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Old 11-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by FJakeR View Post
Hope this is not a dumb Q but...

can the Montana be used without buying any maps from Garmin?

I'm doing a trek in Patagonia in January and since there are no Topo maps for the area available (from Garmin) can I buy the Montana and load waypoints for the trek and just follow them on the Montana without loading any purchased maps?

Considering this as a backup to my compass.

Thanks.
Yes, it can be used without buying Garmin maps. It'll still come with a Worldwide Basemap but I don't really know what that will show. It would be interesting to try.

It may be worth asking Garmin's map experts perhaps through their forums.
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