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Garmin Montana 650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews of Garmin Montana 650. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and performance. The maps and size also get good reviews, whereas the reliability and price get mixed views. There are some less positive reviews about the memory.

usability, size, maps, performance, screen

memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Montana 650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Montana 650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Garmin Montana 650 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and performance. The maps and price also get good views, but comments are divided on the reliability. The memory and size get less positive reviews.

usability, price, maps, performance, screen

size, memory

77% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Montana 650T Outdoor Handheld GPS UnitGarmin Montana 600 Outdoor Handheld GPS UnitGarmin Montana 650 Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Montana 650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Garmin Montana 650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. Many are critical about the maps and reliability.

usability, size, design

price, reliability, maps

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Montana RAM Mount 650t 650 600 Heavy-Duty Case MADE IN THE USA BY GizzMoVest LLC in Spec Ops Black' w/ Safety Leash & Clip.Garmin Montana RAM-Mount 650t 650 600 CASE MADE by GizzMoVest LLC in 'Marine White' w/ Safety Leash & Clip. MADE IN THE USA.Garmin Dakota 20 10 / Approach G3 CASE COVER Made in the USA BY GizzMoVest LLC in 'Special Ops Black'.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Montana 650t

 

The Garmin Montana 650t is one of three models in Garmin's newest handheld series. With it's huge 4” touchscreen, I had initially thought the Montanas were targeted to the motorized crowd (ATV's, etc.), but after spending over a month with one, I'm...

Large, bright screen ; Extensive customization options ; Garmin’s best dual-use unit ; 5MP geotagging camera ; Li-ion battery (relatively long life and you don't have to open the battery cover to recharge) ; Much quicker access to menu items than on...

Relatively bulky and heavy ; Additional maps and mount required to make best highway use of device ; No carabiner clip

The Montana series has some great features – a larger and somewhat brighter touchscreen that can rotate between portrait and landscape orientations, an interface that makes it much easier to access settings and switch functions, and a dashboard that...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Montana 600 review

 

The Garmin Montana 600 is one of three models in Garmin's newest handheld series. With it's huge 4” touchscreen, I had initially thought the Montanas were targeted to the motorized crowd (ATV's, etc.), but after spending over a month with it, I'm...

Large, bright screen ; Extensive customization options ; Garmin’s best dual-use unit ; Li-ion battery (relatively long life and you don't have to open the battery cover to recharge) ; Much quicker access to menu items than on Oregon series ; Accurate...

Relatively bulky and heavy ; Additional maps and mount required to make best highway use of device ; No carabiner clip ; Inaccurate altimeter ; Immature firmware

The Montana series has some great features – a larger and somewhat brighter touchscreen that can rotate between portrait and landscape orientations, an interface that makes it much easier to access settings and switch functions, and a dashboard that...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: James Trew (t3.com)

Garmin Montana 650t review

 

Versatile Garmin GPS for the outdoor lover

The 650t should appeal to people with active lifestyles, as well as those that aspire to have one. The need for additional mounts might be a sticking point for some, but its all-round versatility and solid build make it a good choice if you are looking...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Garmin Montana 650t review

 

With few real flaws and a bevy of features, this is a fantastic and versatile GPS device

Battery life, meanwhile, is astounding. A single charge will easily get you a full eight-hour day with the GPS running solidly, and in emergencies it will run from three standard AA alkaline cells.

Mar, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Garmin Montana 650t

 

Garmin's latest satnav has a long list of features, but is it worth almost £500?

With few real flaws and a bevy of features, this is a fantastic and versatile GPS device

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Garmin Montana 650t

 

Garmin's Montana 650t is a high-end outdoor GPS aimed at hikers (trampers, in New Zealand parlance) and off-roaders, sold pre-loaded with topographical maps for New Zealand and Australia.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: darrell (pcnation.com)

Garmin Montana 650t Handheld GPS Navigator

 

garmin makes a great product

great product

size may be a problem for some

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Roy Magelssen (pcnation.com)

Garmin Montana 650t Handheld GPS Navigator

 

I have found and used functions not described in the manual, such as personalizing the startup screen, and changing the dashboard status bar (which I am still not sure how I did). I have heard arguments that “I can do the same thing with my Iphone and...

The Montana 650t quickly acquires satellites, is easily customized, very versatile, and its ability to function as wilderness GPS in the highest capability, as well as a car GPS, marine GPS, fitness monitor, geocashing recorder, clock, stopwatch,...

The Montana 650t is a little heavy. It could use a little more in-depth manual

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: john weyer (pcnation.com)

Garmin Montana 650t Handheld GPS Navigator

 
Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Twotonejr (bestbuy.com)

Great GPS

 

This GPS is great with a nice big screen and used with charging mount is great for my snowmobile. Navigation with gloves works good too. The pre loaded maps are not the best from a GPS company.

Jan, 2014
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Product Specifications

Configuration

Head up Display: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: No

Display

Display Technology:Not Applicable
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable

Navigation

Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:No Detailed Map Included
Map Provider:Not Applicable
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: No
Voice Control: No

Playback

DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No
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