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Garmin Montana® 700

Handheld GPS navigator

Item # 150MON700

Garmin's Montana 700 GPS navigator lets you explore all of the great outdoors, with a gorgeous 5" dual-orientation...

Garmin's Montana 700 GPS navigator lets you explore all of the great outdoors, with a gorgeous 5" dual-orientation...

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About the Garmin Montana® 700

Trusty touchscreen guidance from Garmin

Looking for the right combo of rugged, versatile, and reliable in your next handheld? Garmin's Montana 700 GPS navigator lets you explore all of the great outdoors, with a gorgeous 5" dual-orientation touchscreen, preloaded routable topographic maps, built-in sensors galore, and the ability to work with your favorite modes of transport. And you can scout in all sorts of conditions as it leads you to new adventures or safely back home.

Trusty touchscreen guidance from Garmin

Looking for the right combo of rugged, versatile, and reliable in your next handheld? Garmin's Montana 700 GPS navigator lets you explore all of the great outdoors, with a gorgeous 5" dual-orientation touchscreen, preloaded routable topographic maps, built-in sensors galore, and the ability to work with your favorite modes of transport. And you can scout in all sorts of conditions as it leads you to new adventures or safely back home.

Garmin Montana 700 GPS handheld navigator

5 inches of dual-orientation display fun

The 5" color touchscreen on the Montana 700 lets you check out the included basemap and routable topographic maps, even in direct sunlight. The dual-orientation display lets you view maps in portrait or landscape mode — whatever works for you. The navigator's expedition mode offers up to 330 hours of battery life while still occasionally tracking your location, while the GPS mode offers up to 18 hours of life with the rechargeable battery. This Montana also features an inReach® satellite communications widget so you can send messages or your location around the world via an optional compatible device with inReach capability.

Rugged construction

Not only is the Montana 700 built to military specifications for temperature and shock conditions, it also boasts resistance to damage by vibrations, so you can take it on the gnarliest trails and waterways around. A variety of optional mounts let you safely use this navigator with your bicycle, boat, motorcycle, car, RV, or ATV. And of course, it's IPX7 waterproof rated, so it'll be fine if it falls into puddles or streams.

Maps galore and you can add more

The Montana 700 comes preloaded with a comprehensive basemap with shaded relief, plus Garmin TopoActive mapping for the U.S. and Canada that provides on- and off-road guidance. You also get direct-to-device BirdsEye Satellite Imagery downloads with no subscription fees, giving you a photographic aerial perspective of your surroundings. This Montana also includes a U.S. Federal Public Lands map so you'll be able to tell if you're encroaching on private property. 

The navigator's compatible with a wide selection of add-on maps, including topographic, automotive turn-by-turn, custom, and marine maps and charts from Garmin, plus raster and vector maps. It also supports geocaching GPX files so you can download adventures straight to your device, saving paper and giving you more time to search.

Know where you are at all times

The Montana 700 features a powerful antenna and sensitive GNSS receiver so it works with GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo satellite networks for maximum coverage. It'll find you in a hurry and lock on to your position, whether you're in a deep canyon and under thick foliage, or surrounded by skyscrapers. The handheld's 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter help keep you on course.

Complement your maps with ease

The Montana 700 offers 16 GB of onboard memory, so you can download additional topo, marine, and road maps with ease. It'll also accept maps via microSD™ card. Garmin's Custom Maps feature lets you transform your old paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps you can transfer to the handheld, for extra backup.

Garmin Explore and Connect apps bring you closer

Garmin's Explore app lets you map, sync, and share your treks from anywhere, including regions without cell coverage. The Garmin Connect app keeps you up-to-date on weather alerts, including predictive maps for temperature, wind, precipitation, and clouds — all through your mobile device with cell service. It also connects you with Geocaching Live for real-time fun as new caches are uploaded nearby. And you can keep up with other Garmin users through the Garmin Connect online community, where you can find new places to discover and trails to explore.


Product highlights:

  • handheld GPS navigator
  • includes USB cable and rechargeable battery pack
  • 5" (480 x 800 pixels) dual-orientation WVGA color touchscreen
  • 16GB internal memory
    • expandable with optional microSD memory cards — 32 GB max
  • built-in inReach remote widget for use with compatible inReach devices
  • barometric altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass
  • built-in Bluetooth connectivity
  • built-in ANT+ connectivity
  • built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
Navigation Features:
  • built-in basemap with shaded relief
  • built-in TopoActive maps of the United States and Canada
  • built-in U.S. Federal Public Lands maps
  • compatible with optional Garmin maps:
    • CityNavigator (turn-by-turn directions)
    • BlueChart g2 HD marine charts
    • custom, raster, and vector maps
  • includes access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery for real-life aerial terrain views
  • compatible with GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo tracking satellites
  • stores up to 10,000 waypoints and 250 routes
Other Features & Specs:
  • compatible with Garmin Connect and Garmin Explore smartphone apps
  • hunt/fish calendar and sun/moon information
  • Active Weather display and/or Geocaching Live when paired with Garmin Connect smartphone app
  • flashlight and picture viewer
  • waterproof rating: IPX7
  • MIL-STD 810 (military standard) for thermal, shock, water and vibration
  • battery life: up to 18 hours in GPS mode (330 hours in expedition mode)
  • also works with 3 "AA" batteries (not included)
  • dimensions: 3-7/16"W x 7-1/4"H x 1-5/16"D
  • weight: 14 oz. (with included lithium-ion battery pack installed)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 010-02133-00

What's in the box:

  • Handheld GPS navigator
  • Rechargeable battery pack (3.8V 3100mAh 11.8Wh)
  • 39" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro B USB on other end)
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Birdseye Direct-to-device software note

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Overview: The Garmin Montana® 700 handheld GPS navigator (010-02133-00) is a rugged, water-resistant device with preloaded topographical maps of the U.S. and Canada. In addition, you can download satellite views directly to the unit (Wi-Fi connection required) to help you navigate based on landmarks. The Montana 700 is powered by a Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, and comes with a USB charging cable. Optional mounts are available for motorcycles, ATVs, boats, and cars/trucks. The Montana 700 measures 3.4" wide, 7.2" high, and 1.3" deep, and weighs 13.9 ounces (including the battery).

