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  • by map i mean paper map. Am I happy with 64s? i am a little bit scared of it because it did not behave properly all the time in this short period.
  • i mainly use my gps unit for navigating in the cities or on roads so maps are useless for me :).
  • I normally turned it on and it has frozen. i used short depress on the ON/OFF button. nothing else. i think it is not related to anything but low quality of my particular unit (fourth one in the row). just hopeless.
  • ah no. i will live with garmin. i just do not like it but i need it. it is a hopeless debate; what should i do if it does not turn on after depressing ON button after several minutes? my previous units did not have such problems.
  • the replacement unit for my Montana behaved similarly to 268 PC from middle 90s. So in several tries it did not load some files with geocaches. I was forced to cancel it after several unsuccessful tries. The new 64s showed its real nature several da…
  • 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.
  • i did use correct settings. i had troubles with factory battery, i hope you know what i mean. after all at the dealer they did not say that I am wrong, they just took the device back. i am totally happy with 64s because i realized touch screen is no…
  • my montana died when battery meter showed 40%, truckinguy. I am happy that I have returned it. no problems with 64s. The second montana behaved strangely too. I have returned it. Next, etrex touch 35 was like a nightmare so i have returned it too. I…
  • i took my 680T to Garmin and they were not able to fix battery issues. Finally I got rid of it and now i have 64s.
  • ... or even 3,000 years before in ancient Egypt ? :) I guess GPS battery is not different than any other battery in the world? I wonder why should something go wrong in charging battery after let's say 25 years of cell phone era ... I know it is eas…
  • ok, it is about 680. But still .... problems with battery charging in 21st century? I thought these problems were solved in 19th century or in the 20th at the latest.
  • this is interesting and supports my hypothesis that Garmin sells their certain products on certain markets. More precisely, not optimal products on not optimal markets.
  • yes i know and that is so sad. to me this is not a progress but rather neurotic and unnecessary changes of things which worked in the past.
  • Lol. Is Montana first Garmin's product? i guess not. so I cannot believe such things are coincidental. after so many years and after so many products they have problems with software which controls battery ?
  • DaveM, the idea about two profiles is good. On the other side there will be not significantly less work if i follow your suggestion. But thanks again, I will definitely try it in practice. BTW this is not a big problem at all. I am super happy that …
  • i do not know how this is regulated in US but here in EU using a phone is strictly forbidden during the drive. So hand-free sets for using cell phones in a car are popular. Now I can come to your question ... by analogy to safe telephone use in a ca…
  • actually i did (do) not want to have two routable maps turned on at the same time. especially i do not want to have them turned on after you told me that i might expect problems in such case. I just wanted to explain that in terms of simplicity it w…
  • there was a strong practical reason to have enabled them both: during navigation i have both of them enabled and during hiking I turn off navigator. So it is less work than in case of turning one on and another off. I hope you understand my point. I…
  • EU topo is routable as well. thanks for warning about possible conflict between City navigator and topo maps.
  • yes, ca 1300 segments for topoactive europe v4 map. so far all works nice. it seems that enabling city navigator AND topo map does not show details on a screen which are included in topo map. Disabling city navigator shows these details (assuming to…
  • ok, this time let me be the one who gives data; i purchased TopoActive Europe v4 map and downloaded it onto SD 32 GB card with City navigator Europe 2018.20 on it. There is 3 maps now on the SD card because Topo map consists of 2 maps (west and east…
  • i just ended chat conversation with garmin usa and they claim I will be fine with both maps on a 32 GB sd card. They did not answer me how many segments in TopoActive Europe v4 map, which is ridiculous I believe. So, let me say that I believe them a…
  • thanks. so now i have the answer: 565 segments on a card and 0 segments on a device. it means that I still have "place" for more than 2,400 segments. Of course it will be hard to get information about how many segments is in Topo Europe v4 map ... b…
  • That's so cool, thanks. So on my SD card there is 25 GB free of 29 GB. Next, there is 565 segments on it. There is 3,2 GB free of 3.66 GB on the device itself. i have one map in two files there. Number of map segments is zero. But I am not sure …
  • Thanks, Boyd. So if i buy downloadable Topo Europe map, then I will be able to see all its segments on my computer. i assume I must download this map onto brand new SD card in order to avoid possible problems with "too many segments onto one sd car…
  • Gentlemen, finally (i hope) I have a working device. It is GPSMAP 64s. I returned two Montana 680t and one eTrex touch 35 because they were faulty. The eTrex touch 35 did not react on touching Map icon for instance ... I used only pre-installed e…
  • my eTrex 35 was not so cheap in comparison to GPSMAP 64s which is on the way to me in this moment. I paid for first one ca 220 EUR and for second one ca 250 EUR. Thanks to both for explanation about Monterra, I did not have a clue.
  • Your favorite unit is one that was ridiculously overpriced, a huge failure for Garmin and was discontinued some time ago. That speaks volumes in itself! i assume you speak about eTrex 35? I ordered GPSMAP 64s yesterday and expect it here in couple…
  • that's it then. only practice counts. thanks.
  • my consideration was: for 600 eur i want my brand new device to work without issues and evident signs of malfunctions. I can accept malfunctions after some time but not for a brand new device. Every cell phone for much less money has a working batte…
  • Thanks for the reply. So mechanically it needs a small modification. However, what about in terms of electricity? Is it safe for batteries and device?
  • my first Montana 680T charged to 99% in first charge. In second it dropped to 93% maximum. At third charge it reached 91%. then i took it to dealer and i received replacement (which behaved similarly).
  • Again thanks for your info. I must say that your explanation is clear and understandable therefore highly practical. I appreciate it. So in my case i did a right move because i purchased downloadable map and I intend to use it on one device for a lo…
  • ...so it is better to buy a map on a SD card even if it is slightly more expensive? In another words, if i buy a map on a SD card, should this map work on any Garmin device with SD card slot?
  • Thanks, Boyd. You are precious. I did not search much about this topic (yet) because I am busy with finding appropriate and working handheld unit for me. Thanks for clarifying things, at least I will know what is going on when I will hit the limit o…
  • thanks so much for your explanation.
  • Ok, thanks for your consolation. However after three low hits it is hard to get on feet again. Now I am curious and would like to hear more about what you started, please. Namely it seems it matters where the device was bought. I do believe in theo…
  • Thanks for your suggestions. I will definitely check TwoNav. Using a smartphone during navigation is highly non-practical to me. I want to hold something in my hand when I am driving and searching right address. I use smartphone in protection case, …
  • Ok, i have returned the unit. Nobody explained me what is going on - so why both my devices (original and replacement) exhibited same fault. I must admit that I liked Montana 680t but now I am afraid that any one, even if purchased on Amazon.de or c…
  • update: after second charging "the new unit" reached only 91% again. i think they gave me same unit back with some modifications, new serial number, etc. They even did not provide me support to use my newly purchased City navigator maps on replaceme…
  • what is charging time in your case? i did not measure it but i have impression that it is ca 6 hours or even more, and from 80 to 100 (99)% it goes slower than from 0 to 80%. is this normal?
  • Hi, I received replacement device for my Montana 680t. nobody explained me what was wrong with old one. So far so good ... however in first charging I reached 99% "only". It seems than Montana can be charged up to 100% only in dreams. Future will sh…
  • the device is totally new. it is original garmin battery which came with the device. they promised to me that they will fix the device (battery) without any doubt so i do not have to worry. let's say i believe them but so many times i was disappoint…
  • i took it to the dealer and will have it back in one week or so. report follows.
  • thanks. beside a bad battery, in theory it is possible that the device itself does not recognize the battery status in a proper way.