie to GPS as I have owned 9 Garmin handheld gps units over the last 20 years and have never had any reasons not to buy other Garmin products. Found Garmin customer service to be OK and better than most these days plus I have only had a couple of times I used Garmin CS and they resolved the issues to my satisfaction. Still have 5 working Garmin gps units that I still use today. I am entering this review because I am really suprise there are only a few reviews and that the rating isn't higher which is giving the Montana a bad rap as far as I am concerned. I love my Garmin Montana 600 and can't find any deal breaker faults with it other than weight wise it is heavier than my 76CSX but not really any bigger because the Montana fits in the same Garmin holster my 76CSX did. The larger screen makes it so much better seeing more map area. Had no problems getting the Montana up and running with all my changed personal preferences added. But then I am very famliar with Garmin GPS units so that helped a lot. You do know you are carring the Montana with the size/weight but my Garmin 76CSX wasn't all that small either. Got the Montana 600 as I don't need a camera as I carry a better quality camera anyway and I didn't need the camera and topo software either because I already have the Garmin TOPO U.S. 24K I will using in my 600. The Montana is a very rugged unit for most outdoor folks. As far as dropping the gps on the screen goes any gps unit dropped on the screen just right will damage the screen one way or the other. Have not tried using it as an automobile gps unit as I have two Nuvi's for the car/trucks. Really hope to see more reviews on the Montana series so other buyers can make objective choices on this unit.
    Date published: 2012-03-18
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromBest Garmin GPS Yet IMHO Really like the Garmin Montana 600 and bought it because I didn't need the camera or 100K topo which IMHO is too large a scale for my purposes. I only use 24K topo software chips from Garmin and who's software shows 24topo, landowners names, BLM land, Forest Service land and much more than the Garmin software chips do. Love the large/bright screen which makes sooo much easier for my old eyes to see.I use this gps mostly for shed antler hunting, hiking and elk hunting. It gives me confidence in my old age that I can find my way back after wandering around the outdoors maybe not paying as much attention to where I am until it comes time to return home. Also with the aftermarket software chip I am using I am able to stay off private land and therefore out of trouble in my outdoor adventures. This Montana will replace my Garmin 76CSX as my primary gps unit with the 76CXS as a backup or loaner. It is a little larger and heavier but the features and large/bright screen far outweigh the size and weight you might notice over previous Garmin units. Glad I waited, which was hard for me till Garmin got some of the early production software bugs out before I purchased mine. So far I am more than happy with my purchase and REI can't be beat for quality customer service. I did have a dead pixel on the first unit and REI quickly sent me a replacement. Most folks might have not have ever noticed the dead pixel which didn't make the unit unusable but bugged me after I knew it was there so therefore the replacement. I was able to use the gps till the replacement arrived which worked out great for me because I use a gps almost on a daily basis for one purpose or another.
    Date published: 2012-04-27
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromlack of support 4th Garmin product and this is the best yet. I use it as a big print alternative to tiny bike computers.
    Date published: 2013-07-10

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