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  • Both routes are motorways so that is not the answer as far as I can see. Probably just another bit of Garmin idiosyncrasy, like my similar problem in the Lake District last year, unless the shorter route regularly known for heavy traffic? that wou…
    in Nuvi 2529 Comment by Chris_Sav April 19
  • Lot of 'Stockholm Syndrome' I have seen in reviews, such as the 276CX which ran like a dog for me but some have spent their pennies on it so it must be wonderful. The phone apps still somewhat lack the polish of the dedicated GPS units for me, but …
  • Thanks Boyd, Catch22 at the moment, mystery virus at start of year that has completely upset my B.P. had blue lights flashing visit from parameds at one stage. Right hip has got to the stage where they want to replace it but they won't touch it un…
  • Just an update as illness and injury has prevented me from riding thus far this year. Did 85 miles on the BSA Super Rocket as first run last week. Montana on the bars with OSM mapping outward bound, all as expected. Used the AGM on the way back wit…
  • Probably will mirror the big event we had December 31, 1999 as we changed to January 1, 2000. No big deal, much like the end of the Aztec calendar. The reason 1999/2000 was not a big deal was the preparation that went into it, months and months …
  • Thanks Boyd. Have not had time to play last, couple of days, upgrading the home net and deep into ethernet cabling, extension aerials, IP addresses, subnets, an extra access point and a bridge at present, easy to lose complete days trying to get th…
  • I keep a pointer pen in my pocket, don't like touch screen and gloves.
  • Spoke to soon, I can wipe the smirk off my face! Connects and disconnects via the hub but cannot read the displayed drives. Back to the drawing board
  • Old thread this one but a resolution might interest someone. have been unable to disconnect the Montana from my windoze 10 USB 3.1 ports machine since I bought the 680T. USB 2.0 ports on the back don't work either. It's been OK on 'erself's older m…
  • Thanks for the heads-up, loading on mine
  • Good spot! been looking forward to this now we've had fibre run to my end of the village and my connection has gone from 5 meg to 52meg! BT could not find an excuse to charge me extra either!
  • Thanks for keeping us updated. For my use I see three problems with using a phone. Reading the screen in sunlight, not water proof and battery life. I have software that will work for me. Of the three reading it in sunlight is the one stopping me …
  • Yup Monterra X 2. First used one was off Ebay and was faulty, screen span full 360 degrees under a bit of vibration. Second used one I bought had hardly been used and was a nice machine in superb condition but the text on the Montana was bolder and…
  • Hi Boyd. Would have saved myself money on the phone in the short term, but still think that is where the future lies, just not yet. I have still not found an ideal solution and that's not for want of trying as your memory correctly dictates. New G…
  • Update as requested is that the Montana is still my GPS of choice on my vintage/classic bikes and my Drivelux 50 LMTD in the car. Been riding very little this winter due to a deteriorating hip, but the fancy AGM X2 phone has not displaced the resi…
  • Happy New Year All. Will be out on the 1961 BSA Super Rocket later this morning and the Montana will be on the bars. Re the Mac 32 bit and 64 bit problems mentioned earlier. I am still using an extensive software system I wrote over 20 years ago o…
  • Even more optimistic to assume that I will still be here in 2026. :)) Ditto
  • 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!