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Old 09-13-2011, 09:45 AM   #781
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I've never used a GPS before. Do touch screen units like the Montana really work well with gloves on?
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:14 PM   #782
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The Montana works quite well - for me.

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Old 09-13-2011, 02:38 PM   #783
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Interesting Screen Calibration Thread

I'm thinking Garmin has a BIG problem on their hands.

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...ic=279922&st=0
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #784
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One post said they had a bad batch of touch screens. Sounds reasonable to me.

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I'm thinking Garmin has a BIG problem on their hands.

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...ic=279922&st=0
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:00 PM   #785
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One post said they had a bad batch of touch screens. Sounds reasonable to me.
Hopefully, that is the case.

If you follow the SN details in the thread, the problem appears to relate to more than just a narrow band of production units. On the positive side, I have not read of any repeat offenders. If we start seeing folks going back to Garmin more than once with the same problem, I'll be very concerned.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:17 PM   #786
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As I mentioned back a few pages, the Montana Eng. Team recalled my 650 for this problem and I received my "NEW" replacement yesterday. It appears to be working well.

I expect that the first batch of Montana's had the Calibration problem. Look's like Serial Numbers went through 000-999. If you have one of the early units I would give it a through workout, checking for screen calibration. If it starts to go flaky, call Garmin Product Support.

One thing I did notice was that my new unit came with the same size Lithium Battery as the original unit. When properly installed the battery still moves side to side when the Montana is shaken. Now where did I put the tape?

I just started my regression testing on v3.40 - stay tuned Girls and Boys.

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Old 09-13-2011, 05:24 PM   #787
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Did anyone actually try to order a ZAGG InvisibleShield for the Montana? I gave it a go but their web site does not work for that page and if you try to go through the regular "find it" search, the Montana does not come up as available.

Guess I'll call. . .

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UPDATE: No Montana shield as of yet. In the works (hence the "pre-release" web page). I won't wait. The zumo 66x shield can be trimmed to fit.
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:57 PM   #788
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Did anyone actually try to order a ZAGG InvisibleShield for the Montana? I gave it a go but their web site does not work for that page and if you try to go through the regular "find it" search, the Montana does not come up as available.

Guess I'll call. . .

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Old 09-13-2011, 06:04 PM   #789
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Did anyone actually try to order a ZAGG InvisibleShield for the Montana? I gave it a go but their web site does not work for that page and if you try to go through the regular "find it" search, the Montana does not come up as available.
Might want to read this tale of woe, about one guy breaking his Montana screen while removing a Zagg.

I use the protectors which came with the rugged mount and I'm happy with that.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #790
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That's interesting. I hadn't changed profiles in the Montana when I was searching for the avoidances. When I went to the Automotive profile (from the motorcycling one I had already chosen) I found the avoidances.

There was obviously something in the settings of the profile my Montana was in causing it to not show the avoidances. Perhaps when you have 'Prompted' for both 'Activity' and 'Calculation Method' it doesn't give you avoidances cause I just don't see that option in the screen on mine, though I do see avoidances in the other profiles.

Edit - just checked and sure enough, if you have 'Activity' set to 'Prompted' you don't see avoidances.
Thanks for this info and the other post about the avoidances settings in Basecamp. I just downloaded Basecamp and might start using that instead of Mapsource.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:18 PM   #791
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Yep, read your post Kainic. Did you actually try and buy one?

I tried the webpage link you found and it didn't work. I also called and they don't have the Montana in their inventory system yet - they are planning to have one but don't have it available yet - sometime soon(?) was what I was told by Customer Service.

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:30 PM   #792
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Might want to read this tale of woe, about one guy breaking his Montana screen while removing a Zagg.

I use the protectors which came with the rugged mount and I'm happy with that.
I have had over 20 devices that I've used ZAGG's InvisibleShield on including several zumo 550's and 660's (and removed on many). I talked with the fellow you referenced and yes, he made the mistake of following ZAGG's directions for removal. I have repeatedly suggested to ZAGG that they change them. Pulling the material up at a 90deg angle to the screen is a very bad technique for screen's like these. You should always pull the material back and close to the surface while keeping your fingers on the screen plastic so as to relieve some of the stress.

As for the Garmin Anti-glare screen protector, I don't like the fact that it dim's the screen a bit and makes it somewhat fuzzy looking.

To each their own. . .

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Old 09-13-2011, 07:55 PM   #793
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As for the Garmin Anti-glare screen protector, I don't like the fact that it dim's the screen a bit and makes it somewhat fuzzy looking.
You're right, they do dim the screen a bit, but it's worth it to me. Are the Zagg's really that much better?
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:07 PM   #794
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The ZAGG is clear but does have a slight dimple to the surface. This does not distort the display in any way.

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Old 09-14-2011, 06:31 AM   #795
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Haven't tried the Zagg's, but I've always had good results with the generic clear cell phone protectors you can get at your favorite local telcom shop. Wife has the Droidx which has a larger screen than the Montana. They're easily trimmed to fit and kills two birds with one stone, cheap to boot.
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