New Garmin Montana

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

  1. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    32GB without issue, up to 64GB with some trickery....
  2. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    I bought my LED aux lights here and always thought this looked cool:

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    A $25 tiny 1.5" x .75" waterproof voltmeter from AdvMonster.com (sanjoh on Adv): LINKY

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  3. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Dude, you have to have them both on the bike at the same time! :wink:

    None whatsoever! I was recommending that he do so! :lol3
  4. Bill Murray

    Bill Murray Been here awhile

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    You can close and open the data fields. With the data fields being displayed, as shown below, look for the small chevron at the bottom of the data fields.

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    Pressing the chevron will hide the data fields. To re-display the data fields, press the chevron at the top of the screen.​

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  5. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Got one of those. Works just as advertised. Although, in direct sunlight it washes out, otherwise no complaints.
  6. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Where was it someone posted they wanted a B+ Data Field and Garmin said they do not have the capability of reading Battery Voltage on the Montana?
  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Yeah, figured that one out quick. But those data fields in the corners were really handy, especially when they were transparent. Really helped maximize the screen.

    I see on the wiki that it's been requested. Hope they come through with it.



    Spent the day with it on the dash of the transport.

    Day time colors suck, switched from auto to night mode. Much better. Any chance there's another color palette? Liked the other garmin color schemes.

    Messed with menu setups. Nice to be able to.

    On battery, it wore out in 4 hours. Not something that I'm likely to be bothered about, plugged into the bike is where it will live.


    Need to mess with it more.
  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    And Ill be lurking for your posts. But so far, the grip on my 478 has gotten tighter.
  9. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    What daytime colors are you seeing, that you do not like? With which Maps?

    Is Shaded Relief On or Off? [Setup | Map | Advanced | Shaded Relief]

    Also, make sure [Setup | Marine | Marine Chart Mode] is set to OFF and check your map colors again.

    BTW, you ran the Li-Ion battery dead in 4 hrs???
  10. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Almost white background. Latest City Nav
    Auto, I think. Have to check.

    I'll check that marine chart.

    And yes, followed the setup guide as per the wiki, full charge. Backlight was full on, as well. Ran it down to like 3%, then plugged it in.

    But like I said: Not something that's gonna come up much. If ever.


    Well, the 478 is sold. Guess I'm the pig now instead of the chicken in this breakfast.


    For me, the perfect gps would be a 478 like case(with left side buttons), the screen from my wife's big nuvi, the programming from my 2610, with an SD card slot. That would be the ticket. Wish I knew enough to be able to make one.
  11. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    I usually get blank stares when I use that analogy... But I use it anyway :)
  12. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    There are several nice custom backgrounds available in the Dropbox, then you can play with the color scheme (Setup>Appearance). Search for "dropbox" a dozen pages back or so. I like the water and the knobby in the sand one. Good profiles and shortcuts in there too.
  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Gonna track that down. :thumb
  14. eddyturn

    eddyturn Wannabe

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    Dunno if it has been posted as somewhat late to this thread. Does the Montana have any capability for the XM weather? I use the GMX30 with my 478 and like to see the rain and snow. I suspect not but confirming with the experts on ADV rather than the "experts" at Garmin.
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    No, no XM capability at all.


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  16. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    In spite of all of the good suggestions, I kept looking, hoping to find that elusive nice protective case for not a lot of money.

    I think we have a winner. I bought "The Classic Case - Camera / Hard Drive / GPS Case" by HandStands on Amazon. They did not claim it fit the Montana or any other specific GPS from what I could see, but did list the dimensions, which looked fairly close, so I took a chance. It was only $6.99 and eligible for the regular free shipping deal. :clap Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001KXRV8U/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i02

    It arrived today, so I wasted no time in seeing how it fit. It fits really well. There is a small amount of space around it, which seems fine, and elastic straps to hold the unit in when you open it, and mesh pockets on the facing side for random crap. The shell material is firm with a little flex to it, but seems sturdy. I am very happy with this.

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  17. Gerg

    Gerg Cupcake

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    Memory cards in the mesh pockets.

    Nice score.
  18. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    It's been a year so I don't think we'll see this...:cry

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  19. mass-klr

    mass-klr Been here awhile

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    Took the Montana to New York City this week, or it took me...

    It switched off once while on I684 :(: When we entered Manhattan between the tall buildings it just went crazy. It was not sure where we were and jumped all over the show. Luckily I knew my way around. It was as if it could not keep up. I was turning left on 6th and it was still stuck on saying that I should turn on 6th. Not sure if it could not see the satellites? I hope that was the case... I can't remember my old 255W having this issue.

    I had it in the Garmin car mount. The speed limit did not show even though I could see it before on the Amps mount where it goes red if I go over the speed limit. Do you get the speed limit from FM? The car mount does not seem to have the FM section in the cable??

    Thanks,
  20. S H I F T Y

    S H I F T Y Been here awhile

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    Going to order the montana, power cradle, and locking mount package from touratech today. How does it attach to the bike? Do I need to get the enduro engineering crossbar mount as well? Or is there something better?

    I have a KTM 530 with a Scotts, and the Fastway clamp / barkbusters. I would like to have the montana right beyond my stock speedo, while still having the speedo be visible. See below. Anybody have a similar setup? Pics of how you have yours mounted would be much appreciated.

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