At Adventure-Spec we feel that a well setup and cable GPS device really can be the keys to true adventure and exploration
We have found ourselves on numerous occasions plotting random routes while on rides and frequently have discovered gems we would never have if slavishly trying to navigate a fixed route.
Modern mapping GPS units truely give you the Freedom To Explore and the Garmin Montana 610 is the new version of the 'industry' standard Montana 600.
Key Adventure-Spec points
1. Designed with off-road bike travel in mind. the hardware is upto the job and we get a 'rugged' cradle to mount it to the bike in the WIDE HORIZONTAL orientation that suits bikes best (you can also mount vertical if thats your thing)
2. Stores enough mapping data and waypoints to get you just about anywhere, you can even share tracks and waypoints with your mates wirelessly on the trail. We're working on getting Open Street Maps installed in the unit, which are the best to use in remote areas of the world and are 100% FREE!
3. Full OS Mapping for the UK is absolutely fantastic for trailriding and exploring back routes. These OS maps have all the information in them for turn-by-turn routing so with this installed you're good to go for all uses in the UK
Heres the full Garmin lowdown...
Designed for use on the trail, on road or on the water, the Montana 610 from Garmin will guide you wherever you go. With a vast 4inch sunlight readable touchscreen that offers crystal clear enhanced colours, dual orientation display and GPS and GLONASS positioning to track your location quicker and more accurately, even in the most challenging environment. Its easy to see where you are at all times and conveniently control your track recording with the new Track Manager. Montana 610 includes a 3-axis electronic compass with barometric altimeter and comes with a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription1. Both durable and waterproof, Montana 610 is built to withstand the elements2.
Montana 610 comes preloaded with 250,000 assorted geocaches from geocaching.com and supports paperless geocaching. This allows Montana 610 to store and displays key cache information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs. Once you want to add more caches simply upload the GPX file to your device and keep the hunt going.
With Montana 610 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS users. Simply press Send to transfer your information to other units.