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  • 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.
  • I'm getting the 276cx in the fall most definitely.. hopefully some prices will be down or refurbished available.. I want it for my snowmachine.. a hard care Baha rider loves it. He gave a great report on it on his 1000 mile trip up the peninsula at…
  • Get the 680.. I used it yesterday on my snowmachine and no map spinning.. this unit has worked flawlessly for quite awhile.. very impressed with it between glonass and the updates for it...
  • My Monterra never did that hiking at all for many months I used it... Never had a chance to put it on my snowmachine...
  • Boyd my Monterra was better then my Montana 600.. is what I probably meant due to Glonass in the Monterra. I did like the Monterra's functions,screen and reception but when I found the bearing issue and tried every method to fix it I contacted Garmi…
  • Swell so now your stuck with an obsolete Monterra that doesn't navigate right and never will. Maybe the new 680 fix would do it.. for you.. I have win 7 on a Dell laptop and have no problems with usb.. and again the latest fix takes care of it not s…
  • you should of kept the 680.. The Monterra is dropped and forgotten... besides being expensive... they have fixed the issue on the 680.. ... I find it performs better then the Monterra.. but like I said the Monterra had a great screen and loved the a…
  • This latest update I did yesterday has fixed the USB issue.. thanks Garmin.
  • I had a Monterra... returned it after 6 months..(only got Cabelas credit no reciept) because the bearing was off and it's a known problem.. no fix.. Garmin sent me a new one and that was off so off it went.. Got back to my Montana 680. Which is righ…
  • I haven't used it yet... but it must be the fix...
  • My gut feeling is that you'll still hit trouble again sooner or later if the 680T refuses to safely disconnect. If Windoze refuses to safely disconnect it doesn't sound like it's being loaded as a portable device as pulling the rug out from under th…
  • I'll try device manager next time thanks.. also I want to try a 276cx for my snowmobile.. I use the 680 for hiking and snowmobileing now... would love the buttons as my gloves are a pain in the butt ..on the screen..of 680..also the larger screen wo…
  • I got it to do a hard reset finally... I had tried that at first and after I pressed to erase all user data it did nothing just kept showing the choice screen... the last time I left it on that screen after pressing "yes" and eventually it went into…
  • Yes, I actually bought one of those MSN receivers for my Nuvi 5000. But I returned it after a few days when I found how terrible the coverage was. ;) It appears that Live Traffic is now free with the smartphone link app but weather radar, traffic c…
  • Finally heard from Garmin after five days! They have offered me a replacement refurbished 680T in place of my ailing new one! Good job it's already on its way back to the retailer. My new 680T crashed good yesterday... I finally got it to do a hard …
  • I own a 680T now... with win 7... my win 7 see's it and the sd card fine.. but when I disconnect it stays in the usb mode.. I have to disconnect the battery for a second then it will be shut off. Works fine other then that.
  • Seems the easiest thing to do is to figure a small notebook or similar you can transfer back and forth that will have long battery life. Or bring spares. They stay charged for a while. I have a small Dell that charges from my truck. This way you …
  • Did you check over at the Geocache fourms? those guys are ace's at gps use.. you might need to change the file setup in storing or naming,etc. something simple. It may be the way you are doing it. I had a lot of my many ( not 4000 but) WP's on.Custo…
  • Re Lane assist is the little arrows at the top left of the screen. These come up all over the place for me, everywhere. I consider it a must-have for street navigation. Maybe you're thinking of junction view? I'd hope a $800 GPS would be better tha…
  • Lane assist is the little arrows at the top left of the screen. These come up all over the place for me, everywhere. I consider it a must-have for street navigation. Maybe you're thinking of junction view? I'd hope a $800 GPS would be better than a…
  • Those motorcycle guys are loving this new one... real bright in sunlight... probably because of the no touch screen. They don't care about lane assist..I rarely use it myself ..I mean it hardly comes up while traveling..or typing in numbers,etc by t…
  • Conceived by a Biker at Garmin and had to press them a while before being approved...nice... fits my Monterra mount's...I'll be getting one for my snowmachine... save my Monterra and Oregon 700 for hiking only..
  • Well Garmin just keeps making these better and better .little at a time...Better antenna on this 700,etc. Garmin seems to be way ahead as usual then most folks comprehend with these gps units... We just bought a 600 T Oregon..good enough for us..…
  • Can't stand using a Iphone for gps use..... it's a phone...not a gps for the road.. so be careful about what you buy.
  • Update on the Monterra... amazing unit... have been using it every weekend since last post in April. Hiked many miles up mountains and along rivers into the wilderness.. goes all day without much battery use at all. With Glonass extremly accurate an…
  • Yea... Birdseye you couldn't give it to me..... I use the plain Jane Garmin 24K or 100K topos.. I don't agree with Boyd at all on his Smartphone idea....We take hand held GPS seriously. We've had and do have a few smart phones... My wife use to…
  • My wife wants an Oregon...instead of using her phone after she's seen mine. .But I'm lucky I can afford the Monterra. But I did sell the 610T for $525 and a $600 for $400..so it's not like I put out the $700 .. I just did another hike up Mt. Cube…
  • I use my devices for hiking and SAR work. For SAR work I use my Montana as the larger screen gives me a better perspective, but when hiking prefer my Etrex as it fits better into my hand and I find the buttons easier to use when on the move, compar…
  • I found I missed the icon's on the Montana...so I found the app Apex Launcher that works well with the Monterra in enlarging the icons and other options/settings for android making the Monterra for me the "cat's meow"... very responsive screen and …
  • I always turn on before and warm up right to the trail head...clear the track/trip info and go. I checked the elevation in the track and the elevation was within 30 ft of when I left and returned.. also dead on the summit..at least the published el…
  • I see your point...I haven't taken any tracks or transfer via web. These are all from my Garmin's..I've owned. I did see a a track for a hike someone posted and it had the same gain and mileage as what I did that day so he must of had a Garmin. Ha..…
  • Mileage is generally more on any GPS. First of all as you surmised your device will measure every little deviation on your route, plus if you stop there is position jitter that will also add additional distance. This can be reduced if you turn of…
  • A device with an altimeter sensor likely will always show more elevation gain/loss than anything coming from a database. The altimeter in the device will see every small rise and dip you travel over. A map data base working off grid averages will …
  • Still loving this unit.... did a 7 mile hike with near 2000 ft gain.. the glonass is so awesome... so right on under tree cover and while climbing up rocks etc. No external antenna as well but have been getting perfect tracks..no jumps at all.. set…
  • I may be keeping this one. After living with it for hours on hours and having a good hike into the wilderness I'm Impressed. I may go back in time to Montana 610 who knows. But I know what I want/like in a gps and have hiked good and played with it…