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Old 03-01-2012, 03:01 AM   #2356
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Bob, like yourself I'm also a nav on the go guy. Do not tell OSHA. During a multi-day trip last summer I got so frustrated pressing the wrong screen area while on the go that I created this solution. Patent pending...works great for summer riding BTW...

Just curious: why do you need two fingers cut off? I only ever need one finger on my left hand to use my Montana when I'm on the bike. It's not like this is a CrackBerry.
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:25 AM   #2357
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Just curious: why do you need two fingers cut off? I only ever need one finger on my left hand to use my Montana when I'm on the bike. It's not like this is a CrackBerry.
Maybe the other is to clean the inside of his nose of all the dust
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:50 AM   #2358
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Just curious: why do you need two fingers cut off? I only ever need one finger on my left hand to use my Montana when I'm on the bike. It's not like this is a CrackBerry.
One for running down the road and the other for when you are at a traffic light, stopped, still in gear.
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #2359
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mr woodbutcher gets the free beer....also when I'm using a rollchart for events I swap ram mount points and place the gps to the right.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #2360
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Im considering a drop of hardened jb weld on the fingertip of a glove. Just got to restrain myself long enough for it to set!
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #2361
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Im considering a drop of hardened jb weld on the fingertip of a glove. Just got to restrain myself long enough for it to set!
You're not worried that'll scratch the screen? If you have a screen protector it won't damage the Montana itself but I'd still be a little worried, myself.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #2362
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I wouldnt think it would scratch if it is smooth, but you could be right. I did have a protector on the first one but the calibration went bad shortly after application. I returned mine and know there was a mfg issue, but I've been hesitant to put a protector back on.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #2363
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I vote for using a drop of silicon instead of JB weld.

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Old 03-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #2364
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What about a finger COT?
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:55 PM   #2365
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What about a finger COT?
I think you need something harder (seriously)!
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:04 AM   #2366
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I don't think it is the "press" that causes the action, I think it is the capacitance of your finger on the screen that causes the action.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:17 AM   #2367
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I don't think it is the "press" that causes the action, I think it is the capacitance of your finger on the screen that causes the action.
I think it's a press type screen. That's how the Montana works even if you have gloves on. Accuracy on the screen suffers, but it still works.

This isn't an iPhone.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #2368
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I wouldnt think it would scratch if it is smooth, but you could be right. I did have a protector on the first one but the calibration went bad shortly after application. I returned mine and know there was a mfg issue, but I've been hesitant to put a protector back on.
I've had a screen protector on since the day I got my Rugged Mount back in August or September last year and haven't had any calibration problems yet. I have not recalibrated mine even once since I bought it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:32 AM   #2369
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I think it's a press type screen. That's how the Montana works even if you have gloves on. Accuracy on the screen suffers, but it still works.

This isn't an iPhone.
you might be right. I pulled the Montana out and just tried it. It definitely takes a little push, just not a proximity thing.
I like the bead of silicone on the end of the glove finger idea.

also, the end of a pen can be used to select an object, definitely a press the screen operation
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:09 AM   #2370
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Maybe a pair of these.



Just need to get a stud mounted on the finger tip. Here's the DIY info.

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