New Garmin Montana

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

  1. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    As I said before, the list is in proximity order, but maybe there is some hope that Garmin might give us back alpha control since they actually did that with the waypoint manager, not so long ago.

    So if you really want that feature, then tell them, often.

    http://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/
  2. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Mid-life crisis sufferer

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    I'd think it would be pretty easy to add a preference choice for the sort when accessing the list, kinda like the routing choice - minimize time vs distance.

    Time to send off another email...
  3. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    I'm sure this has been addressed, but I can't find the answer.

    So I'm noob as hell with the Montana, and have used it maybe a half dozen times with routes I have created 300ish miles round trip from my house.

    The routes have anywhere between 30 -50 turns, and was created on the autocalc routing using waypoints.

    When I am on an active route, and make a deviation from it to go check something out, the Montana tries to (I think) back track to the last point on the active route. It does the auto recalculation, but it makes me back track often in place of finding the shortest route back to the active route.

    How can this be fixed? I don't want to have to back track to my last point on the route, but just find the quickest way back to the route.

    I might be wrong about this, I just barely know enough about the unit to be dangerous.:ear
  4. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    You can just turn off the auto-recalc. Set it to no or prompted if you like. This way, you can go off route and once you get back on route just continue on.
  5. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    If I use this method, once I get back on route, will it continue with the turn by turn directions from that point on, or will it send me back to the last "on route" point, and then TxT from that point to the end of the route?

    Than's what I am confused about.
  6. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    You will just continue on your route from wherever you got back on it.
  7. ducnek

    ducnek Satisfied customer

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    :thumb
  8. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Same thing for tracks which is fine for some situations like just riding adn you need to turn last one off and turn next one on, but if you want to manage them like on the "Track Manager" page, it would be tons easier to have them alphs-numeric.

    Dan said he was going to try to get this in future update.

    PLEASE everyone complain!
  9. Brennan

    Brennan Food & Bikes

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    I'm in Romania with a brand new Montana 600 in my hot little hands connected to Garmin.com. According to them they won't have any european maps until May the 1st. No good for me and I need some advice.

    GPSfiledepot has nothing for me. No Romania or Buldaria.

    Let me know what I should do.

    Disgruntled Montana No0b.
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    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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  11. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    I need to put the previous version of CNNA on my montana (2013.3) and THEN update it with 2013.4. Can someone guide me through that process please?

    :D
  12. Emmbeedee

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    I don't know where you could get 2013.3, and I think it was an update anyway, as far as I can tell. Where did your original CN install come from? It must have been from a dvd, no?
  13. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    Ahhh, you're assuming I can find stuff in my computer room. :rofl

    I have - from the unit I turned in for warranty replacement - all the files off that device. There are 3 CNNA 2012.3 files in there: a .gma file, .img, and .unl. (I made a mistake in typing the older version name.)

    I don't know the process for reverting back to an older version. Would just replacing the current version files with these older ones work or do you have to have the original file, say the magic words, and change it that way?

    Shoot. I guess I'm going to have to search for those DVDs. They're around here somewhere. Somewhere...
  14. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    You will have to contact Garmin and ask them politely to transfer your CNNA map license to your replacement unit.
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Why do you need to go back to the earlier version? Just put the files you have into the right place on the new gps and unlock the files for that new Montana by logging into your http://my.garmin.com account, and looking for the unlock code. I forget exactly how you switch from when I did mine but it was fairly obvious.

    Edit: I just logged on to the site and saw on the Home tab an area called "Repairs and Exchanges - Information about your product repairs or exchanges." When I clicked that I got the following: "We have processed the following RMA(s), and issued a replacement device. Click Update to register and transfer content from your old device to your replacement device."

    That's what you need to do.
  16. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    Yeah, guess I'll just have to wait for them. I was on the phone for a while with them today but time ran out so we didn't get it resolved. It's still usable though. It's just missing features that makes us think it didn't get the maps installed properly. We thought "let's try reverting back to the previous version and see if that fixes it, then reinstall the update". I thought I'd mess with it and see if I can revert back. Oh well. No biggie. I'll wait.
  17. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I don't think you need to wait. Login to the site and see.
  18. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    I did. The only map there is 2013.4.

    I'm using Express now to reload it. I'll see if that helps any.
  19. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    Tried reloading maps. Getting an error. "An unknown transfer error"

    I'll have to wait to talk to Garmin again next week.
  20. Emmbeedee

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    Did you try going to the "Repairs" area and selecting "Update" to send the unlock to your new device?