About the Garmin Montana® 700i
Take your adventures further with Garmin GPS
Take your adventures further with Garmin GPS
Garmin's Montana 700i handheld GPS navigator combines a rugged exterior with sophisticated functionality to give you a solid foundation for your outdoor recreation. Whether you're hiking, off-roading, fishing, or RV-ing, you'll find something to enjoy with this capable device. It offers an intuitive 5" dual-orientation touchscreen display, lots of connectivity options and built-in sensors, and the ability to work with however you choose to move. It also comes with Garmin's inReach satellite communication technology, so you can be sure to stay in touch with your friends or emergency aid no matter where you roam.
Eye- and finger-friendly 5" dual-orientation display
The 5" color touchscreen on the Montana 700i 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 300 hours of battery life while tracking your location every 30 minutes, while the GPS mode offers up to 18 hours of life with the rechargeable battery.
Built to last
Not only is the Montana 700i 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.
More maps than you can shake a dowsing rod at
The Montana 700i 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.
Maintain contact with the Garmin Explore app and inReach technology
Garmin's Explore app lets you map, sync, and share your treks from anywhere, including regions without cell coverage. And the app's your lifeline to the Iridium global satellite network, so when you trigger an SOS the GEOS 24/7 emergency response team will track your device and contact the nearest emergency responders.
If you're part of an expedition, text communication with the rest of your crew is easy as long as you're all using compatible Garmin handhelds, wearables, or other mobile devices with inReach — you also get LiveTrack location sharing so people can follow your position remotely. inReach weather forecasts can keep your device up-to-date on changing conditions nearby. A subscription is required to access the Iridium global satellite network.
The Montana 700i features a powerful antenna and sensitive GNSS receiver so it works with GPS and Galileo satellite networks for coverage that'll make you harder to lose than the smell of campfire smoke on your clothes. 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.
Add more maps for your journeys
The Montana 700i 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.
Get with the program via Garmin Connect
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.
- handheld GPS navigator with satellite communication capability
- 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
- SOS feature: alerts GEOS 24/7 emergency response
- barometric altimeter and 3-axis electronic compass
- built-in Bluetooth connectivity
- built-in ANT+ connectivity
- built-in Wi-Fi connectivity
- 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 and Galileo tracking satellites
- stores up to 10,000 waypoints and 250 routes
inReach Satellite Communication Features (subscription required):
- send and receive texts
- worldwide GEOS-supported 24/7 emergency monitoring
- inReach weather forecasts
- works with Garmin's Explore app on compatible smartphones (no cell signal necessary)
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 (300 hours in expedition mode)
- dimensions: 3-9/16"W x 7-1/4"H x 1-5/16"D
- weight: 14.5 oz. (with included lithium-ion battery pack installed)
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 010-02347-10
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® 700i handheld GPS navigator (010-02347-10) 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. You can stay connected when you're off the grid with messaging and SOS capability through the built-in inReach satellite network. The Montana 700i 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 700i measures 3.4" wide, 7.2" high, and 1.3" deep, and weighs 14.5 ounces (including the battery).
5" Touchscreen: The Montana 700i 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 700i 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 (300 hours). Live tracking decreases battery life. The battery is charged while the included USB cable is plugged into a USB power source, including an AC adapter or computer USB port.
microSD Slot: The Montana 700i 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 700i 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 700i 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.
inReach® Technology: The Montana 700i features inReach Technology, which enables you to send and receive text messages over the Iridium® satellite network. Text messages can be sent to an SMS phone number, email address, or another inReach-compatible device. You can send preset messages, or edit a pre-written message. To make it easier to type messages, the Montana 700i has a full on-screen QWERTY keyboard. When an emergency arises, you can send an SOS message to the GEOS International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center (IERCC) to request assistance. A dedicated SOS button is located along the right edge of the device under a protective cover. When an SOS is sent, a default message is sent, along with details about your location. You can interact with the agency during the rescue, if needed. If assistance is no longer needed, you can cancel the SOS request. The inReach subscription also offers weather information, including basic, premium and marine forecasts.
Note: The inReach features must first be activated on the device before you can use them. An active inReach subscription is required.
Wireless Connectivity: The Garmin Montana 700i 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 700i 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 700i 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 700i 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 700i 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.
The Garmin Montana® 700i replaces these items
- communicates with your boat's Garmin chartplotters and other marine GPS devices
- built-in inReach technology for satellite communicaton of SOS alerts and location tracking
- built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ANT+ connectivity