Garmin Montana 650 Review

Garmin Montana 650

The Garmin Montana 650 Handheld GPS unit is the best selling handheld unit on our shelves. It has long been a favourite among sledders, contractors and boaters alike. Want to know more? Check out the specs on this great unit from Garmin.

Who is it for?

Take it hiking. Take it hunting. Take it on the water. Montana 650 features a bold 4 in. color touchscreen dual orientation display and supports multiple mapping options like BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery and it has a 5 megapixel camera to boot. Montana has key features for the outdoors such as a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass and barometric altimeter.

SkyBase also has a wide variety of RAM Mount equipment to help you get the most out of your Montana 650. It’s big. It’s versatile. It’s tough. It earned the name Montana – the ultimate in touchscreen toughness.

See the Big View

Montana 650 features a vast 4 in., sunlight-readable touchscreen display that offers crystal clear enhanced colors and displays high-resolution images. It’s easy-to-use interface means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, Montana 650 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator. No matter the setting – on the boat, in the RV or on an ATV – Montana is right at home.

 

Compatible with PatchMap, BushMap and AgMap

Montana 650 is designed with a Micro-SD expansion slot. This allows the functionality of your favourite mapping system from SkyBase. Upgrade your Montana with the most detailed GPS maps of Western Canada. Find Wellsites, Search LSDs, Find your Trapline, Navigate Wildlife Management Units, all from your handheld GPS.

 

Take Geotagged Pictures | Perfect for Pairing with MapBuddy

Capture locations and waypoints with Montana 650’s 5 megapixel digital camera. Each photo is geotagged automatically with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to navigate back to that exact spot in the future. Snap and view pictures in landscape or portrait orientation. To keep track of your photos and show their location on a map, simply connect Montana 650 with your BushMap Extenion Software in MapBuddy

Go Anywhere

With an array of compatible mounts, Montana 650 is designed for use on ATV’s, in boats, as a handheld or in your car as a personal navigator. Use the auto mount with City Navigator maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV. Wherever you think you might take Montana, it has the mapping and mounts to get you there.

Share Wirelessly

With Montana 650 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users. So now your friends also can enjoy your favorite hike or cache – simply press “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and let the games begin.

Keep Your Fix

With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Montana 650 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Montana 650 to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Navigate with Ease

Montana 650 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Double Your Power

Montana 650 features a one-of-a-kind dual battery system. You’ll have the option of using the rechargeable lithium-ion pack or traditional AA alkaline batteries – whichever suits your needs better

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