Garmin Montana 650t GPS

The waterproof Garmin Montana 650t GPS is big, versatile and tough. It features a large touch-screen display , preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a 5-megapixel camera.
  • $600.00

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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 OpenCaching.com GPX files for downloading detailed geocache descriptions, terrain, difficulty and hints directly into GPS unit; visit OpenCaching.com 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

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
Battery type Lithium
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 4.2857/5 based on 14 reviews
Rated 5out of5
by fromA-mazing My previous GPS was purchased in 1986. The screen was the size of 2 postage stamps and the data provided was bare-bones. The screen on this unit is large, bright and in color! Plus, the amount of information it provides is mind-boggling. I am still learning to use it but it has already helped me plan a long off-road motorcycle trip. I just wish there was a class available as the instruction book is somewhat lacking.
Date published: 2014-04-18
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 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 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 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 used...game 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 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 that....it was awesome!!!
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5out of5
by fromI like it. This is my first GPS. I bought it for use on my Dual Sport motorcycle based upon satellite reception, accuracy, and weather resistance. Being my first GPS, I spent a fair amount of time getting my computer loaded with the appropriate programs. After that, I watched a few of the BaseCamp videos on how to create a route and found everything to be easy and intuitive from thereon. I have taken it out in the car a couple of times to test it out and found it to be very accurate and easy to use. The battery lasts very long but I will ultimately get the rugged mount with power for the motorcycle. I believe the 650t will fit my purpose well and would recommend it anyone looking for a multipurpose GPS unit.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 5out of5
by fromUseful and Intuitive. I did many 14ers and this device helps you to not get lost. Easy to read maps. Capability to retrace steps. It has capability to direct you to a waypoint or to a place where you took a photo (e.g. direct me back to the trailhead or the mine at 12,000 ft). The accuracy is spot on, and I was deep in the back country doing 14ers. It locks on to 25 satellites and knows where you are and your elevation. The day I hiked mount sherman it was snowing hard and very little visibility, but no trouble finding the peak with this device. By the way, it took great pictures too. 5 MP pics.
Date published: 2012-10-03

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