Are you an avid hiker or wilderness wanderer? The saying goes that a true man of character knows his limits, but never really accepts them. This risky way of thinking is only obtainable when one has tremendous confidence in themselves. That being said, the Garmin Montana will certainly assist you while in the outdoors, broaden your limits and increase your confidence.

There are many versions of the Montana, but for hiking purposes we wanted to focus on the newest addition to the handheld line-up, the Montana 680t. Montana 680t features a dual-orientation color touchscreen that’s glove friendly. It comes preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps and includes a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. The Montana 680t also has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even while you’re on the move. You can even use the barometric altimeter to track changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude or use it to plot barometric pressure over time to monitor changing weather conditions.

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The functions of Montana 680t aren’t just for navigation either. You can also capture your favorite locations and memories with Montana 680t’s 8 megapixel digital camera. Each photo is automatically geotagged with coordinates, allowing you to navigate back to that exact spot in the future.

Ready to plan your next hiking adventure? Our free BaseCamp software lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures