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Old 10-31-2013, 07:01 PM   #13411
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Which model are you using?
Montana 600

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Old 10-31-2013, 07:09 PM   #13412
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We discussed the Zumo 550 over the weekend. Mine was always auto rerouting me the first day and I finally found out I could turn off auto reroute and then I was able to follow the route.

I have read some good stuff about the Montana series
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:31 PM   #13413
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Frank, I have been very happy with my Oregon 450. It is like the Montana's dumb little brother. It still has way too much stuff on it for me but I am able to work around the extra junk. The HNF ride was the second time I had used the Oregon and I ended up leading the group both days so it is pretty user friendly even for a caveman like myself. A bigger screen would be nice but otherwise I am very happy with it especially for the price.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:54 PM   #13414
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Funny you guys would mention those. I just read a good review article about the comparison between the Montana 600, the Oregon 450 and the 62s units. It's here ---> http://gpstracklog.com/2011/08/garmi...00-review.html if anyone wants to take a gander. They all shine in different areas...
I like most all of the Zumo line too. Why can't Garmin come out with all those specs & features and do it with a full 5" diag. screen?
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Old 10-31-2013, 08:44 PM   #13415
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Someone needs to come out with another bike friendly unit to compete with Garmin and force the pricing down.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:29 PM   #13416
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Someone needs to come out with another bike friendly unit to compete with Garmin and force the pricing down.
I JUST INVENTED NEW TECHNOLOGY, NOW AVAILABLE.....DPS...
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:07 AM   #13417
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Dang Frank are you having a competition to see how many consecutive years you can slide off the road on a HNF ride? Good thing i wasnt behind you this time. Im in the same gps boat. Right now i just go to a free gpx file converter then right down each turn. L w wheeler hollow, R old 135 etc. Its not thr best way but it does keep it interesting. Im using my phone also but its hit or miss. We were sitting at the interesection of 60 and whatever it was and my phone said i was in Salem. Might find a good deal on black friday.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:56 AM   #13418
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I have an old 76C screen is about the same size as 60xxxx unit some of the guys use. It is waterproof and I've finally figured out how to load the routes on it thanks to help from Motoboss. I've seen them for sale around $100 to 150 used.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:30 AM   #13419
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Lerk on Craig's list. I got my Montana that way. Took about three months but I found one on the cheap.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:45 AM   #13420
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+1 on Black Friday. Check gpscity.com. There's also a deals sticky on 'layin down tracks'

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Old 11-01-2013, 08:18 AM   #13421
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I got my 62s for about 175 on eBay and it even came with the birdeye subscription. But it still has its bugs but I am way happier with it now that I have used it a bit then when I got it. Was a big cuange from my 2610 I had had for years.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #13422
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maybe this is the ticket... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=samsung

this is someone else's ad, not mine. and it's sold.

Here is what the AD said : "Ultimate ADV navigation system
I'm selling my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 with the necessary ADV housings to make it work on the bike. If you have not had the chance to navigate and route find while using a Orux maps, this is the way to go. It's so much better than Garmin IMO. You can actually download Google and Bing satellite images and use them to trail find when you're in the middle of nowhere.

Included in this package is a Tab 2.0
http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/gal...GT-P3113TSYXAR

An Otterbox Defender case
http://www.otterbox.com/Samsung-Gala...-tab-2-7-cases

An Overboard waterproof sleeve
http://www.amazon.com/Overboard-Wate.../dp/B005K22UO2"
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #13423
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I am a +1 on the Montana 600. I had a Oregon before and had to use a 6 inch Ram Mount to get it close enough to see. The 600 works well with a three. You can download Tracks and when you go out exploring you can save your track and use it again later. The Montana can be used with anything bicycles,cars, walking, motorcycles. It has a altimeter and a compass also. The thing I don't get is you have to buy your map system and all the other units have it included and anymore they are lifetime updates. Garmin needs to get their act together and make a unit that works for the ADV rider.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:08 AM   #13424
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Also +1 on the 600 or 650. I picked mine up on eBay. Current market value for a good used one is around $370 for a 600 and $450 for a 650. I haven't used mine a ton yet, but it has been on the mountain bike, in the car, and on the bikes and it does great. I've been really happy with it.
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Old 11-02-2013, 05:01 PM   #13425
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Thanks for all of the great input on a GPS device. I checked out quite a few today as people were using them. I'm pretty sure the Montana may be the best way for me to go as of right now. They seem to have about everything that I'm looking for (except for the blind man's 5" diag. screen) and I can live with that.
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