New Garmin Montana

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

  1. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    Hello all,
    Ok so I've had my first bug pop up. ive had my 600 for a few weeks now. been testing it between the car and my 690e upgraded from v4.2 to 4.5 and now ive lost 90% of my street names. My map shows all the streets but wont show the names any longer. I have CN2010 loaded on a 32g card. I took card out while i did upgrade. Ive deleted and reloaded map on card just in case something was corrupted. tried changing the detail level on the 600 with no luck. master reset no luck. I thought i read in this post that a similar event happened to an inmate but now i cant find it..... any suggestions? I also took out the card and tried it in my other garmin devises and they all work fine (60csx & 705). any ideas ??? :ear
  2. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Did your detail level get changed somehow?

    Map - Advanced Setup - Detail (select from Most/More/Normal/Less/Least)
  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Ah, a little more data. . . since you cannot edit transferred routes I suppose they didn't see any reason to include actions that "might" be used to "edit" the route. But, I do see your point (no pun intended). I have a habit of always starting and ending a route with a Waypoint - no matter where I create it; GPS or Computer. It makes searching at my destination very easy.

    I do think we need to lobby to get a few more features for Routing.

    Cheers,
  4. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    Tried all detail settings still no street names only thing that changes is the amount of streets shown.
  5. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Try this. . .

    Setup -> Map -> Advanced Setup -> Zoom Levels -> Street Label -> anything but OFF.

    If that doesn't do it for you call Garmin Prod Support and/or reload v4.50.

    Cheers,
  6. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Yes I can if I send a "Direct" route to the GPS. I typically change the routing activity to "Direct" just prior to sending to the the Montana just for the capability. It does means a little more work as I then need to validate that the Montana routes the same as Basecamp.

    Agree - It can't be that difficult - I'll send one off now
  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Sorry, I tend to forget about/ignore Direct Routing since it requires me to spend way to much time vetting the entire calculated path once I change it to Along-road routing. Much rather use a Track "under" my Route to let me know when the GPS routing algorithm decided to do something I didn't want it to.
    [EDIT] I do see the advantage of your Direct Routing approach - maybe I'll play around a bit more with it. [/EDIT]

    The good news here is that we both have workarounds for our needs. It's still hard for me to complain much about the features on the Montana - but I will ask for more :deal

    Cheers,
  8. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Sometimes I think we cause more problems with our workflows :lol3 I have a riding buddy that just upgraded to a Montana following my suggestion. I warned him that it may take some additional effort to learn compared to his nuvi. Well, a few days ago he told me the Montana is easer to use then the nuvi :huh he loves it :D Made me think that I just might be putting too much effort into the whole thing :baldy
  9. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I agree with your buddy 100% :)
    I stepped back, started over, and my Montana has been great
  10. shaweetz

    shaweetz Been here awhile

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    Truth. For example, it was taking me no less than 8 taps to enable the power button screenshot and then capture my daily trip computer, and that is with a Setup->display shortcut. After adding a trip computer shortcut, discovered that almost every other setting under Display is available for shortcutting, but not the screen capture enable :becca. Sent a request off to montanabeta.
  11. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    SO...has 4.5 passed the sniff test for upgrading from 4.2?
  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Working OK for me.

    Cheers,
  13. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    I just got the Montana, have an upcoming trip, so am trying to "figure it out" on fairly short notice.

    My question: can I create a waypoint using a street address, then save it (using a name of my own choosing) for future navigational use? At first glance I don't see how to do this. Seems pretty basic.

    Thanks for any help.

    --Doc
  14. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    I think I figured it out. Kinda "roundabout" but I figured out how to name it. Seems like you have to create a waypoint, then go back and change the name to whatever you want.

  15. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    You got it.

    Cheers,
  16. scotty69

    scotty69 Been here awhile

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    Garmin sending me new unit. Said it won't white screen or quit on me! Do you believe them?
  17. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Rolling the dice! :lol3 Hopefully you'll get a good one this time. I know it sucks when you get one of the crappy ones.
  18. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    thanks.....
    tried that when i got home tonight. no luck. I set my zoom level at 0.2 miles and only get about 80% of street names. When i zoom in it will change intermittently. 1 time the name of the road will show up another time it wont. I noticed that when i use my finger to move the screen around ill loose names or they will move around, sometimes upside down where as i cant read them. Im wondering if cn2012 would make a difference. And thanks for all the help I appreciate it...:clap

    Ill call garmin support tomarrow cuz im thinkin its closed already.
  19. DrtSqtr

    DrtSqtr Been here awhile

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    not for me.....
  20. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    4.50 works perfectly for me.