UK /August 25, 2015— Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Montana 610, 680 and 680t, adding four new units to the popular line of outdoor handhelds. Featuring an updated 8MP camera for high-quality geotagged photos, the new Montana 600 series units now have GLONASS support for improved positioning and quicker fixes, as well as 250,000 preloaded geocaches and storage capacity for millions more. The new Montana 600 series feature a ruggedised design with multiple mounting and battery options, and support for a wide range of Garmin cartography, including a free subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery on all units and preloaded Recreational Map Europe 100K on the 680t.
“The new Montana units are ready and able to handle anything our users get themselves into,” said Martin Resch, Product Manager Outdoor EMEA. “From navigating lakes or waterways on your boat, cycling through the Alps, trekking through the backcountry, geocaching or receiving turn-by-turn directions to the trail head, the Montana has the mapping and versatility to handle what you need it to do.”
Featuring an updated 4-inch, dual orientation, glove friendly touchscreen display, the new Montana 600 series units have a rugged design with an IPX7 water rating1 to handle the elements. Each unit has a 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter, plus a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support, which allows for a quick and strong satellite fix, even in heavy cover or deep canyons. The Montana 680 and 680t boast an 8 MP digital camera for high-quality images that are automatically geotagged, so users can easily navigate back to that exact spot.
Each unit comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, a one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, and a microSD card slot to support additional maps. The 680t also comes preloaded with the Recreational Map Europe 100K.
With an array of compatible mounts, the new Montana 600 series is designed for use on ATVs, in boats, as a handheld or in your car or RV. Use the auto mount with City Navigator® maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions, or the rugged mount on a motorcycle or ATV. Additionally, these units support a wide range of Garmin cartography including Garmin GB Discoverer, TOPO maps or BlueChart® g2 while out on the water.
Each unit operates on Garmin’s flexible dual-battery system, which is compatible with either a rechargeable lithium-ion pack or standard AA batteries to get up to 22 hours of battery life. Each unit also has ample memory to hold maps on board, a microSD card slot to support additional data and wireless data transfer capabilities, so users can easily share waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible Garmin GPS users.
The new Montana 600 series units make paperless geocaching easier than ever. Each device comes preloaded with 250,000 geocaches from Geocaching.com. Devices store and display key information to find the cleverly hidden containers including the geocache coordinates, terrain rating, its difficulty, hints and descriptions, so users no longer have to manually enter coordinates or print out geocache info. In addition to the preloaded geocaches, the new Montana devices can store millions more, so users will no longer have to pick and choose which geocaches they want to load on their device.
Available in autumn 2015, the Montana 610 will have a suggested retail price of £419.99; the 680 will have a suggested retail price of £459.99 and the 680t will have a suggested retail price of £499.99.
The Montana 610, 680 and 680t are the latest solutions from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog tracking, or capturing it all on VIRB action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
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1 See Garmin.com/waterrating for more details on water ratings.
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