New Garmin Montana

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

  1. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    My track anomaly did not occur while simulating anything. I was simply recording my travels as I do every day, and when I got home one day to open my saved track record, I saw that I had warped through the very fabric of space and time to visit the coast of Africa. Several times. This very glitch has occurred on multiple occasions, and I have multiple track records which display the odd behavior.

    WHY does the Garmin briefly think it is near the coast of South Africa, for just a SINGLE track log recording point, then snap right back to it's true position?
  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    It does look like some stack overflowed or whatever, and it took me back to a zero location. I've heard of it happening to at least one other person so I think it's time to report it.
  3. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Will you start a thread about it at the Wiki? If you know the other party with similar experience, ask them to chime in?

    I will assign a Bug Report and we can all send a copy of the report to Garmin with our supporting data files?

    I will need to know as much detail about exactly what you were doing with the Montana when it occurred, so that I may write the Bug Report as accurately as possible.
  4. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    That's a Toyota Land Cruiser. Better than a DeLorean, anyday.

    I'll start a thread tomorrow. The other guy's on Facebook, so I'll see if he wants to play.
  5. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    What vintage LC?

    Thanks for playing!
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Not sure on the LC. Looks '90s to me. Came from a web site somewhere. Will look it up.

    Found it.

    http://www.vehiclesforgarminnuvi.com/

    Some great vehicles there.
  7. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    It happened to me also (V4.70) when trying to have the unit follow a route in demo mode, just before I went South for some riding, so I haven't followed up on it.
  8. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Maybe it's a geocache location. Davey Jones' Locker. :lol3
  9. TrotterD

    TrotterD Geek

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    Hello, I wonder if anyone else has a similar issue with there Montana device.

    In the manual, it says you can create an adventure by clicking the Draw, then Setup, then Adventures and then Create Adventure. It then says add items and click use. I can't find Adventures under setup, but if I open Adventures application straight from the draw, it says No Results Found. I have no option to create an Adventure on the device.

    Anyone have the same, or is the manual wrong.

    Cheers

    Dave
  10. Emmbeedee

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    I think that is very old news. In the beginning, Garmin had an idea about Adventures that they included in the manuals but it never happened that way. As far as I know you can't create an Adventure in the gps, but you can in Basecamp, and you can download other peoples' adventures from here: http://adventures.garmin.com
  11. TrotterD

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    Thanks Fella, hope you are well.

    Good to know the device is normal. I did find adventures in Basecamp and found lots of hiking and mountain biking routes that people had created around the Lake District that look fun. I managed to download them through Basecamp and onto the Montana ok.

    Some look really fun actually. But when I queried the inability to create them with Garmin support they ended up asking me to send my device to them. But I didn't want to do that if all behave the same.

    Thanks again.

    Dave
  12. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    I just purchased a 600 Montana to replace my old Etrex Legend. I also needed something with a bigger screen.

    I was told to get the 600 so you can load your own maps. Way too complicated for me. I'll be taking it back to REI.

    I'll figure out a way to mount my BMW Motorrad IV to my KTM.
  13. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    Perhaps you should stick with a paper map.


    How did you ever get on the internet? :rofl
  14. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    First time I've heard of someone saying that a more customizable GPS is a bad thing, and that they prefer a dumbed-down unit.

    Takes all kinds, I suppose.
  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Not quite sure I understand. Is it the idea of loading maps that is too complicated for you, or... ?
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I hear duct tape works well.
  17. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    You guys are awesome!:rofl

    I guess I should read up a bit more on it.

    The customization is a bit intimidating to a novice user.
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    Dude, duct tape? It's the 21st century. Gorilla tape if ya wanna do it like a boss. :D
  19. Albie

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    The Al Gore primer of course. :lol3
  20. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    The customizing is totally optional. Start with the "Getting started" section of the manual. It'll get you up and running without a lot of hopping around.