Take it hiking. Take it hunting. Take it on the water.
Montana 680 features a dual-orientation, color touchscreen that’s glove friendly and includes a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. The digital camera provides high-quality images, excellent resolution and automatically geotags photos with coordinates.
Handheld includes 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, barometric altimeter and access to both GPS and GLONASS satellites for improved positioning and typically faster fixes.
Enjoy the View
Montana 680 has a vast 4-inch, sunlight-readable touchscreen display, giving you vivid colors and high-resolution images. Its easy-to-use touchscreen means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information.
Take Geotagged Pictures
Capture locations and memories with Montana 680’s 8 megapixel digital camera. Each photo is automatically geotagged with coordinates, allowing you to navigate back to that exact spot in the future. Keep track of your photos and see their locations on a map using BaseCamp™. Insert a microSD™ card for more photo storage or to view pictures from other devices.
With an array of compatible mounts, Montana 680 is designed for use on ATVs, in boats, as a handheld or in your car or RV. Use the auto mount with City Navigator® NT maps for spoken, turn-by-turn driving directions or the rugged mount for your motorcycle or ATV.
Adding more maps to Montana is easy. Download TOPO U.S. 24K maps and hit the trail, plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a day on the water or load City Navigator map data for turn-by-turn driving directions. Add satellite images to your maps with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (1-year subscription included). Or, transform paper maps into files you can download to your Montana with Custom Maps.
With Montana 680, you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users. Just press “send” to transfer your information to similar devices and let the games begin.
Keep Your Fix
With its high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS reception, WAAS-enabled receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Montana 680 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains it. Whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Montana 680.
Navigate with Ease
Montana 680 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even while you’re on the move or not holding it level. The barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, or use it to plot barometric pressure over time to help keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
Double Your Power
With a one-of-a-kind dual battery system, the 680 gives you the option of using the rechargeable lithium-ion pack or traditional AA batteries.
Montana 680 supports paperless geocaching GPX files for straight-to-device uploading of geocaches from Geocaching.com. No more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs, Montana stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions. The track manager feature helps organize and navigate through waypoints/routes/ and track logs (easily start/stop recording tracklogs).
Plan Your Next Trip
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 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.
Included in the Box
- Montana 680
- Lithium-ion battery pack
- USB cable
- AC charger
- Quickstart Guide
Physical & Performance
|Physical dimensions||2.9" x 5.7" x 1.4" (7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm)|
|Interface||high speed mini USB and NMEA 0183 compatible|
|Display size||2"W x 3.5"H (5.06 x 8.93 cm); 4" diag (10.2 cm)|
|Display resolution||272 x 480 pixels|
|Weight||10.2 oz (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)|
|Display type||bright, transflective 65K color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readable|
|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)
Maps & Navigation
|Track log||10000 points, 200 saved tracks|
|External memory storage||yes (32 GB max microSD™ card)|
|Routes||200, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing|
|Ability to add maps||Yes|
|Exchange locations with other inReach device||No|
|Location reporting (send and receive GPS positions)||No|
|GPS compass (while moving)||Yes|
|Send route selection to MapShare during trip||No|
|Sun and moon information||Yes|
|Compatible with Garmin Explore™ app||No|
|Send waypoints to MapShare during trip||No|
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)||Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)|
|LED beacon flashlight||No|
|Garmin Explore website compatible||No|
|Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile||No|
|Compatible with BaseCamp™||Yes|
|MapShare compatible with tracking||No|
|Custom maps compatible||yes (500 custom map tiles)|
|VOX (voice activation)||No|
|BirdsEye||250 BirdsEye Imagery files|
|Includes searchable points of interests (parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites)||no (additional mapping needed)|
|Send and receive text messages to SMS and email||No|
|inReach remote compatible||No|
|Includes detailed hydrographic features (coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams)||no (additional mapping needed)|
|Displays national, state and local parks, forests, and wilderness areas||no (additional mapping needed)|
|Compatible with Earthmate||No|
|Active Weather ||No|
|Camera||yes (8 megapixel with autofocus; automatic geo-tagging)|
|Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps)||No|
|inReach remote widget||No|
|Smart notifications on handheld||No|
|Send and receive text messages to other inReach device||No|
|Compass||Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)|
|Virtual keyboard for custom messaging||No|