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Old 04-14-2014, 05:01 PM   #1096
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Actually, I prefer the Monterra over the Montana for several reasons. One of which is the display durability and the complete customization due to the Android OS. The latest software update (not released yet) is fixing most of my "issues".
I was the one who said I preferred the Montana to the Monterra but the Monterra's improving all the time. The latest software is quite an improvement.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:41 PM   #1097
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anybody tried recharging AA batteries in his device? I guess it's wired only to recharge the provided lithium battery not AAs
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:34 AM   #1098
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You can use alkaline, NiMH or Lithium AA but the unit will not recharge AA's of any kind.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:03 AM   #1099
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You can use alkaline, NiMH or Lithium AA but the unit will not recharge AA's of any kind.
ok thank you. This is a very nice feature of Garmin, I plan to use mine mostly with Panasonic Eneloop
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:55 AM   #1100
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Is there a guide for a newbies to learn all (or most) types of maps than can be used in the Monterra? For example could you put in a worldwide ASTER GDEM V2 topo map or a whole world DIGITAL ELEVATION DATA 3 arc second and then 3D merge it with downloaded google maps of a remote area in Africa/South America/Asia?
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:26 AM   #1101
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As with all Garmin GPS devices, the Monterra supports most Garmin Compatible map sets. If your source provides Garmin compatibility then you can install it.
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Old 04-15-2014, 10:54 AM   #1102
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Today I was introduced to a new problem with the Monterra:
After I started it I got a message " device almost full".
I opened up the settings panel which revealed that I had 12MB of storage left.
The only apps I have installed is Chrome, Virb and dropbox.
The app that takes the most storage is Chrome which takes a wopping 70MB :)
The "funny" thing is that it just leaves out the Camera app or Gallery or what it is called. It has 10 pictures that I have taken with the camera.

How can 6GB of storage just be gone?
The list of apps taking up storage doesn't reveal anything, I would guess 500MB or so.
I have a 16GB SD card inside which has all the maps.

Any ideas where to look?

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I can't believe how far behind iOS Android is. You can't even tell how much storage an app uses by the apropriate Settings panel.
I am soo glad I don't have to use Android for my daily job.
I looked around in the file system with the third party app "File manager". It seems I have some very large temp files inside "/mnt/sdcard/Garmin/GPX/Archive". Several files are 1 to 1.5GB large.
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Old 04-15-2014, 11:45 AM   #1103
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Does the fact that the Monterra is android-based give access to (significant) maps that could not be accessed with the Montana? Can you have maps on several microSD cards and rotate between them?

Can you keep using Birdseye's maps after your subscription has expired? I guess its biggest advantage is control between the BirdsEye layers and the Garmin Custom Maps layers?
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:00 PM   #1104
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I can't believe how far behind iOS Android is. You can't even tell how much storage an app uses by the apropriate Settings panel.
I am soo glad I don't have to use Android for my daily job.
I looked around in the file system with the third party app "File manager". It seems I have some very large temp files inside "/mnt/sdcard/Garmin/GPX/Archive". Several files are 1 to 1.5GB large.
kave,

Those aren't exactly "temp" files. Those are your archived Track Logs. You most likely have your Track settings set to record often.

As for Android vs. iOS, there are +'s and -'s to both. Android uses a real file system so you can manage your data as you wish (as long as the Apps let you). With iOS, Apple decides how to manage your data. I prefer iOS on my mobile devices but not on a device like the Monterra.
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:13 PM   #1105
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DRTBYK: well, as a Unix man I like to have access to the file system, but I prefer to use a GUI that really reflects what is under it. When the "What is installed and how much storage it takes up" cant even tell anything worthwhile it tells me the GUI guys have done a really bad job.
To me personally, I do support and installations etc for my work day and I dont like that when it comes to hobby devices like the Monterra.

When it comes to the files in the Garmin/Gpx folder, the large files are called .tmp and they reflect only a single date. I have it set to archive every day, a feature that has been working in January but has now stopped working again. I guess a bug came back again.
A side note: even if I had recording 24/7 since October I dont think it is possible to have 3GB of track logs. A track log that records far more info than the Monterra records is about 1.5MB per 24 hours. In six months that would be 0.36GB.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:42 PM   #1106
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I looked around in the file system with the third party app "File manager". It seems I have some very large temp files inside "/mnt/sdcard/Garmin/GPX/Archive". Several files are 1 to 1.5GB large.
I've read someone describing the same problem with his monterra a while back. Seemed like Track logs were out of control. Hopefully Garmin fixes it sooner than later. in the mean time if you delete them with File manager does it temporarily fix the problem?
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:14 PM   #1107
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I've read someone describing the same problem with his monterra a while back. Seemed like Track logs were out of control. Hopefully Garmin fixes it sooner than later. in the mean time if you delete them with File manager does it temporarily fix the problem?
I looked back in my issue report log and kave is right on. The buildup of these tmp files should have been fixed (well they no longer stack up on my Monterra) so you should report them to Product Support if you are at the latest software release.
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #1108
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I've read someone describing the same problem with his monterra a while back. Seemed like Track logs were out of control. Hopefully Garmin fixes it sooner than later. in the mean time if you delete them with File manager does it temporarily fix the problem?

I've had that happen at least three times, where huge temp files took up all the available free space, then the Monterra crashed continuously as it had no room to do anything at all, like run programs.

I used Android File Transfer to find the problem, and to delete the tmp files. There was no reason to keep them.

There's a 4.59 Gb file listed right over my initials in this screen shot.



And here's another huge one.



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Old 04-15-2014, 05:04 PM   #1109
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I should note that this huge temp file issue has not happened to me in a few months now.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:09 PM   #1110
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I should note that this huge temp file issue has not happened to me in a few months now.
Luckily, I have never had this issue. But is there something we should watch for and quickly delete?
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