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Old 05-29-2011, 01:47 AM   #76
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Looks like a good satnav. I'm waiting for somebody's real life review to see how friendly it for motorcycle.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:17 AM   #77
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- No disabling automatic recalculating routes (disabling feature is interesting)
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That sucks. Are you sure about that?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:31 AM   #78
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That sucks. Are you sure about that?
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Yeah. Would not be good at all; who would know that at this point anyway?
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:29 PM   #79
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Yeah. Would not be good at all; who would know that at this point anyway?
Those who go here: http://goo.gl/paEXZ

and download the DRAFT Montana Manual
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Old 05-29-2011, 02:49 PM   #80
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It very well could be that the Auto Routing feature in the Montana will only Auto-recalculate when off-course. It took the zumo66x customers over a year to get those units to support Recalculation=OFF (and they were ON-HIGHWAY focused units).

Irregardless, I wouldn't rely upon any Garmin Manual to give me any definitive information regarding the features of a unit. Heck, the Garmin zumo 660 manual STILL doesn't say you can turn OFF Recalculation when you are Auto Routing.

Maybe we can get GPSCity to do us one more favor and give us a video on the Auto Routing features of the Montana?

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:31 PM   #81
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Irregardless, i wouldn't rely upon any garmin manual to give me any definitive information regarding the features of a unit. Heck, the garmin zumo 660 manual still doesn't say you can turn off recalculation when you are auto routing.

Maybe we can get gpscity to do us one more favor and give us a video on the auto routing features of the montana?

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Old 05-29-2011, 04:58 PM   #82
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:49 PM   #83
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Is this new Montana glove-friendly? You see, I ALWAYS wear some sort of glove when I'm riding, whether it's singletrack, street, or highway. I really don't feel like having to remove a glove to operate a GPS.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:20 PM   #84
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I like it.

I have used a number of Garmin GPS receivers over the years, and currently use a Nuvi 3760 in the car and an Oregon 300 on foot and on motorcycles. From what I am reading, I am very excited about the Montana.

For me, the Oregon has a great feature set. It has a large number of flexible displays. It can navigate by routes or tracks. There are only two things I hate: the screen is too dim, and the USB external power connection sucks. The Montana apparently fixes both of those problems (although I haven't seen the screen yet). There is hardwired power to the cable and audio out. You just snap the Montana in with no cables to connect.

With the addition of turn-by-turn route navigation, I probably wouldn't own a Nuvi for the car.

I am hoping that RAM does something like they did with the Nuvi 37xx series cradles. You take the factory power cradle and snap it permanently into the RAM cradle. Then the GPS pops in out of the whole thing. The RAM cradle holds the Nuvi much more securely than the Garmin cradle by itself, which makes it good for motorcycles.

So, I'm just waiting for the price to come down a bit. I think this is the one I've been hoping for.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:48 PM   #85
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Maybe we can get GPSCity to do us one more favor and give us a video on the Auto Routing features of the Montana?

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I sent them a request for info about the recalculation "off" feature on Friday evening. Hopefully we will get an answer sometime on Tuesday.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:53 PM   #86
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Those who go here: http://goo.gl/paEXZ

and download the DRAFT Montana Manual
Would be nice if that link worked for us common folk.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:34 PM   #87
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Denny,

Don't know why it's not working for you but try this.

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Old 05-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #88
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Would be nice if that link worked for us common folk.
The link wouldn't open for me in FireFox, but it did in Internet Explorer.
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Old 05-30-2011, 09:20 AM   #89
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It very well could be that the Auto Routing feature in the Montana will only Auto-recalculate when off-course. It took the zumo66x customers over a year to get those units to support Recalculation=OFF (and they were ON-HIGHWAY focused units).

Irregardless, I wouldn't rely upon any Garmin Manual to give me any definitive information regarding the features of a unit. Heck, the Garmin zumo 660 manual STILL doesn't say you can turn OFF Recalculation when you are Auto Routing.

Maybe we can get GPSCity to do us one more favor and give us a video on the Auto Routing features of the Montana?

Cheers,
I've been using a Nuvi 500 to follow pre-planned routes for some time now. It also doesn't have the ability to turn off the automatic off-route recalculation. In real world use I have found this to be almost a non-issue (at least with this unit). I just add enough via points, pretty much one at every turn and maybe a few intermediate ones if there's a long stretch with no turns. The Nuvi 500/550 can take up to 200 points in a route. If I go off route it will just try to recalculate me back to the via point I missed. I use the map to intersect my route line further on, then it "finds itself" and continues navigating the route as planned. It does NOT skip all of your vias and navigate you to the destination.

I still think it's stupid to not have the option to turn it off, but it can be worked around.
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Old 05-30-2011, 04:01 PM   #90
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Would be nice if that link worked for us common folk.
Nothin' special about either me or that link Got it from one of the comments on the Montana thread over on GPSTrackLog.com back on 22 May. It works in Google's Chrome browser.
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