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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:45 pm 
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my old garmin is knackered, all my maps on pc are really old and my phone could do with an update. So im going for a tx4 from memory map with maps loaded when I get abit of cash together. I really rate the memory map software and hopefully there gps devices will be just as good.


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:52 pm 
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ben.sandman wrote:
my old garmin is knackered, all my maps on pc are really old and my phone could do with an update. So im going for a tx4 from memory map with maps loaded when I get abit of cash together. I really rate the memory map software and hopefully there gps devices will be just as good.


A few of our lot have tried mm devices and have been plagued with problems with them.Save your money and get a Montana.

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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:35 am 
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I may be being a bit thick here but new to the GPS tracks, I created a track using base camp, uploaded to GPS then pressed go, the track shows on the screen but no direction arrows to show which way to go on track, this was a problem when the track crossed itself ie I didn't know which way to turn without stopping scrolling out then working out which track to take, surely there is a way to show which way to go on a track with - arrows or such like as it shows in base camp before its loaded to the montana if so I cant see it can anyone help please?


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:02 pm 
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A TRACK is just a series of individual plots joined together to make a line - ideal for off roads & trails.

But can be a bit confusing on the screen when the chosen way criss crosses around a bit.

A ROUTE will have directions, arrows, etc - just like a normal sat nav display.

You can convert either way - but if you convert a track into a route it always seems to make a mad version that takes you all over the place.


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:44 pm 
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Not tried it yet.
But I would of thought you could add your own way points to a track you made.Max number of way points is 50 by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
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On Garmin for trail riding you have to use tracks and just follow the line. If the line crosses another line, go straight. If it was a turn then there would be separation between the lines.

If you tried to follow point A to point B to point C it would only navigate along roads - it can't navigate along lanes.

Just follow the line - it works brilliantly. Before you go on your ride, check on Base camp to see which way you initially head (on Base camp you can see direction arrows).


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
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Had a bit of a play with base camp. The track I used returns to the same starting point so about half way or the point I thought I would be starting the return I used the scissor tool to cut the track in half and renamed the two tracks so I can load them one at a time for me this solved the problem of crossing over tracks. In base camp I also gave each track its own colour though I do not know if the Garmin can display two different colour tracks at the same time.


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
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I'm looking into getting hold of a Montana 600 just searching the internet for a good deal, unless someone here has one they no longer use ;)

I have seen one here for £263 without maps mind. Doesn't seem to bad a price for a new one, if you can source the maps cheaper.

How often do the maps get updated?

Might just wait for a used one. £175 does sound better as it might get a little roughed up anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
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i have a new and sealed Garmin 1:50k for the UK card if anyone needs it. Will take a reasonable offer.


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 Post subject: Re: Garmin Montana 600
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:28 pm 
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alliasjay wrote:
I'm looking into getting hold of a Montana 600 just searching the internet for a good deal, unless someone here has one they no longer use ;)

I have seen one here for £263 without maps mind. Doesn't seem to bad a price for a new one, if you can source the maps cheaper.

How often do the maps get updated?

Might just wait for a used one. £175 does sound better as it might get a little roughed up anyway.

Have a look at www.navi-technology.co.uk Search for Montana (don't put in Garmin). In the results will be a Montana with maps for £299. Print the page and take it to your local Go Outdoors, and they will price match it plus 10%. The maps are 2011and if there is an offer for cheap 1:25k OS maps, it is expired!
Worked for me!!

At the moment, I prefer the Viewranger interface to the Garmin, but I may get used to it with practice

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