New Garmin Monterra (not a typo!)

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by lmychajluk, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    It may certainly be limited to 50 Via points in an Along-road route and that's Route Planner (not Trip Planner) but what exactly do you mean by "...it will not do proper multipoint routes..."?
  2. Ken in Regina

    Ken in Regina Adventurer

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    In Mapsource or Basecamp select a few waypoints and/or POIs and create a (multipoint) route. Transfer it to an older GPS, like my 765T. You get a single route that will take you to all the waypoints/POIs.

    Now transfer the same route to a newer device, one that shows at least three digits in the specs for the number of routes supported. If you used 5 way points you will now have 4 "routes" (aka trips), one between each pair of waypoints in the original route.

    In the first situation you just start the one multipoint route and get guidance for the entire route with no further manual interventions.

    In the second situation you must manually activate each individual route to get from one waypoint to the next.

    Depending upon how you travel you may or may not care about the difference. But it's worth being aware of.

    ... ken...
  3. Emmbeedee

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    Huh? Not on my 62S or Montana. Must be something wrong with your route. There's no way a modern Garmin gps like the Montana (or Monterra) will break up the route between waypoints into individual routes.
  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Ken,

    You are referring to the nuvi & zumo350LM. Those units use the Trip Planner application and it does as you say. But, none of the Garmin Handhelds use Trip Planner.
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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Yes, there is a speaker.
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    DRTBYK,

    I experienced the same issue in BC if I use a direct route to create my route for an upcoming ride. I am trying to understand your statement of using custom profile that translated your direct route to an actual true route.

    How do I get BC to translate a direct route that does not follow the roads to your end product?

    Sorry, this maybe off topic and more of a BC question.

    Thanks.

    Jon
  8. DRTBYK

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    RAZR u may run the risks my friend but I do the cutting

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  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Over in another thread there was a comment regarding the Monterra's processor and a reply was made by...

    I don't know where afmeyer got his info or if he is just speculating since that processor is one of the latest on the market that is being used in Android devices.

    In the smartphone/tablet world processors are always a topic of discussion. But, in the past, Garmin has not published the make/model of any commercial products processor. The Monterra obviously lives in both worlds so there may be some room for Garmin to publish what processor they are using.

    My personal thoughts as they relate to afmeyer's comment are - that would be great. The TI omap 4460/4470 dual core is a very nice processor and would provide some real horsepower to this hybrid.

    Now we're really narrowing this discussion down to the Über-geeks among us.:evil
  11. HogWild

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    My very good friend works at TI and writes drivers for omap. What juicy inside info do you all want? :evil
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Did they just ship a big order to Olathe, KS? :freaky
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    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    He's not in the order processing or shipping departments.
  14. SteveAZ

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    They will be shipped to China... from somewhere in Asia....
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    /dev/null Been here awhile

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    That's plenty of balls for this thing. Samsung Galaxy Nexus uses a 4460. It's not the fastest thing out there, but it's plenty of power to render maps on a 720p display (no idea what resolution is on the Monterra, but I'm sure it's <= 720p). I use a Galaxy Nexus as my main testing device, and it's quite quick in my opinion.

    Definitely looking forward to this thing, unless Garmin somehow manages to ruin it like they did with the Zumo 66x and their quarter-assed Bluetooth.
  16. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I didn't think so...but, I thought you were offering up a mole - didn't you? :patch

    Garmin does a fare amount of manufacturing in the US but they also manufacture in many other countries, including Taiwan. It would be nice to know for sure though.

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, since the Montana is made in Taiwan I suppose the Monterra would be as well since they share a number of body molds and battery compartment parts.
  17. Albie

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    I'm eager to see how it pans out. The possibilities could be very promising. Just think, Apps that are geared toward motorcycling. :clap Heck. I've got a couple buddies I'm gonna be hitting up to create me some stuff. :D

    And if they can be rooted, it will make it that much better. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I'm surprised it took this long to get around to Rooting. Pretty sure you can load most of the Open apps on this device so don't know why you'd want to root it - other than to just play. Though with a hybrid device like this you might end up with an expensive paperweight.
  19. Albie

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    I've never had concerns about bricking an Android device. I've rooted my Viewsonic tab, and my Nook numerous times.

    The beauty of being able to root something is to get rid of any bloat wear and other useless resource hogging apps that you're forced to run. If a good enough mapping app comes along why even bother to have the Garmin software loaded up. It's never a bad thing to have choices. :D
  20. afmeyer

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    The info on the processor came from the Garmin.

    Currently, I am using a Quest 2 which has about 40Mb of RAM. I made the big, big mistake of resetting it and because the maps have changed since CN2008, I can't even load my home state even though it's still called CN2008. Maybe too many POIs. The unit is toast now unless you live in WY or a few others

    But back to the Monterra: Despite all the potential fears about what it can't do, for me it will provide a big, sunlight readable screen, talk to my helmet, and allow me to put in routes. Then, when I'm in a Wifi spot, it can be my telephone, browser, camera, and movie player.
    Is there any other GPS out there that you would rather have? Besides, within 30 days, you can return it for a refund.