Why Need for More Montana Memory?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by JMartin, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. JMartin

    JMartin Tres Libras

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    Why would I purchase a Montana with more memory than the 3 GB that comes with the model 600?

    A riding buddy’s wife wants to buy him a GPS for his birthday and is asking me for advice. I have been happily using my Montana 600 for years and was going to recommend it. However, I notice Garmin is now offering models with more memory and don’t want to suggest she buy a 600 based upon my potentially outdated understanding.

    We are both on dirt bikes, i.e. following tracks and not routes. No built in camera needed.

    Thanks for any insights,

    Jay
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  2. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    You may find 600s as refurbs, but the current model is 610. The 610 uses GLONASS satellites in addition to GPS satellites. Should have quicker and more accurate location fix.

    I don't see any disadvantage to more built-in memory. Maps keep getting bigger. That's often POI info, but also more speed limits and other road info.
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  3. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    More memory equals more maps, more tracks, routes, waypoints, etc.

    There is no downside other than initial cost to more memory.
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