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Garmin Montana 610 vs 610t

A comparison chart between Garmin Montana 610 and Montana 610t Camo handheld GPS

Garmin Montana Handhelds GPS
Garmin Montana 610Garmin Montana 610t Camo
ModelGarmin Montana 610
Garmin Montana 610
Garmin Montana 610t
Garmin Montana 610t
Introduction DateGarmin Montana 610 introduced by Garmin on August 25, 2015Garmin Montana 610t introduced by Garmin on August 25, 2015
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What's Difference
Maps & Memory
Preloaded mapsNoyes (topographic)
Built-in memory4 GB8 GB
What's Common
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions2.9" x 5.7" x 1.4" (7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm)2.9" x 5.7" x 1.4" (7.48 x 14.42 x 3.64 cm)
Display size, WxH2"W x 3.5"H (5.06 x 8.93 cm); 4" diag (10.2 cm)2"W x 3.5"H (5.06 x 8.93 cm); 4" diag (10.2 cm)
Display resolution, WxH272 x 480 pixels272 x 480 pixels
Display typebright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readablebright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readable
TouchscreenYesYes
Weight10.2 oz (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)10.2 oz (289 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 11.7 oz (333 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)
Batteryrechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommendedrechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery lifeup to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)
Water ratingIPX7IPX7
High-sensitivity receiverYesYes
Interfacehigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatiblehigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Barometric altimeterYesYes
Electronic compassYes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)YesYes
Maps & Memory
BasemapYesYes
Ability to add mapsYesYes
Accepts data cardsmicroSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)YesYes
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations40004000
Routes200200
Track log10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Outdoor Features
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Geocaching-friendlyYes (Paperless)Yes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatibleYesYes
Hunt/fish calendarYesYes
Sun and moon informationYesYes
Tide tablesYes (with optional Bluechart)Yes (with optional Bluechart)
Area calculationYesYes
Picture viewerYesYes
Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)YesYes
What's Unavailable
CameraNoNo
Official Specs and Features
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Where To Buy
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Introduction

The new Montana 600 Series by Garmin includes four devices including the 610, 610t, 680, and 680t. All of them are basically the same device with only several feature differences.

Montana 610 is the basic one featuring GPS, GLONASS, free 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, 4-inch screen, barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass. Both 610 and 610t are missing digital camera functions, but this feature is available on the upgraded 680 and 680t.

Garmin Montana 610

Designed mainly as a handheld outdoor navigational tool without camera function, Garmin Montana 610 still features many things despite the fact that it is the bare-minimum in the series.

It brings a 4-inch color touchscreen display producing 272 x 480 pixels resolution. The screen is glove-friendly, sunlight readable and it can display maps in either landscape or portrait mode.

From navigational standpoint, Montana 610 has a lot to give. There is a 3-axis compass added with barometric altimeter. The former helps you to see where you are heading even when the device is not held in perfectly level position, and the latter keeps you updated with pressure changes to anticipate weather conditions.

Furthermore, the device works with both GPS and GLONASS satellite networks for faster location acquisition and locking even when you are in a heavily covered area. Assisted with HotFix satellite prediction and WAAS-enabled receiver, pinpointing a location is expected to be quick and accurate.

Montana 610 can read different types of maps, so it is usable for different navigational needs. The device has 4GB of built-in memory, but you can insert a microSD card loaded with City Navigator NT, BlueChart g2, or TOPO U.S. 24K.

Garmin provides a variety of mounting units so you can put it in a car, boat, RV, ATV, and even motorcycle. One of the best things is the way it handles different map types. When loaded with road navigational map, Montana 610 transforms into car GPS that can give turn-by-turn navigation.

When used in a boat and loaded with BluChart g2 map, you get tide tables. Garmin’s Custom Maps service makes it more versatile because you can transform any paper map into downloadable files and use them in your Montana 610.

For outdoor exploration adventure, you can directly download GPX files from Geocaching.com to Montana 610. GPX file contains location information including coordinates, description, hints, terrain, and difficulty; your device is able to handle and organize them in comprehensive way thanks to Track Manager. It is easy to create waypoints, track log, and routes without the needs to write down everything on paper.

Wireless information transfer to other users or any compatible Garmin devices is also possible. With a press of a button, you can share your waypoints, geocaches, routes, and tracks without the needs for data cable.

Montana 610 is powered by either the included rechargeable battery or optional 3 AA batteries. A rechargeable battery can keep it on for about 16 hours, while 3 AA batteries can give 22 hours of life.

Garmin Montana 610t Camo

Garmin Montana is a bit better than the basic 610. The first big difference is that Montana 610t Camo brings 8GB of internal memory. Montana 610t also comes with preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K, while the 610 only has a basemap. Without those two differences, both devices are identical. They also lack of camera functions which are available on their better-equipped siblings, Montana 680 and 680t.