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      This tough, waterproof GPS features a large touch-screen display, multiple mapping options, a 3-axis compass and a barometric altimeter for reliable backcountry navigation and tracking.

      Garmin Montana 650t GPS

      Waterproof, versatile and tough, this full-size GPS features a large touch-screen display, preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a 5-megapixel camera for planning and capturing share-worthy adventures.
      • $600.00

      Item # 825497

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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 650t 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 650t 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 and an auto mount (not included) and the Montana 650t 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 650t 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, n�vi 500, n�vi 550, Oregon 200, Oregon 300, Oregon 400c, Oregon 400i, Oregon 400t, Rino 520HCx, Rino 530HCx, Dakota 10, Dakota 20


      Garmin Montana 650t GPS

      Specification Description
      Best use Hiking
      Preloaded map Topo
      Basemap Yes
      Preloaded geocaches No
      Wireless communication Yes
      OS compatibility Windows, Mac
      Camera Yes
      Display size 3.5 x 2 inches
      Screen Pixels 480 x 272
      Touch screen Yes
      Visual map display Yes
      Color screen Yes
      Number of routes 200
      Number of waypoints 2000
      Internal memory 3.5 GB internal/expandable microSD card slot
      Expandable memory Yes
      Compass Yes
      Altimeter Pressure-based
      Compact antenna Yes
      Position accuracy WAAS-enabled 3 meters
      Average battery life 16 hours
      Dimensions 5.7 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches
      Weight 11.7 ounces
      Trademarked terms ANT

      Garmin Montana 650t GPS

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      Rated 1out of5
      by fromnot woth it I purchased the unit to explore geotracking after a colleagues enjoyment of the sport from work. I found the unit difficult to set-up. It failed shortly after purchase, would establish waypoints, would not allow the user to enter the unit to record, the camera uses power fast, and Garmin was little help in correcting the problems. Don't purchase it.
      Date published: 2012-02-13
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromGarmin 650t ***** I use this for automotive,hunting,fishing etc. Haven't found anything not so great about it. I like it.
      Date published: 2012-06-29
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromEasy on the eyes After suffering for years with the small screen on the etrex, I finally took the leap to the Montana. The larger screen allows me to read the maps with much better detail without losing range of scale.I use my GPS only for hunting and occasional hiking. It is paramount to me to be able to utilize third party software on my GPS. The Montana works flawlessly in that regard. My only complaint is that there is so much extraneous junk that is unnecessary for my use. I don't need a camera, I don't need driving instructions (I have a Garmin Nuvi for driving, works great) and I don't need any mounting device. I believe that the bulk of the Montana is used to satisfy all of the unneeded garbage that people want. If you need a camera, use a camera. If you need a GPS for you auto, buy a GPS designed for an auto. If there is a downside to the Montana, it would be the size, however, no increase in dimensions = no increase in screen size. Is it better than my etrex? By an exponentially greater magnitude! I would highly recommend this device to someone needing a GPS. Expensive but well worth the money.
      Date published: 2015-01-16
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromWhat do you want to know??? I have owned this device for a number of years. Garmin's customer service is outstanding. If you like to use Base-camp with this device on you computer.....their customer service is awesome as well. I call all the time because I forget how to do some of the many, many options. I am a backpacker. A GPS is not needed when backpacking in my opinion, but I like to track every step I take and upload my trips to Base-camp and save them. I have had my device on for up to 8hrs a day for 3 days before needing to change out to batteries. There is a trick to getting the battery to last a long time. This device is pretty solid. I have dropped it a ton of times, and I have even slipped and fallen several feet down an embankment and the device was right in the middle of my fall, and it still works perfectly. will never need another device after this one, well untill Garmin makes a better one that wont be compatible with this device.
      Date published: 2015-03-23
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromThe Cadillac of GPS Devices This is a really great GPS. Huge screen, easy to read in daylight, accurate and full-featured. The only downside as I see it is that it's just a bit too big for route-finding usage. If you have a lot of time and want an all-in-one, this is the best you can get. However, if you just want something with an altimeter and a color screen and touch/camera isn't necessary, go with the eTrex 30.
      Date published: 2012-08-01
      Rated 1out of5
      by fromNot rugged I purchased this gps unit specifically for geology field work in New Zealand. I have owned 5 other gps units including the Delore Eathmate 20 and various Garmin products. In general I find Gamin superior and I was excited to try the new high end Garmin Montana 650t with larger screen and 5 mega pixel camera. First off the screen is larger and plenty bright in bright sunlight. However the screen has a thin glass plate which is easily cracked. Once it is cracked the unit is done. Nothing can be used or accessed. Waypoints cannot be stored, the camera cannot be over. Fortunately other people in my group had more rugged gps units, so our waypoints and sample locations are known. This major flaw is why I cannot rank the Montana highly. The Oregon is a much more rugged unit with plastic screen that will function even when scratched. Second, the camera on the Montana still leaves much to be desired. Images are fairly poor quality. They are geo referenced, but for the price of the unit, I'd rather purchase a Garmin Oregon and a separate camera with integrated gps. It's not an ideal solution because I'd love to have a completely integrated unit. However at this stage the Garmin camera is a not much more than a novel toy. Finally the Montana is bulky which isn't a deal killer but it's not ideal either. In general I've been a happy Garmin customer but the Montana simply isn't rugged enough for serious outdoor activities.
      Date published: 2012-02-01
      Rated 5out of5
      by fromI love this GPS I have never owned a GPS until I found this little gem. I have used the 650t on many hikes, tracking and recording ATV trails, checking speeds of ATVs on trails, measuring speed on zip lines and plotting height and elevations of current and upcoming zip lines. I also use this on our fishing trips around this great island. This GPS has done everything we have asked of it and more. I think this is a great product.
      Date published: 2013-05-03
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromThis product saved us!! This has been a great product so far. I have only been able to take it on a week long backpacking trip into the Dark Canyon Wilderness in SE Utah but it was a gem to have along. It saved us from taking the wrong trail and hiking up the wrong canyon twice since there were no trail markers or signs and cairns were very scarce. There are many options that I did not use due to my lack of understanding all this product can do. I purchased it with very little time to figure out all the bells and whistles before the trip but the basics were enough for me to highly recommend it to others that have a need for a hand held GPS unit. The only drawback for me was the poor battery life. I used it very minimally on the trip....basically to cross reference where we were on a Trails Illustrated map and after 6 days the battery life was down to under 10% left. I would have enjoyed playing around with it more while I was out there but didn't trust that I would have enough battery in case of a true emergency and need for it's uses. I did have extra batteries to install if needed but it would be nice if the NiCad battery that it comes with would hold a charge for longer. Other than was awesome!!!
      Date published: 2013-04-24

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