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Old 08-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #31
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Thanks Dan, excellent and informative response. I shall try and have a play with a Montana in store somewhere and see how much mileage I might get out of the profiles (as I do tend to use one GPS for all activities; I've taken my Zumo on a boat before now!)
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:59 PM   #32
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I know that the Montana itself is supposed to be extremely rugged, but is the motorcycle mount the sort of thing you could do 40K offroad miles on and it'd be fine?.
I won't repeat any of the areas Dan's covered, but I would like to add that the Montana is 'rugged', but it can be broken. The internal antenna in particular can break off the circuit board under certain conditions. There's a thread here on how to secure the antenna, but it's not easy, could invalidate your warranty, and is likely unnecessary for most people. (Though my wife's first Montana did break this way)

If you're worried about it happening, carry an external antenna and plug it in if your internal one fails.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #33
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REI has the Montana 650t for sale for $499 right now...
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:34 AM   #34
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If it hasn't been mentioned, Lifetime maps means the LIFE of the unit not your life....usually its 5 years...Tom Tom is the same deal....Lifetime maps is a bit of false advertising.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:09 AM   #35
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If it hasn't been mentioned, Lifetime maps means the LIFE of the unit not your life....usually its 5 years...Tom Tom is the same deal....Lifetime maps is a bit of false advertising.
It's not false advertising at all. Just because you interpret it a certain way doesn't mean that's what they are implying. Lifetime on the unit is clearly spelled out and very hard to miss on any of the literature I saw.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:10 AM   #36
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It's not false advertising at all. Just because you interpret it a certain way doesn't mean that's what they are implying. Lifetime on the unit is clearly spelled out and very hard to miss on any of the literature I saw.
IIRC, that was pointed out in large bold all caps text on the Garmin site when I bought my lifetime maps sub.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:23 PM   #37
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Of course its spelled out....just saying when you get a lifetime warranty on a product...its not the life expectancy of the product is as long as you own it. They called it lifetime map updates because it sounds better than 5 years of map updates and more people would buy it and miss the disclaimers....not saying they did anything illegal just the name is a little misleading.
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Old 08-31-2012, 03:51 PM   #38
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Of course its spelled out....just saying when you get a lifetime warranty on a product...its not the life expectancy of the product is as long as you own it. They called it lifetime map updates because it sounds better than 5 years of map updates and more people would buy it and miss the disclaimers....not saying they did anything illegal just the name is a little misleading.
Actually, this isn't a "Lifetime Warranty". It's a "Lifetime Map Update". There is a difference..
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:56 AM   #39
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Actually, this isn't a "Lifetime Warranty". It's a "Lifetime Map Update". There is a difference..

yeah thanks I got that, I was using warranty as an example.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #40
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yeah thanks I got that, I was using warranty as an example.
He does that a lot.
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It's not false advertising at all. Just because you interpret it a certain way doesn't mean that's what they are implying. Lifetime on the unit is clearly spelled out and very hard to miss on any of the literature I saw.
BS.... it's false advertising.... garmin's just another dot.com that's selling widgets for as much as possible.... sheesh... what is it about canadians, eh?.....
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #42
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BS.... it's false advertising.... garmin's just another dot.com that's selling widgets for as much as possible.... sheesh... what is it about canadians, eh?.....
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