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Old 03-29-2012, 11:29 AM   #2656
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What's the skinny. I'm personally getting the rugged mount and hard wiring it. Also should I get one for each bike or is there some sort of connector so I could switch to another bike?.
I've done the connector thing before but that was with a $$$ touratech mount. For the price of the Garmin rugged mount I'd just buy one for each bike.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #2657
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AA battery duration

I don't have my Montana hard-wired (one of my bikes doesn't have a battery), and the rechargeable Li doesn't seem to last near as long as Garmin states "up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)".
So, I'm going on a real long ride soon, and going to take AA's as a backup... has anyone tested how long they last?
I'm sure I'll be fine with the AA's, but curious if anyone has done a real-world test.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:08 PM   #2658
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I've done the connector thing before but that was with a $$$ touratech mount. For the price of the Garmin rugged mount I'd just buy one for each bike.
I have a rugged mount for each bike but I still use the SAE plug. I just happen to have a Battery Tender connection up at the bars on each bike so it makes sense to use that. Also, if I can take the Rugged Mount off in a hurry, it means I can put it on another bike if I borrow one.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:11 PM   #2659
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I don't have my Montana hard-wired (one of my bikes doesn't have a battery), and the rechargeable Li doesn't seem to last near as long as Garmin states "up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)".
So, I'm going on a real long ride soon, and going to take AA's as a backup... has anyone tested how long they last?
I'm sure I'll be fine with the AA's, but curious if anyone has done a real-world test.
As long as you take advantage of the Battery Saver mode and don't try to use full screen brightness, I'm sure batteries will last well.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:31 PM   #2660
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I don't have my Montana hard-wired (one of my bikes doesn't have a battery), and the rechargeable Li doesn't seem to last near as long as Garmin states "up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)".
So, I'm going on a real long ride soon, and going to take AA's as a backup... has anyone tested how long they last?
I'm sure I'll be fine with the AA's, but curious if anyone has done a real-world test.
I do this on my Beta. With battery saver on, AAs will last me upwards of 25-30 hrs. You have to touch the display to see the map though.
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:38 PM   #2661
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sooooo without reading this humongous thread ..... is Montana 650t series much better than the Oregon 550T series?
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #2662
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sooooo without reading this humongous thread ..... is Montana 650t series much better than the Oregon 550T series?
Yes
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #2663
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I guess I'll try that battery saver mode- I haven't yet.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #2664
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sooooo without reading this humongous thread ..... is Montana 650t series much better than the Oregon 550T series?
No doubt about it. Just the Rugged Mount alone makes it far better.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:22 PM   #2665
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got sticker shock!!!
what's the cheapest place to purchase a Montana 650T or is plain 650 the way to go?
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:26 PM   #2666
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got sticker shock!!!
what's the cheapest place to purchase a Montana 650T or is plain 650 the way to go?
The only difference between the 600 and the 650 is a camera, so if you can do without, you can often find the 600 for around $400.

The 600 is $459 right now, but if you can wait a bit it'll go on sale.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-600.html

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/ga...ntana-600.html
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #2667
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The only difference between the 600 and the 650 is a camera, so if you can do without, you can often find the 600 for around $400.

The 600 is $459 right now, but if you can wait a bit it'll go on sale.

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-600.html

http://www.gpscentral.ca/products/ga...ntana-600.html
thanks... prefer it without camera. so 600 is better for me and saves $$.

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Old 03-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #2668
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thanks... prefer it without camera. so 600 is better for me.
what about the T option?
That give you a 100K Topo map and 0.5 GB internal memory
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #2669
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That give you a 100K Topo map and 0.5 GB internal memory
Just to clarify, the T addition gives you an 3.5Gb ( Additional 1/2 Gb) of internal memory, but since you can load maps on the accessory microSD card I don't see the need for the additional .5 Gb.
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Old 03-30-2012, 11:25 AM   #2670
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So what is the smartest way to find out where you are right now, I mean if you need to call for help and want to know your current position, on the zumo 660 you just press the vehicle icon and you see your position and shortcuts to petrol and so on.

Anyway to do this on the Montana?
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