New Garmin Montana

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

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    It's been like that as long as I can remember. Not talking about the menu button here, which is what you call the 'three bars'.

    When you're navigating, using the Nuvi Dashboard, touch the top of the screen and see for yourself.

    Just got out my Montana to remind myself how the Nuvi Dashboard works and there's a feature there I hadn't noticed before: at the top right of the screen, while navigating, is the name of the next road, and the left is the distance and an arrow telling you which way the turn is.

    Each of those elements, the left and right side, are clickable. The right side is a text list of distances and road names; the left is a countdown, time and distance, to the next step, with a large arrow indicating the direction of the turn. These screens are only on for about 5 seconds, then the gps goes back to the Nuvi dashboard.
  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Pretty sure all of those nuvi Dashboard elements have been there since the beginning.

    Cheers,
  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I think you're right.
  4. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I think we did gain "auto turn" somewhere along the line (I think that's what it's called). that is the arrows that show which, and how many lanes go the way you are going.
  5. dvwalker

    dvwalker Working to ride

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    dan, thanks for confirming the [temp] element extension in tracks recorded with a connected tempe sensor.

    Guess I wasn't imaging the fact that I read somewhere months back that the track [temp] feature was going to be added in a future release.
  6. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Go>Utilities>Grab
  7. funrider

    funrider Adventurer

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    Been away for a bit but will tackle this hopefully today,thanks.
  8. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    I know there are some Garmin folks who check in here, and I have yet to cover the whole thread so forgive me if it's been mentioned already, but:

    I spent 5-6 hours yesterday trying to get some Big Bend PDF maps converted an imported into my Montana 600, and the main issue seems to be the absurdly low JPEG/KMZ file size limit. I found this limit to be around 3.2MB.

    There's only so much you can do to reduce the filesize of a JPEG before artifacting makes it useless...

    Any plans to increase the custom map file size limit?

    I've already submitted this request using the Garmin Support Contact system, so we'll see what they say.

    THX
  9. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    I knew about the Nuvi data fields while navigating. Also, when viewing the text list of turns, clicking any one of them gives you a zoomed in preview of that turn and your mileage and time to it.....pretty neat feature.:clap

    However, I still can't figure out how you are getting to the trip computer page from the dashboard without going back to the home page....are we talking about the same thing?
  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Touch the "Speed" button.

    Cheers,
  11. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Rather then de-resing the image, break it up using Gimp or some other imaging editing tool.
  12. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    Doh!! Since I was simulating this sitting at my desk, there WAS no speed button.:huh
  13. ignatz72

    ignatz72 call me iggy

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    This was mentioned by DRTBYK in my thread, and it worked like a charm. Quite a bit more work to then accurately line up the multiple images in Google Earth, but much better image resolution.

    Thanks for the help since I couldn't see the obvious answer with this one.
  14. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Just placed an order for a Montana 600. I'm not too bright, so look forward to my inane questions:lol3:lol3:lol3

    Is there a "setting-up-a-Montana-from-the-get-go-for-idiots" post somewhere?
  15. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Apologies if this has been answered already; I searched and didn't find any reference.

    By default my Montana is saving tracks to internal memory; is there any way that I can direct it to save tracks to the SD card instead?
  16. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Not currently.

    Cheers,
  17. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    A nuvi Dashboard without a Speed button? Could you grab a screenshot of that? I've never seen that one and I simulate quite a bit in testing.

    Cheers,
  18. Emmbeedee

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    When you're simulating, you have the gps in demo mode, and you said yes to the 'Do you want to simulate driving this route?' right?

    If so, you would get a speed field in the Nuvi Dashboard.
  19. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    When the GPS is in Simulation Mode and you start Navigating a Route or Track, whether you "Simulate Driving" the Route or not you will see the Speed data field in the nuvi Dashboard.

    Cheers,
  20. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    Sorry, I meant "mentally" simulating.....:rofl I just turned it on, loaded a route, and looked at the dashboard. No speed field. It never occurred to me to try demo mode.:baldy In fact, I'm not even sure how to, although I'm sure it's buried somewhere in these 350 pages....:deal

    I just hate it when my toys outsmart me!!!