This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Find out more about how to manage cookies, or dismiss this message and continue to use cookies.

truckinguy

About

Username
truckinguy
Joined
Visits
437
Last Active
Roles
Member
Points
115
Badges
7

Comments

  • Garmin still improving a great product..kudos to them. Any hand held Garmins put cell phones to shame. Screen and all.. Readable in sunlight and long long battery life. And totally dependable for in the woods any where hiking.. keep at it Garmin..
  • I think you create a shortcut then move it up..not sure how far ..in theory this would force those down. I love this 61DS LMT ..with no cell service in many place it's been taking me across usa as I type exploring many places.
  • I always slow down in the summer around school zones as well. I drive many miles a year so I'm use to and aware of zone alerts. Some schools have camps or other functions. Don't worry folks..they'll drop the alerts and come out with something els…
  • I agree for once with Boyd..Ha..and love this unit. I have gotten use to the alerts and find them use full. Changes take time to get use to. I have no issues with either of my 2 61-S Drive Smart units. I use them all the time for work . They wor…
  • Google is out of control... I advertised with them in Ad Words and stopped now things are doing good on it's own. They will not stop calling... many many times a week.. robo calls,etc. been going on for years actually.
  • I have the Drive Smart 61 S and have no issues.. I believe it's in the settings to shut alerts etc off.
  • I still use Mapsource (windows of course) for all my routes.. been across the usa many times.. this year to the Rockies then down to Utah Grand Canyon then home. All planned already with Custom POI with in 6 miles along the route. Thanks to POI Edi…
  • You can find accurate gps it in a map either paper or computer but the common Garmin gps having the ability to calculate and show in the data box the true elevation consistently will never happen.
  • Make sure your battery and unit is getting good steady current.. that'll crash it when the battery is getting low. Also try to re load the software...at Garmin Express
  • You'll never get the elevation to be that spot on.. it's just the nature of the beast with gpsr's. to be off by 75 ft isn't bad at all. A simple change in the baro pressure like a weather front coming it or leaving will change it a lot. Elevation…
  • Back to map and compass I guess... I'll sell you my ...Montana 680T works flawless. Only a few months old... $500 ..so I can buy a new one..
  • Still don't agree at all with you. you are doing something wrong.. either with your charging or the way you use it. You can be corrupting the software.. and again.. I don't agree they are cheap at all. Pretty rugged actually and flawless in operat…
  • No need to track anything so I don't know this unit.. maybe people use it to track cattle or Moose as well across the wide open range ? who knows.. I don't care for Birdseye or don't have much use for it. With my DSL loading time is bad etc. I have…
  • I never really saw it wasn't reading full.. maybe I didn't look too close or care too.. I know from experience with it it lasts all day.. 10 hrs at least hiking..and still has lot's left to use.. this is with the Garmin supplied rechargeable.. I kno…
  • too late. battery issues in year 2018 is unforgivable. such issues were modern at least 30 years ago. I wish a lot of luck to Garmin and their research and development department. they need it. Again.. I use 2 680T's for years now no issues.. all da…
  • Ha... just saw Montanas new update from Garmin released this month fixes the battery issue you had.. I never noticed it but it's fixed.
  • There is settings in the menu for which type of battery you are using. I hope you set that correctly. Also using the proper charger.. Good luck with the 64S..nice unit.. but way too small screen for me. The buttons are nice in some ways..but I st…
  • Your on the wrong path samogps... there is nothing wrong with those units. It takes time to get the battery to charge full percentage and many cycles. And the meter isn't a F-35 meter. Use the Montana and enjoy it. For long battery uses change the s…
  • The older units use to have a menu in the gps to deal with this issue.. miss that. Some areas of the us this menu would help.
  • I love the 61 S drive smart with smartphone links.. I just did 2600 miles in 4 days and loved the traffic reports. very accurate and easy to use and see what I needed to see. Best ever Garmin has put out. And it doesn't use any data at all...
  • I own 2 680T's... one for my hiking and one for my snowmachines.. Love them... no issues using them with pc win 7 or battery life. Hike all day in below zero conditions in the mountains and they last long.. So look at your setup,hardware,updates,…
  • I clean my contacts with WD 40..make sure they push down..they might be stuck,etc. Also clean the GPS side. I used Fine steel wool lightly.. no eraser. In the 680 settings there is a Mount profile options.. make sure you have that set up right. …
  • Having a 61 Drive Smart and loving it (own 2 actually) I realize if you can't get cell coverage then you probably don't need traffic data..and it draws just a fraction of data per day. I have no issues with this unit connecting,etc. The only issue …
