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  • 276CX but ONLY if Garmin ever fix the performance problems sounds an option (big screen, Bluetooth, long battery life etc.) TalkyToaster look & feel maps give the best individual track rail representation I have found, There's no easy way of g…
  • I've had similar but have found that a successful re-install was never followed by any map problems. Poor programming of the error message in my view, could be more re-assuring.
  • Little change here thanks. Permanently on when I am run leader for our classic motorcycle group. Battery life 75% as good as 650T and screen has to be viewed from square on or you cannot see it in sunlight and I still do not think it as bright.. …
  • 2018.10 is the current EU map and the complete map is a lot bigger than 404.5 meg
  • 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…
    in Montana 680T Comment by Chris_Sav July 3
  • What really amazes me on there is that so many people have still lashed out and purchased one of the most expensive GPSers despite the umpteen comments on its dreadful performance.
  • forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=334516 Seems to agree with your comment, had not seen it, but thanks. Off again this weekend so may try taking the screen protector off, rather than have to fiddle with the angle of the mount depending …
    in Montana 680T Comment by Chris_Sav May 30
  • Used the 680T extensively for the first time on a week long rally last week. I seemed to have more difficulty in reading the screen in bright sunlight than I remember with the 650T, but the navigation went well. Only disappointment was battery li…
    in Montana 680T Comment by Chris_Sav May 30
  • Prefer the Classic TT & Manx GP myself, less hectic and love seeing the vintage bikes
    in Isle of Man Comment by Chris_Sav May 27
  • External battery charger was the only way I found
  • Good suggestion thanks, Tried that and killed a few PID's via an administrator cmd window and taskkill but always finished up with explorer having the USB connection and shooting that blanks the screen and necessitates a reboot. Had hoped to find…
  • Done all that thanks, Took an image, uninstalled every Garmin installation on the PC, rebooted, connected the 680T into mass storage and just the same. I only occasionally get that message, and then after some considerable time. Most times it event…
  • I don't understand your concern here. Which was fine right up until the time when the 680T was no longer recognised by the PC which is the title of the thread. I'm afraid I'm not prepared to take the chance of making the situation worse again.
  • Got no further USB wise I'm afraid, Intel were absolutely no help with my drivers questions. My P.C. recognises the 680T which goes into mass storage mode fine, but will then only rarely and after much delay release it. The P.C won't shut down whils…
  • If you want a laugh on the subject of sawing off the branch you are sitting on! I'm still trying to get rid of this b****y Intel USB controller which is difficult when the PC is controlled by USB devices, but knowing I had my PS2 mouse I disabled U…
  • Nope I seem to be jinxed at the mo. My new bombproof Ruggear phone has just bricked with a problem they have never seen before that causes it to reboot. That too has just gone back!!
  • Mine is a mature installation upgraded from Windoze 7. I remember having USB issues in the dim and distant past so it is possible I installed the intel drivers cannot remember. Interfering with the Intel drivers also causes the hanging problem so I …
  • 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…
  • I'm pretty certain it's a two way problem. The 276CX and the Monterra worked fine on my Windoze 10 USB 3.1 machine, my Drivelux 50 and my 3790T still do, the Montana 680T does not. Thus part of the problem lies with the Montana. The Montana works…
  • The 680T is recognised on my USB 3.1 P.C. so at least I can get on the thing. Disconnection is still problematic for me in that it takes a long time for Windows 10 to disconnect the device and when it does the 680T reboots and goes back into USB m…
  • 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…
  • My replacement 680T arrived this morning and was recognised by the PC immediately. Software update was carried out so it did not have the USB fix on it, shows the old one was faulty. Hope it disconnects when the battery is charged a bit more!!
  • Hi, Take a look at advrider.com/index.php?threads/garmin-announces-the-new-gpsmap-276cx.1178312/page-50 That shows just how useless I found the 276CX was. That BahaRider appears to be one of those who just thinks it's wonderful regardless of how t…
  • Cheers, would prefer the 276CX with the bigger screen and longer battery life but that needs a hardware upgrade, at least it looks like the 680.. was just a software fix. Seems the way to go.
