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Old 09-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #9436
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On my last trip that ended last night (1740 miles in 3.4 days), I had one incident of the unit searching for satellites that occurred on I-86 near Twin Falls, ID. A quick double tap of the on/off button cleared it.

I'm still pleased with 5.3 and sticking with it.

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Old 09-12-2013, 06:08 PM   #9437
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What do you mean "kills it"?

My 760 locks up. Garmin said to power on holding lower right but unless I say "Yes" and loose a bunch of data, it locks again quick.
If I say yes, I do lose all the settings and waypoints, etc, but if I say no, it just finishes booting and works for a few weeks more.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #9438
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On my last trip that ended last night (1740 miles in 3.4 days), I had one incident of the unit searching for satellites that occurred on I-86 near Twin Falls, ID. A quick double tap of the on/off button cleared it.

I'm still pleased with 5.3 and sticking with it.

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Map Speed = Fast?

So, the bug is not completely resolved?
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #9439
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NCD was the original poster... he didn't say if it was 5.30.
5.30 so far great for me.
Maybe he will check back in.

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #9440
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I plan to update/reset and test it over the weekend and Monday.

Just need some free time to back it up before I fart with it.

Sorry for the remedial questions, but I swear I read the Collected Wisdom:

a. Will the reset really delete my user data?
b. Will it kill my Profiles and Settings?
c. Will the backup save these items?

I guess what I'm saying is: I've got this thing dialed in, and don't want to lose the Profiles and associated settings while I try to fix this.

What is the Best Practice for me to follow?
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #9441
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New Garmin Montana

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I plan to update/reset and test it over the weekend and Monday.

Just need some free time to back it up before I fart with it.

Sorry for the remedial questions, but I swear I read the Collected Wisdom:

a. Will the reset really delete my user data?
b. Will it kill my Profiles and Settings?
c. Will the backup save these items?

I guess what I'm saying is: I've got this thing dialed in, and don't want to lose the Profiles and associated settings while I try to fix this.

What is the Best Practice for me to follow?
Reset on the Montana is about as benign as it can be. You'll lose some minor settings like Tones will turn on, if they were off, but you won't lose Profiles, tracks, routes or waypoints, or anything important.

My wife managed to reset her Montana the other day by wiping the screen while it was booting and it only took her 10 minutes to get it back to what it had been.

It'll come back from a reset in Recreation profile, so it might look different for that reason, but just change Profile back to your preferred choice.
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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 09-14-2013, 07:07 AM   #9442
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I plan to update/reset and test it over the weekend and Monday.

Just need some free time to back it up before I fart with it.

Sorry for the remedial questions, but I swear I read the Collected Wisdom:

a. Will the reset really delete my user data?
b. Will it kill my Profiles and Settings?
c. Will the backup save these items?

I guess what I'm saying is: I've got this thing dialed in, and don't want to lose the Profiles and associated settings while I try to fix this.

What is the Best Practice for me to follow?

Hook Montana up to your PC and open file explorer save your profiles under Garmin/Profiles.
I usually just save everything on the Montana (the whole tree) as a backup just in case.
Although I have never needed it.

You should be able to find your profiles you setup easy.

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Old 09-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #9443
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Map Speed = Fast?

So, the bug is not completely resolved?
Yes, Map Speed = Fast.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #9444
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Need a little help

I'm trying to set up my new Montana 600. I customized the Motorcycle profile by adding some shortcuts etc to the main screen. Now when I use the "Where To" or "Go Home" function, then stop the navigation and "x" out of the map screen it reverts to the Automotive profile instead of staying on the Motorcycle profile.

I set all the various mount profiles to motorcycle trying to make it stick, but still reverts to automotive profile when I "stop navigation."

Can anyone tell me how to make the unit stay on the motorcycle profile 100% of the time...unless I manually change it? I am running 5.30, if that makes any difference.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #9445
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I'm trying to set up my new Montana 600. I customized the Motorcycle profile by adding some shortcuts etc to the main screen. Now when I use the "Where To" or "Go Home" function, then stop the navigation and "x" out of the map screen it reverts to the Automotive profile instead of staying on the Motorcycle profile.

I set all the various mount profiles to motorcycle trying to make it stick, but still reverts to automotive profile when I "stop navigation."

Can anyone tell me how to make the unit stay on the motorcycle profile 100% of the time...unless I manually change it? I am running 5.30, if that makes any difference.
Your shortcuts must be set to switch to the profile. Go to Setup\Shortcuts, choose one which has that effect, select Edit and look to see if you have a profile chosen in the "Profile" area. For shortcuts where all you want to do is have an action without a change of profile, you need to make sure nothing is in the Edit\Profile field.

Choose "None" and it should stay in the current profile.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:34 PM   #9446
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I just figured out from spec sheets that the VIRB camera and the Garmin Montana and Monterra all seem to take the same model of Lithium Ion battery. This way if the camera battery died while on a ride, you could just take the Montana or Monterra battery out and switch, and the gps would recharge the dead battery.

This works out well if you already have the gps wired into your bike!

I also have two other Montana batteries already from the two warrantied gps units we sent back.

Sure hope the spec sheets are right.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:43 PM   #9447
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Your shortcuts must be set to switch to the profile. Go to Setup\Shortcuts, choose one which has that effect, select Edit and look to see if you have a profile chosen in the "Profile" area. For shortcuts where all you want to do is have an action without a change of profile, you need to make sure nothing is in the Edit\Profile field.

Choose "None" and it should stay in the current profile.
That was the problem, thank you for the help. This thing has so many options it's mind boggling...well, at least to my feeble little pea brain.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #9448
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I just figured out from spec sheets that the VIRB camera and the Garmin Montana and Monterra all seem to take the same model of Lithium Ion battery. This way if the camera battery died while on a ride, you could just take the Montana or Monterra battery out and switch, and the gps would recharge the dead battery.

This works out well if you already have the gps wired into your bike!

I also have two other Montana batteries already from the two warrantied gps units we sent back.

Sure hope the spec sheets are right.
They are. :)
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #9449
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They are. :)
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:26 AM   #9450
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They are. :)
That's good. I wondered if I'd ever get any use out of those extra batteries.
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