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The Monterra supports the Russian GLONASS satellites

Very rugged, portable, multi-functional GPS device with extra large color display, based on the Android operating system. Supports wireless networks and Apps from the Google Play Store. Highly suitable as hand held device and as navigation device in vehicles. Fast change between different user interfaces and operation modes through adjustable profiles, shortcuts and dashboards. Rich feature set and very easy to use. Graphical interface with multi-touchscreen. Supports the US GPS and the Russian GLONASS satellites.

The GARMIN Monterra is equipped with an integrated base map, an electronic tilt-compensated 3D compass, a barometrical altimeter, a slot for an uSD memory card, an USB connector plus a connector for external power supply. It adapts the display to the current orientation. Simply rotate the device to change from landscape to portrait mode and vice-a-versa. The Monterra supports autorouting (optional map required) and wireless data exchange with compatible devices. This device is suitable for outdoor activities (hiking, biking etc.) and thanks to its voice guidance also for navigation in vehicles. It provides an easy to use touchscreen with multi-touch function ("two finger touch)" and a graphical interface in various languages plus a very sensitive GPS antenna. There are various ways to configure the display. You may create shortcuts to applications and functions on various pages. There are also different dashboards with preset data fields to be placed on the application pages. The Monterra is powered either by a rechargeable battery (included, lasts for up to 16 hours), three standard AA batteries (last for up to 22 hours) or by an external 12V source.

The Monterra is based on the Android operating system and supports wireless networks (WLAN). It comes with various Apps already installed such as the Chrome web browser, email, torch, FM radio tuner (requires head phones with integrated radio antenna) and many more. You may download and install additional Apps from the Google Play Store. The device also supports Bluetooth and ANT+ sensors such as heart rate monitor, temperature sensor etc.

The Monterra provides 2.33 GB memory for user data and additional maps. There are versions available with pre-installed recreational maps of Africa or Northern Africa plus Middle East, these maps do not support autorouting. In addition, this device is equipped with a 8 megapixel built-in camera which automatically stores positional information about the images taken (geo tags).


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GARMIN Monterra

Features:

  • Portable, easy to use, robust, waterproof to IPX-7 standard (withstands 30 minutes under water up to 1 meter (3 feet) deep).
  • Very large, easy to read color display with background illumination (65536 colors, 272x480 pixel). Supports portrait and landscape mode.
  • Easy to use thanks to its touchscreen with multi-touch function plus its user friendly, graphical interface.
  • Configurable display with shortcuts to applications and functions plus various dashboards.
  • Multilingual user interface in Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi (Persian), Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
  • Voice guidance including announcement of street names in Afrikaans (South Africa), Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (American, Australian, British), Estonian, French (European, Canadian), Finnish, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Mandarin (Chinese, Taiwanese), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian, European), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (American, European), Swedish, Taiwanese and Turkish. These GPS devices have no built-in loudspeaker. In order to use voice guidance, an optional car mounting kit with an built-in speaker or an optional headphone is required.
  • Integrated GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna, processes the signals of the U.S. GPS satellites as well as those of the Russian GLONASS satellites.
  • Integrated base map with countries of all continents including major cities plus pre-installed recreational map of Europa (does not support autorouting).
  • 2.33 GP free built-in memory for Apps, user data and to transfer additional, more detailed maps with roads, crossings and addresses of restaurants, public buildings, points of interest etc. from a PC to the GPS plus slot for a standard micro SD memory card ("TransFlash"). Memory cards are available as an option.
  • Electronic 3D compass to check heading while not moving¹, accuracy ±5°, resolution ±1°, can be turned off to safe power. "3D" means tilt-compensated compass which does not require the device to be level for accurate readings.
  • Barometrical altimeter for precise elevation recording²
  • Powered by rechargeable, replacable battery (included), by 3 AA batteries or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter (power cord available as an option). Rechargeable battery lasts about 16 h, batteries last about 22 h.
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF³: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available).
  • Supports WAAS to improve accuracy of position indication from typical better than 15 m (49 feet) to typical better than 3 m (10 feet).
  • Supports more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems).
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid.
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user.
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • Highspeed USB interface, USB cable for data exchange with PC included
  • Dimensions: 75x150x36 mm (2.9x5.9x1.4 inches)
  • Weight: 330 g (11.6 ounces) with recharchable battery, 375 g (13.2 ounces) with 3 batteries
  • ¹) In order to check the heading with a GPS, a minimal movement with a speed of at least 5..8 km/h (3..5 mi/h) is required. Where no movement is not possible, a compass is needed.
  • ²) Even though a GPS provides accurate elevation information, the value slightly varies continuously. A barometrical altimeter is therefore more accurate, especially when summarizing elevation changes.
  • ³) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the current position is acquired.

