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Garmin Montana 650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Garmin Montana 650. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and maps. The reliability and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price. The memory and performance get critical views.

usability, size, reliability, maps, screen

performance, 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 35 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. Reviewers really like the durability and screen. The maps and price also get good views. Many are less positive about the memory and performance.

usability, price, maps, screen, durability

size, performance, 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 650T Outdoor Handheld GPS Unit

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Montana 650

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Garmin Montana 650 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design. The size also gets good feedback, but many are critical about the maps and reliability.

usability, size, design

price, reliability, maps

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Montana 650t, US TopoGarmin Montana 650t, US Topo

Dec, 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: 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

Consumer review by: Rjoe1 (bestbuy.com)

Life saver when hiking

 

Given as a gift for sons to use in southwest canyon and desert area on upcoming photo expedition. Very reassuring that they have a GPS, maps, compass, can mark waypoints and trace their route as they go into remote locations.

Jan, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Water-resistant: Yes

Display

Display number of colours:65536 colours