Garmin introduces Monterra; An Android powered GPS handheld

Garmin introduces Monterra; An Android powered GPS handheld

It has been a long time since we saw anything from Garmin; one of the leading providers of GPS equipments in the world. Today, they officially broke the streak by introducing Garmin Monterra, an Android powered handheld GPS handheld device. It has all the functions of a smartphone, the only thing missing is a cell radio.


It’s a rugged GPS device, featuring specs like 4 inch touchscreen display, 8MP camera with an LED flash which you can use to shoot 1080p video with geo-tagged information, WiFi, Bluetooth, 6GB of storage with a microSD card slot, NFC, 3-axis compass, barometric altimeter, UV sensor, and as well as FM Radio. Last but not least, it has a GPS and GLONASS receiver, also it receives weather alerts from NOAA.

One of the most exciting features of the Garmin Monterra is that it can run on AA batteries as well, or you can just use the included Li-ion battery pack. With IPX7 waterproof rating, this phone can easily face any hard situation easily.

But hold your horses, as the price tag might shake you a bit. Garmin says that it will be available within next few months for $650, so this high-end GPS will cost you an arm or a leg. Anyway, are you a professional hiker or a traveler? Would you prefer buying one? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

VIA: AndroidPolice

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  1. DonB
    June 27, 08:41 Reply

    Does it come with lifetime maps with POIs? Can it use (load and store) Google maps? What about terrain maps? These are questions I would have as a hiker and traveler.

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