While it’s still useful to leave detailed notes for loved ones before heading out into the deep woods searching for adventure, the Garmin Montana 700i lets you do it from the trailhead and beyond. Keeping you with a direct line to civilization and informed with what’s around the next bend, the Montana is a satellite communicator providing a stellar amount of navigational information and even picks up cell phone tower signals for weather updates.
Through a vibrant touchscreen, visible in direct sunlight, the Montana displays turn-by-turn city map navigation on your way towards adventure. It then switches over to any of your preloaded topographical maps of the US. Once you’re at the trailhead, punch into the weather update while you still have cell connection, and then select your route from up to 250 preloaded options. Waypoints and point-to-point navigation keep you tracking true, but if you come across opportunities for side-quests, the Montana displays public land boundaries and can keep connected contacts up-to-date with a live-tracking feature.
Once you’ve reached your destination, send a text message or post to your favorite social platform, or check in on your other trail mates with their own Montana 700i. Emergency communication is available with an SOS message sent to a 24/7 monitoring center responding to any distress during your journey. Messaging is relayed via satellites instead of cell-phone towers for more reliable and confident communication signals. A subscription is required to use satellite communication features.
- Never be out of touch or unprepared with complete navigation
- Explore freely with a broad range of map functions
- Durability empowered by MIL-STD 810 standards
- Highly visible screen even in direct sunlight
- Full keyboard and constant connectivity for messaging
- Healthy battery life of 18+ hours in GPS mode
- Hunting dog tracking feature with Astro or Alpha handheld devices
- Housing Material: plastic
- Digital Compass: yes
- Technical Features: Connect IQ, active weather, VIRB remote, smart notifications, pairs w/Garmin Connect mobile
- Operating System: Garmin Connect
- Battery Type: rechargeable lithium-ion
- Battery Life: [GPS mode] 18H, [Expedition mode] 330H
- Dimensions: 3.6 x 7.2 x 1.3in
- Claimed Weight: 14.5oz
- Face Size: 2.55 x 4.25in
- Submersible: IPX7
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year