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Old 12-11-2013, 05:31 AM   #1
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I've been pointed towards the Garmin Montana 600 as a potential first GPS but I've read a lot of conflicting info about it. If I lay out what I need could you guys let me have your recommendations?

- Must be able to handle on-road routing easily, both created on the device and imported from apps like Basecamp
- It needs to be able to handle topographic maps for use off road
- It needs to be good at handling tracks for off road riding
- It needs to allow you to be able to navigate an off road track
- It needs to have an ability to run from the bike's battery

Any advice would be gratefully received. Apologies if this has ben posted in the wrong location but always get good responses in this area.
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Old 12-11-2013, 05:48 AM   #2
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:51 AM   #3
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Yes it's fine for all of those, though you don't 'navigate' an off road track as such, you just follow the line. A GPS won't give turn-by-turn info about an off-road track because it doesn't see it as a road (though technically, in the UK, an off-road track is in fact a road/street if it legal to use). Hope that doesn't confuse you too much.

I used a 600 on the TAT this year.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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Montana 600 is a good bit of kit and can do all that you've mentioned, plus a lot more. Getting maps for free is easy enough. I've managed to get Topo Spain, Portugal, France, Italy and City Navigator Europe on a 16gb mini SD card, and the Montana works fine.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:27 AM   #5
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Thanks to both of you. I'll be opting for the 600 with an addition of City Navigator maps
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