Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    If you buy the Pre-Loaded Garmin uSD Map Cards, the Map file is LOCKED to that unique uSD card, and will only function on THAT uSD card. This allows you to move the map from one GPSr to another. Also, the uSD card version of 24K Topo uses larger map segments, allowing more data to be loaded onto one GPSr, but be aware the uSD version also contains less detailed information than the DVD version.
  2. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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  3. MADS

    MADS Been here awhile

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    Just received my 650T a few minutes ago. Let the playing/learning begin!!! :rofl

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  4. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Awesome!

    This is a great weekend to learn all about it!
  5. roadspirit

    roadspirit Been here awhile

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    I removed the screen protector. Today, riding from Popoyan to Salento the unit performed ok, so I'm hopping that you were right and there is no other kind of problem. Thank you !!!
  6. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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  7. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    That is the only other map enabled, World Basemap, the rest are disabled except for the country map I need to use

    I will persevere, and if it breaks again I will send it back again, hopefully by that time I will be back home in Oz
  8. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    OK, so I ran the program and it came up with some errors and warnings.

    The warnings were to do with a map not registered to this device

    The errors related to map tiles not in the same spot, some were in a different image file

    But, none of these errors related to the Europe CN maps I bought and that was where the original faults occurred.

    Any ideas on what to do now? I can't see how a faulty map tile would cause my GPS to forget all its waypoints, it does not seem that they are connected in any way?

    Cheers
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  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Did you also click 'Extra' to see if it found any corrupt files like this one on my Montana?

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  10. atlas cached

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    Have you done any testing with this method?
  11. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    Hi Emmbeedee

    I checked the Extras and I had no faulty files :)

    This is what it shows with the check of the Montana and SD card

    The SD card

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    The Montana

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    Now, I can see there are errors, so how do I fix them please? I guess it means removing the maps and starting again maybe?



    @atlas cached - Yes I did this after reading the thread under Emmbeedee signature. I guess I will not know for a while if that has done anything. I actually copied the Thai street map direct onto the Montana and the other composite image of 4 maps is on the SD card, a separate one.


    Cheers
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  12. Emmbeedee

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    Well it's clear that having the Thailand map on its own and as well in the gmapsupp.img could be a real problem. I'd probably remove gmapsupp, myself, and see how it goes from there. If you need the other maps which are contained in that file it would be best to add them individually using MapInstall. Having multiple maps loaded through one gmapsupp.img file is necessary on older Garmin units but your Montana will allow each of those in its own file.


    And both the Cambodia and Thai maps are not unlocked for the device. I think your maps are the real problem.
  13. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Hi Boys & Girls...

    Thought I'd share what some may already know. If you aren't aware of the GS Trophy check out this link. It starts on Sunday, 25 NOV.

    So what is the Montana connection you might ask? Well, it appears that BMW thinks enough of the Montana that they have re-branded it as the new BMW Adventure to join the BMW Navigator IV (zumo 660). Here is a short excerpt from the latest BMW Motorrad Newletter:

    "Another new partner is Garmin, which is providing a world premiere for the GS Trophy: the brand new BMW Motorrad Adventure navigation system, which is based on the Garmin Montana. We are using the very first units of the Adventure. It will be available next year."

    Cheers,
  14. atlas cached

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    No photos? Google is not helping either... Must not be anything published beyond the newsletter yet.

    Thanks for sharing!
  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    For you folks who use a Montana while hiking or just walking around, is there a method of carry that needs to be used to maintain satellite connections? I know on older GPS units that if they didn't have clear sky, they would lose signal, but I am not sure about these new units. Can they "see" through the cloth of a jacket pocket?
  16. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    My Montana "sees" through the walls of my house when sitting at my desk. It sees fine when it's in the truck even if tossed upside down on the passenger seat. I can't believe it won't see through a jacket pocket. The only time I've ever had it lose signal was in a half mile long tunnel!

    It is 100 times more sensitive than my old 76C in that regard. That's ONE thing you don't have to worry about!:lol3
  17. MADS

    MADS Been here awhile

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    I installed my rugged mount. Found out that I have the same issue with the security screw as many other people. I can for the hell of it not get the screw in, even without the Montana in the mount. WTH...

    Is this something that Garmin will replace. This really sucks!!!:confused
  18. Emmbeedee

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    I wouldn't worry too much about it. Garmin will replace it for you but while you wait, use the mount anyway. Lots of people run without the locking screw so they can take it off the mount quickly to get pictures.
  19. MADS

    MADS Been here awhile

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    Thanks, it is just a little frustrating...

    This Thread is great. I read through it before I received my Montana and was ready with all the software when it arrived.

    Thanks...

    Leon
  20. cablebandit

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    Mine sees the satellites just fine from the basement of a 2.5 story house.

    Not issues under heavy pine forests yet either.