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Old 11-05-2012, 06:40 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by River Pilot View Post
We have assembled our take on the new unit and have posted our findings in our GPS Ready Room thread here. We will have the devices in the shop for another two weeks so if there are specific questions or configurations you want to look at, let us know and we can sample them for you.
Thanks Rivers Pilot - good to learn that about the 350LM, I will skip it. Also handy to learn about your operation, I'll keep it in mind. And yes, the TAT is a blast.

On the Montana, do you miss the fuel gauge support? Its something I frequently use on the Zumo 550...

I'd be sold on the Montana if it supported third party apps - then other groups could develop e.g. a fuel gauge, or multiple trip meters, or, my favorite idea for an app: a way to wirelessly transmit an address from my smartphone to the GPS. I often use my phone to find addresses, only to rekey them on my GPS.

I agree with you that Basecamp is the way to go. My biggest frustration with Mac Basecamp is that you can't create routes that combine auto-routing with direct-routing. So when I have a day planned out that combines offroad segments with road segments, I have to split it into multiple routes and load each one separately, changing device routing settings as I do so. As you point out, I could just follow a track, but drawing a track for a 300 mile day is tedious...
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