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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:29 pm 
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Osm maps are not really up to the job in the uk. They don't really show what's what and will show some restricted byways as roads incorrectly. They are also very limited on the other info that the ordanance survey maps give. I've just got a card from Germany for £40 that has the uk in 1:25 and 1:50k. Looks genuine garmin but I suspect it's not but it all works.


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:08 pm 
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Gona get one of these,do they work just like sat nav but for green lanes ?
I've never seen one in use! Are they easy to use and load up routes?


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:54 pm 
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smokinrider wrote:
Osm maps are not really up to the job in the uk. They don't really show what's what and will show some restricted byways as roads incorrectly. They are also very limited on the other info that the ordanance survey maps give. I've just got a card from Germany for £40 that has the uk in 1:25 and 1:50k. Looks genuine garmin but I suspect it's not but it all works.


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Your thoughts on 1:25 over 1:50 ? I've got 1:50 on my Garmin and find them ok but like you, have seen a 1:25 card on eBay and wondered if it would be worth the upgrade ?


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:19 pm 
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That's the one I've got. It's probabaly not the latest edition maps but things don't change that much and you'll have you're up to date 1:50k on basecamp for planning. They don't work as a sat nav, so you can't just put on point a and point b and expect it to plot you a route using green lanes. I've also found if you try and plot a route on the device, you put in your points at the start of the lanes and bends etc and when you want to use the route it keeps pinging you back to a road and using that. So I've always found plot your days as a track inn basecamp and when you go into track manager on the device you get a line and an arrow(or what ever you've chosen as your icon) which when zoomed in will show you and where you should be. In base camp you will have to highlight individual byways and ucrs if you don't want to spend all day every time scouting for them. Some groups have overlays of their areas lanes that they might share but that's the holy grail!


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:26 am 
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Ive got the Montana 680t such a good sat nav and great for the trails. Highly recommend


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:19 pm 
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If I buy a 600 of eBay, with no o/s maps can I just buy the maps and
Install them.
Or is it better to buy the package.
There's a few around £260+ maps
Or £499 all in.
Any advice welcome.
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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:14 am 
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Yes, you can by the maps and install them after..from memory the Garmin maps are £200 but you can get them on eBay for £30..


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:16 pm 
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What woody said but bear in mind after sales and warranty with eBay sellers. Most cheaper eBay units are recon and not new. What ever you do don't use navitech, who are based in Bulgaria and offer great package deals on the 680. You pay and then wait 2 months for nothing to arrive!


Check out go outdoors. 2 year warranty and genuine os maps think the latest I saw they were down to £300 all in.


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 pm 
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They were second hand at £260 on eBay,but I'll leave it till the weekend and check out
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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:27 pm 
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If your local shop hasn't got you be in ask them to check stock nationally and get you one from another branch.


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