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Touratech Travel Time 03_2011_en

GPS NEWSNAVIGATION MONTANA 30 NEWS N 2 2011 Brandnew: The Garmin Montana Series The features of the new Montana series have virtu- ally no limits in terms of usability. A unit the size of a motorcycle navi- gator offers full road and outdoor GPS functionality. Whether for hik- ing, use in the car, on the motor- cycle or on water: at last Garmin has combined the bene-fits of the individual applications into a sin- gle unit. With the Montana, the memo- ry for routes, tracks and waypoints, which is practically standard for most outdoor products, has entered the world of road naviga- tion. 200 tracks, 10,000 points, 200 routes and 2000 waypoints can be stored. The display, which works both in vertical and horizontal format, facilitates easy mounting in any position on the handlebar of the motorcycle. Using a RamMount ball joint adapter adds flexibility. With its optional CityNaviga- tor maps, the Montana provides all functions for road navigation as well as offering additional features such as lane assist and avoiding motorways and/or main roads. The power supply is integrated in the holding cradle which is avail- able as an accessory. The signal for audio response is connected both to the headphones as well as to the connector on the power cable of the motorcycle mount. In a car, the inte- grated loudspeaker in the car mount (optional) ensures clear directions. The main menu can be custom- ised. It is also possible to gener- ate different profiles. Depending on the application, the most used personal functions are available immediately. CustomMaps and BirdsEye map functions are also supported. The comfort of paperless geocach- ing is available for treasure seek- ers. Despite its size, the Montana is easy to hold when hiking. Ambitious hikers can keep a watchful eye on their heartrate on the display using the chest strap accessory and ANT+ technolo- gy. The ANT+ technology also serves for direct and wireless data exchange between two Montana units. If you are out and about with- out a motorised vehicle, power supply to the Montana is provid- ed either with the Garmin pow- er block with 2000 mAh or by three AA batteries/power packs. A highlight of the power supply is that both types of batteries can be used in the same battery com- partment without the need for an adapter or modi- fications. The built-in digital camera (Montana 650 upwards) is ex- tremely useful when it comes to keep- ing memories of those special places in this world with GPS signal, each image