Information for navigation:

  • Stores up to 4000 waypoints with name (up to 30 characters), icon (choice of more than 100 symbols), coordinates, elevation, depth, photo and note.
  • Stores up to 200 reversible routes.
  • World map with zoom function in the range of 800 km to 15 m (500 mi to 45 ft)
  • Information on the map displayed in 5 levels of details
  • Find waypoints, favorites, cities and exits
  • Extended search function for points of interest, addresses and intersections, if there is a MapSource map available in memory. These maps require a Windows PC plus a connection cable and are available as options, see MapSource.
  • Bearing (electronic compass)
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Altitude via air pressure (barometer)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Records the travelled path (track), capacity 10'000 track points
  • Stores 200 travelled routes (tracks)
  • Supports metric and U.S. units

Additional features:

  • Supports wireless networks (WLAN) and Bluetooth
  • Supports installation of Apps from the Google Play Store
  • 8 MP camera, saves geo tags with pictures
  • Air pressure trend (can take pressure readings every 15 minutes even while power is off)
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Stop watch
  • Calculator
  • Area calculation
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Information for hunters and fishers
  • Heart rate, requires optional heart rate monitor
  • Cadence of the crank arms, requires optional speed and cadence sensor
  • Temperature, requires optional temperature sensor
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GARMIN Monterra overview:

Unit features of the GARMIN Monterra
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Main pages of the Monterra:

Note: The Monterra adapts the display to the current orientation of the device: It may show every page either in landscape or portrait format. You may lock the orientation if you prefer. Many of the pages are configurable, the pictures shown are just examples. For the data fields, there is a choice of 67 different values, see selection.

The images below show the display of the Monterra in true resolution (272x480 pixels). This does not necessarily mean that the display is shown it its true size (51x89 mm). The actual size of these images depends on the properties of your display.

Main menu in landscape format Main menu in portrait format
GARMIN Monterra - Main menu in landscape format GARMIN Monterra - Main menu in portrait format
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, Play Store, emails, Google+, WLAN status, battery status and time
  • Google search
  • Main menu - there are five pages, each individually configurable
    - "Outdoor" widget with compass, current elevation and current ambient pressure
    - Shortcut to map, compass, mark waypoint and folder "Google" with various shortcuts
    - Shortcut to elevation profile, FM radio, main menu, camera and where to ?

 

GARMIN Apps Android Apps Widgets
GARMIN Monterra - GARMIN Apps GARMIN Monterra - Android Apps GARMIN Monterra - Widgets
GARMIN standard Apps such as "Active Route", "Compass", "Maps", "Route Planer", "Track Manager", "Trip Computer", "Waypoint Manager", "Where To?" etc. Android standard Apps such as Calculator, Calender, Camera, Chrome Web browser, Email, PlayMusic, Play Store, Settings, Watch etc. Widgets, you may pin one of these mini Apps on any of the five available pages of the main menu.
Settings 1 Settings 2 Settings 3
GARMIN Monterra - Settings (1 of 3) GARMIN Monterra - Settings (2 of 3) GARMIN Monterra - Settings (3 of 3)
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, Play Store, emails, Google+, WLAN status, battery status and time
  • GPS settings: Map, Tracks, Routing etc.
  • Communication settings: WLAN, Bluetooth etc.
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, Play Store, emails, Google+, WLAN status, battery status and time
  • Device settings: Profiles, sounds, display, memory, battery, Apps etc.
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, Play Store, emails, Google+, WLAN status, battery status and time
  • Personal settings: Location services, security, language and input, backup and reset etc.
  • System settings: Date and time, accessibility, developer options, informationen about the device including software version and unit ID
Radio Satellites Waypoint
GARMIN Monterra - Radio GARMIN Monterra - Satellites GARMIN Monterra - Waypoint
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Radio on/off, channel search, external speaker on/off
  • Volume control (only shown if you press one of the volume control buttons)
  • Current frequency (FM)
  • Configurable pre-set channel controls

