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Beta 4.01 is out for Montana Garmin: Montana Updates & Downloads

Fixed issues with map set selections across Profiles
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I'm using basecamp on mac. When I see the various maps that are on my mem card, listed on the left hand side, under 'my garmin devices'

the list of maps, they are all called OSM World Routable , despite the fact I have renamed each IMG after its relevant country. Which means because I can't calculate routes over border crossings, it makes trying to select the next map very difficult. Any tips?
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help, there is one very useful, if not critical, feature which I can't find on my Montana, hopefully it is here, I just can't find it:

whenever I enter a destination, I like to check the overall route to make sure that the route is to the right destination, does not include any crazy detours, etc.--this was easy on my Zumo, but on the Montana the only way I can find to do this is to zoom way out on the main map, which takes a long time--is there any easier way to do this?
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help, there is one very useful, if not critical, feature which I can't find on my Montana, hopefully it is here, I just can't find it:

whenever I enter a destination, I like to check the overall route to make sure that the route is to the right destination, does not include any crazy detours, etc.--this was easy on my Zumo, but on the Montana the only way I can find to do this is to zoom way out on the main map, which takes a long time--is there any easier way to do this?
Not as far as I know, but on the main map, after you have hit GO, you can touch the map anywhere and a red pin will pop up, then you can zoom out and around and look at the overall.

When you have finished looking, hit the 'go back' button, and you are back into your previous view, without having to hit the minus button

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4.04 Beta

is out as of 18/05. Download link seems to be invalid though...

I loaded the 4.03 beta yesterday and the thing that I liked is that I can calculate a route, avoiding toll roads, for 1000kms plus without it truncating the route (not that quick to do it, but at least it works).
I complained to Garmin some months ago about it. They said it was down to internal memory and the way its allocated.
My 276c had no such problems and that had very little memory. So, a step foreword I think.

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4.04 beta is out (didn't like 4.03)... snappier ... my lost profile came back
perhaps this beta will be more stable
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TS, thanks, I will try that. I just got back from my first trip with the Montana, and I have to say that in many ways I liked my Zumo 550 better. The only real advantage for the Montana is the configurable data display. I know the Montana has many more features (geotracking! man-overboard!) but I'm not sure how much I'll use them.
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finally version 4.10 non beta is out!

use Garmin Webupdater to upgrade
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A few good things in 4.10 I like the TrailTech bit.

Changes from version 3.90 to version 4.10:
Added new route activity types and improved BaseCamp compatibility. See TrailTech (Get Active with Garmin) for more information.
Added symbol filtering to Where To? > Waypoints and Waypoint Manager
Added ability to toggle map between Track Up and North Up by touching the North arrow
Added ability to set a via point while navigating a calculated route
Added ability to remove the red pin while panning the map
Added support for Kenwood NMEA Waypoint Sentence
Improved GPS response at low speeds
Improved touch screen responsiveness
Improved font sizes for Arabic and Farsi languages
Improved camera white balance
Fixed issues with support for Canada BlueChart g2 maps
Fixed issue with NMEA
Fixed issue with track distance data field when track logging is off
Fixed issue with track log naming when using BaseCamp
Fixed issue with geocache visits in Calendar application
Fixed issue with charging indication when unit is fully charged
Fixed issues with map set selections across Profiles
Fixed issue where current geocache description review would reset to top after leaving page
Fixed issue with changing date on Tide reviews
Fixed issue where imported points from Garmin POI Loader would not alert user after a Profile change
Fixed potential shutdown caused by altimeter calibration
Fixed Where To? > Address searching
Fixed possible shutdown caused by the Small Data Fields dashboard
Fixed 'Go' button in chirp details
Fixed orientation change when viewing Help
Fixed shutdown caused by sorting Photo Viewer multiple times


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gloves?

After a spill my trusty map60csx died.
I'm now deciding between the Map62s and the Montana. Is the Montana just as capable for overlanding as the
Map62?
Is it possible to operate the touchscreen with gloves on?

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The Montana is the new benchmark. It beats everything else for adventure motorcycling by 5 times.

Yes there are hundreds of us on this forum operating the montana touchscreen with gloves


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After a spill my trusty map60csx died.
I'm now deciding between the Map62s and the Montana. Is the Montana just as capable for overlanding as the
Map62?
Is it possible to operate the touchscreen with gloves on?

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Thanks Walter, sounds confincing..

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A few useful features I discovered recently using the Montana:

Alarm. The unit can be set to activate itself when the alarm goes off. I used this as part of battery saving measures when there is a long leg with no deviation, eg 100miles to next turn; if I think I am averaging 50 mph set the alarm for say +1hr 50mins and it automatically switches the unit on and you will be within 10 mins or so of the turn.

Profiles: if the routing setting is for "prompt" you will not be able to change preferences, avoidances, etc in any profile. You need to select a preferred routing profile then you can change those items.

Reducing screen brightness to the lowest you can get away with (50% for me) and setting the screen to off after say 1 minute are probably the most effective battery saving measures (after switching it off). On mine, single tap the power button brings up the status screen and the brightness is adjusted on a slider (the single tap can be configured to bring up other features though).

The battery will vibrate loose on rough roads. Wedging a folded up business card between it and the battery cover worked for me.

Drag and drop items onto the home screen from the setup menus is useful.

Now I am learning my way round the Montana it is one of my all time favourite gadgets. I wish I had got the 650 with camera though.

On the question of viewing a big route without panning right out, if you tap the bar at the top of the map screen (when its got an active route) that desribes the next turn it will bring up a screen with all the route directions in separate fields. A further tap on each field will open the map for that particular turn which can then be panned in or out. Not perfect but it works for me.

The update that allows removal of that annoying red pin sounds like a good step forward.
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Second vote for getting a 650 over a 600 here. I would have got one but the store did not have one when I needed it. The camera would have been really useful on my mountain bike.

Also a good tip is you can config a double tap on the power button to what you want.

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where to store your garmin montana

The Montana is a perfect fit inside a Kriega Kube Pocket. Almost like they were designed for each other.

On a recent trip I had my Kube pocket fitted on a ruckstrap strap and as soon as I got off the bike unclipped the montana from its mount and slipped it into the kube pocket - safe secure and protected plus I always knew where it was.
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