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Old 10-03-2012, 04:07 AM   #16
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How do you tether a Montana?
You can see the tether on my 650 in this shot.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #17
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So, if I was to buy the Touratech package I'd still need to buy City Navigator for the unit as well to make the Montana both a good road and dualsport unit, is that about right?
The City Nav comes on a Micro card that inserts in the unit?
I have older City Nav CD's in my junk bin. Would those work?
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:11 AM   #18
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So, if I was to buy the Touratech package I'd still need to buy City Navigator for the unit as well to make the Montana both a good road and dualsport unit, is that about right?
Pretty much, yes. You "could" substitute 24K topo but that would be less than optimal.

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The City Nav comes on a Micro card that inserts in the unit?
Yes it does. Most people recommend CNNA on DVD (locked to a single gps), but I got the uSD card so I can use CNNA on more than one Garmin. I just got an eTrex and can use CNNA uSD card on both the Montana and the eTrex.

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I have older City Nav CD's in my junk bin. Would those work?
Unlikely since they are probably locked to another Garmin gps.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:37 AM   #19
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I just found a Montana 600 slightly used for $300 complete. I reckon that's a fair deal.

I've been comparing the 3 models.
I don't give a dink about the camera, but can the 600 do the topo software or just the 650 and 650T?
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #20
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Yes, the 600 can do all the same maps as the 650s, they just aren't preloaded.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:13 PM   #21
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I don't see a display pic. Does the Montana have a speed and odo display at all?
I reckon this image from Touratech is from the City Nav upgrade...?

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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Yes. The trip computer can be configured to display near anything you can imagine.

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I don't see a display pic. Does the Montana have a speed and odo display at all?
I reckon this image from Touratech is from the City Nav upgrade...?

Here's one example, but almost all the data fields can be changed/relocated.

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Old 10-18-2012, 09:01 AM   #24
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I set mine up to show 4 Small Display items on the map screen. I have speed, elevation, time, and trip odometer. I would have preferred just two but could not find an option for this.

You can slide this display on and off as you wish.

You can get to this from the Map screen by hitting the menu icon and then Setup Map and then Dashboard, Small Data Fields. You can select from a huge group of data items to display but pressing on each of the fields on the map screen..
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got the 600 coming and a TT mount plus two rugged cradles and a sim card CityNav.
Should be set.
I reckon I'll hardwire the unit.
What's the hours/lifetime of the Lithium battery?
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About 6 hours without, 4 hours on 50% and 2 on 100%.

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About 6 hours without, 4 hours on 50% and 2 on 100%..

Not sure waht you mean 'without'...
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM   #28
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The backlight (as accessed by a quick poke at the power button) in the 0% position.

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Old 10-26-2012, 02:18 PM   #29
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Maps: the topo series has two versions; 100k and 24k. The 24k series are vastly more detailed than the 100k maps - roughly 4x the detail. These maps are split into regions and cost ~$130 each. They're also capable of auto routing to POIs and street addresses within both the interface and on the gps. Each region will fit on a 4gb micro sd card.
wait are you saying i can pick a spot and it will turn by turn me there on back roads and trails?
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:45 PM   #30
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wait are you saying i can pick a spot and it will turn by turn me there on back roads and trails?
To the best of its ability, yes. It doesn't differentiate between OHV, MTB and hiking trails, all it sees is a way to get to point B. You've got to use your own head to overrule the GPS when it starts goatrouting.
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