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Old 11-20-2012, 06:58 AM   #5911
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And peal it off as shown in the video. DO NOT pull straight up or you risk damaging the screen.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #5912
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Not to sound like a complete fool, but how important is this screen protector in the first place? They were available for my zumo that I used for 5 years. I never used one. I have one on my phone, but in general hate them. I haven't used one on my Montana. Is there a reason why I should on a Montana when I never did on my zumo?
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #5913
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Not to sound like a complete fool, but how important is this screen protector in the first place? They were available for my zumo that I used for 5 years. I never used one. I have one on my phone, but in general hate them. I haven't used one on my Montana. Is there a reason why I should on a Montana when I never did on my zumo?
I think I mentioned before, but I use my Montana in environments where the screen (and entire unit) get very dusty. As a touch screen, using the device requires that you move the dust around on the screen. I use the protector so that I can eliminate scratching the screen itself.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:12 AM   #5914
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My Montana is now a year old, has over 20,000 miles on it and is pretty much always in a state of dustiness.

I've never used a screen protector and the screen looks like the day I bought it. It also is a very reliable unit over the last several upgrades.

If it gets really bad I just dust it off with a microfiber cloth and go about my business.



I think a lot of the issues being seen are with the same users over several units have got to be related to "user error"
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:56 AM   #5915
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These EMS sale prices are rather tempting. Aside from taking pics, is there really anything I could do with a 650T that I could not do with a 600???
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:32 PM   #5916
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These EMS sale prices are rather tempting. Aside from taking pics, is there really anything I could do with a 650T that I could not do with a 600???
Aside from the 100K topo maps that are pre-installed on the 650t, no.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #5917
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Not to sound like a complete fool, but how important is this screen protector in the first place? They were available for my zumo that I used for 5 years. I never used one. I have one on my phone, but in general hate them. I haven't used one on my Montana. Is there a reason why I should on a Montana when I never did on my zumo?
One of the things I like about the Garmin screen protector is that it reduces the screen glare. In the video I posted you can see how much more reflective the screen is as soon as I take the protector off. It's a lot brighter, without it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 06:49 PM   #5918
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EMS has all three models in stock, great price.

First long ride with mine today and it was awesome! I took some random dirt roads, followed a non highway route to a friend's house I never would have thought of, and avoided a major traffic jam by working my way through neighborhoods. It would have been much harder with a lot of stops to do all that with my iphone. I'm digging it.

I grabbed a few profiles from TP and dyrtbyk Dan from the Dropbox as well as some shortcuts. Everything worked except Dan's profiles. I put them in the same folder but they aren't showing up in my profile choices.

Also the Montana trip odometer was way off...30miles greater than the one on my speedo.
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:28 PM   #5919
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What two shortcuts do you have your power key setup for?
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #5920
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Track log mileage is accurate, odometer is off, way off unless tracking at 1 sec intervals. I'm sending in a request to be able to view track log mileage on dashboard.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:47 AM   #5921
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Have you considered that perhaps something you're doing, or loading to the gps is causing this? What maps are you using?

Have you tried running JaVaWa Device Manager on your gps to see if it finds errors in the maps or gpx files on it?

And in my experience, a master reset does not lose things. IMHO, there's something else going on there.
I had to do the master reset because it lost things, it was done after the fact

Maybe it is me, but I am using different maps all the time

Montana 1 had Europe CN 2013.2 or 3
Montana 2 had the same then it had OSM Russia, kazak and other Central Asia maps one at a time.

Montana 3 has a combined Thai/Laos/Cambodia/Malaysisa

When I have these SD cards in I disable all the other maps that are in there

The SD card is taped in, tape around battery base and an ear plug inside battery case

It is on a rugged mount

What more am I supposed to do, I cannot think what I am doing wrong

If you can give me any pointers I would appreciate it

I will try that Jawaw thing in a while and see what it says

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:22 AM   #5922
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What two shortcuts do you have your power key setup for?
Two Shortcuts? The limit is not two. In Setup/System/Configure Power Key you have these options: None, Status Page or Menu Item. I chose Status Page, then when I went and pushed the power key, it brought up the Status Page with an area up top where I can add many "Favorites" which can be Applications/Shortcuts/Setup or Where To. You can add these Favorites by clicking Menu/Change Favorites at the bottom of the screen.

So this way you can have many quickly accessible menu items or functions just a power button push away.

Oh, and don't forget - the Power Button configuration is a setting in each Profile so the possibilities are endless.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:10 AM   #5923
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Two shortcuts, I meant single click and double click on power switch. Good idea on the favs area.
The layout to me is probably the most confusing part....it seems like there are duplicate areas for similar functions.
A main menu with shortcuts, a drawer, a favs area and the setup menu with access as well and as you mentioned they can be different for each profile. That's not mentioning all the shortcuts and aliases you can create.

I appreciate the flexibility but am so used to the simplicity of the iphone software which I kinda prefer. Then again I also need to stop trying to pinch to zoom and double tapping the screen on the Montana as well!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:42 AM   #5924
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What more am I supposed to do, I cannot think what I am doing wrong

If you can give me any pointers I would appreciate it

I will try that Jawaw thing in a while and see what it says

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I would recommend that you keep the World Basemap ENABLED all of the time. Wish I could be of more help. I've traveled all of the places you have ridden with the same maps most likely and have had no issues - other than poor map data at times.

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:07 AM   #5925
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I will try that Jawaw thing in a while and see what it says
I think this will help a lot to determine what the problem might be.
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