New Garmin Montana

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

  1. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    707
    Location:
    State College PA
    It's pretty much crowd sourced material. So if you are in an area without much input they are really not that great. For other areas (Europe specifically) they are generally really good.
  2. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    845
    Location:
    Central, Ohio
    That makes sense (I think). It looks like I'll be ordering CNNA tonight when I order the mounts I need.

    Thanks
  3. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,068
    Location:
    +1.603
    Damn! That's right! Thanks for the inadvertent reminder. I'm going to need topos for Canada. Emmbeedee knows why.

    :D
  4. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,047
    Location:
    Near Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Is it June yet!
  5. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,464
    Location:
    Nelson area, Kootenai, BC, Canada
    Nyet! :cry
  6. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,031
    Location:
    Aylmer, Quebec
    What he said. Dont forget to send in your track log if something is missing. Thats how it works. Please contribute back to the project. It only gets better if you contribute corrections or new roads.

    Sale pitch over and out

  7. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    845
    Location:
    Central, Ohio
    That's the interesting part. When looking at the map (it's the only map enabled) the intersection is there, right where it should be. So I'm not sure what the issue is: is it the map, the GPS or the operator?

    Also, I'm VERY new at this OSM thing. I wasn't even aware of it until last week so I'm not sure how to contribute back. I'm willing to learn but not really sure where to start, any suggestions?

    This is starting to feel like a thread hijack but I still don't know if this is a Montana/me issue or not.
  8. esp41

    esp41 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2011
    Oddometer:
    121

    That is a great tip. Thank to all who replied, I will put it all on a card with a backup card.

    Mike
  9. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,136
    Location:
    Meadowlands, NJ (just east of the USA)
    Just placed an order for a 650T from Cabelas.

    On sale for $549

    $5 shipping w/ Visa Club membership, no tax

    $500 worth of Cabelas gift cards bought with Citi Thank You points.

    $55 paid w/ Cabela Points

    Total out of pocket - $0!!!

    Hope I'm not making a mistake going back to Garmin after the fiascos I had years ago with my StreetPilot and having to 'repurchase' maps because I happened to get a new laptop. Now I just need City Nav DVD and an AMPS mount...
  10. securety10

    securety10 Stuck...

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    139
    I got excited for a second, but with tax and shipping it was over $600, which is more than Amazon.

    If anyone else is interested but doesn't have Cabela's points/rewards, go to the 650T on Amazon (make sure you have 650T selected) and scroll to feedback (in light blue) at the bottom of the page choose tell us about a lower price. All you have to do is paste the Cabela's link and type in the price. If enough people do it Amazon will usually lower their price also.

    Hope you don't mind but I am also going to post this (with credit to you) in the GPS deal sticky.
  11. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Oddometer:
    10,075
    Location:
    NWA
    I got mine from REI for $499. Free shipping no tax. Just have to watch when they put them on sale.
  12. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,068
    Location:
    +1.603
    Too much haste. I rushed out and bought two Garmin power/data cables expecting to use them on a couple of my motorbikes. I've since read more of this thread and Emmbeedee's other thread and determined that the rugged mount is the way to fly. Ordered. I'm not sure if I'm going to need these two power cables. I'm going to use the SAE connector setup since my bikes already have those installed for battery chargers.
  13. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,047
    Location:
    Near Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Did you also order the AMPS ball?

    [​IMG]

    Click the image to go to the site, if necessary.
  14. FreeTheBeast

    FreeTheBeast Shunpiker

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,068
    Location:
    +1.603
    Yes, sir. Thank you.
  15. securety10

    securety10 Stuck...

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    139
    Hmm. Wonder how often they go on sale. Guess I could wait another month or 2 and hope someone drops it that low. $499 sounds like a damn goo deal.
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,047
    Location:
    Near Ottawa, ON, Canada
    There's usually a sale around annual events like Easter, Christmas, etc, so Easter is your next best bet.
  17. Tessier

    Tessier Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    78
    Location:
    Manchester, NH
  18. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    10,047
    Location:
    Near Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Because Garmin reserves the right to deny warranty for eBay purchases unless they are from the Garmin eBay store. Better check to make sure the store you buy from is approved. Don't take their word for it, though.

    Here's what Garmin has to say about it.
  19. lmychajluk

    lmychajluk Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Oddometer:
    2,136
    Location:
    Meadowlands, NJ (just east of the USA)
  20. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,105
    Location:
    Clackamas, OR - USA
    Congrats TS :thumb

    I have not tried the GeoCache stuff but the one you did looked complicated and rewarding at the same time.

    :clap:clap:clap

    Jon...