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Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 161,718
Posted By BobM
Haven't had my VIRB long, but I have found that...

Haven't had my VIRB long, but I have found that the VIRB Elite uses the battery faster than the Montana can recharge it. I need 1 spare fully charged battery at the start of a ride (usually about...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,320
Posted By BobM
I know the overlay maps work on a 276, but not...

I know the overlay maps work on a 276, but not having owned one, I'm unsure if they can be separate img files or combined into a single gmapsupp.img. I suspect it's the latter due to the age of the...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 161,718
Posted By BobM
No wireless transfer provided, but a short USB...

No wireless transfer provided, but a short USB cable works fine.

The Android App works good for setting up the camera alignment, but then I turn mine off, and use the Montana as the remote. My...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,207
Views: 161,718
Posted By BobM
The difference between the VIRB and the VIRB...

The difference between the VIRB and the VIRB Elite is just the built-in GPS and the Wi-Fi, the video camera part is identical.

You don't need the Elite to use the Montana as a Remote as it links...
Forum: Canada 08-12-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,963
Views: 166,561
Posted By BobM
Much the same as the rest of that area - range...

Much the same as the rest of that area - range from simple smooth gravel, to ATV type trails, and rougher. The P-D often goes through that area, and I've often ridden through there.

I'm there...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
I still use Mapsource for all my to/from with the...

I still use Mapsource for all my to/from with the Montana. You can send your tracks, routes and waypoints from Mapsource and it will be in the file Userdata.gpx and the data will be available in the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-14-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
The site you refer to Atlas's Montana Wiki and...

The site you refer to Atlas's Montana Wiki and it's worth reminding new users here that it's really a first-stop for Montana Issues - it has everything you need related to a Montana - EXCEPT a backup...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-17-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
Sorry - I forgot to mention you need detail set...

Sorry - I forgot to mention you need detail set to "Most", but I see you did find that later.. That's the first setting I change on any new GPS I get, as I rarely ever zoom out past the "backroads...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
Until you find a suitable map you may want to try...

Until you find a suitable map you may want to try this workaround with your old 100K Topo USA.

Set the display to "Night" and then you can see the backroads OVER the contours until you zoom out to...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 204,662
Posted By BobM
Is this project still on, or did you cancel it...

Is this project still on, or did you cancel it when you pulled DSM off the Play Store?

Bob
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
Thanks for the comparison comments. I looked...

Thanks for the comparison comments.

I looked at the VIRB but it didn't seem to have a remote view screen/app - only a ON/OFF switch via ANT+, but the picture quality looks good.

Is the picture...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
To get an idea of a lens' field of view you...

To get an idea of a lens' field of view you usually compare it's focal length to the diagonal of the image size. A 35mm camera has a 43.3mm image diagonal and a "normal" lens is around 50mm, with...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
I was at our bike club meeting last night and had...

I was at our bike club meeting last night and had access to a Montana 600. I made a 307 "point" direct route in Mapsource and transferred it to the Montana with the Mapsource Send To Device button....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-21-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
Really appreciate your comprehensive review - it...

Really appreciate your comprehensive review - it answers ALL the concerns I had but it also raises a new one for me.

I was thinking about getting a GoPro Hero3+ and using my phone as the remote,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
I think you understand what I'm saying. I...

I think you understand what I'm saying. I created several test routes when I first got the Montana and started with a 250 point route, then a 500, then a 1000, etc and they all transferred from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
I used to limit points to 250 in Direct Routes as...

I used to limit points to 250 in Direct Routes as that was my 60CSx limit, but when I first got my Montana 2 years ago, I couldn't get a clear answer on what was the max point so I experimented. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-18-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
I gave up on BaseCamp a long time ago and I use...

I gave up on BaseCamp a long time ago and I use Mapsource for all my map, route, track, and waypoint transfers.

I build a mapset using Mapsource Map Selection Tool and note the size and number of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
Just saw this interesting post in the GPS...

Just saw this interesting post in the GPS Tracklog archives - it was posted Oct 2, 2013.

It's interesting as it gives a bit more insight on Garmin's approach to Android-based GPS.

Check the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
I hope you're right, Dan. The guy that runs...

I hope you're right, Dan.

The guy that runs GPS Review website made this comment in a discussion (http://forums.gpsreview.net/viewtopic.php?t=27554) about the Monterra not long after it was...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
The GPS Tracklog website has a Pre-Release...

The GPS Tracklog website has a Pre-Release Monterra review that was posted Nov 4, 2013.

First Looks at the ... Monterra (http://gpstracklog.com/2013/11/garmin-monterra-android-first-looks.html)...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-10-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
The Montana Wiki is definitely my go-to-source if...

