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Old 01-30-2014, 07:53 PM   #10351
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Has anyone used the Montana with the Garmin HRM3 Heart Rate Monitor? What kind of data do you get? Any info online about this?

I am thinking about getting one to try to track my heartrate while single track riding so I can show my wife that riding a dirt bike really is exercise.
Can use it for other activities with her to show how they are also exercise. If you know what I mean.
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:34 PM   #10352
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The complaints from those groups seem to be the battery life.

I think it was really slick that they gave it AA capability on top of the Li...
I agree, being able to use AA batteries and Li was a good move on Garmin's part.

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Old 01-31-2014, 06:32 AM   #10353
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For me one of the real kick-in-the-butt things about it is that it could be a *much* better unit with a very small amount of new code / code changes to the firmware. Maybe use x76/x96 routing as a starting point. At it's price point it seems silly that they don't bother. They should have enough margin on this product.

For it's size/price, the display is outstanding, the powering options are nice, the mounts are decent and it's a pretty good form factor.... If only the firmware were in the same league...
I'm with you on this Coming from a 276C almost 2 years ago, I like the Montana for its memory, speed, rugged mount and many ways you can set it up. But I don't like not to be able: do detour, when without laptop put in more then 1 viapoint, and other routing things that were normal on the 276C.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:17 AM   #10354
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Firmware 5.60 Map Authentication

Has anyone here updated to firmware 5.60 and experienced the 'Can not authenticate maps....' warning during boot up?

I see many posts in multiple well known forums where users are reporting some of their maps no longer function with this update.

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Old 02-01-2014, 09:39 AM   #10355
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No issues with Map's here. v5.60 seems to work fine...so far.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:19 AM   #10356
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Has anyone here updated to firmware 5.60 and experienced the 'Can not authenticate maps....' warning during boot up?
My upgrade went well and maps are still associated with the Montana.

The upgrade enabled all maps in the current profile but that's fairly normal.
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Old 02-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #10357
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Has anyone here updated to firmware 5.60 and experienced the 'Can not authenticate maps....' warning during boot up?

I see many posts in multiple well known forums where users are reporting some of their maps no longer function with this update.

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Yes, me. I just bought a brand new Montana and it was with 4.60 firmware. My swiss topo v3 map and my Europe City Navigator 2014.40 worked fine but when I upgraded to 5.60 I had the error message for the City map.

I tried to hard reset the Montana, delete then copy the map, etc... Nothing worked so I downgraded to 5.40.

Both maps worked well on my Oregon 200...

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Old 02-01-2014, 01:47 PM   #10358
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When did 5.60 come out?

I just checked mine for updates two days ago using Garmin WebUpdater and it said 5.40 was the current version.

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Old 02-01-2014, 01:49 PM   #10359
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When did 5.60 come out?

I just checked mine for updates two days ago using Garmin WebUpdater and it said 5.40 was the current version.

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Old 02-01-2014, 02:39 PM   #10360
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Good thing update was not available when I checked. I'm planning on selling it and the last thing I want to do is sell someone something that might give them issues.

I'll leave it at 5.40 for now.

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:27 AM   #10361
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You can easily downgrade if 5.60 doesn't work ;)
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:43 AM   #10362
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You can easily downgrade if 5.60 doesn't work ;)
I upgraded but it's hard to tell if it makes any real difference. There's no compelling reason to do so, IMHO.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:28 AM   #10363
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5.60:

  • Added support for additional ActiveRouting cartography
  • Improved display of marine-specific lines in BlueChart g2 maps
  • Improved boot time when large amounts of photos are present
  • Fixed issue retrieving PLSS data in certain TOPO US 24k maps
  • Fixed possible issue with +/- buttons when using Sight N' Go
  • Fixed possible issue with the Distance to Destination data field in nuvi mode
  • Added new map authentication process - see Warning above
Like you said, for me there's no reason to upgrade.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:22 PM   #10364
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5.60:

  • Fixed issue retrieving PLSS data in certain TOPO US 24k maps
PLSS

"The GeoCommunicator Land Survey Information System or LSIS is the official federal government Web site for the distribution of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data to support the mapping of federal land parcels."

This might be of some use to people in the US?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:35 PM   #10365
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PLSS

"The GeoCommunicator Land Survey Information System or LSIS is the official federal government Web site for the distribution of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) data to support the mapping of federal land parcels."

This might be of some use to people in the US?
Obviously that is for users inside US territory :)

Regardless, firmware v5.60 has been withdrawn from the Garmin servers today to work out some critical issues.
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