New Garmin Montana

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

  1. BobM

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    I've read that info, but I'm wondering if you can actually override a standard Garmin symbol. I'd like to eliminate the Blue Pushpin in the Montana route display, but it is added "by the system" and is not referred to in the Route's GPX file.

    I could experiment, but thought you might know ...

    Bob
  2. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Can you send me one of your offending route.gpx files?
  3. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Agreed on all points----I sent mine back 3 times---ruined 4 outings------I finally gave it to my son who finally threw it away as he couldn't believe someone would put such a poor product on the market.
    He's head of a computer software company---so technical things are easy peezy for him.

    He used the Montana for a paper weight for awhile---but everytime he looked at it he got mad--and in the trash it went---as it wouldn't fit in the paper shredder.


    BigDog
  4. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    I've just retuned from 4 days of riding and the Montana worked great. I used it for following routes and tracks both on road and off. It did shut down once when there was poor satellite coverage but my Oregon would shutdown occasionally too.

    This makes 3 trips in 2 months and no real problems to speak of :clap
  5. Jettn Jim

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  7. Tourniquet

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    Just did about 1,000 miles with the Montana. It seemed to perform pretty well. Although the interface is pretty archaic - how can in 2012 there not be a function for a push and hold on a touch screen? It seems like you are chopping off one of your arms if you design a touch screen with the only two inputs beinga touch and a swipe...

    The google map that I made and turned into a GPX file was transferred to the Montana as a track. I guess you can't "navigate" a track? Anyway IT was fine but it wouldnt give me directions just a colored line follow. Is there any way I can take a KML (KLM?) from google maps and make it to a "route" where the montana will actually guide me along?

    I wish the zoom in and out buttons were bigger!
  8. cablebandit

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    Open your track in Basecamp, then just right click on the track and select "create route from track". Just make sure you make the points in the route less than 50. Bingo.
  9. Emmbeedee

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    What do you mean by 'push and hold'? When you're moving icons around you push down on it, hold, then drag it to where you want it to go. Is that what you mean?
  10. Jan from Finland

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    Yes, I was. Thanks for the explanation. Perhaps I should look at the MapSource. I just have figured out the BaseCamp.[​IMG] I have been using the Magellan MapSend for years.
  11. Tourniquet

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    sure on the home screen - but when you are looking at a map I would like to be able to push on a spot and have it come up with a list of options instead of the only option to mark as a waypoint.

    imagine if you have a route plan and you see a cool road you like the looks of. Push and hold on that road and it comes up with a menu "create a vai point through, search for poi's here, calculate distance to" etc.
  12. Emmbeedee

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    It already works like that. When you're on the map screen, click on some place, and if a pushpin is dropped there you'll see a clickable area at the top of the screen. If there are multiple items of interest in the area you clicked on there will be multiple items to select.

    Here's the sequence:

    Click an area; drag the map around so your pushpin is on the place you want it to be and you get something like this:

    [​IMG]

    There were multiple POIs in the place I clicked, as indicated by the multiple line icon, so I get this:

    [​IMG]

    Click the one named "Kingston":

    [​IMG]

    The flag at the bottom of the screen above allows you to save it as a waypoint.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Another example:

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    So pretty much all you ask for is already possible.
  13. TowPro

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    All you have to do now is turn down that road, then let GPS recalculate. If you have the right avoidance selected (avoid U turns) it works. You follow that new road, and at the other end the GPS puts you back on track.
  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Anyone that wants to through away their Montana, please PM me and I'll pay postage for you to send it to me after you un-register it with Garmin. :deal

    Cheers,
  15. atlas cached

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    I'll pay Double postage!! :wink:
  16. Callahan

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    Double and a Half from here, PM me.
  17. moto-treks

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    Then, if you have your waypoint, you can use the "Search Near" function to filter the POI that are near the newly created waypoint. Or, if you know you are going to search to things, just select a map point after selecting "Search Near".

    However, I agree, it would be nice to have more functionality directly from the map page.
  18. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Recall if you will those days of yesteryear when the Montana Owners Manual enthralled us with visions of Adventures! Hi-Ho Silver!

    It looks like we're going to get Adventures sometime this year. The Beta versions of BaseCamp v4 are available now which contain the new Garmin Adventures features (well, at least the beginning of the features). I have not been able to get the Beta to run on my Mac yet - it IS beta software.

    Cheers,
  19. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    [​IMG]

    Garmin quietly introduced a new accessory device (availability: 6-8 weeks) that provides wireless Temperature readings to what looks like many of the newer Garmin GPS's and wrist-ware. No spec's yet but it appears to be about the size of the Garmin chirp™ RFTag for geocaching.

    I have asked the Montana Team to see when they think they will be supporting the tempe™ but have not heard back from them yet. I'm guessing that it is an ANT+ wireless device so it shouldn't be to hard to implement on the Montana.

    Cheers,
  20. AvidRider

    AvidRider Been here awhile

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