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Old 03-24-2013, 05:19 AM   #7306
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Hello, hope you are well.

The Montana has the feature your are wanting.

Open the draw ^ then choose Setup -> Routing -> Avoidance Setup

Then you can enable the following avoidances:-

U-Turns
Toll Roads
Interstate Highways
Major Highways
Unpaved Roads
Carpool Lanes
Ferries

If you click on them it will place a green to next to them so that the routing will avoid them.

Hope this helps

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Yes, that does help! Thanks. I was mislead by the features matrix (see #37):

http://www.gpscity.com/compare/mont6...50t&zumo660lmt
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:29 AM   #7307
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Yes, that does help! Thanks. I was mislead by the features matrix (see #37):

http://www.gpscity.com/compare/mont6...50t&zumo660lmt
Yes I agree that is very misleading. Probably a website design issue in extracting the right info on the different devices.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #7308
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Wicked usb power

I tried using my montana in the car and hooked up the usb cable to a cigarette adapter. The screen only shows the usb symbol and nothing else. How can I get it to work as intended drawing power from the car?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:19 AM   #7309
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Were you using a generic USB adaptor/power supply?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:20 AM   #7310
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I had a cheap Nuvi before the Montana and it wouldn't operate when using just a normal usb cable/cig adapter (just showed the usb picture on the screen). It would only work with the Garmin supplied power cord.

I'm going to assume the Montana is the same.
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:35 AM   #7311
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I tried using my montana in the car and hooked up the usb cable to a cigarette adapter. The screen only shows the usb symbol and nothing else. How can I get it to work as intended drawing power from the car?
Hi, from my experience with my Montana, it has two modes:

  • if connected to a computer USB port, it switches to a "real" USB mode (showing a Garmin logo)
  • if connected just to a charger, it switches to charging mode (showing the gauge)
So it seems that is has some sensors on the USB port. I haven't tried yet, but I would guess that "charging while being used normally" is doable only via a special mount (either automotive or the rugged one); these connect to the small contact bits on the case, not to the USB port.


Also, the USB port seems very flimsy, so I wouldn't try to use it during a ride, since it might become damaged due to vibration…
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #7312
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Yes, that does help! Thanks. I was mislead by the features matrix (see #37):

http://www.gpscity.com/compare/mont6...50t&zumo660lmt
Wow, that feature matrix seems to be quite incorrect. As far as I know, the only difference between the 600 and 650 is the camera, but the site shows many more. E.g. I think that the whole "Fitness" section is the same across all Montana versions…
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:52 AM   #7313
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Hi, from my experience with my Montana, it has two modes:

  • if connected to a computer USB port, it switches to a "real" USB mode (showing a Garmin logo)
  • if connected just to a charger, it switches to charging mode (showing the gauge)
So it seems that is has some sensors on the USB port. I haven't tried yet, but I would guess that "charging while being used normally" is doable only via a special mount (either automotive or the rugged one); these connect to the small contact bits on the case, not to the USB port.


Also, the USB port seems very flimsy, so I wouldn't try to use it during a ride, since it might become damaged due to vibration…
I have used my Montana on the road with only a USB powered connection (no mount) many times. I suspect tridor is using a Generic cable or needs to change Setup > System > Interface > to Garmin Spanner.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:24 AM   #7314
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I am using the usb cable that came with the montana and a powerlet usb type A socket charger. I will give the change in setup that Atlas suggests.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:37 AM   #7315
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I had a cheap Nuvi before the Montana and it wouldn't operate when using just a normal usb cable/cig adapter (just showed the usb picture on the screen). It would only work with the Garmin supplied power cord.

I'm going to assume the Montana is the same.
Pretty sure you're correct with this. The 62s needed a special adaptor as well. You could not run off a generic charger, but you could with the Garmin charger/adaptor or the unit specific one from Powerlet.
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:43 AM   #7316
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Have been reading here about the different ways to buy maps from different inmates. Downloads, SD Card, CD. The reason I bought the CD is because they are the only ones that have lifetime updates available. You can't do that with the SD card or Download. From what I understand.

As far as TOPO maps. I have yet to find a trail that is on a TOPO that is not on my CNNT. I don't see the need for the topo personally. The CNNT maps are that good...
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:57 AM   #7317
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Have been reading here about the different ways to buy maps from different inmates. Downloads, SD Card, CD. The reason I bought the CD is because they are the only ones that have lifetime updates available. You can't do that with the SD card or Download. From what I understand.

As far as TOPO maps. I have yet to find a trail that is on a TOPO that is not on my CNNT. I don't see the need for the topo personally. The CNNT maps are that good...
I like having topo maps because they show the contours of the terrain, and that lets me pick more interesting roads. If I am just following my nose, I can glance at an upcoming side road and see if it goes through a valley or across a wide flat area, or up a hill, etc. I enjoy that extra level of info, but as you say, it isn't strictly necessary.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:15 PM   #7318
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I tried the settings Atlas suggested and it worked perfectly. The unit now asks it it wants to do mass storage and when you decline it works off the usb charger like normal.........thanks Atlas.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:23 PM   #7319
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I tried the settings Atlas suggested and it worked perfectly. The unit now asks it it wants to do mass storage and when you decline it works off the usb charger like normal.........thanks Atlas.
When I first got mine I tried the USB port to charge on the fly and failed miserably... ended up waiting until I got the rugged mount, wish I had that setup advice from Atlas then.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #7320
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I see the links to the heart rate monitor vid on GPS City buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut has anybody actually ever tried the HR monitor function? If so what was needed and how did it perform?
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