Garmin Montana 610

R10,699.00 R9,399.00

A very solid overlanding GPS and in our opinion still one of the best units ever produced by Garmin. If you ask Tracks4Africa which unit to buy, then this is probably our number one choice for serious navigation.

The screen is smaller than that of the Overlander or 276Cx, but it is actually big enough.  It comes with touch screen which makes input of text a lot easier than with the 276Cx.  We like the fact that this unit can also take a set of AA batteries in addition to the rechargeable battery.  This makes it possible to run without onboard power and you can even take it hiking, although a bit bulky for that to be convenient. This GPS is found on many bikes as well.

You need to buy the automotive mount to get voice guidance.

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Note: Ships from 7 to 10 working days.

2 Year Warranty

Product Description

Designed for use on the trail, on road or on the water, the Montana 610 from Garmin will guide you wherever you go. With a vast 4” sunlight-readable touchscreen that offers crystal clear enhanced colours, dual orientation display and GPS and GLONASS positioning to track your location quicker and more accurately, even in the most challenging environment.  It’s easy to see where you are at all times and conveniently control your track recording with the new Track Manager. Montana 610 includes a 3-axis electronic compass with barometric altimeter and comes with a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription1. Both durable and waterproof, Montana 610 is built to withstand the elements.

The handheld GPS to go anywhere and everywhere

  • NEW GPS and GLONASS – faster and better satellite fix
  • 4″ outdoor optimised, dual orientation display – best visibility on Garmin’s largest handheld display, for easy readability under any condition
  • NEW Comes with great content preinstalled – 250k geocaches from and 1 year free BirdsEye Satellite Imagery
  • NEW Adds new Track Manager for better user experience and more control
  • Most versatile navigation everywhere – most versatile features, display and mounting
  • Barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass
  • Compatible with Tracks4Africa GPS Maps.


More from Garmin: See the Big View

Montana 610 features a 4″ outdoor optimised, dual orientation touchscreen display that offers best readability under any light condition. The easy-to-use touch screen user interface means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Adventurers love the extra-large display of Montana that provides great readability due to big data fields and clearly visible map features. Both durable and water resistant, Montana 610 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator.

Keep Your Fix

With the new high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver, Montana 610 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its location even in thick forest and deep valleys. The advantage is clear — whether you’re under heavy tree cover or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Montana 610 to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Go Anywhere

With an array of compatible mounts, Montana is designed for use on bicycles, in 4x4s, on boats and as a handheld or for convenient everyday navigation in your car. Use the optional auto mount with City Navigator maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions, or try out the optional rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV.

Compatible Overlanding GPS Maps

Get the Tracks4Africa GPS Maps for your Garmin!

Tracks4Africa provides a trustworthy map for hardcore overlanders who want to explore remote places off the beaten track in Africa. However, we also cater for the average outdoor kind of person who enjoys hiking, fishing, birding or mountain biking. Even the less rugged types who just want to go to the Kruger National Park or travel easier roads in Africa in a normal sedan vehicle will find they cannot go without the T4A map.

Go Everywhere

Montana 610 comes with an 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription for great aerial images to enhance your navigation, in case you want more detailed information adding more maps to Montana is easy. Load TOPO maps and hit the trail, plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water, or load City Navigator map data for turn-by-turn driving directions. Or, transform paper maps into files you can download to your Montana with Custom Maps.

Navigate with Ease

The new Montana 610 features a Track Manager app that allows you to record, view and analyse your tracks in a very convenient and intuitive way. The handheld has key features for the outdoors such as a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass which shows your heading even when you’re still, without holding it level. It also has a barometric altimeter which tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Find Fun

Montana 610 comes preloaded with 250,000+ assorted geocaches from and supports paperless geocaching. This allows Montana 610 to store and displays key cache information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs. Once you want to add more caches simply upload the GPX file to your device and keep the hunt going.

Share Wirelessly

With Montana 610 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users. Simply press “Send” to transfer your information to other units.

Double Your Power

Montana 610 features the Garmin dual battery system that guarantees a maximum of independence. You’ll have the option of using the rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack or traditional AA alkaline batteries – whichever suits you best.

Plan Your Next Trip

Take charge of your next adventure with Garmins free BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organise maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an almost unlimited amount of satellite images to your device from the included BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

The Montana is the ultimate take-anywhere navigator for the serious adventurer.


Physical Dimensions: 7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm
Touchscreen: Yes
Display Size: 5.06 x 8.93 cm; 4″ diag (10.2 cm)
Display Resolution: 272 x 480 pixels
Display Type: Bright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readable
Weight: 289 g with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)
Battery Type: Rechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery Life: Up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)
Water Rating: IPX7
High-Sensitivity Receiver: Yes
Interface: high speed mini USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Memory/History: 2.7 GB

Preloaded Maps: 250,000 geocaches preloaded & 1 year BirdsEye Satellite subscription ready to download after you register the device.
Ability to Add Maps: Yes
Compatible with Tracks4Africa GPS Maps: Yes
Basemap: Yes
Automatic Routing (Turn By Turn Routing On Roads): Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Map Segments: 4000
Birdseye: 250 BirdsEye Imagery files
Includes Detailed Hydrographic Features (Coastlines, Lake/River Shorelines, Wetlands and Perennial and Seasonal Streams): no (additional mapping needed)
Includes Searchable Points of Interests (Parks, Campgrounds, Scenic Lookouts and Picnic Sites): no (additional mapping needed)
Displays National, State and Local Parks, Forests, and Wilderness Areas: no (additional mapping needed)
Storage and Power Capacity: microSD™ card (not included)

Waypoints/Favourites/Locations: 4000
Tracks: 200
Track Log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Routes: 200

GPS: Yes
Glonass: Yes
Barometric Altimeter: Yes
Compass: Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
GPS Compass While Moving: Yes

VIRB® Camera Remote:

Point-To-Point Navigation: Yes
Compatible with Basecamp™: Yes
Area Calculation: Yes
Hunt/Fish Calendar: Yes
Sun and Moon Information: Yes
Geocaching-Friendly: Yes
Custom Maps Compatible: yes (500 custom map tiles)
Picture Viewer: Yes
Camera: No

  • Montana 610
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • USB cable
  • Manuals

Note: Tracks4Africa GPS Maps are NOT included.


Tracks4Africa GPS Maps: on SD CARD

Tracks4Africa GPS Maps: on Download Links


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