New Garmin Montana

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

  1. number9

    number9 Been here awhile

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    Learned an important lesson today on the Montana. Headed out for a ride with a guy, opened the Trip Computer and went to reset it. I was riding slowly at the time, glanced down and seen Reset All Settings at the bottom of the list......NOPE!!!! That sure reset it alright.....wiped out my entire profile!!!!

    I spent the next 10 miles setting it back up on the move.

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  2. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    :kboom

    Don't do that again!!!

    Try this: Setup-> Shortcuts-> Create shortcut-> Name="Reset ODO", You will find a red 180 turn Icon to use, No change to Profile, Setup->Page down to Reset, "Reset Trip Data-> ON, back to shortcut page, No Where to?, Application to "Map". Then "Add to Menu". Move it to Drawer later if you want.

    This does not change anything except resets just the odo, times, speeds, etc., and returns you to the map in one second! I use it all the time. Put it in all profiles.:clap
  3. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Not that it helps you when you are on the bike already, but you can back up your profiles when you have the Montana in USB storage mode, just by copying them to your hard drive or other choice of media.

    I do it, and I'm sure it will pay dividends some day. :lol3
  4. Windrock

    Windrock Adventurer

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    Good stuff, Thanks, Got anymore handy shortcuts?
  5. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    It would be nice if on the map screen when navigating and you select the triple bar menu option that the bottom option restore defaults was removed

    I hate trying to use SETUP MAP and hitting RESTORE DEFAULTS it is a stupid place for it and should have a confirmation query before doing so at least
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I have a similar one I called "Reset Trip and Track" and it's accessible through a single push on the power button. Each morning before I go for a ride, it only takes a second to get ready using that Shortcut.
  7. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    Sure:

    Go Home (because of the aggravation of the Montana making multiples of Home, I set another waypoint called Home1, which is NEVER used in any route I build in Basecamp. Otherwise, as soon as you get multiple routes with Home in them, the shortcut ceases to work.)

    Track log ON

    Track log OFF

    Gas Services (finds nearest gas)

    Topo (changes map and profile to Topo)

    Pavement (changes map to CNNA, profile to BMW Paved)

    The last two basically switch back and forth between avoid and don't avoid unpaved with a different icon and background, as well as between the two maps. For me, my Topo maps don't support routing, so they also change between Direct and Automotive Activity.

    Shortcuts are one of the coolest things about the Montana!:clap
  8. number9

    number9 Been here awhile

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    NICE!!! Thanks for that!

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  9. number9

    number9 Been here awhile

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    I agree!! Someone should submit this to the Montana dev team :augie

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  10. Windrock

    Windrock Adventurer

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    Shortcuts would be even cooler if Garmin would implement some kind of Macro Language so you could have complete control of some of the functions. You could then build Custom Shortcuts exactly the way you would want them to work. Seems like maybe a simple thing to do.
  11. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    I highly doubt this, but is there a way to make your current speed not light up red when going above the speed limit? I feel like it is judging me :rofl
  12. SKINNY

    SKINNY Been here awhile

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    The legal speed limit in Texas is 70/75/80 depending on where you are, but Garmin/Navtech apparently thinks the speed limit is 65 mph, so I'm always in the red...:ddog
  13. number9

    number9 Been here awhile

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    It doesn't do that with the Small Data Fields dashboard, but does in the Nuvi dashboard.

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  14. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    If you are going above the speed limit you should be looking for cops instead of at the GPS!:lol3

    And no, you can't, not if you are using the Nuvi dashboard.
  15. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Go into the unit storage, view the XML code file named the same as your current shortcut. This might get you pointed in the right direction.

    EDIT: Add the Id-10T disclaimer.
    Please backup your shortcuts and profiles first.
  16. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Sorry for the confusion...I just grabbed a link to the NiteIze product.

    The one I have is the: NiteIze Black Backbone Case Medium Tall, Model: NBB-03-20BLK

    Cheers,
  17. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Hey, that's what we get for believing something we read on the internet... :rofl
  18. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The Shortcut simply calls "Profile-tags". And you would need to know the integer range for a given Profile-tag. Then of course you would find that all of the features you may want to "code" in your custom Shortcut were not available settings in the Profile (no Tag). Example: Camera ON/OFF - here is no Profile-tag for Camera.

    Profile's appear to be "lookup tables" that the configuration code on the Montana uses to "setup" the unit.

    Cheers,
  19. number9

    number9 Been here awhile

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    I just did your shortcut except I made the Trip Computer the app to launch instead of the map. I figured I'd be in the Main Menu when I launch the shortcut anyway, and I'd like the Trip Computer to launch so I can confirm it was reset.

    Thanks again for this!!!

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  20. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    For those who want an overview of which options are currently available when creating Shortcuts on Montana, you can see that here.