Using a Garmin 600 Montana with a Macbook Air?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by ValpoFz, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    Does any one have experience using this combination? I have been thinking about getting a one just concerned about compatibility.
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  2. udoggie

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    I use a macbook air with my Garmin Zumo and the wife's Garmin 1490, and it works just fine. I usually end up using mapquest to generate my routes and upload directly to the GPS.

    I can't speak to the montana directly though, sorry. I think their software is pretty generic to all garmin's.

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  3. klinquist

    klinquist ├╝bergeek

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    No problems... what concerns you? All macs that run the same OS version are going to function the same...
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  4. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    Just want to make sure that I can use it that's all, I am not really GPS software knowledgable. A few years ago I tried loading tracks into my 550 and could never get them to load. So I tried pruning them down and that worked but I couldn't load enough Into it to actually work. Basically, it was very frustrating and I do t want to repeat the experience. I want a GPS that I can pull tracks down and load them with out losing my mind, well what's left of it anyway.
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  5. klinquist

    klinquist ├╝bergeek

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    In short, a macbook air would not give you any more or less frustrations with the device than any other mac or any windows PC for that matter. Garmin Basecamp is essentially the same on any platform.

    The GPS itself may have limitations - sounds like you came up upon the maximum track points that the Zumo 550 supported. Not at all related to the computer you were using.
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  6. ValpoFz

    ValpoFz Been here awhile

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    That's what I figured coupled with not being to bright or to patient did make a successful combination. I found the Montana on Amazon for $421.
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