Garmin launches newest off-road GPS

World leading GPS manufacturing company Garmin launched today the Montana, currently the most advanced handheld GPS device, incorporating a robust design based on multiple ways of mounting, a longer lasting battery, landscape and portrait screen layout options as well as support for a wide array of Garmin cartography products.

The off-roading GPS also includes a barometric altimeter for measuring elevation, and the ability to plan the route ahead using its global elevation model. The 3-axis compass is able to give an accurate reading, pointing the route direction in any position that the device is held. Moreover, its responsive, waterproof 4 inch touchscreen display ensures that any information or photo taken with its 5 megapixel autofocus camera is easily readable regardless of sunlight.

According to Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales, “From navigating waterways in your boat and traversing the back country in your ATV, to hiking the Austrian Alps and even receiving spoken turn-by-turn directions on the way to the grocery store, Montana has the versatility and mapping compatibility to do what you need it to.”

Montana will also be able to make use of Garmin’s wide range of detailed topographic, marine, and road maps. Montana also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, a software that allows users to download satellite images to their device and incorporate them into their own maps, as well as Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps.

Garmin will release three versions of the Montana, based on features available: the 600 will only have the basic world map, the 650 will have the 5 megapixel camera included along with the map, while the 650t will also include topographical map of Europe.

The GPS manufacturer released a really tough gadget and gave it a name that makes us remember the Tony Montana character.