  • Perhaps RFI problem from the motorcycle ignition? Does it do the same thing on a bicycle? But geez… just get a refurb Montana 650 and be happy. Thanks guys, I have now instigated a return request, but just wanted to be fair to the seller that my Mon…
  • OK guys, something a bit more definitive! Repeated the tracking test outside and worked fine with no wandering so that was a red herring on my part - sorry! Weather better so went out to try and get some film of the Monterra map gyrating on the mot…
  • Thanks, I don't want to go chasing the seller unless I am absolutely certain the Monterra is defective and I am not at this stage. I don't remember the Montana wandering when stationary anything like this, The tracking was not 100% clean but the …
  • Would still appreciate an opinion on my Monterra Left it sitting by the window for a couple of hours and the track did 16 miles
  • Does the PC say what the error is in installing the drivers? Have you tried installing the drivers as an administrator if its an access problem?
  • Yup, not been my year with Garmin GPS'ers!! Refurbed Monterra was only ever to be a cheap stop gap until the 680T got fixed or preferably the 276CX became the 276CXI
  • There was no point in keeping the Montana as it was not recognised as a USB device and thus could not update it with any fix, it had to go back.
  • Cheers Boyd, Test was done in the open as well, more easy to video indoors in the dry! Took it a stage further and inverted the Monterra outdoors and North becomes South and vice -versa, was not expecting that after calibrating in all three axes.…
  • Hi again, 650t was brilliant until some scrote pinched it. Subsequently 276CX was useless and 680T had the USB lock-up problem, both went back. Regarding the Monterra which I quite like the look of, I calibrated the compass in the open in all thre…
  • So are we saying that it should not flip bearing when rotated with the same end kept pointing North?
  • Thanks, Have heard back from Dan Townsley who does not think the map problem is related to my comments on the compass. I normally used TalkyToaster maps on my Montana before it was stolen and was using a different OSM map yesterday which seemed to…
  • Thanks, will take a look Playing with the Monterra and pointing due North along the long axis I note that it loses orientation if I rotate the Monterra 90 degrees via the short axis, keeping the long axis pointing North. As in the video https://yo…
  • Thanks, any noticeable difference on your unit thus far please?
  • Well that is a Montana update and it sounds like it might be related to the problem discussed here. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/30751/montana-680t-not-showing-as-usb I hope so as I have been relying on a second hand monterra since my 276C…
  • My experience of the USB problem was more associated with the USB version. My 680 would not load on a machine with a dedicated USB 3 port, but would load on an older machine with a USB 2 port, all on Windows 10. May not be any use to you, but worth…
  • Looks like consensus on AVRider is now that the 276CX is, and will remain, not fit for purpose.
  • 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…
  • Sorry to hear of your bother, even if it does concur with my worries over the device. Can you get it into USB mode at all? possibly on an older computer with USB2? Next step would be to try forced USB mode. My thoughts moving to a clean RGN install…
  • We've only just had 2017.30 over our side of the pond!
  • Appreciate the thanks! That's all I did on mine, can't say I noticed them after that.
  • It's under "Maps and Vehicles" / down key / "Audible Driver Alerts" on my Drivelux
  • 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.
  • Yes we cab get refurbs thx. Montana internal and a set of AA's gave me a good eight hours which is fine for a day's classic bike rides. 276CX battery life was brilliant, I hope they will fix the problems.
  • Probably best. Had no such issues with my Montana 650 No my 650T worked fine before it was stolen as did the abortive purchase of the 276CX. Think I am going to wait a while before buying another new one, going to keep an eye out for a cheap used …
  • It's got me beat. The device could not be migrated message appears a lot when googling legacy usb on usb 3.0 but no one has a fix. I even tried disabling the USB 3 support in BIOS. Every test I ran with the Drivelux and/or 3790T alongside and every…
  • What is further weird is that having left the montana connected as if in powered cradle I shut down the PC and the montana went into mass storage mode!