Garmin® Updates Montana® Line of Handhelds with an 8MP Camera GLONASS Support: Introducing the Montana 610, 610t Camo, 680 and 680t

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the Montana 610,
610t Camo, 680 and 680t, adding four new units to the popular line of
outdoor handhelds. Featuring an updated 8MP camera for high-quality
geotagged photos, the new Montana 600 series units now have GLONASS
support for improved positioning and quicker fixes, as well as 250,000
preloaded geocaches and storage capacity for millions more. The new
Montana 600 series feature a ruggedized design with multiple mounting
and battery options, and support for a wide range of Garmin cartography,
including a free subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery on all units
and preloaded TOPO US 100K on the 610t Camo and 680t.

“The new Montana units are ready and able to handle anything our users
get themselves into,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “From navigating lakes or waterways on your boat,
trekking through the backcountry, cruising on your ATV, geocaching or
receiving turn-by-turn directions to the grocery store, Montana has the
mapping and versatility to handle what you need it to do.”

Featuring an updated 4-inch, dual orientation, glove friendly
touchscreen display, the new Montana 600 series units have a rugged
design with an IPX7 water rating1 to handle the elements.
Each unit has a 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter, plus
a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with GLONASS support, which allows for a
quick and strong satellite fix, even in heavy cover or deep canyons. The
Montana 680 and 680t boast an 8 MP digital camera for high-quality
images that are automatically geotagged, so users can easily navigate
back to that exact spot.

Each unit comes preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief basemap, a
one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, and a microSD card
slot to support additional maps. The 610t Camo and the 680t also come
preloaded with TOPO US 100K.

With an array of compatible mounts, the new Montana 600 series is
designed for use on ATVs, in boats, as a handheld or in your car or RV.
Use the auto mount with City
maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions, or the
rugged mount on a motorcycle or ATV. Additionally, these units support a
wide range of Garmin cartography like TOPO
US 24K
, BlueChart®
while out on the water, or HuntView™
to see public and private land data while hunting. The camouflage finish
on the 610t Camo is also ideal for the avid hunter or outdoorsmen who is
looking for a unit that can easily transition from a handheld to mounted
on an ATV or in a truck.

Each unit operates on a unique dual-battery system, which is compatible
with either a rechargeable lithium-ion pack or standard AA batteries to
get up to 22 hours of battery life. Each unit also has ample memory to
hold maps on board, a microSD card slot to support additional data and
wireless data transfer capabilities, so users can easily share
waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches with other compatible Garmin GPS

The new Montana 600 series units make paperless geocaching easier than
ever. Each device comes preloaded with the locations of 250,000
geocaches from
Devices store and display key information to find the cleverly hidden
containers including the geocache coordinates, terrain rating, its
difficulty, hints and descriptions, so users no longer have to manually
enter coordinates or print out geocache info. By going paperless, users
are helping the environment and improving their efficiency. In addition
to the preloaded geocaches, the new Montana devices can store millions
more, so users will no longer have to pick and choose which geocaches
they want to load on their device.

Available in fall 2015, the Montana 610 will have a suggested retail
price of $499.99; the 610t Camo will have a suggested retail price of
$549.99; the 680 will have a suggested retail price of $549.99; and the
680t will have a suggested retail price of $599.99.

The Montana 610, 610t Camo, 680 and 680t are the latest solutions from
Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing
technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences.
Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog training, or capturing
it all on VIRB action cameras, 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, and

For over 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
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Garmin International, Inc.Maddie Estrada, [email protected]