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The Garmin Montana

#1 Post by Redstorm » Sun May 22, 2011 12:11 pm

Check out the new Garmin Montana 600 series. The Montanas sport a 4” touchscreen, as opposed to the Oregons’ 3” screen. In addition to the ability to give spoken directions when loaded with City Navigator maps, all three models come with a tri-axial compass, barometric altimeter, paperless geocaching capabilities and a li-ion battery pack. Or you can use 3 AA batteries. Battery life is rated at 16 hours for the li-ion (same as the Oregon), but you’ll get a boost to 22 hours with AAs. This device is not only a handheld but also a Nuvi and best of all, it is waterproof!

With the bigger screen and battery capacity comes bulk. While the thickness is the same as the Oregon series, the units measure a little larger in width and height, 2.9" x 5.7", compared to 2.3" x 4.5" for the Oregons. It does taper a bit more on the ends, as can be seen below.
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Re: The Garmin Montana

#2 Post by SilverBeauty » Sun May 22, 2011 3:25 pm

Time to upgrade :$gone: :$gone: :$gone: :cry:

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#3 Post by tlchuan » Sun May 22, 2011 4:42 pm

i am selling my oregon 300 :$$:
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Re: The Garmin Montana

#4 Post by Zeus73 » Sun May 22, 2011 6:44 pm

I am selling my Oregon 550!!! :$gone:

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#5 Post by jasonlee » Sun May 22, 2011 8:33 pm

I have been waiting a long time for this 'Crossover' unit similar to what Magellan has though not with map support like Garmin. I was told that Garmin would never offer one. Anybody know what is the price?
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#6 Post by SilverBeauty » Sun May 22, 2011 9:07 pm

jasonlee wrote:I have been waiting a long time for this 'Crossover' unit similar to what Magellan has though not with map support like Garmin. I was told that Garmin would never offer one. Anybody know what is the price?

US list price is about USD699.99 for the 650T, $629.99 for the 650, and $549.99 for the 600

650T comes with camera and preloaded topomaps
650 comes with camera
600 basic set, no camera

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=75228

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=75227

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=75226

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#7 Post by jasonlee » Sun May 22, 2011 9:56 pm

:tq: Too rich for me le. I shall patiently wait for the price to drop.
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Re: The Garmin Montana

#8 Post by miezarnd » Mon May 23, 2011 2:01 am

jasonlee wrote::tq: Too rich for me le. I shall patiently wait for the price to drop.
Me too.. drooling for Montana 650 with 5 MP camera. Would make my life easier when do track logging and also POI geo-tagging. How long do we have to wait for a price drop? (6 mths, 1 yr..?)
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Re: The Garmin Montana

#9 Post by hugo43 » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:56 pm

Here is a blog, reporting that the new cursur from the gpsmap 60 is back again by using some tricks. :wave:
http://translate.google.co.nz/translate ... 2F&act=url

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Re: The Garmin Montana

#10 Post by BanBan » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:26 am

The camera that can geotag photos is great for capturing POIs. When I check the specs detail, I could not see an external antenna port on it, is that true?
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