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    Garmin 650 and you will never need another

    Really? A discontinued car GPS?

     

    Or an aviation unit?

     

    Those are the first 2 Google hits for "Garmin 650." You might mean something else, but for someone who is still trying to figure out what he should buy, "Garmin 650" is pretty ambiguous.

     

    I think the garmin montana 650 makes a little more sense.

  1. I would go with a garmin gpsmap 78s, it has long battery life and it floats. Garmin does have a map set just for the boundary water available here. As already mentioned already, www.gpsfiledepot.com does contain many free maps for mn, including a BWCA map of all the portages and campsites. Free maps are worth trying before you fork out 100 dollars for the garmin maps.

  2. After using mine on a hour long car ride today, it stopped giving voice directions somewhere along the way. Happened on the way there and the way back. It would still speak if I used the turn preview button on the map screen, so I don't know what is going on. I am also still not getting my speed limit displayed all the time either. It seems to start working when it wants to, but when it does it will work correctly.

  3. And no screen calibration fix either.

     

    Although, I have read some people think it's a hardware problem and not a software issue.

     

    100% hardware issue.

     

    Is that coming from garmin?

  4. I downloaded V3.10 from WebUpdater

     

    Change History

    Changes made from version 2.80 to 3.10:

    Added support for advanced geocache logging with OpenCaching.com. See TrailTech (http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/2011/08/advanced-geocache-logging-with-opencachingcom.html) for more information.

    Added Restore Defaults option to setup pages

    Fixed issue where proximity alarms would not be audible

    Fixed issue that occurred with the altimeter page when using a 24-hour clock

    Fixed issue where the map would sometimes not refresh when using the active route page

    Fixed an issue where the dashboard would sometimes appear while panning on the map

    Fixed issue with saving tracks in area calculation page

    Fixed issue with highlighting of some shortcuts in the drawer

    Fixed issue with the keyboard layout in landscape orientation when the system language was set to French

    Fixed issues that sometimes occurred when exiting Where To? > Address or Where To? > Intersection

    Modified the 'Arriving at Destination' message banner so that it no longer appears when navigating to a geocache

     

    Wow. Version 3.00 did not last very long. I wonder what was the deal with that?

  5. When I took my zagg screen protector off of my orgeon 450, half of my screen quit working. When you take to screen protector off it really pulls on the touch screen, it's kind of scary. While it didn't rip apart like to montana screen, I still had to send it in to garmin for repair.

  6. Was taking out the montana for some GCs today.

    Anyone using the geocaching dashboard on the Map?

     

    ...navigating to a GC works for me without a problem but when i want to navigate to a waypoint instead (blue flag) it draws the pink line to this waypoint but the dashoard shows the distance to the next nearest Geocache of my position instead.

    My settings:

    On the Map select "Setup Map" -> "Dashboard" -> "Custom" -> "when Navigating" = Geocache

    and "when not Navigating" = NONE

     

    can any of the other "Beta-testers :P " confirm this?

     

    TC,

    morph

     

    That's the way it is suppose to work - use the compass page when navigating to a waypoint.

  7. I'm starting to think that the same guy who does all the beta testing for Magellan is now doing all the beta testing for Garmin.

     

    I don't think it is that bad. I did every update on that garmin released for my oregon and their sure were some rough ones, but they will get it right. If you had wanted a smoother working gps I would have waited another year - that goes for all gps manufactures.

  8. Haha... did the upgrade to 2.60, went through the powercycle thing to load it, it came back up, I opened "Setup" and then when I chose "About" to check the version....

     

    BLACK SCREEN, powered off.

     

    What a buncha clowns. It does it EVERY TIME.

     

    Installed 2.6 on my 600 and this seems to be working.

  9. Montana 650 with CNNA NT2012.10 took 109 seconds.

     

    Well, at least I'm not crazy. There has to be something that's causing it. I also have Garmin topo 24K and BirdsEye loaded.

     

    Cacheholic, would you mind sending an email to MontanaBeta@garmin.com describing the delay. The good folks there think I'm crazy on this one.

     

    I have CN 2012.1 and topo 24k loaded as well, and I am getting about 10 seconds before it will display the search results.

  10. Guys,

    don't know which batteries you used ... but my 710 with new 2500 mAh Eneloops works 8hrs+

     

    Settings:

    Brightness - Max

    Backlight Timer - 30sec

    Active Suspend Timer - Never

    Electronic compass - On

    Barometer - On

     

    Power up - 10:00 hrs

    Shutdown - 18:00 hrs

     

    Since I guide a group up/down hill I was using GPS quite frequently plus some researching on the field.

     

    So,

    it's seems it's time to buy new batteries...

     

    D*

     

    Try turning your backlight timer off, then you will see how fast your batteries go. My batteries were new powerex 2700 that I have ran through the break-in period on my maha MH-C9000 charger, cannot get much better than that. Just for comparison, those same batteries in a garmin oregon, yield 10 hours of use (with everything on).

