Garmin creates first Wi-Fi enabled GPS

Garmin Monterra GPS
Garmin Monterra GPS

Tired of bringing your delicate iPhone into the wilderness? Garmin has created its first Wi-Fi enabled outdoor handheld device, reports. The Monterra, costing a cool $649, lets you sync the GPS device with a wireless network to download device updates, Android apps, route data and transfer files from the device’s internal memory to a folder on a computer or online.

“The top-of-the-line rugged device is WiFi-enabled and runs on the Android OS, the same operating system ubiquitous in untold millions of smartphones. It comes to market in the fall,” the article reports.


The device also includes a waterproof body and “sunlight-readable” screen. To read more about the Garmin Monterra GPS, click here.