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Old 07-30-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Question Garmin Montana

A good motorcycle GPS must be water proof and have a screen that is readable in direct sun light.
from what I can find out this seems to be the best and most expensive GPS out there.
From what I understand.. The Garmin Montana 650T sold by BRP (can am) includes a nice handlebar mount and power connector that is extra with other Montana 650 units.
This seems to be the GPS of choice if you have the bucks.
Does anyone have one of these? any comments on something better?

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:35 PM   #2
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A good motorcycle GPS must be water proof and have a screen that is readable in direct sun light.
from what I can find out this seems to be the best and most expensive GPS out there.
From what I understand.. The Garmin Montana 650T sold by BRP (can am) includes a nice handlebar mount and power connector that is extra with other Montana 650 units.
This seems to be the GPS of choice if you have the bucks.
Is this a question or a revelation?
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Is this a question or a revelation?

hahahah my thoughts exactly.

But on that subject, I will note that the Montana is a pretty bitchen GPS and I dig mine. Best GPS out there for MY needs!
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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hahahah my thoughts exactly.

But on that subject, I will note that the Montana is a pretty bitchen GPS and I dig mine. Best GPS out there for MY needs!
Thanks, just what I was looking for (someone who knows something about it)
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #5
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Thanks, just what I was looking for (someone who knows something about it)
I would like to note though, that Garmin is pretty close to releasing a new GPS unit called the Monterra, which will very likely surpass the Montana.

If you dont NEED a GPS right now, it might be wise to hold out a bit.
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Thanks, just what I was looking for (someone who knows something about it)
Click here for everything you could possibly want to know about it.
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I would like to note though, that Garmin is pretty close to releasing a new GPS unit called the Monterra, which will very likely surpass the Montana.

If you dont NEED a GPS right now, it might be wise to hold out a bit.
If what you're looking for is primarily a gps, don't wait. Get the Montana.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:42 AM   #8
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I would like to note though, that Garmin is pretty close to releasing a new GPS unit called the Monterra, which will very likely surpass the Montana.

If you dont NEED a GPS right now, it might be wise to hold out a bit.
Thanks, that is very helpful, I am looking ahead to a big 2014 trip.
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If what you're looking for is primarily a gps, don't wait. Get the Montana.
Wisdom thread info, very good thanks.. Learning more where the good info is, Thanks again.
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Thanks, that is very helpful, I am looking ahead to a big 2014 trip.

Don't wait until the last minute to buy the GPS. There is a big learning curve to using the unit and the trip planning and management software.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #11
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To me it looks like Garmin Montana is not markeded as a Motorcycle GPS on Garmins home page...
It`s for shure sold as a MC GPS, but Garmin also have the Sumo range GPS witch they marked as MC GPS on their pages.
So can some on tell the difference, could there be any disatvantges using a Montana for motorcycle navigation?
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could there be any disatvantges using a Montana for motorcycle navigation?
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To me it looks like Garmin Montana is not markeded as a Motorcycle GPS on Garmins home page...
It`s for shure sold as a MC GPS, but Garmin also have the Sumo range GPS witch they marked as MC GPS on their pages.
So can some on tell the difference, could there be any disatvantges using a Montana for motorcycle navigation?
If Bluetooth and Media Players are important for you, then perhaps the Zumo is the right choice for you. But there are really no disadvantages to a gps you can load up with multiple maps, custom maps, use in Landscape or Portrait mode, and has a great powered, lockable mount system...

The Montana is not perfect, but it's the best you can get at the moment. IMHO, of course.
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The Montana is not perfect, but it's the best you can get at the moment. IMHO, of course.
My thoughts exactly.
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If Bluetooth and Media Players are important for you, then perhaps the Zumo is the right choice for you. But there are really no disadvantages to a gps you can load up with multiple maps, custom maps, use in Landscape or Portrait mode, and has a great powered, lockable mount system...

The Montana is not perfect, but it's the best you can get at the moment. IMHO, of course.
This answer my question, I dont need Bluetooth.
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