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Old 07-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #4261
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Not entirely accurate. You can substitute your own icon for the blue flag, but it is not an entirely simple process to explain.

There is a link around here somewhere with that information.

Maybe google Garmin Montana GPSr custom symbols.
I've read that info, but I'm wondering if you can actually override a standard Garmin symbol. I'd like to eliminate the Blue Pushpin in the Montana route display, but it is added "by the system" and is not referred to in the Route's GPX file.

I could experiment, but thought you might know ...

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Old 07-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #4262
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I've read that info, but I'm wondering if you can actually override a standard Garmin symbol. I'd like to eliminate the Blue Pushpin in the Montana route display, but it is added "by the system" and is not referred to in the Route's GPX file.

I could experiment, but thought you might know ...

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Can you send me one of your offending route.gpx files?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:58 AM   #4263
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I find the Montana not to be "impossible" but it sure it demonstrates repeated bugginess with white screens, uncommanded resets, screen lockups, etc. The Oregon was/is clumsy but gives me less problems. After having been available to the public for as long as it has, combined with the price premium, I find the Montana performance inexcusable and if there were a valid competitor I'd ditch Garmin in a heartbeat due to these functionality issues.

Possibly worse by today's standards is that Garmin's user interface is YEARS behind and the only company which drives me crazier is RIM. While the Montana has all sorts of potential customization as a potentially positive feature, you have to remember how to continually drill through numerous screens. I personally also find their architecture for using the touch screen to be a pain, especially with gloves. And this IS an outdoor device where gloves and heat should both be considered part of the normal environment.
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Agreed on all points----I sent mine back 3 times---ruined 4 outings------I finally gave it to my son who finally threw it away as he couldn't believe someone would put such a poor product on the market.
He's head of a computer software company---so technical things are easy peezy for him.

He used the Montana for a paper weight for awhile---but everytime he looked at it he got mad--and in the trash it went---as it wouldn't fit in the paper shredder.


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Old 07-10-2012, 06:51 AM   #4264
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Mines works great

I've just retuned from 4 days of riding and the Montana worked great. I used it for following routes and tracks both on road and off. It did shut down once when there was poor satellite coverage but my Oregon would shutdown occasionally too.

This makes 3 trips in 2 months and no real problems to speak of
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #4265
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Gotta add that after another 1,000mi and remounting the Cradle in a new position and with the screws a bit looser..... NO MO screen whiteouts!!!!! Been solid ever since. Seem to have reduced the vibration enough to straighten 'er out.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:12 AM   #4266
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Looking for cute custom vehicle icons? This site has some amazing ones.

http://www.vehiclesforgarminnuvi.com/
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #4267
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Just did about 1,000 miles with the Montana. It seemed to perform pretty well. Although the interface is pretty archaic - how can in 2012 there not be a function for a push and hold on a touch screen? It seems like you are chopping off one of your arms if you design a touch screen with the only two inputs beinga touch and a swipe...

The google map that I made and turned into a GPX file was transferred to the Montana as a track. I guess you can't "navigate" a track? Anyway IT was fine but it wouldnt give me directions just a colored line follow. Is there any way I can take a KML (KLM?) from google maps and make it to a "route" where the montana will actually guide me along?

I wish the zoom in and out buttons were bigger!
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #4268
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Open your track in Basecamp, then just right click on the track and select "create route from track". Just make sure you make the points in the route less than 50. Bingo.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:13 PM   #4269
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how can in 2012 there not be a function for a push and hold on a touch screen? It seems like you are chopping off one of your arms if you design a touch screen with the only two inputs beinga touch and a swipe...!
What do you mean by 'push and hold'? When you're moving icons around you push down on it, hold, then drag it to where you want it to go. Is that what you mean?
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Old 07-10-2012, 03:06 PM   #4270
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I think you are looking at Route Properties..
Yes, I was. Thanks for the explanation. Perhaps I should look at the MapSource. I just have figured out the BaseCamp. I have been using the Magellan MapSend for years.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #4271
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What do you mean by 'push and hold'? When you're moving icons around you push down on it, hold, then drag it to where you want it to go. Is that what you mean?

sure on the home screen - but when you are looking at a map I would like to be able to push on a spot and have it come up with a list of options instead of the only option to mark as a waypoint.

imagine if you have a route plan and you see a cool road you like the looks of. Push and hold on that road and it comes up with a menu "create a vai point through, search for poi's here, calculate distance to" etc.
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:21 AM   #4272
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sure on the home screen - but when you are looking at a map I would like to be able to push on a spot and have it come up with a list of options instead of the only option to mark as a waypoint.

imagine if you have a route plan and you see a cool road you like the looks of. Push and hold on that road and it comes up with a menu "create a vai point through, search for poi's here, calculate distance to" etc.
It already works like that. When you're on the map screen, click on some place, and if a pushpin is dropped there you'll see a clickable area at the top of the screen. If there are multiple items of interest in the area you clicked on there will be multiple items to select.

Here's the sequence:

Click an area; drag the map around so your pushpin is on the place you want it to be and you get something like this:



There were multiple POIs in the place I clicked, as indicated by the multiple line icon, so I get this:



Click the one named "Kingston":



The flag at the bottom of the screen above allows you to save it as a waypoint.



Another example:



So pretty much all you ask for is already possible.
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Old 07-11-2012, 04:22 AM   #4273
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imagine if you have a route plan and you see a cool road you like the looks of..

All you have to do now is turn down that road, then let GPS recalculate. If you have the right avoidance selected (avoid U turns) it works. You follow that new road, and at the other end the GPS puts you back on track.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #4274
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Agreed on all points----I sent mine back 3 times---ruined 4 outings------I finally gave it to my son who finally threw it away as he couldn't believe someone would put such a poor product on the market.
He's head of a computer software company---so technical things are easy peezy for him.

He used the Montana for a paper weight for awhile---but everytime he looked at it he got mad--and in the trash it went---as it wouldn't fit in the paper shredder.


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Old 07-11-2012, 12:09 PM   #4275
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Anyone that wants to through away their Montana, please PM me and I'll pay postage for you to send it to me after you un-register it with Garmin.

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