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Old 01-10-2013, 06:26 PM   #6556
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Nope, not available for the Montana.
Bummer.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:20 PM   #6557
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It would be interesting if the Montana could display in a larger way the zoom scale you're changing to for a couple of seconds, when you zoom in or out.
Great suggestion! Thank You :)
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:26 AM   #6558
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I've been playing with custom POI files after reading Post # 1935-1938 way back in January '12 from DVWalker.

Several of them went well, then I started seeing this behavior: (posted on the Garmin POILoader forum)

Never mind, I solved my own question. I was using a source directory that had a few other files in it that I did not believe POILoader would see, not being *csv or *gpx. Apparently, however, it WAS parsing these files, and one of them had my home waypoint somewhere in it. (I can't find out which one, but when I moved the source *.csv file into a completely empty folder before running POILoader, the spurious waypoint "Poi" disappeared.)

(Just like the directions say: USE AN EMPTY FOLDER AS YOUR SOURCE, WITH ONLY THE *GPX OR *CSV FILES IN IT THAT YOU WANT TO CONVERT TO *GPI.!! ) D'oh!
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #6559
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(Just like the directions say: USE AN EMPTY FOLDER AS YOUR SOURCE, WITH ONLY THE *GPX OR *CSV FILES IN IT THAT YOU WANT TO CONVERT TO *GPI.!! ) D'oh!
Glad you figured that out, and reported back. I get the feeling not that many people use custom pois.
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #6560
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New Use for a Garmin Tempe:

A meat thermometer!

I was out in the car today and found a good source of frozen meats, but hesitated about buying it in case we'd have to head home sooner than we wanted to, to stop it thawing. I stuck the meat into a plastic bin in the trunk, with a polar fleece cover, and my Tempe sitting on the meat. The whole rest of the day, I knew exactly what the temperature was in there, displayed on the gps on the dash, and recorded in the track.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:22 PM   #6561
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New Use for a Garmin Tempe:

A meat thermometer!

I was out in the car today and found a good source of frozen meats, but hesitated about buying it in case we'd have to head home sooner than we wanted to, to stop it thawing. I stuck the meat into a plastic bin in the trunk, with a polar fleece cover, and my Tempe sitting on the meat. The whole rest of the day, I knew exactly what the temperature was in there, displayed on the gps on the dash, and recorded in the track.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #6562
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New Use for a Garmin Tempe:

A meat thermometer!

I was out in the car today and found a good source of frozen meats, but hesitated about buying it in case we'd have to head home sooner than we wanted to, to stop it thawing. I stuck the meat into a plastic bin in the trunk, with a polar fleece cover, and my Tempe sitting on the meat. The whole rest of the day, I knew exactly what the temperature was in there, displayed on the gps on the dash, and recorded in the track.

Nice.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:58 PM   #6563
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New Use for a Garmin Tempe:

A meat thermometer!
Hey, maybe there is a use for the Tempe for me after all! Since the Beemer has it's own thermometer, I never thought about buying one, but we are often concerned whether the frozen food will stay frozen on the way back from Costco, a two hour drive.

Anybody know the upper limit of transmit distance?
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:11 PM   #6564
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Anybody know the upper limit of transmit distance?
I don't know what the official distance is but it transmits at least 20 feet in my house, through wood and drywall walls.

And about 10 feet from the trunk to my dash.

These figures are my own observations - I can't find a published spec for that, and I haven't tried to see how far I could get from the Tempe to the gps.
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Emmbeedee screwed with this post 01-11-2013 at 06:42 PM
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:10 PM   #6565
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I can't tell from the pictures, is the accessory pocket on the inside and is it big enough for the USB cable?
A normal USB cable would fit, not sure what came with the Montana, the pocket is open on the top and some of cable might stick out, but the side with the backbone i put the Montana front/glass facing to protect it, so the side with pocket, well if the cable end rattled around they would only hit the back of the Montana.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:10 PM   #6566
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what's going on? 3 whole days and no newbie questions?? it's like the whole world is shellshocked Broncos fans or something, I thought that was just us in Colorado..

Ok I'll ask another one... I know it's been answered but a few minutes of googling and I can't find it, must not be searching for the correct term, sorry...

So in map view when you accidentally touch the screen too lightly and it is trying to mark a waypoint and the red pin shows up.... so annoying! Is there a way to turn this off or what is a suggestion?

thanks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:15 PM   #6567
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what's going on? 3 whole days and no newbie questions?? it's like the whole world is shellshocked Broncos fans or something, I thought that was just us in Colorado..

Ok I'll ask another one... I know it's been answered but a few minutes of googling and I can't find it, must not be searching for the correct term, sorry...

So in map view when you accidentally touch the screen too lightly and it is trying to mark a waypoint and the red pin shows up.... so annoying! Is there a way to turn this off or what is a suggestion?

thanks.
Close the pushpin by clicking the X on the right side of the details screen.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:41 PM   #6568
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Close the pushpin by clicking the X on the right side of the details screen.
ok well there's that yes.

But is there anyway to PREVENT the pushpin from popping up in the first place? Or a workaround of some sort to minimize the effect?

I am willing to push 18 menu items IF I even want to set a waypoint! It is just something I RARELY want to do, and I touch the screen a LOT and it is annoying as hell!
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #6569
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If you touch the screen and pause before swiping, the screen will move and a pin will not drop.
If you touch short and quick, a pin drops.
That's about the best I've found and agree, I wish I could bypass it somehow.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:05 PM   #6570
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If you touch the screen and pause before swiping, the screen will move and a pin will not drop.
If you touch short and quick, a pin drops.
That's about the best I've found and agree, I wish I could bypass it somehow.
Wow. Very useful to know.
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