Garmin® unveils Montana® 700 series, with global connectivity, routable topographic mapping and 8 mega-pixel camera

Rugged handheld series combines the flexibility of on- or off-road navigation with global messaging and SOS alerts via inReach® satellite technology

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Montana 750i[1], Montana 700i and Montana 700 GPS handheld series—the latest versatile and featured-packed additions to its popular lineup of outdoor navigation units. The large 5-inch glove-friendly touchscreen display is 50% larger than the previous Montana models, and with mounting options for a variety of activities, the Montana 700 series can be adapted for use on ATVs, boats, cars, motorcycles and RVs. Whether on- or off-road, these handhelds seamlessly transition from trails to road navigation thanks to the preloaded TopoActive and City Navigator maps (700i/750i only). The Montana 700i and 750i offer Garmin inReach satellite communication technology which enables two-way messaging, interactive SOS alerts, location tracking and weather updates.1[2]

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Montana 750i (Photo: Business Wire)

“No matter where your trips may take you, the new Montana handhelds will give you the confidence and security that you’ll stay connected in every sense of the word,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “We are excited to bring inReach satellite technology into a touchscreen product in our outdoor handheld device series, and with the versatility to bring it from the road to the trail to the water and everywhere in-between, the Montana 700 series is the perfect outdoor companion.”

Using the global coverage of the Iridium® satellite network, the Montana 700i/750i allows users to communicate with any cell phone number, email address or other inReach device while using GPS to track and share progress of the journey. Use the full touchscreen keyboard to keep in contact with friends and family by quickly keying messages that are sent via inReach satellite technology. If the user enables inReach Tracking, friends and family wanting to follow along can view the user’s location at any time throughout their journey. Outdoor enthusiasts can use the Montana 700i/750i to trigger an interactive SOS for emergency help from a 24/7 GEOS International Emergency Response Coordination Center. A world leader in emergency response solutions and monitoring, GEOS will alert emergency responders and provide updates to the user’s key contacts, while also continuing to message back and forth with the user, until the situation is resolved. To access the Iridium network and communicate with inReach enabled Montana devices, an active satellite subscription is required. A variety of subscription plans[4] are available for both individuals and professional services from flexible month to month options to annual plans.

Each device in the new Montana 700 series offers Wi-Fi® connectivity, ANT+® technology and Bluetooth wireless technology for easy wireless updates and allows users to pair with the Garmin Explore™ app to plan trips, sync waypoints, tracks, and courses, create collections, review your activities and more. Before heading out on an adventure, users can download high-resolution satellite imagery onto the Montana via Wi-Fi, and those photo realistic views can be also be used offline. All of the new Montana handhelds are water-resistant2 and tested to U.S. military standards (MIL-STD-810), making them ready for any adventure. Access to both GPS and Galileo satellite networks plus a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter allows these handhelds to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone. Friends and family can use the web-based MapShare™ trip-sharing page to follow along with the adventure from home and view progress, ping a device to see a GPS location of the user and exchange messages during the trip.

An 8-megapixel camera in the Montana 750i3 lets explorers take photos on the go. The device will geotag photos with coordinates so users can easily navigate back to favorite sites in the future. Trek far and wide off-grid with the Montana 700 series with an included rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack that can provide more than 18 hours of battery life in GPS mode, or enable ultralow-power Expedition mode for over 300 hours of GPS tracking between recharges.

The new Montana 700 series is available now with suggested retail prices ranging from $599.99 to $799.99. To learn more, visit[5].

Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for adventurers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing products that enhance experiences and enrich lives, Garmin believes every day is an opportunity to innovate and a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at[6], contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at[7],[8],[9] or[10].

1Active satellite subscription required. Some jurisdictions regulate or prohibit the use of satellite communications devices. It is your responsibility to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where the device is intended to be used.

2 Rated to IPX7 standards.

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