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GARMIN Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle

Model # 13504345Mfg # 010-00924-07

$549.99

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Product Description

The rugged Montana handheld features a large bright dual-orientation touchscreen display with a built-in worldwide basemap and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver. A microSD card slot lets you add optional City Navigator®, BlueChart® g2 or Garmin Custom Maps. It includes a 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter. Receive text-to-speech driving direction using optional City Navigator and auto mount.

Wirelessly share routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between compatible units. Review the location of your latest adventure using Garmin’s free BaseCamp™ software. Marine Value Pack includes Montana 600 Handheld GPS, preloaded with BlueChart g2 U.S. Marine Cartography, and Marine Mount.

  • Display Type: 65,000-color TFT touchscreen
  • Screen Size: 4"diag.
  • Screen Resolution: 272 x 480 pixels
  • Preloaded Cartography: BlueChart g2 U.S. Marine
  • Optional Cartography: City Navigator, BlueChart g2, Garmin Custom Maps, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery
  • Receiver Type: WAAS-enabled high-sensitivity with HotFix®
  • Battery Type: Three AA Lithium batteries (included) or optional AA alkaline batteries
  • Battery Life: Lithium: 16 hours; alkaline 22 hours
  • Dimensions: 2 7/8"W x 5 11/16"H x 1 3/8"D
  • NMEA Interface: High speed USB, serial interface
  • Included Accessories: Marine mount, USB cable, battery pack, AC charger
  • Weight: 10.2oz. with lithium battery pack 
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX7
  • Warranty: One year

Specs

Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle

Best Use Marine
Cartography BlueChart g2 U.S. Marine
Dimensions 2 7/8" Width x 5 11/16" Height x 1 3/8" Depth
Display Size 2" W x 3.5" H
Resolution 272 x 480
Warranty Details One Year
Weight 10.2 Ounces (with Batteries)

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Garmin Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Small boats (3)
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5.0

As advertised

By Bill

from Jacksonville, FL

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Garmin Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle:

      Wanted portability to use with my kayak and on my Bristol 24' sailboat. Marshes/mangroves/salt flats in kayak. River and coastal cruising in sailboat. Would not hesitate to use jumping over to the Bahamas.
      Some difficulty figuring out how to set waypoints but it came together after messing with the unit for a couple of hours one night. On-line instructions really lacking in my opinion. Screen is awesome. Start up great locking in to satellites really quick.
      You pay for the portability of this unit

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Garmin Montana 600

      By Sailing in Florida

      from Miami

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Nice When Viewing Charts
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • Hard To Hold In Your Hand
      • Screen Set-up Challenging

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about Garmin Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle:

      During a long distance race I could follow along with the included charts easily but I had trouble setting up the screens they way that I want.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Baysailor sez...

      By Liquid Courage

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Read In Sunlight
      • Nice Large Font

      Cons

      • Instructions Don't Always

      Best Uses

      • Just Add Waypointsmarks
      • Large Boats
      • Outdoor

      Comments about Garmin Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle:

      I race large (40'+) boats on SF Bay. Lots of action and I need to keep my head on a swivel (outside the boat)a lot. Quick glances to the screen are clear and easy to see.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Power in a small but functional package

      By ejbpescador

      from Alabama

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Boats

        Comments about Garmin Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle:

        For a handheld GPS the 600 is the largest which makes it just right for mounting to a small boat by getting the marine bundle with it. The screen is just a tad smaller than a large smart phone. The lock on to sattelite ability is super fast. The very best thing about this tiny wonder of a chart plotting nautical GPS is the ability to read it in full sunlight. With no backlighting, the more sun, the better you can see it. Why phones do not have a screen like this is baffling. After testing the battery life, it will not be connected to the 12 volt system. A charge on the internal battery will last all day with the screen dimmed. The instructions of how to enter way points are the only drawback but with a little guess work and referring to the internet for advice all functions are working including loading waypoints and routes. Since the nautical map is included it will keep a boater off the shoals and direct them to destinations that only a GPS can do. It is such an impovement over the first GPS's in this class that only had numbers to read therefore needing a paper chart to determine a location. The chart is on the screen. With one touch marking a spot is easily entered and the touch screen works very well. This device is a long waited addition for my boat.

        (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simple to install and easy to use.

        By Chris B.

        from Portland, OR

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • easy to use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Boats
          • Small Boats

          Comments about Garmin Montana 600 Handheld GPS Marine Bundle:

          My Ericson 34 is a sailboat, not a computer lab. I wanted something simple, small and easy to install/remove on the helm pedestal. Offshore we use a Furuno GP-33 located at the chart table below, along with an old, proven, David White MK2. The Garmin 600 is used inland as a quick reference tool while we transit the Columbia River shipping lanes.

          The supplied mount/charging cradle is installed below, next to the handheld VHF drop in chargers. At the helm the Garmin 600 is secured to the guard with a RAM mount. No wires or other BS to mess with.

          The Garmin 600 is really easy to use. Chart details are somewhat limited in relation to actual NOAA paper charts, no surprise. However, the shipping lanes and navigation marks are very accurate. LAT/LON is spot on against the Furuno GP-33.

          Internal battery life has been excellent (8 hrs plus) and you can use three common AA alkaline batteries if needed. The display can be dimmed down very low at night. In bright sun the display is actually better on the medium or low settings.

          Nothing should ever replace paper charts, a good compass and prudent seamanship. That being said, I would highly recommend the Garmin 600 as a first "electronic" navigation aid for new owners or smaller boats. Much better choice than a stupid i phone app any day.....

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