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  1. My Montana SQUEEKS - it is the batterie case which makes the noise. Does your Montana batterie case work as designed without any squeek? It was just sarcasm, I have no squeaks. However, my battery cover does move when closed.
  2. Hey come on, atleast the case doesn't squeek.
  3. I have tried it on a plastic table in the middle of my from yard that is level still no success! Fact is, even if it did work, calibrating the compass should not be this hard! Looking at my last post I should have added, the garmin tech could not get two different montana models to calibrate on the last step. I do believe it is a bug.
  4. Call to garmin tech was no help - they could not get the compass to calibrate pass the thrid step either. They are going to email me and let me know what they find out.
  5. I cannot seem to make it pass the first step. Looks like garmin will be getting a call from me as well.
  6. Nice to see I am not the only one! I will be putting this to the test tomorrow on a family camping trip, cannot wait!
  7. Nope. I know better than that!
  8. Okay, I have had this thing out of the box not even an hour and already have a problem - I cannot calibrate the compass. I only made it passed the initial rotation screen once, but when I had to flip the gps it says calibration failed. Anyone else had any luck with this?
  9. Well I guess I am a sucker! I went ahead and ordered a 600 that will be here Friday.
  10. Hmmm... Geocaches show up fine on my 62st and my 78s (both running 3.0). Are you geocaches just not showing up on the map or does it say there are none loaded? I do have mine loaded on the sd card if that makes a difference.
  11. If you have it on your GPS why do you need it in your hand? I haven't used printed maps for several years. Redundancy. What happens if your gpsr fails? I think it would be great to have the same on paper as you were using in your gps. I am not saying these maps are the best around, as I have been happy with my 24k vector topos from garmin. It is just always nice to have options.
  12. Looks like were out of beta : http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=4995 Change History Changes made from version 2.80 to 3.00: Updated magnetic Earth field data Improved GPS performance Improved support for BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery (each provider's imagery can be configured independently) Increased the maximum number of supported JNX files to 250 from 200 Fixed issues with WAAS/EGNOS Fixed issue with track navigation sometimes not adding waypoints to the Active Route list Fixed issue with track and route review from the map page if you came from the elevation plot Fixed issue with MPC map labels disappearing Fixed issue with gpi files that have alerts attached to the points Fixed issue with progress bar displaying properly on power up Fixed issue with track navigation not adding waypoints to the Active Route list when they are exactly equal to a track point Fixed shutdown when unit had more than the maximum number of JNX files on it Fixed shutdown related to topographical maps and land cover text size Fixed Glide Ratio to Destination field Fixed problem with profiles and the fields on the map page Fixed an issue with magnetic north reference and waypoint headings Fixed shutdown on the map screen when a waypoint was being moved to the same location as a geocache or other POIs Fixed issue where proximity waypoint alerts could only be set in feet regardless of what was selected as a Distance/Speed unit in the setup page Fixed an issue with archived tracks not displaying properly Fixed an issue with having too many custom symbols on the device Modified the 'Arriving at Destination' message banner so that it no longer appears when navigating to a geocache
  13. Because it is nice the have the same map in your gps as in your hand. While custom maps works fine for this, the area your limited to in you gps is rather limiting.
  14. I was just browsing through the available Garmin maps and I noticed raster maps are now available for the USA and Canada : https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=255&pID=98816 Haven't tried it yet but it looks interesting, seems a lot of people have been waiting for this.
  15. I have been waiting for this bug to be fixed since I bought my 78s last July. It would seem that data fields are remembered through profile changes but the guidance text and dashboard settings are lost. After seven firmware releases (since July) and this bug existing in every version it would seem Garmin has other priorities.
  16. ryan3295

    78S Locking UP

    No problems here running CN 2011.3 with the latest beta nor any other version. I do have all of my maps loaded on sd card, and have created my own profiles if that makes any difference.
  17. ryan3295


    Now that's just STRANGE. Those two versions never did go together. Even release version 3.50 came with GPS firmware 3.70. Heck, the GPS firmware was 3.70 as far back as the 3.12 beta. You've got issues. The current release version is application 4.10 with GPS firmware 4.52. It time (long past) to get updated there. If you're having trouble getting it from the Garmin site, you can obtain the *.gcd file that can you can drag and drop onto the Garmin WebUpdater program here: http://garminoregon....pdater__410.gcd No issues, here; it's a colorado not an oregon. 3.52/2.90 is the latest for the colorado.
  18. No waas for me either, keeps searching for satellites 33 and 35.
  19. Same problem here, our cabin lake is covered up by an indian reservation. However, their is an easy fix - from the map page > menu > setup map > advance map setup > zoom levels > land cover, change to off.
  20. As somebody who has actually used one on the lake, your lowrance should function better then you describe. In fact that was one of the main reasons that I returned my as well. My advise is simple, get yourself a garmin gpsmap 78s.
  21. My first of many, was a magellan 315 back in 2001.
  22. Nice to see they added back the ability to change the active track color.
  23. The touch screen works remarkably well even with thick gloves on. While some things can become difficult, such as panning the map to select a waypoint. I think you will find the oregon better than the 60, when wearing gloves. While I have not used my oregon 450 for snowmobiling, I have used it in the snow during below zero temperatures (with gloves on of course).
  24. I have successfully panned the great state on Minnesota many times with no shut downs (2.44 beta).
  25. I think it is a little to early to tell if the squeaking will contribute to failure down the road. If it is the gasket making to noise it will wear out over time, and the gps will no longer be water tight. To me making the unit stop squeaking was the best solution, using .012" and .015" thick plastic shim stock did the trick. I don't have to worry about it being water tight, I gave a dunk test and it still works. But hey whatever floats your boat. But seriously, is this the best design garmin could do?
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