The Montana Wiki is definitely my go-to-source if I need to quickly get facts about common or obscure features of the Montana. It's really well organized and easy to follow.

This thread was great...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-08-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
Well, I just got off the phone with Garmin...

Well, I just got off the phone with Garmin Outdoor Product Tech Support and I was told the Monterra and the Montana have they same screen, so whatever the Montana does the Monterra will do the same. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-07-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
My smartphone is a HTC Sensation which launched...

My smartphone is a HTC Sensation which launched about 2 years ago. It absolutely will not work with gloves on, so that sounds like the Monterra is a non-starter for me.

Wish I'd known this...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
I just Googled some of these terms and find this...

I just Googled some of these terms and find this interesting comment:

Are you sure the Monterra uses this type, which seems to need a stylus.

The following type certainly sounds like the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-07-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
Thanks for the info. I'm really going to rely on...

Thanks for the info. I'm really going to rely on your review to include a section about using "standard" m/c gloves and your modified gloves.

I'm still "old school" and think motorcycle GPS MUST...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-07-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 137,425
Posted By BobM
You said you can't comment on your experience...

You said you can't comment on your experience with the Monterra until it's released, so I'm hoping this comment is NOT a quote from Garmin's released spec's.

I'm ready to buy one but I'll serious...
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 204,662
Posted By BobM
Crafty - it might be useful to let the ADV'rs who...

Crafty - it might be useful to let the ADV'rs who are interested in the Monterra know your plans to get DSM to run on it.

Here's a post that specifically mentions your app": ...
Forum: Vendors 11-02-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 204,662
Posted By BobM
Would that effort be yours or mine ... :D ...

Would that effort be yours or mine ... :D

Will you be in Tucson this winter? We could co-operate on this .....
Forum: Vendors 11-02-2013, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 204,662
Posted By BobM
Crafty, as you know I had problems with my HTC...

Crafty, as you know I had problems with my HTC Sensation (unreadable screen in sunlight, serious power issues) and gave up running the app as my main device, so I bought a Garmin Montana. That was 2...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-25-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
Thanks. I tried your revised method but the...

Thanks. I tried your revised method but the result is the same - it doesn't boot. Earlier today Garmin sent me some instructions similar to yours but with an important difference. They suggest to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-24-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
GPS not booting

The mSD card is NOT installed.


I tried to follow the intsructions on your wiki:
Forced USB Mass Storage Mode

The following procedure forces your Montana into USB Mass Storage Mode so that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-24-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
Failure to boot

I was cleaning out some old gpx and IMG files from the mSD card when my Montana froze and shutdown. When I try to restart it the Garmin logo appears and it just sits there and never boots. Every 10...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,245
Posted By BobM
Hi John - great ride report. Here's an idea to...

Hi John - great ride report. Here's an idea to save you noting where your pictures are taken:
Check the Clock setting on your camera is in sync with your GPS clock and then get a program like...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-10-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
Just because it CAN have 200 saved/uploaded...

Just because it CAN have 200 saved/uploaded tracks doesn't mean it will. Even if I'm transferring only 20 tracks to the Montana I surely must want to see them and right now I have to turn each one ON...
Forum: Canada 10-09-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8,972
Views: 557,378
Posted By BobM
Heather's Fall Charity ride on Sun., Oct. 6 - or the 8th?

Unfortunately Sunday morning started off with heavy rain where I was staying - at Crowe Lake, Havelock - and I decided not to go to the ride. Others did go but I don't think they were able to do the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
There are loads of mvums on DualSportMaps.com...

There are loads of mvums on DualSportMaps.com which is run by a fellow ADVrider. They are in a format that works in an Android app, but the data is inputted to DSM as a kzm file which is what the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11,274
Views: 1,251,364
Posted By BobM
Check your bike's Wiring Diagram as there is...

Check your bike's Wiring Diagram as there is often an unused connector that you can plug into without needing to splice into headlamp wiring.

My V-Strom, KlR650 and DR650 all had this spare wire...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15,408
Views: 1,259,846
Posted By BobM
Why not just use the Corvette with the top down...

Why not just use the Corvette with the top down :D

Bob
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-03-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15,408
Views: 1,259,846
Posted By BobM
Great pictures, Chris. I thought you did really...

Great pictures, Chris. I thought you did really well for your first ride off-road, so I'm surprised you weren't enjoying it and are thinking of sticking with sportbikes. Give it another try.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15,408
Views: 1,259,846
Posted By BobM
Hi Randy - too far? John (sddlrmkr) drove down...

Hi Randy - too far? John (sddlrmkr) drove down here last year just to attend Desert Daze - a weekend event!
The deep freeze weather seems to have ended yesterdayand we're back to normal Tucson...
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