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Old 07-25-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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Planning a Route on Mac for Montana?

I just got my new Montana 650t. Printing manual right now, but don't see anything about planning a route on my PC (in my case a desktop intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8). Do I need to buy the mapping software for the Mac eventhough the Montana 650t has maps installed? If so, I probably would have been better off buying the basic 600 and then buying the CD version of the maps I want so I could have maps both on the Mac and the 6xx? Hopefully, I can get maps onto the Mac from the Garmin ?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:57 AM   #2
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I just got my new Montana 650t. Printing manual right now, but don't see anything about planning a route on my PC (in my case a desktop intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8). Do I need to buy the mapping software for the Mac eventhough the Montana 650t has maps installed? If so, I probably would have been better off buying the basic 600 and then buying the CD version of the maps I want so I could have maps both on the Mac and the 6xx? Hopefully, I can get maps onto the Mac from the Garmin ?
basecamp? --> http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/basecamp
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
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You'll need to download Garmin Basecamp for a MAC. When BC starts up, it will read the maps installed on the Montana via its usb connection to the MAC.

Youtube is your friend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKlzA0W1Ci0

http://garminmontanagpsr.wikispaces.com/

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Old 07-25-2012, 08:48 AM   #4
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I just got my new Montana 650t. Printing manual right now, but don't see anything about planning a route on my PC (in my case a desktop intel Mac running Mac OS X 10.6.8). Do I need to buy the mapping software for the Mac eventhough the Montana 650t has maps installed? If so, I probably would have been better off buying the basic 600 and then buying the CD version of the maps I want so I could have maps both on the Mac and the 6xx? Hopefully, I can get maps onto the Mac from the Garmin ?
You will most likely find that the 100K Topo maps that are factory installed on your Montana are not what you wanted to Routing. They are more appropriate for Hiking and other backcountry activities. City Navigator North America is a much better Routing map set. And yes, you will want to install BaseCamp which you'll find at this link or in the Mac App Store.

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