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Old 11-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #5971
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FWIW, I use an OP/Tech case. I am pretty sure it is this one:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...uch_Large.html
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Old 11-23-2012, 04:23 PM   #5972
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Thanks for all the suggestions, guys!

FWIW, the Pelican 1040 Micro case seems to be appropriately sized to fit it as well. Can be found here on sale, although I did not try finding it cheaper as I have not pulled the trigger: http://www.ems.com/product/index.jsp...73304.11045276
I have a Pelican 1020 which is about 1/4" too short for the Montana, not that I feel it needs a hard case. I use a camera pouch I found for $1 in a Sally Ann. Works perfectly. Looks virtually identical to the OP/TECH.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:48 AM   #5973
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It is 100 times more sensitive than my old 76C in that regard. That's ONE thing you don't have to worry about!
That's not saying a lot, those old 76C's suck when it comes to sat reception.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:50 AM   #5974
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What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
Case??? Mine sits on the kitchen counter. Hasn't got damaged yet.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:56 AM   #5975
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What are you guys liking for a protective carrying case to keep the unit in when not in use?
Case??? I use an old hiking sock.

Do I get to be the first post on page 400?

Here's to the longest thread in forum history!!!

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:38 AM   #5976
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Case??? I use an old hiking sock.

Do I get to be the first post on page 400?

Here's to the longest thread in forum history!!!
RTFS, there are 15 posts/page...

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:55 AM   #5977
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RTFS, there are 15 posts/page...

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Old 11-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #5978
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Hey guys, new (soon to be) Montana 600 owner here. My Montana and CNNA 2013 DVD have shipped but I don't have them yet. I do have a MyGarmin account for my 2720 and 60CSx devices.

I am trying to get caught up on this entire thread, am on page 53 now and saving posts as notes with good info to refer back to when I get to play with the Montana, but I wanted to jump to the end here and ask this question.....

I'll likely use the Montana the majority of the time on my road bike, but think the Birdseye imagery would be cool to have. I see that it is currently priced at $19.99. I don't know if this is a Black Friday sort of deal or not, but would like to get it at that price vs $29.99 obviously.

Can I go ahead and buy it now and download the images to my PC or do I have to wait until I get the Montana in hand and registered?

Even when I have the Montana in hand, can I download bulk Birdseye images to the PC and then just move them over to the Montana as needed? Say, if Im going on a trip to NC, move those from the PC to the Montana and then after I get back home from the trip, delete them from the Montana to regain space but still have them on the PC to copy down to the Montana at a later time if wanted?

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:18 AM   #5979
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Hey guys, new (soon to be) Montana 600 owner here. My Montana and CNNA 2013 DVD have shipped but I don't have them yet. I do have a MyGarmin account for my 2720 and 60CSx devices.

I am trying to get caught up on this entire thread, am on page 53 now and saving posts as notes with good info to refer back to when I get to play with the Montana, but I wanted to jump to the end here and ask this question.....

I'll likely use the Montana the majority of the time on my road bike, but think the Birdseye imagery would be cool to have. I see that it is currently priced at $19.99. I don't know if this is a Black Friday sort of deal or not, but would like to get it at that price vs $29.99 obviously.

Can I go ahead and buy it now and download the images to my PC or do I have to wait until I get the Montana in hand and registered?

Even when I have the Montana in hand, can I download bulk Birdseye images to the PC and then just move them over to the Montana as needed? Say, if Im going on a trip to NC, move those from the PC to the Montana and then after I get back home from the trip, delete them from the Montana to regain space but still have them on the PC to copy down to the Montana at a later time if wanted?

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I just put up the BirdsEye page at the Montana wiki.

DO buy the BirdsEye subscription NOW while it is on sale, and skip the 'Device Activation' until you have received your Montana and registered the unit.

While waiting for your Montana, make sure you read these FAQ.

Once you have downloading BirdsEye imagery in BaseCamp, and send that data to your Montana, BaseCamp will encrypt the maps so they will only function with your GPSr. Once they are on the Montana, COPY these *.JNX files (located in the Montana\Garmin\BirdsEye\ or uSD\Garmin\BirdsEye\ directories) to a safe place on your computer. You can then quickly move these files to/from your computer and Montana as needed. If you were to try and re-send from BaseCamp after your one year subscription expires, BaseCamp will not encrypt them properly.

You can place sub-directories in the \Garmin\BirdsEye\ directory to help organize your BirdsEye *.JNX maps.

You may want to get a 32GB uSD card if you are going to use a lot of satellite imagery, as space gets used up quickly.

Enjoy your new Montana!
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #5980
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How can I use the USB port on a computer while connected to the Montana and still use the device at the same time.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #5981
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I think by now we all know that the tempe wireless temperature sensor is defective. Garmin is working on producing corrected units and, if you reported yours to Product Support, you should get a new one when they are available. In the mean time, here is a description of how the tempe works - in case you haven't figured it out by now.
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I just received a Tempe sensor from GPS City after it had been back-ordered many weeks. Is there a way of identifying a "new" corrected unit vs the older model my model# or serial#?

Otherwise I suppose I'll have to do the multi-day test procedure.

So far my Tempe sensor seems to be working properly in terms of measuring ambient temperature correctly and reporting to my Montana.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:08 PM   #5982
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How can I use the USB port on a computer while connected to the Montana and still use the device at the same time.
Setup->System->Interface->Garmin Spanner, when you plug your Montana into a USB port you'll get a "Yes-No" screen asking if you want to be in Mass Storage Mode. If you say "No" you will be just using the USB ports power to charge the Montana.

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Old 11-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #5983
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Setup->System->Interface->Garmin Spanner, when you plug your Montana into a USB port you'll get a "Yes-No" screen asking if you want to be in Mass Storage Mode. If you say "No" you will be just using the USB ports power to charge the Montana.

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Wait. I've never quite understood what was happening during the "mass storage mode". I hit no once, and I couldn't get anything to load. From then on, I just say yes, and it behaves as it should. Not sure what Mass storage mode is...
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #5984
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Wait. I've never quite understood what was happening during the "mass storage mode". I hit no once, and I couldn't get anything to load. From then on, I just say yes, and it behaves as it should. Not sure what Mass storage mode is...
When the unit is in Mass Storage Mode it's just like connecting any other USB storage device to your computer. When the Montana is in MSM you can read/write data to it but you cannot use the functions of the Montana.

When the unit is not in MSM but is connected to your computer you can use the Montana's functions and the USB connection just provides power to the Montana.

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Old 11-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #5985
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Download Garmin's WebUpdater here and run the program. Only Beta versions can be downloaded - official releases are through WebUpdater.
So with the 60CSx and 2720, I used to download the firmware updates and keep them on my PC so if one was quirky I could roll back to an earlier one. This option is no longer available with the Montana and Garmin WebUpdater? How / is there a method of rolling back firmware if needed?

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