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Old 08-18-2013, 11:52 PM   #9166
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I almost pulled the trigger on a new Montana today, but chickened out after re-reviewing the problems still with the unit. My poor 60csx is so small and limited but it has never failed or faltered despite having the crap beat out of it. Is this anxiety misplaced?
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #9167
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I almost pulled the trigger on a new Montana today, but chickened out after re-reviewing the problems still with the unit. My poor 60csx is so small and limited but it has never failed or faltered despite having the crap beat out of it. Is this anxiety misplaced?
If you're happy with your 60, why upgrade?
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:27 AM   #9168
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If you're happy with your 60, why upgrade?
Damn screen is just too small.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:33 AM   #9169
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Damn screen is just too small.
Well I've had my Montana for over 2 years now and have not regretted it once. It's not perfect, but it is the best there is for the moment.

And if what you REALLY want is a gps, don't let anyone suggest you wait for the Monterra.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:59 AM   #9170
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Well I've had my Montana for over 2 years now and have not regretted it once. It's not perfect, but it is the best there is for the moment.

And if what you REALLY want is a gps, don't let anyone suggest you wait for the Monterra.
If what you really want is something MORE than a GPS, wait for the Monterra...

Kidding aside...We don't know what the Monterra will be like re: GPS features/functions, Android features/functions, etc., so...if you need a GPS NOW, the Montana is a good choice.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #9171
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Damn screen is just too small.

The only time I did not like my Montana was when I was out on a big trip and it would not work. It was my fault because I had crashed and dirt was causing the screen to think I was pushing it.




I had to navigate the rest of the day with my backup 60csx. It was no nearly as nice as the Montana. Luckily I was able to get it working the next morning.

I think you will read a lot of complaints on here about the Montana because this is a complaint and problem fixing thread. There are tons of them out there that people use hard and they love them. It does have its quirks and limitations and does not do some things I would like it to but I love it still. Nothing is perfect.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:16 AM   #9172
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The only time I did not like my Montana was when I was out on a big trip and it would not work. It was my fault because I had crashed and dirt was causing the screen to think I was pushing it.

Crashed? Looks more like you "augered in"!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:57 AM   #9173
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You might use a different process for "correcting" your off-course. When you're on an active Route, use WhereTo? to add an intermediate point to the route. With the Montana you only get one intermediate waypoint per route.
Dan,
We just need to select the next waypoint from the route,then Go To, we cant put an intermediate WP in, as we mainly follow tracks, so the route line on the GPS is straight.
It is a function that was easy on the 276, but we can't seem to do it on the Montana.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:59 AM   #9174
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Dan,
We just need to select the next waypoint from the route,then Go To, we cant put an intermediate WP in, as we mainly follow tracks, so the route line on the GPS is straight.
It is a function that was easy on the 276, but we can't seem to do it on the Montana.
I think many people that are accustomed to the x76/x96 series get frustrated with the floptana. It has limited and often poor routing functionality, lacks buttons, often takes many keypresses to do what could be done quickly on the x/76/x96's and has a lot of bugs for a two year old unit. It does have a very nice display, good external power connection and a PC-accessible file system with SD capability... but that's most of what I can say good about it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:17 AM   #9175
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Dan,
We just need to select the next waypoint from the route,then Go To, we cant put an intermediate WP in, as we mainly follow tracks, so the route line on the GPS is straight.
It is a function that was easy on the 276, but we can't seem to do it on the Montana.
I am sorry, I still don't understand what you are trying to accomplish. You say you are following TRACKS then you say your are following a ROUTE that has straight lines - which would be a Direct Route. These are two different types of data.

Pictures are worth a lot if you can do some screen captures and/or outline the steps you have taken and want to take next.
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #9176
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I think many people that are accustomed to the x76/x96 series get frustrated with the floptana. It has limited and often poor routing functionality, lacks buttons, often takes many keypresses to do what could be done quickly on the x/76/x96's and has a lot of bugs for a two year old unit. It does have a very nice display, good external power connection and a PC-accessible file system with SD capability... but that's most of what I can say good about it.
Your byline is getting old and you really didn't provide any assistance to the OP. You are a chartplotter user - help him out!
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #9177
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I am sorry, I still don't understand what you are trying to accomplish. You say you are following TRACKS then you say your are following a ROUTE that has straight lines - which would be a Direct Route. These are two different types of data.

Pictures are worth a lot if you can do some screen captures and/or outline the steps you have taken and want to take next.
When I say tracks,I mean we are following physical tracks, using our roadbooks.The GPS is mainly used for specific waypoints, such as start & end of special test, etc. The organisers load up each days riding as a route.
All we want to do is anywhere on the course, go into the route menu, select the next Waypoint in the list that shows as next on the roadbook, then start navigation.
This was easy on the old units, can't seem to get it to work on Montana.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:05 PM   #9178
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When I say tracks,I mean we are following physical tracks, using our roadbooks.The GPS is mainly used for specific waypoints, such as start & end of special test, etc. The organisers load up each days riding as a route.
All we want to do is anywhere on the course, go into the route menu, select the next Waypoint in the list that shows as next on the roadbook, then start navigation.
This was easy on the old units, can't seem to get it to work on Montana.
So you are selecting Where To, and then Waypoint, then selecting the waypoint you want to navigate to, and then hitting the GO button? Is it just failing to route you at all, or is it not routing the way the organizer has it laid out?
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:10 PM   #9179
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So you are selecting Where To, and then Waypoint, then selecting the waypoint you want to navigate to, and then hitting the GO button? Is it just failing to route you at all, or is it not routing the way the organizer has it laid out?
Go to Route Planner, then select route, then Edit Route, select Waypoint required, but no option for Go To command,
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #9180
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Go to Route Planner, then select route, then Edit Route, select Waypoint required, but no option for Go To command,
That's because you are in the Route editor.

All waypoints in the route will be available from the [Waypoint Manager], or [Go To? > Waypoints].
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