  • plus the smartphone link gives you menu choices on what traffic alerts you want to come up. At least on my 61ds it does.
  • Of course that works when you're in an area you're familiar with. That would be annoying on a long trip in unfamiliar territory. These gps units have always sent us off on wrong roads or odd ways..you have to be careful. Still better then maps.
  • The 61 does appear to have a brighter screen than the 60. I agree. As you know I can't help but rave about this unit. And it is so cheap.. amazing.. between the way it transfers files to pc to how fast it can move about in menus and navigate around…
  • I find the screen is much sharper and brighter now with this DS61. The best yet for Garmin.
  • I like the active lane guidance..it shows the detail,contours,etc on the lane or lanes. I don't need the whole screen showing to navigate while merging . The arrows are just arrows no real depth to the meaning of them. I love the JV because it sh…
  • My 61 DriveSmart lmts enters mass storage the same as my dezl did as well as the 2797. With a one time option or full time option. And yes it asks if you want to go to mass storage mode when putting a usb to it. Very fast and effective. The traff…
  • $700 aint much... for a lot of us...I'm blessed still at 68 yrs old.. probably will buy one for my Yami 4 stroke snowmachine...leave the Montana home or only for hiking.
  • I meant loading to PC...sorry... I never new you couldn't send them back to the gps. Ha.. oh well. I still love the 61..so far..better then Dezl 760 going across the usa and back starting last week in August.. Route is made as well as places within …
  • You can turn off the green hearts, at least on my DriveSmart 50 you can Settings -> Maps & Vehicle -> Map Layers -> uncheck "Up Ahead Places Believe me you can't. I tried everything over and over. And what you mentioned above. Been th…
  • I don't think the 276cx can be that bad..many are using it. Not every gps is perfect. I know my Montana's screen is much brighter then the wifes new Oregon 700.
  • Been having an issue recently where the 680T refused to go into USB mode if my generic OSM map was enabled. Latest software update today professes to fix a potential display problem and now the 680T goes into USB mode with the OSM map enabled. Gues…
  • Did 4 long hikes this past long weekend... all day long types..many miles.. used Garmins OEM battery. Never got close to running out. Left it on all day. Turned screen down and locked screen in between looking at it. Bright as heck in the sun.. ama…
  • I have no issues using the screen on my 680. I hike all day every weekend for 8 hrs a time in the woods and mountains. Cloudy days and sunny days..I also come back with 3/4 batteries. I set the display to 15 seconds.. do to the 680 screen being ab…
  • I will know this coming Sunday.. I live in Northern NH. no traffic here.. and will post back Monday.. I have one issue.. The green hearts show on my map screen when driving. They are my self made favorites. I have many in one area due to business …
  • Mine has been asking to load geocaches when starting... don't want that and don't want the message.. know of anyway to stop the 680 from doing this?
  • yea..don't need improvements at this point... I still use only MS and Basecamp.. both do my route planning on my trips out to Glacier Yellowstone etc. with POI's along the way as well as hiking snowmachining and most importantly navigating and commu…
  • I never noticed an issue with my Monterra.. make sure your battery settings/charging settings are in order... It's been a while since I owned one but I never had a charging issue.. the battery always showed it being charged when connected..
  • Well...how you making out with the 680T?
  • They actually got tripped up in our spam filter. A notice does appear indicating that... but it flashes by and many people don't see it. Why can't I delete ?
  • My 680 seems to show up faster in Basecamp as well... so enjoy.
  • sorry about the multible postings.. had issues trying to post this early am.. must of been traffic or server issues..
  • We'll see what Garmin doesInteresting that they sell a version with lifetime City Navigator maps. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/539722/pn/010-01607-05 I guess nobody would want to use it in the city though, and anyway it only costs $800 so what…
  • Backtracking on the Monterra, I have tried a couple of the tests of the three point compass on the new 680T I have received and there does appear to be a bug which may also apply to my tests on the Monterra. Calibrate the compass and invert the 680…
  • Ditto here, I have a 6Tb file server that the network is backed up to every day (raid 10) and that in turn is backed up via USB to an external 6TB disk once a month that is kept off site. No changes have been made to my system apart from multiply f…
  • Just make sure you the have latesd update..for the 680 which is 2.70.. I have win 7 pro 64 bit on my Dell E6530 and the last fix cured it like I said.. I do have 2.0 usb port as well as 3.0..s I use the 3.0. Like I posted this 680 is awesome.. …
  • It works for me fine..I've use a a bunch of times since.. glad to hear win 10 works.. I have win 7...I just disconnect the cord.. I don't bother with ejecting.
  • For his use it works fine.. guess if your using it for city navigating and routing it is slow.. I would use it like he did ..off road... no routing.. just tack following and recording,etc.