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Old 11-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #61
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Ordered a new Montana 600 (don't need the camera, I have cameras for that )
You have a camera that will create waypoints from your pictures? Awesome. How well does it do at navigation?

Hope you remembered the Rugged Mount. If all you ordered were RAM mounts, you're going to be powering that thing with USB, and that would be a shame.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:46 AM   #62
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Hope you remembered the Rugged Mount. If all you ordered were RAM mounts, you're going to be powering that thing with USB, and that would be a shame.
Rugged mount ordered but on back-order due to problems with the "securing screw" ?. Garmin is addressing this per GPSCity.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #63
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I ordered a Montana 600 and CNNA 2013 DVD last night from GPSCity and seen that the rugged mount was gonna be 3 weeks out to ship. I ordered the mount from Amazon where they were in stock and ready to ship.

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Old 11-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #64
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I ordered a Montana 600 and CNNA 2013 DVD last night from GPSCity and seen that the rugged mount was gonna be 3 weeks out to ship. I ordered the mount from Amazon where they were in stock and ready to ship.

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Do you know if you are getting the old model or the newer one that GPSCity is waiting on?

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:42 AM   #65
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Rugged mount ordered but on back-order due to problems with the "securing screw" ?. Garmin is addressing this per GPSCity.
This is what it says on their website:
**IMPORTANT NOTE** This item is undergoing a minor design change from the factory in order to address customer feedback. New inventory will not ship until December 13th. We are not selling older inventory.

I can wait.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #66
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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.

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Old 11-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #67
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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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Old 11-23-2012, 07:29 PM   #68
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Do you know if you are getting the old model or the newer one that GPSCity is waiting on?

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I don't, but from what I've read here if the one I get has issues Garmin will replace it, so either way I don't mind. My guess is it's the older one.

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #69
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I don't, but from what I've read here if the one I get has issues Garmin will replace it, so either way I don't mind. My guess is it's the older one.

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Not all the old ones are flawed. I have 4 good 'old ones'.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:52 PM   #70
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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.
Why does it say on the Garmin Specs sheet that the 600/650 (non-T) "pre-loaded maps - No" ?

EDIT: OK, I see where it says "Basemap - Yes"
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #71
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So, is the Montana worth the extra coin over the Oregon?

I don't need the camera feature, would use it on all/any of my bikes.
Dirt, dual sport and street.

I'm seeing Oregons for cheap in the Bargain Cave at Cabela's, But don't mind spending the more if a Montana is truly that much better.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #72
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If you have the budget, the screen size advantage of the Montana is worth it. The Montana is twice as much as the Oregon.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:07 PM   #73
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So, is the Montana worth the extra coin over the Oregon?

I don't need the camera feature, would use it on all/any of my bikes.
Dirt, dual sport and street.

I'm seeing Oregons for cheap in the Bargain Cave at Cabela's, But don't mind spending the more if a Montana is truly that much better.
The power source alone is worth the extra money. Just say no to Mini USB as a power source. It sucks.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:10 PM   #74
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Thanks, two solid reasons right there.

Probably won't get anything until spring, as the ground here is white and getting whiter by the minute
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #75
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Ordered a new Montana 600 (don't need the camera, I have cameras for that ).
Found a site www.ems.com that sells them (new) for $400 so I used GPSCity's price match feature and got the 600, Topo 24 DVD (SE), City Nav. DVD and some RAM mounts.

Thanks for all the info provided here. Looking forward to mounting it on the Dakar.
USPS delivered the Montana today (quick delivery from both GPSCity & USPS!). Charging now, Ill play with it after the FL / FL St. game..... Go Gators!!!
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