Garmin Montana 650

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Weight 10.2 oz / 289 g with included lithium-ion battery pack, 11.7 oz / 333 g with 3 AA batteries (not included)
Dimensions 2.9 in x 5.7 in x 1.4 in / 7.48 cm x 14.42 cm x 3.64 cm
Display size 2 in x 3.5 in / 5.06 cm x 8.93 cm, 4 in diag / 10.2 cm
Display resolution 272 x 480 pixels
Display type bright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen- sunlight readable
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life up to 16 hours (lithium-ion), up to 22 hours (AA batteries)
Waterproof yes (IPX7)
Floats no
High-sensitivity receiver yes
Interface high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

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The Garmin Montana series is a go-to for outdoor explorers, and the 650 takes everything that's made the 600 so popular, and adds a 5 megapixel camera. It takes geostamped pictures, enabling you to find precisely where images were taken, whether they were taken by you or a friend. Like the 600, you get a ton of map overlay options to give you all the information you need right at your fingertips. You can share waypoints and images wirelessly with users of compatible Garmin GPS units. Plus, it has the same shock and water resistant body, and 4 inch color screen. It's everything you need to get the most out of your next adventure. Tucked into the durable body is a large 4 inch, glove friendly, backlit color screen, which is easily visible in both low and high light. In addition to the included worldwide basemap, the Montana 650 can be loaded with TOPO 100k maps, BlueChart marine maps, CityNavigator maps, and Custom Maps via the MicroSD port. If you still need more information, you can download BirdsEye satellite images, and overlay them on your map. Waypoints can be selected off of the mapping feature, or by importing them wirelessly from compatible devices. It's easy to save, modify, and index your routes for future trips. Your waypoints and routes can be shared wirelessly with other users of compatible Garmin GPS devices. By downloading a geocaching . GPX file, you'll have access to hidden caches, for more options on your next outing. And you're able to select the profile of your trip, which helps you to organize your information between recreation, driving, boating, and training. The 5 megapixel camera not only takes high quality pictures, but it geostamps them, enabling you to find the precise location that the picture was taken. By using both GPS and HotFix technology, the Montana is able to determine and maintain your location, even in deep canyons and around tall buildings. To ensure that your information is presented in a way that works for you, the dashb...


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.


Take it hiking. Take it hunting. Take it on the water. The Montana series features a bold 4" color touchscreen dual orientation display and supports multiple mapping options. The Montana series has key features for the outdoors such as a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass and barometric altimeter. All models also come standard with a microSD slot. Montana 650 and 650t add a 5-megapixel, autofocus digital camera that automatically geo-tags pictures allowing users to mark, remember and navigate back to the exact spot in the future. Montana 650t comes preloaded with detailed topographic maps with land elevation and contours.

- Mountains Plus

Name your adventure and the Garmin Montana 600 GPS is ready to take on the challenge. This advanced handheld GPS features a vibrant 4-inch color touchscreen display with dual orientation and support for nautical, topographic, satellite and city map data. You'll be able to serve your needs from city directions to backcountry adventure or maritime travel. The large, colorful touchscreen display is easy to navigate and intuitive to use, even in advanced modes. The screen also displays images taken by the built-in 5-mega-pixel camera, so you can record your adventure on the fly. This waterproof GPS is designed for outdoor adventure and can be used handheld or mounted to any type of vehicle or boat for convenient use. You can load additional map data through the high-speed USB cable or with a microSD card. The Montana 650 has 3 GB of storage for maps and data. Or create your own custom maps and load them for use. Of course, you also get high sensitivity satellite reception technology including a WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction for faster satellite pick-up. That means great reception in the trees, city and complex terrain. Backcountry navigation is easy with the 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass. It reads your heading when stationary and on the move, while the built-in altimeter tracks barometric pressure to ensure precise elevation data. The barometric pressure tracking can also be used to track weather trends. The paperless geocaching feature means that you can store all of the information you need to head out for a day of geocaching without a paper trail. The Garmin Montana 650 GPS is the only GPS you'll ever need.

- Altrec Outdoors