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Garmin introduces Monterra GPS with Android OS


Details on Garmin blog.

For over two years now, I had been expecting such a device. It is packed with features:

* 3-axis compass with accelerometer and gyro
* Barometric altimeter
* UV sensor
* Dual-band GPS and GLONASS receiver
* 8-megapixel digital camera
* IPX7 waterproof
* Dual battery system: rechargeable Li-ion pack (included) or traditional AA batteries
* WiFi, ANT+, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC
* Android spectrum of appsAvailable third quarter 2013 at a suggested retail price of $649.99.

It is missing a few features still: heart rate monitor & bluetooth 4. I should better start saving for the next release of the Edge series with app support.

I'd have thought that ANT+ capability would make heart rate monitoring possible. A reasonable thought?

I'd also wonder if it was possible to display data in a similar way to Edge units.

This unit would make it possible for me to abandon Microsoft (and Apple) based products. Something would truly love to do ASAP.


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