Requires optional head phone set with integrated FM antenna

  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Position of the satellites in the sky
  • Current elevation above sea level
  • Coordinates of the current location and accuracy of the position indication
  • Strength of the satellites signals
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Picture
  • Icon and name
  • Note
  • Coordinates
Trip Computer
Small Font
Trip Computer
Large Font
Data Field Categories
GARMIN Monterra - Trip Computer with small font GARMIN Monterra - Trip Computer with large font GARMIN Monterra - Data field categories
  • Status bar with GPS status, active route, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Dashboard with remaining time until next sunset/sunrise, current elevation above sea level and travelled distance (odometer)
  • Current speed
  • Maximum speed since last reset
  • Distance of the travelled path (track)
  • Average speed without the time with no motion since the last reset
  • Ambient pressure
  • accuracy of the position indication

Switch between small font as shown above and large font as shown on the right.

For each data field, you can choose from 67 different values1).

  • Status bar with GPS status, active route, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Dashboard with compass and bearing to the next waypoint rsp. the final destination of the active route
  • Current speed
  • Current elevation above sea level

Switch between large font as shown above and small font as shown on the left.

For each data field, you can choose from 67 different values1).

  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Data field categories as shown below
SBB App Swiss Jass App
GARMIN Monterra - SBB App GARMIN Monterra - Swiss Jass App
SBB App from the Android Play Store
Time table of the Swiss railroad
Swiss Jass App from the Android Play Store - Swiss card game
Map (Day Mode) Map (Night Mode)
GARMIN Monterra - Map in day mode GARMIN Monterra - Map in night mode
  • GPS status
  • Map in 3D view in day mode with current position (blue car)
  • Scale controls
  • Current elevation above sea level (selectable data field)
  • Current speed (selectable data field)
  • GPS status
  • Map in 3D view in night mode with current position (blue car)
  • Scale controls
  • Current elevation above sea level (selectable data field)
  • Current speed (selectable data field)
Track on Map Track Details Track Elevation Profile
GARMIN Monterra - Track on map GARMIN Monterra - Track details GARMIN Monterra - Track elevation profile
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Map with travelled path (track, blue line) and current position (blue car)
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Track distance and duration
  • Additional information such as distance, area, accumulated ascent and descent, maximum and minimum elevation
  • Status bar with GPS status, track status, profile, battery status and time
  • Date and time of the start of the plot
  • Elevation at the position marked
  • Elevation plot of the whole track with distance marks
  • Enlarged part of the elevation plot with sclaes

Data fields selection:

