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Old 01-10-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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Garmin Montana 600

I know there is a thread on this and I've read it but its mostly a Worldwide comments and its over 756 pages so far...

Was wondering for some advice.

I just picked up a new Montana 600, and at the moment its being charged. It came with no sd card , so its just basic. So for people who know this, what would be the first thing to do as in what map program to get or update or topo map ? Etc. Just learning all about it.

Best program to get to create rides and download as know there are a few out there...it does say use map source or basecamp....pointers and direction much appreciated.

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Old 01-10-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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Just swapped out SD-cards (Garmin Montana 600) coming back from Oz and the GARMIN City Navigator® Australia & New Zealand NT Map gets me around pretty well without big dramas every time I am back in Down Under ~ just saying'...

https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/maps...rod116482.html
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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I know there is a thread on this and I've read it but its mostly a Worldwide comments and its over 756 pages so far...

Was wondering for some advice.

I just picked up a new Montana 600, and at the moment its being charged. It came with no sd card , so its just basic. So for people who know this, what would be the first thing to do as in what map program to get or update or topo map ? Etc. Just learning all about it.

Best program to get to create rides and download as know there are a few out there...it does say use map source or basecamp....pointers and direction much appreciated.

thanks
If you read the thread, you wouldn't be asking these questions. The thread is big but it has all the info you need.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:37 PM   #4
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #5
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If you read the thread, you wouldn't be asking these questions. The thread is big but it has all the info you need.
mate. I wanted an Aussie content answer. Im also reading all of it, but some of the pages go off on a tangent as you guys do...its no point in starting at page 1 in 2011 to find out in the last few pages , its best to do this or that...if u don't want to help, don't comment...

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Old 01-10-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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Get the Aussie topo and streets map on SD card , garmin genuine product ........ and you will not look back . I have seen them as low as $25 on ebay , can't be sure they are genuine ( ebay is full of shonky fly by nighters ) though .

I have had a 650T for about 15 months now , great bit of kit . Basecamp routing is a bit hit and miss but the tracks feature in base camp is good once you learn the ropes . Play with it , learn how to use it and how to plan your own trips and you'll be set .

https://www.ja-gps.com.au/Garmin/gar...stralia-nz-sd/
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:57 PM   #7
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Get the Aussie topo and streets map on SD card , garmin genuine product ........ and you will not look back . I have seen them as low as $25 on ebay , can't be sure they are genuine ( ebay is full of shonky fly by nighters ) though .

I have had a 650T for about 15 months now , great bit of kit . Basecamp routing is a bit hit and miss but the tracks feature in base camp is good once you learn the ropes . Play with it , learn how to use it and how to plan your own trips and you'll be set .

https://www.ja-gps.com.au/Garmin/gar...stralia-nz-sd/
thanks, that's what I needed to know...cheers...been sitting here for few hours just loading and unloading old maps I had...thanks
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Old 01-10-2015, 10:31 PM   #8
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For mapping on my laptop I use Memory Maps. They are a bit pricey but have all the topos scanned in. Drawback is you have to buy state by state. I find them great for creating a track then loading to Montana 650.

Having said that I would like to look at the latest OzTopo.

As for maps on the GPS I have the Garmin topos loaded for Oz when I purchased it.



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Old 01-10-2015, 11:48 PM   #9
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From my point of view (Using a Garmin Zumo 590).

1. Have Garmin CN maps, Garmin Topo maps and Shonky maps on the 590 and Basecamp on the PC..
2. Have also purchased OziExplorer Program and Hema Map set for the PC.

I prefer using Oziexplorer for trip planning. I don't use routes, always use tracks. Hema do a better job (IMHO) of keeping the data up to date, although you shouldn't rely on any current maps to be 100% accurate. Oziexplorer can talk directly to the Garmins to download tracks/waypoints etc.

Last outback trip, I found the Garmin CN maps had all the outback roads/tracks we were using on them.
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:10 AM   #10
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If you read the thread, you wouldn't be asking these questions. The thread is big but it has all the info you need.
HTF did you find this thread?
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:51 AM   #11
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Make sure you check on your device that the track has been loaded before your journey, basecamp is a bit funny at times I use it in conjunction with mapsource and I save my tracks in both just in case. My 650T is great but it does comes with garmin idiosyncrasies.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:18 PM   #12
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:07 PM   #13
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........sorry...cant help meself..

That is called a back up system. works fine until it rains or the clips fail. I use it a lot.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:07 AM   #14
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Moyston, I believe there is another Garmin Montana thread that has been condensed and just has how to's in it, without all the bullshit.

Your right that thread you are talking about is huge, to find what you want in there will take all the time that you could have been riding with.

The thread I am talking about probably won't have Aussie specific stuff, but lots of info on how to.
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Old 01-12-2015, 03:17 AM   #15
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Here it is.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...llected+wisdom

Here is another Aussie one..
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...garmin+montana
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