Trails, natural landmarks, and even the stars can help you explore further into your favorite wilderness, but nothing compares to the reliable capability of a handheld GPS like the Garmin Montana 750i. This rugged GPS device sits at the top of Garmin's Montana series, and comes ready to provide you with more features than you knew existed in a portable backcountry gadget. Like any helpful GPS, the Montana 750i is preloaded with TopoActive maps that show you trails and roadways with turn-by-turn directions. It also displays natural landmarks and waterways to help you navigate your surroundings, as well as restaurants, shops, and other business so you can grab a rewarding drink with friends after a few nights on the trail.
The Montana 750i is easier to use than ever before. Its colorful touchscreen display is bright enough to read in the sun, while IPX7 water-resistance means it can withstand extended exposure to water and dirt. In essence, the housing is purpose-built like a tank for all of your outdoor adventures. To ensure you're provided with an accurate location, Garmin employs both standard GPS and Galileo, a navigation system that improves positioning accuracy by nearly 30 percent when compared to GPS alone. A 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter provide real-time data to help you track your current location and the route ahead, and the battery supplies up to 18 hours of juice in GPS Mode, or over 300 hours in Expedition Mode, so you can keep exploring for extended periods of time. When the battery dies, connect the 750i to a portable charger and revive the lithium-ion battery.
If your trail or region isn't available through TopoActive, never fear. The 750i can download additional maps thanks to 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot lets you store more information when the internal memory is full. And you may want that extra storage space when you decide to snap a picture with the built-in eight megapixel camera, a feature only available on the this top-of-the-line model. We would all prefer to use our GPS for carefree navigation, but backcountry emergencies are real, and they can occur at any moment. From emergency services to family and friends, inReach technology allows you to send and receive SMS messages with ease, and you can even stay in touch with work when they need you to answer those constant emails.