  11. Just read this on the garmin forum.

     

    "Many of you have requested the ability to load more than 100 jpeg of Garmin Custom Maps onto your GPSes. We were able to increase this limit to 500 on the new Garmin Montana. If you're a heavy user of Custom Map, you might want to check it out.

     

    As always, this affects the total number of jpegs inside all the kmz files. The number of kmz file doesn't matter. "

     

    I better make up some custom maps!

  12. Yogazoo said:

     

    "Or, if you alreay own the car cradle you could opt for this nuvi bike mount. The only downside is that the car cradle isn't bombproof/waterproof and there is a speaker inside so bombing down a mud slick in the rain probably wouldn't be good for it. But for my uses (riding around the neighborhood on nice summer days) it's great."

     

    Yogazoo,

     

    This is my first Ram-Mount purchase. I ordered the bicycle mount, the Montana bracket, the car-cup holder and the quick-release adapter to be used with the car-cup holder

     

    You will have to let us know how they work out! I am surprised they came out with a ram mount that fast.

  13.  

    If the same cache is loaded multiple times in different PQs it will not count towards the limit. I just loaded "6000" caches into my 62st, with a gpx file from GSAK containing 5000 caches and then also reloaded the same PQ that was contained in the gpx file from GSAK, and received no alarm. I would be curious as to what happens if you load over 5000 distinct caches.

    It wasn't the same set of caches. It was supposed to be the same filename, though, and as it wasn't. The intent was to overwrite one entire set with an altogether different set (for vacation).

     

    So do you get an alarm if you load more than 5000 caches in single gpx file?

  14. I bet if you set the auto archive to "when full" you would get what you want but with multiple tracks. Does the orgeon work the same as the 60csx?

    Selecting "when full" - i am not sure to get a daily log. Did anyone test this option already?

     

    The 60csx does work different than the oregon.

     

    60csx logs automatic daily - if you clear the current log or not - it doesn't matter (i prefer this option because starting a track, i do not like to see the track of the previous journey to the starting point)

    clearing the Oregon current log - there is NO daily log of the deleted track.

     

    After giving it a try today, I ended up having six different track segments from the day. I had the track log set to record every one second, and auto archive when full. This is the same behavior that I experience with my other garmins.

  15. While I haven't had time to play with this that much, I just loaded 5950 caches into my 62st and it gave an error that the maximum number of geocaches has been exceeded (as expected). Those same caches on my Montana gave no alarm, and as far as I can tell they are all there. So it may well be that the Montana series does not have the 5000 cache limit.

    Or the alarm is bork and it just doesn't tell you :lol:

    I don't get an alarm for going over 2000 on my Oregon 300, but some caches don't get loaded - in no pattern I could discern.

     

    Looking at the garmin support page, version 2.3 of the oregon x00 firmware added the following:

     

    "Added error message when the maximum number of geocaches is exceeded (2000)"

    "Added error message when the maximum number of gpx files is exceeded (200)"

     

    So it would appear that you should be covered if you load an excess number of caches or gpx file. But that was the second release of the firmware, so their is a good chance that it could be broken by now too. :ph34r:

  16. I don't know if the Oregon x50 has an alarm when # of caches is exceeded, but the x00 apparently doesn't.

     

    Got me curious there. Just tried to load 8300 caches on my 450 - no alarm.

    Ditto - accidentally double loaded PQs once with two different names (screwed up and told GSAK to use a new name for the file while another was resident), and blew through the 5000 limit. When I disconnected and rebooted, I had the really long delay I always get with large PQ loads, but no warning that anything was amiss.

     

    If the same cache is loaded multiple times in different PQs it will not count towards the limit. I just loaded "6000" caches into my 62st, with a gpx file from GSAK containing 5000 caches and then also reloaded the same PQ that was contained in the gpx file from GSAK, and received no alarm. I would be curious as to what happens if you load over 5000 distinct caches.

  17. As many as your memory card will hold. 5000 is the limit that can be downloaded using a pocket query per day.

    Is this from personal experience? If so, it is the first Garmin handheld with no limit on cache count. All recent units use internal memory and copy relevant data from the *.gpx to that space, and internal memory is FINITE.

     

    While I haven't had time to play with this that much, I just loaded 5950 caches into my 62st and it gave an error that the maximum number of geocaches has been exceeded (as expected). Those same caches on my Montana gave no alarm, and as far as I can tell they are all there. So it may well be that the Montana series does not have the 5000 cache limit.

  18. Using the Montana with the following track setup:

    Track log: Record, show on Map

    Record Method: time

    Interval: 00:00:01

    Autoarchive: Daily

     

    The track is visible for some time (about a hour) on the Display - and then there is no more track line from a specific point(timestamp)

    Can anyone confirm this BUG, or is it a false setting (i need a track line all the time)

     

    Maybe there might be a reason, that the track is saved every 3.000 points to the internal memory as a daily track. I would prefer one daily track with 86400 points like the gpsmap60csx.

     

    I bet if you set the auto archive to "when full" you would get what you want but with multiple tracks. Does the orgeon work the same as the 60csx?

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