If I get a Montana what else do I need?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by tnktm, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    City Navigator maps have routable ROADS, as you are finding.

    Why not just go to the Geocache profile on the unit, and use that to guide you to the waypoint (Home)?
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  2. Greg Wildwood

    Greg Wildwood Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your prompt reply. Your suggestion does get me a straight walking line to my destination. It would seem that the hiking profile should bear the same result.

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  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You have to change your Routing options to not be routing on-road. There are many ways to change your current Profile to make it go off-road but the easiest is to switch to the Recreation Profile.
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  4. Greg Wildwood

    Greg Wildwood Been here awhile

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    When I use the Recreational profile and the City Navigator is enabled it calculated routes on roadways. When I use Recreational profile and the City Navigator is disabled I get "Maps do not routable roads in this area" Under Settings, Routings and Activity there is a Hiking activity, I am confused as to this function.

    Thanks

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  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    In your Recreational Profile, go to Setup/Routing and in the area called "Activity" select one like "Hiking" or "Pedestrian Walking". You can also choose "Prompted" then make your selection at the time.

    Go back to Setup/Maps/Select Map and enable your Topo map, and disable City Navigator. The only other map you should leave enabled in this profile would be the Worldwide DEM Basemap.

    See if this works for you.
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  6. Greg Wildwood

    Greg Wildwood Been here awhile

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    Do you know how I can see what the detail of the defaults are in the various profiles?

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  7. ducnek

    ducnek Trying not to feel it too hard

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    I am just about ready to pull the trigger on a new 600.

    I have one question as to what to get.

    I want to be able to pre-load routes to ride on a trip, but have the ability to search for local gas stations, restaurants other POI etc during that trip, and have the 600 route me to that location, and then continue on the pre-loaded routes.

    To be able to do this will I need the City Nav as well as the 24K topo for the area that I am riding in, and switch between profiles or is this done via the basemap?
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  8. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    For what you describe, CNNA is all you would need.
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  9. ducnek

    ducnek Trying not to feel it too hard

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    Thanks :thumb
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