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  1. Currently going to https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=206 I'll have to wait until morning
  2. For Info... If maps are bought from Garmin on DVD the maps produced and sent to the GPSr get locked to THAT ONE DEVICE and can't be used on a subsequent device. If maps are bought from Garmin on Micro-SD the Micro-SD can be used in more than one device BUT you can't copy the maps to another Micro-SD card as the maps are locked TO THAT CARD - so you can't use the maps in two or more devices at the same time. SO - IF YOU DO BUY SECOND-HAND MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU'RE BUYING IS IN THE CORRECT FORMAT i.e. originally on Micro-SD, or on an UNUSED SEALED DVD I don't know about detail (I use TT OSM maps but haven't looked for that level of detail) but you would probably need 1:25000 scale to provide field boundaries. I believe that from Garmin this is only available for National Parks. Go to the Garmin website, locate your device then look at the Maps tab to see if any areas are suitable for your areas of interest. Regarding instructions - the supplied manuals (and the ones on the device) are usually somewhat out-of-date . Forums are usually the best - besides this one I would recommend http://garminmontana.wikispaces.com/ Hope this helps And I'm loving my 650T - even though they're still ironing out the bugs................ John R
  3. Thanks for suggestion but I want to be able to charge the battery out of the device. As far as I can see the rugged mount (and all mounts) is for mounting the device, with the battery in place. Chargers for Li-ion batteries are available for phone batteries etc. so I'm just hunting around for one. As you said, the battery is probably just a standard offering. I'll keep looking. thanks and regards
  4. Anybody heard of a battery charger for the li-on battery supplied with the Montana? I find it a pain charging it in the device Garmin, how about supplying one....... Regards jsr-uk
  5. Hi - I get all of what you're looking for with my Oregon 400T. Its biggest issue is with the screen but I've got used to it - it's best if you actually get the light reflecting off it. The 550 is supposed to be better but I haven't seen it. BTW, battery life doesn't seem to suffer with having the backlight on all the time, and the brightness up full - it certainly serves me all day - and with spare AA batteries in my bag I don't see any issues. I get the driving directions by adding a (Garmin) SD card. That's the easiest option to go for but functionally it's best to get the maps on DVD, to download to your own card (this leaves the rest of the card free to take other data etc.). Because the Oregon allows for different profiles it's easy to switch from geocaching mode to automotive mode. BUT, as someone else has replied, I agree that a dedicated vehicle SatNav is preferable. hope this helps JsR
  6. It's early days for me with my new toy - Oregon 400T - but I've been having similar thoughts. I seem to get quite wild swings when approaching a waypoint/cache etc. and slow responses and ill-defined swings when I'm back-tracking and miss a turning. I had much more positive and speedier responses with my old yellow (non-H) eTrex - although of course it was no good when under forest cover etc. - my main reason for initially looking for an upgrade. Still wondering if I wouldn't have been better off with a Legend HCx or 60Cx JsR
  7. Apologies - hit the wrong button -
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