Garmin® Announces Monterra™, an Android™ Powered Outdoor GPS with WiFi

Garmin, the global leader
in satellite navigation, is pleased to announce the Monterra, Garmin’s first
WiFi-enabled outdoor handheld GPS that combines Garmin’s powerful location and
mapping capabilities and the versatility of the Android™ operating system.
From now on users can easily access the Google Play Store™, download
apps through an available WiFi connection right onto their outdoor optimized
Garmin handheld and enjoy new ways to explore the great outdoors. Garmin will
present Monterra the very first time to the international trade and media at
the Outdoor exhibition in Friedrichshafen (Ger) from July 11th
July 14th.

“Monterra provides
outdoor professionals and enthusiasts with the ultimate ability to customize
their GPS device to perfectly suit their personal and professional needs,” says
Martin Resch, Garmin’s EMEA Product Manager, Outdoor.  “With its brilliant four-inch, colour,
multi-touch display and the ability to experience ever new apps, Monterra takes
the outdoor GPS to a whole new level, and users are able to take advantage of its
great features no matter how adverse the terrain may be.”

The Android operating system empowers users to
access all their favourite outdoor-related Android apps, and even those that
aren’t, through the Google Play Store right on the device. They can even access
professional apps like for farming or logging to improve their daily efficiency
in the field. One of the most popular recreational outdoor apps in Europe PeakFinder
is even preinstalled on Monterra and tells you the names and the height of
mountain tops around you all over the Alps. Monterra also has a built-in FM
radio and you can listen to music either with headphones or through the
built-in speaker.

Monterra deploys leading sensor technology,
thanks to its high-sensitivity, dual-band GPS and GLONASS receiver, Monterra
finds its location quickly and maintains signal lock even in heavy cover and
deep canyons. To even further improve positioning it has a built-in 3-axis
compass with accelerometer and gyro, which indicates the user’s direction when
standing still or not holding the device level. Its barometric altimeter has
the ability to track changes in pressure to pinpoint precise altitude, and it
can also plot barometric pressure over time to monitor weather conditions. It
also has a built-in UV sensor so users can monitor the intensity of the sun,
and reduce exposure if necessary.

Monterra features an outdoor optimized highly
durable mineral glass display. Its transflective display uses the power of the
sun to provide best readability even in brightest sunlight. This way it even
safes power throughout the day as the backlight LED only needs to be turned on
for low light conditions. Monterra is fully ruggedized and has an IPX7
waterproof rating. To provide maximum independence during outdoor adventures it
uses a dual battery system, which allows users the option of using the
rechargeable Li-ion pack (included) or traditional AA batteries. It is also
compatible with the same mounts as the Garmin Montana™, so
users can safely take Monterra anywhere.

No need to take a separate camera out into the
field, either. Monterra has a built-in 8-megapixel autofocus digital camera
that takes vivid, geo-tagged photos for easy return navigation, plus a 1080p HD
video camera with LED flash. Users can easily download photos and videos to
their computer for either work or sharing using Garmin
. Monterra has 6 GB of internal memory
built-in plus a microSD slot for even more extra storage.

Wireless sharing is easy with Monterra. It has
WiFi, ANT+™, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC capabilities, which allows users to share
data, maps, waypoints, tracks, routes, and geocaches with other wireless
compatible devices. Additionally, Monterra is compatible with BaseCamp™, a free software download that
lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks.

Monterra is a heavyweight geocaching device, meaning it can hold millions
of geocaches. Download caches from, or use a downloaded Android
app, and users won’t run out of room. All the paperless geocaching features,
such as descriptions, hints and logs, will be there for every single cache.
Cachers can also view photos, connect to chirp® enabled
caches, and filter caches by size, terrain, difficulty and type.

The new Garmin Monterra
will be available third quarter 2013 at a recommended retail price of £599.99 with
preloaded Rec Map Europe with Navteq® roads. With
Monterra, users are able to work mobile in the field, using all the Android
apps they are used to using, but with the assurance of a rugged device that is
waterproof, has longer battery life, an easy to read display and a variety of
mounting options. Monterra will be revealed at the Outdoor exhibition in
Friedrichshafen (Ger) from July 11th to July 14th at
Halle B1, booth 202.

Monterra is the latest
solution from Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing
technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether
hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog tracking, Garmin outdoor devices
are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information
about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to


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