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Old 06-28-2013, 02:08 PM   #91
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I was just roaming GPS City and came across their ad for the Monterra. They even have complete spec.

I guess I will hold off and finally replace my aging Zumo 550 with the Monterra. It supports tracks and even has MP3 and video player!

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-monter...specifications

Features and Tips
Here is a listing we have put together of some of the common Monterra features, along with a few user tips that you may find of help for this particular item.
Physical & Performance:
•Unit dimensions, WxHxD 2.9" x 5.9" x 1.4" (7.48 x 14.96 x 3.63 cm)
•Display size, WxH 2"W x 3.5"H (5.06 x 8.93 cm); 4" diag (10.2 cm)
•Display resolution, WxH 272 x 480 pixels
•Display type bright, transflective 65k color TFT, dual-orientation touchscreen; sunlight readable
•Weight 11.7 oz (331 g) with included lithium-ion battery pack; 13.2 oz (375 g) with 3 AA batteries (not included)
•Battery rechargeable lithium-ion (included) or 3 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
•Battery life up to 16 hours (lithium-ion); up to 22 hours (AA batteries)
•Waterproof Yes (IPX7)
•Floats No
•High-sensitivity receiver Yes
•Interface high-speed USB

Maps & Memory:
•Basemap Yes
•Preloaded maps no; worldwide basemap
•Ability to add maps Yes
•Built-in memory 6 GB (With Worldwide Basemap)
•Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
•Waypoints/favorites/locations 4000
•Routes 200
•Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Features & Benefits:
•Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
•Electronic compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
•Touchscreen Yes
•Barometric altimeter Yes
•Camera yes (8 megapixel with autofocus and 1080p/30fps video; LED flash; automatic geo-tagging)
•Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
•Custom maps compatible Yes
•Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
•Hunt/fish calendar No
•Sun and moon information No
•Tide tables No
•Area calculation Yes
•Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
•Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) Yes
•Picture viewer Yes
•Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes

Additional
•Bluetooth® wireless technology: yes
•Wi-Fi connectivity: yes
•ANT+™ connectivity: yes
•GNSS support: yes (GPS + GLONASS)
•Near Field Communication (NFC): yes
•Microphone: yes (internal for audio capture)
•Multimedia (audio/video) support: yes (MP3 player, video player, etc.)
•UV sensor: yes
•Android® with Google Play for complete customization

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:12 PM   #92
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Yeah, GPSCity.com is good at including Garmin's spec's page. You can see it here.
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #93
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UV Sensor? What would that be for?
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:37 PM   #94
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UV Sensor? What would that be for?
According to Garmin...
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A built-in UV sensor lets you know your exposure level to sunlight so you can avoid sun damage, especially at higher elevations (5 percent increase in intensity every 1000 ft of altitude) and on bright or reflective surfaces (snow, water, etc).
I could see a UV exposure Alarm App.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #95
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I'll dread trying to mount it in such a way that I can see and reach the screen and the camera is pointing the right way....
Yeah that'll be a pain for sure. I already made a sunshade for my Nav IV and then discovered that I'd still get glare in it from the tank bag map+map cover if the screen as pitched too close to vertical. It'd certainly be awesome if they included the ability to angle the camera (there's certainly enough room in that giant enclosure....but am guessing that ain't happening).
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:13 PM   #96
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UV Sensor? What would that be for?
So whitey don't burn!
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:18 PM   #97
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Yeah that'll be a pain for sure. I already made a sunshade for my Nav IV and then discovered that I'd still get glare in it from the tank bag map+map cover if the screen as pitched too close to vertical. It'd certainly be awesome if they included the ability to angle the camera (there's certainly enough room in that giant enclosure....but am guessing that ain't happening).
If I were as good a guesser as you are, I'd be headin' to Vegus...
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #98
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Hmmmm, I see some serious fail there.

No route avoidances and no mention of being able to turn off auto recalc.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:29 PM   #99
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Hmmmm, I see some serious fail there.

No route avoidances and no mention of being able to turn off auto recalc.


Uh...what are you looking at that gives you that level of detail?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:09 PM   #100
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Uh...what are you looking at that gives you that level of detail?
The GPS City link
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #101
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The GPS City link
That's a lousy source.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:20 PM   #102
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Well, I'd just say that GPSCity.com does try to help out. But, they don't have any more insight than anyone else at this point and if they did Garmin would not allow them to publish it before the product was released.

Before you start your evaluation, you might want to wait until the product is available (Sept-Oct?) and we get a real look at it - up close and personal.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:29 AM   #103
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GPSCity is working on a Moterra bundle like the one they put together for the Montana.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:58 AM   #104
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Heck I'll wait a year after it's released before I even consider buying it like I did with the Montana. I really don't care to be a PAYING beta tester for Garmin.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:34 AM   #105
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+1

If they're not interested, then why are they chiming in at all?
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And exactly what "mark"


That's a easy question for me to answer. A GPS & software that allows combining auto routing and direct routing in one route. The rest is meaningless if it can't perform this most basic task .

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