Garmin Montana 600


The Garmin Montana 600 GPS unit is a new and innovative handheld GPS that can be used for a whole range of activities, from walking and trekking in the mountains, to use as a SatNav car unit. With a large and easy to see 4” sunlight-readable touchscreen, the Montana offers crystal clear resolution allowing you to orientate yourself simply and quickly. Ideal for outdoor use and use when on a boat, the Montana is durable and waterproof so can withstand pretty much everything you throw at it.

With a definite outdoor slant, the Garmin Montana 600 has a range of features that make it handy to use when walking or trekking, such as: a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass which shows your heading even when you’re standing still; barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, as well as being able to use the Barometer to plot barometric pressure changes which can offer you advanced warning of changing weather conditions.

With your new Garmin Montana GPS, you can share waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users, allowing your friends to get involved with what you are doing and see what you’re up to.

Montana 600 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 you best.

As Geocaching becomes a more popular and successful pasttime, the Montana 600 has been fitted with a facility to support geocaching GPX files so that you can download geocaches and details straight to your unit. Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches.

If you’re looking for one GPS unit that will do everything, from navigating you round London to showing you the way up Skiddaw or seeking out a hidden Geocache under a rock in Herefordshire then this is the gadget for you.

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.9″ x 5.7″ x 1.4″ (7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm)
Display size, WxH: 2″W x 3.5″H (5.06 x 8.93 cm); 4″ diag (10.2 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 272 x 480 pixels
Display type: bright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readable
Weight: 10.2 oz (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)
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


Basemap: yes
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: 3400 MB
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 2000
Routes: 200
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks


Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
Touchscreen: yes
Barometric altimeter: yes
Camera: no
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)
Custom maps compatible: yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes
Outdoor GPS games: no
Hunt/fish calendar: yes
Sun and moon information: yes
Tide tables: yes
Area calculation: yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yes
Picture viewer: yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes