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Old 11-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #31
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The Montana, Monterra, and 62stc leave a lot to be desired.
The Monterra isn't even released yet.
The Montana (and presumable the Monterra) uses the excellent rugged mount for power.
The 62s has the functionally identical 78s as an alternative and it does have the HD power connector.

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Old 11-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #32
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ZUMO is basically a Street unit, and can be a good choice if you only ride on about 10% of the roads which are paved on this Planet. The Zumo uses Routes and can convert a track to a Route but to me it just is not the same.

The Montana so far has held up fine for me, no issues that I have seen others having. It is a really nice GPS, and it can be used Vertically, GPS's Vertical ( Portait Mode)GOOD, Cell Phone pictures and movies shot Vertically BAD, Turn your damn Camera sideways people.

The Buttons on top of the 78 works out fine, definitely not an issue for most as your hold the unit, fingers behind and use your thumb for button functions.

What ever you end up with learn it, use all the time in your car, I have seen way to many people buy their GPS only to turn it on for a once a year ride and can't figure it out. So use it to learn it, not to find your way to your favorite store or Pub, but learn how the tracking works, etc.
The Zumo is not just a Street GPS. As a Zumo 660 and a Montana owner I can say that I haven't had one dirt road on my Montana that the Zumo hasn't had on it. I use the Zumo more than the Montan cause I thinks it's easier to navigate and more user friendly. And like I said it has had every dirt road on it than I have ever gone on. Now if your doing single track and goat trials your not gonna find those on the Montana either.. That's been my experience.. If you want some great GPS advice look up username Riverpilot. That guy is the GPS guru and helps with product and map development with Garmin.. He was the one that convinced me not to waste my money on TOPO maps..
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Old 11-28-2013, 02:30 PM   #33
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The Zumo is not just a Street GPS. As a Zumo 660 and a Montana owner I can say that I haven't had one dirt road on my Montana that the Zumo hasn't had on it. I use the Zumo more than the Montan cause I thinks it's easier to navigate and more user friendly. And like I said it has had every dirt road on it than I have ever gone on. Now if your doing single track and goat trials your not gonna find those on the Montana either.. That's been my experience.. If you want some great GPS advice look up username Riverpilot. That guy is the GPS guru and helps with product and map development with Garmin.. He was the one that convinced me not to waste my money on TOPO maps..
You do realize of course that it's the Maps loaded on the GPS that make the determination as to whether you see a road in a particular location - not the GPS model.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:05 PM   #34
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You do realize of course that it's the Maps loaded on the GPS that make the determination as to whether you see a road in a particular location - not the GPS model.
Gee Dan, you planning to give away all our secrets?



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Old 11-30-2013, 07:36 AM   #35
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I didn't know I wasted my money getting Topo maps. I wonder why I use them so much? Maybe because City Navigator just doesn't have all the roads and trailsI would like to ride on.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #36
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I didn't know I wasted my money getting Topo maps. I wonder why I use them so much? Maybe because City Navigator just doesn't have all the roads and trailsI would like to ride on.
I have topo on a Montana and City Navigator on the Zumo and like I said I have yet to find a road on Topo that I haven't seen on City Navigator. Only thing it doesn't have is all the topo lines. YMMV. Mine doesn't. Not saying Topo isn't good just saying City Navigator is "THAT" good..
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:00 AM   #37
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I have topo on a Montana and City Navigator on the Zumo and like I said I have yet to find a road on Topo that I haven't seen on City Navigator. Only thing it doesn't have is all the topo lines. YMMV. Mine doesn't. Not saying Topo isn't good just saying City Navigator is "THAT" good..
Just in case, a warning: don't have both Topo and CNNA enabled at the same time on one gps because CNNA hides all other map detail. It's the highest in the map hierarchy.


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Old 12-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #38
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Now if your doing single track and goat trials your not gonna find those on the Montana either.. ..
As stated, nothing to do with Montana, it is the maps that YOU load.

For single tracks, try Roads & Rec. It has all the single tracks that were shown on the 1980's 1:100,000 topo maps.
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