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Garmin Montana 700i

Product Codes: GARM700I

Garmin Montana 700i rugged handheld GPS features an impressive 5-inch touchscreen display that can be used in either portrait or landscape (dual orientation). The Montana 700i also features global messaging and interactive SOS via inReach satellite technology (satellite subscription required).

The Garmin Montana 700i also features a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and barometric altimeter and is preloaded TOPO Active European maps, additional BirdsEye Satellite Imagery are available as a download on an annual basis subscription free.

Please note: a satellite subscription is required to enable the inReach features of the Garmin Montana 700i.


Garmin Montana 700i - £589.99


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The Garmin Montana 700i rugged handheld GPS features an impressive 5-inch touchscreen display that can be used in either portrait or landscape (dual orientation). The Montana 700i also features global messaging and interactive SOS via inReach satellite technology (satellite subscription required).

Following on from the popular Garmin Montana 680 model the new Garmin Montana 700i hosts additional features not before seen in the Garmin Montana series. These new features include:

‣A full QWERTY keyboard lets you easily type messages.
‣Satellite inReach technology for messaging and 24/7 SOS.
‣MIL-STD 810 for thermal, shock, water and vibration.
‣Two way messaging - exchange text messages with loved ones, post to social media, or communicate via inReach device to inReach device in the field (subscription required).
‣Interactive SOS - In case of emergency, trigger an interactive SOS message to GEOS, a professional 24/7 global monitoring and response centre (subscription required).
‣Global connectivity - Instead of relying on cellphone coverage, now your messages, SOS and tracking are transferred via the 100% global Iridium satellite network (subscription required).
‣InReach Weather - Available inReach weather forecast service provides detailed updates directly to your Montana handheld or paired devices, so you'll know what to expect en route.

The Garmin Montana 700i features a built-in barometric altimeter to track changes in pressure to calculate altitude. In addition a 3-axis compass allows 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.

Garmin BaseCamp software enables 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 Topographic maps on your computer you can view contour lines and elevations. Furthermore, you can transfer satellite images to your device using the subscription free BirdsEye Satellite Imagery on an annual basis.

Additional walking/road maps and marine charts are also available for the Montana 700i and come supplied on microSD card. Mapping options include: City Navigator street-level road maps, BlueChart g3 marine charts, TOPO map series Ordnance Survey LandRanger maps at 1:25k or 1:50k scale.

The Garmin Montana 700i comes supplied (when purchased from ActiveGPS) a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery life varies depending how you are using the Garmin Montana 700i - up to 18 hours (GPS Mode); up to 330 hours (Expedition Mode), up to 18 hours (GPS Mode, 10 minute Tracking), up to 300 hours (Expedition Mode, 30 minute Tracking).

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin Montana 700i 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. For further information online please see the Garmin Montana comparison table.

Garmin Montana 700i Features

‣5-inch WVGA transflective, dual orientation, colour, touchscreen display
‣Features preloaded TopoActive Europe maps
‣Two-way text messaging communication between inreach devices and mobile phones
‣InReach for messaging and 24/7 SOS
‣Built-in Iridium and GNSS antenna
‣External Iridium and GNSS antenna port
‣Stores 10000 waypoints and 250 saved tracks
‣BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (no annual subscription required) enables you to see photo-realistic views
‣Provides automatic turn-by-turn directions with optional City Navigator maps
‣High-sensitivity GPS receiver with GPS and GLONASS for improved performance and reception
‣Iridium and GNSS antenna
‣3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass
‣Barometric altimeter
‣Waterproof standard: IPX7
‣full QWERTY keyboard lets you easily type messages
‣16GB internal memory for map data and photos
‣Wirelessly share routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between units
‣microSD card slot for additional map data
‣Battery life up to 18 hours (GPS mode); up to 330 hours (Expedition mode)
‣MIL-STD 810 for thermal, shock, water and vibration
‣Weighs 410g with included lithium-ion battery pack
‣2 year guarantee

Map Coverage

The Garmin Montana 700i is preloaded with TopoActive Europe maps. TopoActive Europe maps enables you to view elevations, coastlines, rivers, landmarks and more. Additional pre-programmed Garmin maps on SD/microSD card (sold separately) can also be added including Garmin TOPO maps of 1:50K Great Britain, 1:25K Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, etc.

In addition, the Garmin Montana 700i enables you to use direct-to-device downloads of BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (no annual subscription required) to see photo-realistic views and create waypoints based on landmarks. You can download BirdsEye Satellite Imagery directly to the Montana 700i when it is connected to a WiFi network.

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin Montana 700i
‣Preloaded TopoActive Europe maps
Lithium-ion battery pack
‣USB cable

Garmin Montana 700i Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin Montana 700i? Accessories available to purchase include a bike handlebar mount, motorbike mounting kit including Montana 700i unit AMPS mount/cradle and AC mains charger. View all Garmin Montana 700i accessories.

Garmin Montana 700i Bicycle Handlebar Mount


‣Mount your Garmin Montana 700i on the handlebar of your bike, quad bike, etc with this handlebar mount.

Garmin Montana 700i Handlebar Mount Kit + AMPS Mount Bundle Pack


‣Motorcycle/ATV Mount Kit and AMPS Rugged Mount with Audio/Power Cable perfect to mount your Garmin Montana 700i on a motorbike, quad bike, etc.

Garmin Montana 700i AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit


‣Mains charger includes two USB cables including 1x micro USB and 1x mini USB. Two adapters (UK/EU) are also included.

Garmin Montana 700i Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, WiFi, Bluetooth, ANT+
‣Display: 480 x 800 pixels, WVGA transflective, dual orientation, 6.48 x 10.80 cm; 5-inch diag (12.70 cm)
‣Touchscreen: Yes
‣Waypoints: 10,000
‣Routes: 250 saved tracks
‣Built-in memory: 16GB
‣Electronic compass: Yes, 3-axis, tilt compensating
‣Barometric altimeter: Yes
‣Camera: No
‣Preloaded maps: Yes (TopoActive Europe)
‣Birdseye: Yes (direct to device)
‣Data cards: microSD card
‣Battery: up to 18 hours (GPS Mode); up to 330 hours (Expedition Mode), up to 18 hours (GPS Mode, 10 minute Tracking), up to 300 hours (Expedition Mode, 30 minute Tracking)
‣Interface: High speed micro USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
‣Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
‣Dimensions: Width - 9.19cm, Height - 18.30cm, Depth - 3.27cm
‣Weight: 410g with included lithium-ion battery pack
‣Guarantee: 2-year
Garmin Montana 700i manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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