Garmin Montana 680 handheld GPS device is the perfect partner for walking/hiking. Plus with additional maps and mounts can also be used when driving, cycling and sailing too. Featuring a 4-inch colour touchscreen, the Montana 680t can be viewed either in landscape or portrait orientation.
The Montana 680 includes a 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter. The 680, like the 680t also includes a built-in 8 megapixel digital camera which geotags your photos with the location so you can view and navigate back to them in future.
Garmin Montana 680 - £459.99
The Garmin Montana 680 is a very versatile GPS satnav device that is durable and waterproof to IPX7 standards. There is a 4-inch touchscreen which is dual orientation and the Montana 680T can be mounted on a bicycle, 4x4, boats, handheld, in-car, motorcycle or on an All Terrain Vehicle. It can be operated in all conditions withstanding bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water.
The 680 is part of the Garmin Montana range and is the top-of-the-range model, which includes the following premium features:
‣Built-in 8 megapixel digital camera - the '8' in 680t
‣Electronic 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter
‣Internal 2.9GB memory
There is GPS and GLONASS satellite technology built-in to the Garmin Montana 680 that will enable you to quickly get a fix on to GPS satellites. Furthermore you will get a good GPS signal in urban areas where there are tall buildings and under heavy tree covered areas.
Geocaching is possible with the Garmin Montana 680. It stores 250,000 geocaches from geocaching.com and you can do paperless geocaching eliminating the need for cumbersome use of paper and manual entering of coordinates. Simply find the geocaches on geocaching.com and you are ready to go.
Track Manager App is a new feature on the Garmin Montana 680. The Track Manager App is for you to record, view and analyse where you are on your journey. This maximises the user experience and provides you with more control over the journey taken.
There is an 8 Megapixel camera on the Garmin Montana 680 that not only takes landscape and portrait photos but it also records a geotag providing you with GPS coordinates as to the exact location of the photos taken so you can navigate back to the exact location.
A barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to calculate altitude. Plus a 3-axis compass will allow you to find or check which direction you are heading and you do not need to be holding the GPS device level to do so.
You can use the BaseCamp software to view and organise maps, waypoints, routes and tracks. With trip-planning software you can wirelessly share your routes and waypoints with friends, family and fellow explorers. When viewing the optional Topographic maps on your computer you can view contour lines and elevations. Furthermore you can transfer satellite images to your device using the included 1 year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
Additional maps and charts are also available for the 680. Mapping options include: City Navigator street-level road maps, BlueChart marine charts and GB Discoverer Ordnance Survey LandRanger maps at 1:25k or 1:50k scale. Each of these maps are available on SD/microSD card for more details and coverage click here. Furthermore with Garmin’s Custom Maps you can transfer paper or digital maps into your device along with landmarks, points of interest, etc. This is useful with maps such as ski piste routes, mountain bike trails or favourite hiking trails.
The Garmin Montana 680 features a dual-battery system; you can use the rechargeable lithium-ion pack or AA batteries. The battery life is 16 hours with Lithium-Ion and 22 hours with AA batteries making a total of 38 hours.
To use the Montana 680 in varying places other than in the palm of your hand, a number of different mounts are available. These accessories include a handlebar mount ideal for using on a bike, a car mount and speaker for use in-car and marine mount when using on a boat.
Do you have a question about the Garmin Montana 680 or other handheld GPS related question that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our handheld and Outdoor GPS FAQs page for questions from other customers.Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team.
Garmin Montana 680 Features
‣4-inch TFT sunlight-readable, dual orientation, colour, touchscreen display
‣8 megapixel with automatic geo-tagging
‣Stores 10000 waypoints and 200 saved tracks
‣Provides automatic turn-by-turn directions with optional auto navigation kit
‣High-sensitivity GPS receiver with GPS and GLONASS for improved performance and reception
‣3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass
‣Waterproof standard: IPX7
‣2.9GB internal memory for map data and photos
‣Wirelessly share routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between units
‣microSD card slot for additional map data
‣Up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)
‣Weighs (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)
‣1 year guarantee
The Montana 680t features a SD/microSD card slot, an easy way to add new maps and mapping updates.If you want to buy the Garmin Montana 680 with maps please see the Garmin Montana 680T web page instead.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin Montana 680
‣Lithium-ion battery pack
Garmin Montana 680 Accessories
Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin Montana 680 handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including Montana 680 anti-glare screen protectors, carrying case, automotive suction cup mount, marine mount, Lithium Ion Battery, external GPS antenna and premium heart rate monitor.
Garmin Montana 680 Maps
Garmin Montana 680 is preloaded with a Worldwide basemap with shaded relief. However, a number of other maps supplied on SD/microSD card are also compatible including street-level road maps - perfect for cycling of using your Montana 680 in a car, 1:50K and 1:25K Ordnance Survey maps - ideal for hiking and walking the countryside of Great Britain and marine BlueCharts - ideal if you want to navigate the waters around the UK, Europe or further afield.
Garmin Montana 680 Technical Specification
‣Display: 272 x 480 pixels, bright, transflective 65k colour TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readable
‣Routes: 200 saved tracks
‣Built-in memory: 2.9GB
‣Electronic compass: Yes, 3-axis, tilt compensating
‣Barometric altimeter: Yes
‣Data cards: microSD card
‣Battery: up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)
‣Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
‣Dimensions: Width - 74.8mm, Height - 144.2mm, Depth - 36.4mm
‣Weight: (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)
‣Garmin Montana 680 manual
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Page updated: 24th March 2017