Summary: This was a slam dunk. I almost fell over when I saw what a difference an extra inch of screen means. Thing is HUGE! Super bright, very easy to read. Not for your pocket. I use a Gearkeeper small flashlight attachment on my (pack) shoulder strap and just mount it like a firefighter would mount a mic or flashlight on his/her coat. Weight is no big deal at all. I have been using Garmin for years. Most recently the Oregon 450.
Be aware that this seller has a deceptive description of ...
William E. Kline "Mich Bill", Amazon
6 December 2014
Summary: Be aware that this seller has a deceptive description of this device. If you read the ad you would think that you are getting a new unit, however the unit that they send you will be a refurbished one. I only found this out when I had an issue and went to Garmin for help.
Summary: This is the best GPS I have ever owned. It acquires a signal literally anywhere and never losses it. For a touch screen device it is fast and responsive. There are tons of features on this device and it is very simple to use. If you want a solid GPS to last you several years you won't regret buying this.
Summary: GPS works as defined. I use it primarily on my ATV for trail mapping. Unit is easy to see easy to use. Batteries seem to last a very long time. Unit is very customizable. I recommend this GPS unit for any outdoor use.
Summary: I'll start off by saying I generally really like Garmin Products. I've had one device functioning flawlessly for over a decade now. Another I use on a more or less daily basis for work. The hardware of the 650 is good. Nice big readable screen. Easy to use controls and a functional geopositioning camera. Lithium battery provides good life on the trail and option to use AA's as backup is a fantastic option.
Summary: Is Garmin Montana 650 good for walking and car driving in a city? Not by itself but it will do if you spend extra $$ for Garmin City Navigator North America NT. It is a lot of money but how good is it then? Sorry to say, but not very good. I have compared it to free NAVIGATION app running on Samsung Galaxy Note II (Android) and using free Google maps. I searched a way from my current location to a given address. Both systems found an acceptable route.