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Garmin Montana 650 GPS

    Garmin Montana 650 GPS

    The Garmin Montana 650 GPS features a large touch-screen display and a 5-megapixel camera, and is waterproof and tough enough to withstand all your outdoor adventures.

    • $530.00

    Item # 825496

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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 650 shrugs off bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water
    • 5-megapixel camera lets you capture great photos that are automatically geotagged with the location where they are taken so you can easily navigate back to the exact spot
    • Dual-orientation display lets you take pictures and view them in landscape or portrait orientation
    • Keep track of your photos and show their location on a map with Garmin's free Basecamp™ software
    • MicroSD card slot lets you expand memory, add additional maps (sold separately) and view pictures from other devices (microSD card sold separately)
    • Garmin Montana 650 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® maping software (sold separately) and the Montana 650 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.)
    • Garmin Montana 650 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.


    Item 825496

    This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at any Alaska REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.

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    Garmin Montana 650 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 650 GPS

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    Rated 3.2/5 based on 5 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromLost satellite on 2nd day of use After my 600 died (see review), went to the 650. Took it on a 400 mile ride on the first day of use. On 2nd day, it won't communicate with another blue tooth 650 to transfer tracks, and could not receive satellite signal. I don't know the area, and already lost. Good I was with someone with a working gps. The following day, Garmin Support and I tried to trouble shoot. No luck, and they asked me to return it for warranty replacement.
    Date published: 2012-02-19
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromMontana 650 navigation thru menu is tedious. instruction manual does not cover details that I have had to learn from an Oregon owner. There is always room for improvement.
    Date published: 2011-12-01
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGarmin Montana 650 review Great GPS. Very large screen. Found the device to be a little on the bulky side for hiking. Wish Garmin could maybe make the device a little thinner to help out with the weight and bulk. I noticed some small glitches with the software but nothing to be alarmed about. I had no difficulty reading it in direct sunlight, as a matter of fact the direct sunlight made it easier to read. Battery life was adequate and varies depending on how much you use the back light and at what level. I really like the large screen and it allowed me to use it like a map while still showing great detail. The touch screen if pretty responsive but it's not as sensitive as your iPhone.
    Date published: 2011-12-02
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromDisappointed Garmin releases their products before they are finished. This product had so many bugs when I first got it that I almost returned it then. But I decided to wait and hope that future firmware updates would fix most of my complaints. Well, I'm still waiting. I do like most things about this unit however which is why I still have it, but I hate it half the time and love it half the time. Since it is supposed to do the job of a trail handheld and an automotive unit, it is a shame that it's navigation is it's worst feature. I have to use my Nuvi to road navigate. I don't trust this Montana to do the job. It has tried to send me hundreds, even thousands of miles in the wrong direction. For the price, this unit is a crime.
    Date published: 2012-11-03
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat for tagging and returning to sampl The Garmin Montana 650 is a great device. I just completed several days of work on the Big Iron River , in the UP forests of Michigan with my son we used the device to mark and identify geologic sample locations. The device exceeded my expectations. We worked for days in the river bad sampling and marking the positions with the Montana 650. We used the track functions to find our way through thick ground cover to our vehicles. The device takes time to learn and there are helpful DVD's on the 650. I recommend you buy the DVD before the device so you know the capabilities. I also loaded the North East 1:24,000 scale maps from Garmin on to a 32 GB SD card in the Garmin. The maps add tremendously to the functionality and usability of the device. If you are looking for a great display in daylight or night I highly recommend the Montana 650.
    Date published: 2012-09-10

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