While smartphones offer a broad range of uses, we still require specialized tools for individual jobs. For those who spend lots of time outdoors, Garmin introduces the Montana ($700 USD), a rugged multi-function GPS. The Montana provides functions for the outdoors person, all in one package and not spread across multiple apps. Packed in a single unit is a barometric altimeter for elevation profiling, worldwide elevation model for profiling upcoming routes and 3-axis compass. A dual-orientation, 4-inch monitor also functions as a 5-megapixel camera. Use the Montana to navigate to your destination and take a picture of it once you get there.
Don’t worry about battery power. The waterproof unit runs on a lightweight, lithium ion battery, providing 16 hours of use or 3 AA batteries for 22 hours. Its rugged mount means the Montana can be mounted on motorcycles, ATVs or other off-road vehicles. Whether you will be boating, hiking the back countries or just driving to the store, the Montana will always guide you and be your loyal companion. Just be sure to tuck it in at night.