Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin Monterra review

Garmin Monterra review

Hands on with Garmin’s first Android-based backcountry unit

The Garmin Monterra is the company’s first Android-based handheld GPS receiver. Since it is so different from what has preceded it, I’m going to focus my review on changes to the interface and some broader implications of having an Android-based GPS with full access to the Google Play app market.
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First looks at the Android-based Garmin Monterra

Garmin Monterra first looks

UPDATERead our hands on review of the Garmin Monterra.

I’ve had the new Android-based Garmin Monterra for a few days now and have been playing around with it a bit, so I thought I’d share a few screenshots. read more

Garmin Monterra Android-based outdoor GPS announced


UPDATE: Read our hands on review of the Garmin Monterra.

It’s been a few months since we first heard the rumors, but today the Garmin Monterra has finally been announced. Boasting an Android operating system, the Monterra can utilize apps from the Google Play Store. It even has WiFi to allow for direct downloading of apps. read more

UPDATED: Garmin Monterra and Virb coming this year?

Garmin Monterra Garmin Virb

A sneak peek at some new Garmin devices?

UPDATE: There is an Amazon page for the Monterra that lists it as a 4″ unit with WiFi, 1080p video, and an Android OS with the ability to use Android apps — opening the door to app developers creating  “new outdoor-centric apps.” The MSRP is shown as $699.99. 

Here’s a couple of new Garmin trademark filings that may interest our audience. The Garmin Monterra (a possible Montana successor?) is billed as a… read more