Garmin Montana 650

photo: Garmin Montana 650 handheld gps receiver
Backcountry.com says:
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...

Specs

Price MSRP: $629.99
Historic Range: $396.93-$529.99
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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