No Category Name Explanation
A B C D E F G H I J
1 X Accuracy of GPS The current accuracy of your GPS determined position
2 X X Ambient Pressure The uncalibrated current pressure
3 X X Ascent - Average The average vertical distance of ascents
4 X X Ascent - Maximum The maximum ascent rate
5 X X Ascent - Total The total distance ascended
6 X Automotive Turn Arrow symbol indicating the next turn
7 X X Barometer The calibrated current pressure
8 X Battery Level Battery charge level
9 X X Bearing The compass direction from a position to a destination measured to the nearest degree; also called an azimuth. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.
10 X Cadence Revolutions of the crank arm per minute (requires optional bike speed and cadence sensor)
11 X Compass Heading Current heading based on the electronic compass
12 X X Course The direction from the beginning landmark of a course to its destination (measured in degrees, radians, or mils) or the direction from a route waypoint to the next waypoint in the route segment
13 X X Date Current date
14 X X Descent - Average The average vertical distance of descents
15 X X Descent - Maximum The maximum descent rate
16 X X Descent - Total The total distance descended
17 X X X Distance to Destination Current distance to the final destination
18 X X Distance to Next Current distance to the next waypoint or turn
19 X X X Elevation Current altitude above sea level
20 X X Elevation Maximum Highest altitude above sea level since last reset
21 X X Elevation Minimum Lowest altitude above sea level since last reset
22 X X X Elevation Above Ground Current elevation above ground (requires a map with sufficiant elevation data)
23 X X X ETA at Destination Estimated arrival time at the final destination
24 X X ETA at Next Estimated arrival time at the next turn
25 X X Glide Ratio The ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical distance
26 X X Glide Ratio to Destination The glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination's elevation
27 X X GPS Elevation Current elevation based on GPS data
28 X GPS Heading Current heading based on GPS data
29 X GPS Signal Strength Strength of satellites' signals
30 X X X Grade Current grade, computed based on distance and elevation gain or loss (must be moving)
31 X X X Heading The direction in which you are currently moving
32 X Heart Rate Current heart rate (heart beats per minute, requires optional heart rate monitor)
33 X Location (lat/lon) Current location as latitude/longitude coordinates
34 X Location (selected) Current location indicated in the selected format (datum)
35 X Location of Destination Coordinates of the final destination
36 X None Empty field
37 X Odometer Total distance travelled since last reset
38 X X Off Course The distance you are off the desired course
39 X X Pointer Arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point on a route
40 X X X Speed Current speed
41 X X Speed - Maximum Maximum speed since last reset
42 X X Speed - Moving Avg. Average speed without the time with no motion since the last reset
43 X X Speed - Overall Avg. Average speed including the time with no motion since the last reset
44 X X Speed Limit Current speed limit (requires a map which provides this information)
45 X Sunrise Time of sunrise at the current position
46 X Sunset Time of sunset at the current position
47 X tempe (Temperature) Current ambient temperature (requires optional temperature sensor)
48 X tempe - 24hr Low Minimum ambient temperature during the last 24 hours (requires optional temperature sensor)
49 X tempe - 24hr High Maximum ambient temperature during the last 24 hours (requires optional temperature sensor)
50 X X X Time of Day Current time
51 X X X Time to Destination Estimated travel time to the final destination
52 X X Time to Next Estimated travel time to the next waypoint (turn, crossing etc.)
53 X X To Course Direction to the planned course
54 X Track Distance Distance of the travelled track. Reset when the current track is cleared.
55 X X Trip Odometer Travelled distance since last reset
56 X Trip Time - Moving Time with motion since last reset
57 X Trip Time - Stopped Time without motion since last reset
58 X Trip Time - Total Total time since last reset
59 X X Turn The direction of and the distance to the next turn on a route
60 X UV index Your exposure level to sunlight (the higher the index, the more intens and harmful is the sunlight)
61 X Velocity Made Good The rate of closure to the destination, based upon your current speed and course
62 X X X Vertical Distance to Destination Elevation difference between current position and final destination
63 X X X Vertical Distance to Next Elevation difference between current position and next turn
64 X X X X Vertical Speed Current ascending or descending speed
65 X X X Vertical Speed to Destination The measurement of your rate of ascent to a predetermined elevation
66 X Waypoint at Destination Name of the waypoint at the final destination
67 X Waypoint at Next Name of the next waypoint
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Prices:

GARMIN Monterra Add item to shopping basket CHF 668 | EUR 584
the package includes the following items:
  • GARMIN Monterra
  • Pre-installed recreational map of Europa (does not support autorouting)
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Power supply (100..240 V)
  • USB connection cable for data exchange with a PC
  • Screen protectors
  • Printed quick start guides in different languages including English, French, German and Italian
  • We will install the most recent version of the firmware available at the time of shipment
  • We configure the GPS before shipping, so it comes ready to use
Swiss Flag  GARMIN Monterra plus µSD memory card Topo Switzerland Full Add item to shopping basket CHF 978 | EUR 854
the package includes the following items:
  • Everything listed above under Monterra
  • Topographic Swiss map on µSD memory card (full coverage) [examples and details]
  • We will install the most recent version of the firmware available at the time of shipment
  • We configure the GPS before shipping, so it comes ready to use
Swiss Flag  GARMIN Monterra plus recreational map Africa Add item to shopping basket CHF 698 | EUR 610
the package includes the following items:
  • Everything listed above under Monterra
  • Pre-installed recreational map of Africa (does not support autorouting)
  • We will install the most recent version of the firmware available at the time of shipment
  • We configure the GPS before shipping, so it comes ready to use
Swiss Flag  GARMIN Monterra plus recreational map Northern Africa and Middle East Add item to shopping basket CHF 698 | EUR 610
the package includes the following items:
  • Everything listed above under Monterra
  • Pre-installed recreational map of Northern Africa and Middle East (does not support autorouting)
  • We will install the most recent version of the firmware available at the time of shipment
  • We configure the GPS before shipping, so it comes ready to use
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Options:

Car mounting kit with suction cup, including:
  • Mounting kit with suction cup and built-in speaker
  • Power cord for car cigarette lighter
Add item to shopping basket CHF 98 | EUR 86 [Picture and details]
Car mounting kit with friction mount, including:
  • Mounting kit with built-in speaker
  • Friction mount
  • Power cord for car cigarette lighter
Add item to shopping basket CHF 139 | EUR 121 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter fitting car mounting kit
(one such power cord comes with the car mounting kits)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 | EUR 21 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter with USB connector Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 | EUR 25 [Picture and details]
Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 | EUR 19 [Picture and details]
Power supply with USB cable
(One such power supply comes with the Monterra)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 | EUR 21 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange with PC
(one such USB cable comes with the Monterra)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 | EUR 13 [Picture and details]
Rechargeable battery
(one such battery comes with the Monterra)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 48 | EUR 42 [Picture and details]
Power/NMEA data cable with mini-USB connector and open ends Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 | EUR 39 [Picture and details]
Handlebar mounting kit including screen protectors Add item to shopping basket CHF 42 | EUR 37 [Picture and details]
Motorcycle mounting bracket with power and audio cable including screen protectors
(Mounting kit not included)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 79 | EUR 69 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit for motorcycle mounting bracket Add item to shopping basket CHF 79 | EUR 69 [Picture and details]
Soft case Add item to shopping basket CHF 18 | EUR 16 [Picture and details]
Long lanyard Add item to shopping basket CHF 3 | EUR 3 [Picture and details]
Retractable lanyard Add item to shopping basket CHF 37 | EUR 32 [Picture and details]
Screen protectors
(one such screen protector comes with the Monterra)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 13 | EUR 11 [Picture and details]
Replacement strap for heart rate monitor Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 | EUR 14 [Picture and details]
Premium chest belt with heart rate monitor (soft fabric strap for more comfort) Add item to shopping basket CHF 79 | EUR 69 [Picture and details]
Replacement strap for premium heart rate monitor Add item to shopping basket CHF 65 | EUR 57 [Picture and details]
Bike speed and cadence sensor Add item to shopping basket CHF 68 | EUR 59 [Picture and details]
Wireless Tempe temperature sensor Add item to shopping basket CHF 44 | EUR 38 [Picture and details]
Chirp geocaching beacon Add item to shopping basket CHF 25 | EUR 22 [Picture and details]
4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 | EUR 8 [Picture and details]
8.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 | EUR 14 [Picture and details]
16.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 | EUR 17 [Picture and details]
32.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 21 | EUR 18 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Monterra in detail.

MapSource, various µSD memory cards, DVDs and CDroms with topographic and street maps (products on DVD or CDrom require a computer and a cable for data exchange).

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Downloads:

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