5" Touchscreen: The Montana 700 is equipped with a backlit 5" (diagonal) touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. You can view and lock the display in portrait or landscape orientation, or switch between orientations automatically depending upon how you hold (or mount) the device. In the menu, you can set the backlight to stay on, or time out in 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, or 2 minutes. The Battery Save feature, when activated, turns off the display when the backlight times out.

Battery Options: The Montana 700 comes with a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery (3.8 volts, 3100mAh, 11.8Wh) that fits into the back panel of the device. In GPS mode, the battery has an estimated battery life of 18 hours. To prolong battery life, you can switch to Expedition Mode, which turns on low power mode, turns off the display screen, and the device collects fewer GPS points. In Expedition Mode, battery life is extended to approximately 2 weeks (330 hours). The battery is charged while the included USB cable is plugged into a USB power source, including an AC adapter or computer USB port.

Optional AA Battery Pack: With an optional AA Battery Pack (Garmin part number 010-12881-04), available from Garmin, you can power the Montana 700 with 3 AA batteries (Lithium batteries recommended). This accessory ensures that you have back-up power when you can't recharge the Lithium-ion battery.

microSD Slot: The Montana 700 has a built-in 16 GB flash memory for the included mapping, and for storing your tracks, routes, and waypoints. If additional storage is needed for optional maps, you can add a microSD card up to 32 GB.

Rugged Build: The device is built to military standards (MIL-STD 810) for thermal, shock, water, and vibration. Its IPX7 water rating means the device can withstand incidental exposure of water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.

Map Options: The Montana 700 is equipped with preloaded topographical maps of the United States and Canada. The 15000 loaded map segments include elevations, terrain contours, as well as rivers, coastlines, and landmarks to help you navigate your trip. You can get clear views of U.S. federal public land boundaries, including National Parks, and National Forests, plus state and local parks and wilderness areas. The maps include parks, campgrounds, and other points of interest that you can search for.

Satellite Settings: The Montana 700 receives signals from overhead satellites from the U.S.-based Global Positioning System (GPS). In addition, you can set the unit to receive signals from GPS satellites, as well as signals from GLONASS (Russia) or Galileo (Europe) positioning systems. Enabling WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) helps to improve the accuracy of the GPS receiver.

Wireless Connectivity: The Garmin Montana 700 features many connected features when the device is paired via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or ANT+. Pairing the device to your smartphone lets you use the Garmin Explore app to sync and share your routes, tracks, or waypoints to others. You can also use the app to download maps to your phone for offline access. Phone notifications will also be received on the device through the app. When connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can take advantage of many of the same features as when connected via Bluetooth. You must be on a Wi-Fi network to download BirdsEye Direct satellite imagery to the unit. Many add-on sensors, such as heart rate monitors, temperature sensors, speed and cadence monitors, can connect wirelessly via ANT+ protocol.

ABC Sensors: Known as the ABC sensors, the device's altimeter, barometer, and (electronic) compass help you navigate your favorite trail or find your location. The altimeter displays the elevation over the distance traveled. The barometer indicates the current barometric pressure. The Barometer Mode on the Altimeter shows the changes in pressure as you ascend or descend the current trail. The 3-axis electronic compass utilizes the GPS data to determine your heading. After traveling long distances, or if you experience irregular compass behavior, you can recalibrate the compass in the device's menu.

BirdsEye Satellite Imagery: The Montana 700 provides access to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery without the required annual subscription. BirdsEye Imagery lets you view detailed, high-resolution color satellite imagery on your device to give you a true representation of your surroundings. The images can be layered with optional TOPO or City Navigator maps for a real-life view of roads, buildings, and terrain. You must be connected to a Wi-Fi network before you can download BirdsEye Satellite Imagery directly to your device.

Active Weather: You can receive up-to-date Active Weather forecasts through the Garmin Connect app when the Montana 700 is paired to your smartphone via Bluetooth or connected to a Wi-Fi network with an active internet connection. Hourly and daily weather forecasts are available, plus live graphical weather maps.

Optional Mounts: If you wish to mount the Montana 700 in a vehicle, there are optional mounts available for purchase. You can adapt the device to use on a motorcycle or ATV with the Motorcycle/ATV Mount Kit. The Marine Mount lets you take the Montana 700 on the water. Both kits are available from Crutchfield, and contain a 12-volt power cable, as well as an audio cable. Garmin also offers a vehicle suction cup mount with a speaker, and a bicycle handlebar mount.

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Does the Garmin Montana 700 built-in maps show coastal features suitable for in-shore or near-shore kayaking?
[ Venicejim  Dec 13, 2021 ]
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Its default maps would show the water bodies but not provide any details on them. There are optional maps available that can give those details
[ Paul  Dec 19, 2021 ]  Staff

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