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The Relatively High Demand for Garmin Montana 610t Camo. Why?

Product: Garmin Montana 610t Camo

Pricegarmin montana 610t
Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com

Physical dimensions: 2.9″ x 5.7″ x 1.4″ (7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm)

Display: 4-inch touchscreen

Weight:10.2 oz (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)

Batteries: 1 lithium ion or 3 AA size

Connection with computer:  USB (NMEA 0183)

Coverage: PRELOADED GEOCACHES and 1-year Birdseye Satellite Imagery subscription

Guarantee: One year

My Rating: 9.0 out of 10


I would never have written about Garmin Montana 610t Camo portable sat-nav device, but…But I am encouraged by the fact that through my website during three-month time have already purchased five of these devices. I am not promoting this particular, to be honest, not so cheap portable satellite navigator. Obviously, my site’s content encourages people to search for the more suitable solution.

Before I continue to my review about Garmin Montana® 610t Camo sat nav I would like to notice, why I am not calling this device in such a common name as GPS?

GPS is not the only Sat-Nav System

To be fair and equitable the GPS stands for Global Positioning System, and it is the USA developed satellite navigation system. It is just one of many sat-nav systems operating globally. Currently, two are alive and shortly another three expected to be fully functional. I have noticed it many times on my website and just to remind, remaining four, skipping details, are:

GLONASS-Russia, fully functional;

GALILEO-EUROPEAN on final stage;

IRNSS-Indian local, expected July 2016;

BeiDou-Chinese local, confused data, but about to complete this or next year.

So my given Garmin device and many others can receive and calculate signals for GPS and GLONASS, so why it is named as GPS? Well, it is just lyrics. Why Montana® 610t Camo is so popular?

I don’t like to rewrite publicly available information in details but, naturally that also something will be repeated which never can be avoided doing a product reviews.

One more thing I’d like to notice. If you are one of those who is convinced that smartphone is the only solution for any navigation options, so bye, bye. It is not for you. Just scroll back your memory after $800 worth iPhone not responding to any actions when accidentally got some water splashes on it.

Garmin Montana 610t Camo handheld GPS, GLONASS sat navigation device is a universal global positioning apparatus. It could be used in almost any situations whenever obtaining a very precise geographical coordinates are essential.

Here is a Product Description from Amazon.com
„The new Montana 610t Camo features a dual-orientation, 4-inch color touchscreen that’s glove friendly. Includes preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps, a 1-yearBirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription and comes in distinctive camo print. It uses a 3-axis compass, built-in barometric altimeter and access to both GPS and GLONASS satellites for improved positioning and typically faster fixes. High-sensitivity GPS holds your position even in the deepest cover. Montana 610t Camo is preloaded with 250,000 geocaches from Geocaching.com. Share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users. Bumps, humidity and water are no match for the durable Montana 610t -water-rated to IPX7.“

Ideal for hiking, hunting, geocaching, rafting, boaters and to be in touch with fellow colleagues using mutual communication features.

Good 4-inch glove friendly touch screen perfect in direct sunlight. Mount anywhere you like on ATV, boat or bike. Even use as GPS for cars after loading City Navigator maps or searching favorite fishing spots using BlueChart® g2.

Sharing anything you want with other compatible Garmin GPS users.

Nothing is perfect and after searching unmet users reviews not so many were found. One silly Amazon commenter gives only one star because of lack of 12V charger. I even do not like to spend a time to comment it. Other argue about absent of lanyard and SD card reader function detailed explanation; I guess it is just a joke. I never met e.g. any mobile phone sold with the protective case or so.

for the USA users the price includes preloaded TOPO U.S.

From the first sight, the price for Garmin Montana 610t Camo is relatively high. Do not forget that for the USA users, the price includes preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps, a 1-yearBirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

A much different situation is for European fans.

For instance, outdoor maps in the United Kingdom, according to Garmin, cost $125.99 and Montana 610 price in Amazon.co.uk for today is £355.

Just to be clear I take a look the local Latvian Garmin dealer website Garmin.lv and surprisingly found that Montana 610 LM with local Latvian TOPO road map included. Even most of lakes and marine detailed maps for fishing and divers. The Great discovery for me and device is on my wish list.

My conclusion. Far-reaching handheld sat nav device ( or GPS if you like it more) for outdoor activities. You can found a cheaper GPS device, but Garmin Montana 610t Camo ticks all the boxes so that you can easily find your best trail on any outdoor activities.

It will be great to read a real user comment if any read my post. Maybe at least one of those guys who purchased this Garmin Montana device after surfing my website?

Another option is more pricey brother Garmin Montana 650 and loaded with TOPO 24K seems to be a serious device for ATV, hiking and other off-roaders.

Welcome for comments and constructive negotiations.

Post Scriptum.
It’s been two weeks since I wrote this review, and two more people have bought the Garmin Montana 610 GPS navigators. In my opinion, this is an excellent indicator, if one takes into account that the competition is high.


  1. Arvīds

    Cik es sapratu jūs saprotat arī latviski un man vieglāk jautājumu būs uzdot latviešu valodā.
    Mani ļoti ieinteresēja šis konkrētais Garmin GPS aparāts, jo tanī ir iespēja lietot Latvijas ezeru kartes. Es papētīju garmin.lv mājas lapu, bet tā īsti skaidrībā netiku.
    Man konkrētais jautājums ir, vai jums ir pieredze ar šīm Latvijas topo kartēm un, ja ir, tad vai ezeros rāda arī dziļumus un grunts reljefu?
    Paldies un lieliska web lapa. Ļoti patika ceļojums ar to motorjahtu uz Angliju.

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Sveiks Arvīd!
      Paldies par komentāru un atbildot uz jautājumu varu teikt tā- Godīgi, pats neesmu tās kartes uz Garmin GPS navigatoriem lietojis, bet ir neliela pieredze ar papīra topo kartēm un, cik zinu, tās arī ir kā bāzes informācijas avots kuru lieto arī Garmin GPS. Šīs kartes ir lieliskas ar daudzām taciņām un lauku celiņiem kur var izbraukt tikai ar pilnpiedziņu un arī en visur. Lielais vairums info ir vēl no krievu laiku militāriestiem un tiem pija lieliska kartogrāfija.
      Ezeros dziļumi ir doti, bet ne visos. Nedomāju ka šī hidrogrāfiskā informācija ir ļoti precīza un izmatot to drošai navigācijai nebūtu vēlams. Kas atiecas uz copi, tad droši var lietot lai aizairētu līdz kādai dziļākai izobātei vai bedrei.
      Lai veicas ar Latvijas ezeru apceļošanu!

  2. Myles

    Very helpful.

    I live in Colorado, USA and am about to go pick up a Garmin 610T package for US $369 at Cabela’s, which is being bought out and shedding inventory. This price is good on web through tomorrow.

    1. Andrejs (Post author)

      Hi Myles and thanks for stopping by. This good price for Garmin 610t for the new unit. Although Amazon sells it for $390 new unit. It is not so large price difference, and you can return it if you do not like it. Just likely it is not a case to return this item as none of my fifteen buyers did it. Now more and more buying Montana 680. Good luck.


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