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Old 03-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #16
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MOntana 600 Question

Does the 600 have a way to wire it directly to the bike, or is battery the only option?
Also, are free maps available for this unit or is Garmin the only source of maps?

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Old 03-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #17
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Does the 600 have a way to wire it directly to the bike, or is battery the only option?
Also, are free maps available for this unit or is Garmin the only source of maps?

Thanks,

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Yes, the Montana has a powered mount, see post 5 for a picture. And you can get Open Street Maps that work well.

Off topic alert: I noticed a Clubman Gold Star in your sig. I've owned two over the years first was DBD34 GS/S 4246 with an RRT2 gearbox. Loved that bike and it only cost me $50. Purchase price, that is. Cost me a bit more over the years.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #18
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You'll probably like the "Profiles" on the new generation gps units as well. This allows you to setup the gps exactly as you like for many different situations and switch from one to the other with a push of a button.

Thanks for the info. I like to idea of the larger screen than the current 60/62. I'll have to go to one of the local stores and check them out.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #19
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Agree, purchasing by "price only" is very foolish. In most cases you get much less value/$ for either the expensive or the cheap model of any product but who is acvocating "seeing it in dollars only"? Kind of a bell curve of value/price.
I agree. That's why I'd stay away from the 650 and 650T.

I'm in the hunt for a new GPS toy too. I had a 60Cx which died on me. Garmin quoted me > $200 to repair... so I am of the opinion I should just throw that money at something newer, bigger and better.

Really digging that this Montana unit can be put into 'nuvi' mode and yield what looks like 90% of the zumo/nuvi features with a couple button presses.

Now to wait to find one on sale. Looks like REI is having a 20% off deal for 'members'. That potentially brings the price for a 600 down to ~$415.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #20
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Looks like REI is having a 20% off deal for 'members'.
I was hoping that too, but the fine print excludes "anything with GPS technology."

Looks like GPS City is the best bet at $459.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #21
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Baaaah!

Good catch. GPSCity indeed.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:13 PM   #22
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I agree. That's why I'd stay away from the 650 and 650T.

I'm in the hunt for a new GPS toy too. I had a 60Cx which died on me. Garmin quoted me > $200 to repair... so I am of the opinion I should just throw that money at something newer, bigger and better.

Really digging that this Montana unit can be put into 'nuvi' mode and yield what looks like 90% of the zumo/nuvi features with a couple button presses.

Now to wait to find one on sale. Looks like REI is having a 20% off deal for 'members'. That potentially brings the price for a 600 down to ~$415.
Not that I'm suggesting you should stay with the 60Cx, but it shouldn't cost any more than $110 for a refurbished exchange, through the Garmin Out Of Warranty Plan. $110 is their flat rate for a 60Cx.
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Odd. They quoted me much, much more when I emailed.
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I had an REI dividend and the 20% card last weekend and stopped by REI. Noticed the fine print just as I was walking in the store. Asked about price matching and nearly got laughed out the door!!


Also was quoted by Garmin for the $110 flat fee to repair my 60Cx. Seems like they just exchange it for a refurb.
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Sooo,,, I'm ready to lay down the credit card for a Montana..... anyone find a better price than GPS City ($460) recently??
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Sooo,,, I'm ready to lay down the credit card for a Montana..... anyone find a better price than GPS City ($460) recently??
I bet the big dealers like GPSCity and GPSCentral will have sales on Easter weekend but if you buy now, they'll probably give you price protection anyway.

I bought mine on a Friday. The next Monday there was a sale on and initially GPSCity didn't want to give me the sale price until I suggested I could refuse the delivery and buy a second at the cheaper price, in which case they found a way to give me the deal price.

So if I was you, I wouldn't wait.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #28
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Well GPSCity isn't having a sale this weekend, according to the email I got from them:

Thank you for your email.

The Montana 600 won't be having a sale soon, as the Montana 650 is currently on sale at $499.95. This will be running indefinitely, so I would recommend you place an order as soon as possible as they price may change this week.

Let me know if there is anything else we can help you with. Thank you!

Thank you for choosing GPS City.

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Hi,

A few of my friends are waiting on a sale on the Montana 600 gps. Is there
anything in the works? I thought I'd see something in time for Easter, but
nothing yet.

Any sales on the horizon?
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:22 AM   #29
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Rats! Thanks for checking Mike. I rarely used the camera on my Oregon 550 so the 600 is the way to go for me.



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Well GPSCity isn't having a sale this weekend, according to the email I got from them:

Thank you for your email.

The Montana 600 won't be having a sale soon, as the Montana 650 is currently on sale at $499.95. This will be running indefinitely, so I would recommend you place an order as soon as possible as they price may change this week.

Let me know if there is anything else we can help you with. Thank you!

Thank you for choosing GPS City.

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Hi,

A few of my friends are waiting on a sale on the Montana 600 gps. Is there
anything in the works? I thought I'd see something in time for Easter, but
nothing yet.

Any sales on the horizon?
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #30
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Sooo,,, I'm ready to lay down the credit card for a Montana..... anyone find a better price than GPS City ($460) recently??
Good Boy!

My 60CSX is only 18 months old, but I really wish I would have waited for the Montana. The large screen and the touch gizmo would be enough even at full price. Well, I gotta get another season out of the gear I have.

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