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  • Back to topic, ran both the Montana with OSM maps and the AGM X2 smartphone with Tomtom mobile this time on the old BSA's handlebars, 115 miles in all in three segments . Problem with the OSM maps on the Montana is that, either the shortest route is…
  • Have tried it several times and on one occasion only it eventually came up with the email link to build the map. Have successfully downloaded an update thanks. Had a few more tries since, out of curiosity and none have worked, others reporting the…
  • New style, Europe (UK), trying again now, still spinning
  • Left it checking maps for nearly an hour then the cat walked on the keyboard pestering me for food! That was the end of that.
  • On the original topic, still between a rock and a hard place. Montana OSM maps from Lambertus are the clearest I have found in sunlight but that site has stopped downloading maps. Smartphone maps from Locus/Copilot/Tomtom are not as nice and short…
  • Off topic for the OP but the eneloops ran for 11 hours on 80% brightness - absolutely excellent!! thanks. The eneloops exceeded their spec on a test charge.
  • My Drivelux 50 grumbled about a device it did not support when I accidentally plugged in the cable with the lump on it from my old 3790T.
  • Cheers on the batteries, I've been looking at those today, ordered some this evening. Working through my stock of Ansmann batteries and most are going in the recycling! Having to put DC across several to get them even to register on the intelligent…
  • The side by side comparison was an abject failure! The Montana died ten minutes from home with a low battery warning. The set were Ansmann 2850 mah straight out of the box and freshly discharged/charged. They were bought to replace a set that had s…
  • Been a delay in this with the phone not getting through customs, but when it did they had not applied any VAT or handling charges so cannot grumble. The company that supplied the bespoke handlebar mount that I wanted supplied incompatible sections …
  • Will do, Taking a chance in life for once as it's a direct order from Gearbest for an AGM X2 so will probably take a couple of weeks to clear customs. Has all the bells and whistles, top spec and amoled screen, only drawback was non removable batt…
  • Taken the full plunge and rugged smartphone ordered, so now I will start looking at apps in detail, but not here obviously. :)]
  • Not looking for specific information, as I said earlier, I have to get a smartphone anyway. Do I pay the extra for a good GPS capable phone? Have they caught up enough? The answer to that for me is still not clear and you won't be prizing the Mon…
  • Thanks for the advice guys, was hoping for more but I guess many of our flock have taken the smartphone route. Will ponder some more.
  • My first 680T failed with the inability to disconnect from Windows 10 problem forcing me to break the connection and eventually corrupting the software. This one I always reboot the PC rather than disconnect the Montana, seems to work fine
  • Cheers Guys My need for extra battery is simple and no different to hiking all day. There's barely enough power in a near 100 year old dynamo to power the lights let alone charge a phone! and aged 6 volt regulators are hardly likely to be smartphon…
  • Thanks, concurs with my findings
  • Thought I would mention that I am still getting strange routes from the 50LMT-D. Had a trip from Dover to Coniston in the Lake District last weekend and the machine took me down the narrowest lanes imaginable on fastest time at the end of the journe…
  • Hmmm.... weird. I'll look into it. There are few other broken things I need to fix as well. Good luck!!
  • I've been away on Manxland for over two weeks for the classic bike racing so first login for a while.
  • Don't know whether I'm an old timer after over five years, or a Moaning Minnie! bit harsh anyway! It's a shame things are so quiet as this forum and its members have been an invaluable source of information for me. I still do not want to go down t…
  • Should not be a problem as it has happened before. The problem depends entirely on whether any ancient unit's firmware has been upgraded to hold a week number higher than 1024. Same as the millennium date when two digit date systems (YY) had to be …
  • Technology, where would we be without it? Lost!! That's why we use satnavs!! :))
  • Cannot have a voice command to turn the unit on as it would not be able to receive it in an 'off' state. Is there another reason you are asking this question, such as a disability?
  • If anyone is interested I have decided to keep my Montana 680T and sell the Monterra. It's currently on FleaBay. I'm going to reinvest in a 276CX at some point as I prefer buttons to the unpredictability of touchscreen with motorcycle gloves on. w…
  • Would have been useful to know if the original poster found the suggestions helped or at least posted a thank you for trying!
  • Open the asc file up with notepad or similar and take a look. That site suggests asc is already in comma separated values (csv). Each line should look like - longitude,latitude,name,optionalcomment longitude,latitude,name,optionalcomment longi…
  • And Garmin also failed when they assembled it in the first place? Never had this on any of my other units including my 3790 cartwheeling down the road when it fell off my motorcycle (still works). As mentioned earlier the plug does not push onto…
  • Could not resist and popped the screen out, same technique with two thin blades. You have to be careful as the screen is attached by two short leads. Yes the plug had come loose again (take note Garmin if you are reading this - NOT GOOD!) don't thi…
  • Looks like the b----y connector has come off again as I have exactly the same problem. Using it tomorrow, will take a look in a few days time.
  • Still going! Two miles from the exchange and they do tell me I may get fibre to the cabinet later this year, only been waiting 20 years for a decent connection so cannot grumble I suppose
  • Ta, only another 4 hours to go!
  • Perhaps Mods could move this to where I should have posted it in the first place!
  • It is available at long long last
  • barely been out two years! The battery indicator still never shows 100% on mine, though it does not cause a problem, just an itch as to whether it's going to pack in, always carry spare AA's now.
  • Master reset tends to resolve any strange issues, I tend to do one after every map update. Looks a good tip on the Drivelux, 50LMT-D will do from now on.
  • Same trip today as problem first one from East Kent to East Grinstead went fine, no problems with the Drivelux 50 being single minded! Previous behaviour was quite bizarre . Firstly it always wanted to go the long way around via the Thanet Way trav…
  • Master reset has cured the Thanet Way fixation
  • Used it for the first time this spring this weekend and it played up again. Coming home to Deal in East Kent it wanted to take me around the Thanet Way which is neither the quickest nor shortest, no avoidances and no traffic flashes. I ignored the…
  • There's a software patch for Montana battery reporting issues now available
  • Off topic here but the Monterra I bought was under £200 for a unit that had only been out of the box for its first seven days! and still had the original software. I could not believe it when I looked at the tracking, the seller did not even have a …
  • Not as bad but some will remember I played satnav ping-pong with Garmin a year ago. The 680T I finished with only charges to 99%, should not be but I live with that.as it's fairly insignificant. The 50LMT-D had the battery become disconnected and …
  • Just sounds to me like its on shortest distance rather than fastest time
  • Think you missed the point, the device tried to take me through a route that was going to be over 2 hours longer than one readily available, both through time and distance. It recalculated umpteen times as I deviated from the loop back route it want…
  • Of course another way around this is to use AA batteries in the unit when you want to use the power cord in the wagon, the 680 won't try to charge those.
  • Reading through this again I'm wondering if your battery is OK, It should last more than 2 hours. Tried mine with a flat battery and a 12v charging lead direct to the USB socket and can only get the charging icon same as you. However using a standa…
  • Having said that I've tried garmin spanner in your scenario on mine and still cannot get it out of the battery charge screen. I've also tried configuring 'double tap' on the power button options to route planner, but the damn thing switches off wh…
  • From main menu / up arrow / setup / system / interface / Garmin Spanner On powering 680 then asks you if you want to go into mass storage mode, answering no allows Montana to run normally under power.
  • Thanks for the update, you have taken the correct course of action in returning the device as it's new. Montana is as good as it gets in current models in my view, 276CX should be better but performance seems to remain problematical from reports.
  • was the device new? if not is it an original Garmin battery? I have experienced similar with a non original battery.