Garmin Montana 600

photo: Garmin Montana 600 handheld gps receiver
Backcountry.com says:
The Garmin Montana 600 has become something of a staple for adventurous outdoors people. One look at its generous 4 inch screen and rugged body will expose one of the main reasons-- these things are ready to be put through the ringer. The worldwide basemap can be overlaid with a handful of different map options to give you all the information you need to get to your destination. Your routes and waypoints can be shared wirelessly with other Garmin GPS users. Plus, it's proven to be a reliable way to pinpoint your location, even in areas where lesser units lose their bearings. 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, you can load the Montana with TOPO 24k maps, BlueChart marine maps, and 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. 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 dashboard is customizable with a 3d compass, barometric altimeter, and configurable data fields, among other tools. It's compatible with a number of aftermarket mounts, making it highly adaptable to nearly any outdoo...

Specs

Price MSRP: $649.99
Historic Range: $349.98-$549.99
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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