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  • Just haven't figured out the s. Traditionally, the "s" stands for "sensors" on Garmin handhelds - the compass and barometer.
  • I could be wrong, but I thought Garmin discontinued the picture viewer on later models of the Nuvi. Earlier models had it, but I don't think it's available on the Nuvi 57.
  • Now all they need to do is put the 276cx screen on the Montana 700 and the Montana 700 processor in the 276cx and both will be perfect! :))
  • I think the complaints I've seen regard brightness on external power. Unless it's just a bug that limits screen brightness, hard to imagine that Garmin could improve this with firmware. On battery power, it's possible that they are limiting brightne…
  • Wasn't there something said that if you didn't update your device at least every two years that you might lose your free lifetime update? Yes, we discussed this awhile ago, evidently it was a change in Garmin's policy. However, I updated maps on an …
  • That is all true. However, the fact that @kingdlw had to ask whether updates are needed suggests that they are not experiencing any significant problems. I suppose it comes down to where you drive. For me, I am - no exaggeration - only driving 1/10 …
  • There is no need to ever update at all, unless you want to.
  • Was really just asking a simple question, let me put it differently. Do you live in the US? Did you buy the GPS in the US and did it have US maps installed on it? If so, you will have the City Navigator North America Map. You will not see any file …
  • What map is currently installed on the GPS now? What do you mean by "American Streets U.S. only"? Is this a Garmin map? Is that the name of a map? Garmin's street map is called "City Navigator".
  • The advrider thread mentioned the 700i having a “transreflective “ screen. All Garmin handhelds have transreflective screens. This means that they can be viewed in direct light without the use of the backlight, which is important for conserving batt…
  • We only get a couple posts per year in this forum, so unfortuately I doubt that you'll find the answer here. I don't think Magellan sells automotive GPS units anymore, do they?
  • So, @Fiddish - how do you like the 700i now that you've had it for a month? There's a long thread at advrider and people are complaining about screen visibility. Several photos have been posted that don't look so good... https://advrider.com/f/thre…
  • Try formating the sd card in the GPS if possible Why would that make any difference?
  • It seems a bit strange to me that it cannot be more accurate though! It will not seem strange if you become more familiar with the technology. Garmin's handheld devices are accurate to within about +/- 5 meters (16 feet). And Garmin claims +/- 3 m…
  • Thanks, those look fine. However, this is not at all comparable to the examples I gave. The aerial image is zoomed way out. Look at the distance scale in the example I posted above - click on it to see full size. If you zoom in that far on your trac…
  • I would be very interested to see some examples of this, overlaid on aerial imagery. But I'm sure that GLONASS helps much more in the UK than it does here in the US. There is certainly nothing wrong with the eTrex line if you want a general purpose…
  • Yes! But, just to be clear, all the GLO does is provide more accurate data to the phone. Once you set it up then everything will continue working just the same, but you will have more accurate data. Looking at the thread I linked to about accuracy…
  • What kind of phone do you have? With an iPhone, it will automatically recognize the GLO and use it instead of the built-in GPS. Not sure about the current version of Android but AFAIK, you need to install this free app and set it up in order to use…
  • I think will need to learn a lot more before you have the proper frame of reference to really understand this kind of issue. If you just record a track on the eTrex, it will be a big mess, zig-zagging all over the place - would look much worse than …
  • I made an old post about this issue at GPSFileDepot, including some screenshots https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=1335.msg8387#msg8387 The pink lines in this image are the high resolution trails. The blue lines are the result of conv…
  • Javawa's tools are great, but if you convert your track to an .img file, it will suffer from the loss of accuracy I described above. Again, that might not matter to you but I was not happy with this for the map I made.
  • Yes, that's certainly possible and I have done something similar using a variety of devices over the years (eTrex Legend C, GPSMap 60csx, Oregon 400 and Montana 600). I actually got the best results with a Garmin GLO, which is a stadalone GPS device…
  • Well, this may be the end of that archive. I asked over at GPSFileDepot where user "Red90" knows Allory Deiss who owns the site. Here is his response. :( https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4539.msg25608#msg25608 - - - - - - - - - - - -…
  • I'm sure Garmin would be quite happy to sell you a Zumo XT with a 5.5" screen. :O) I was reading a long thread about the new Montana over at advrider.com and people were comparing it to the Zumo XT. People really seem to like the XT over there.
  • Most updates are not necessary IMO. Still running the original firmware and maps that were installed when I bought my DriveTrack 71 almost two years ago. Hardly even using the car now, so there would be no point in updating the maps. :))
  • I seriously doubt that it's possible. For just one year (2012 IIRC) Garmin gave us "dashboards" that I figured out how to hack and even posted a tutorial here. There was a way to add new fonts to those, but I couldn't get that to work. But after th…
  • They both show 10 foot accuracy. Not sure how accurate that is indicator is given this. That figure is known as "Estimated Positional Accuracy" or EPE and may not mean what you think it does. See this: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/comment/…
  • All of these units have "road lock" where your position is snapped to the nearest road on the City Navigator map which might make them hard to compare. You could load a non-routable third party map and disable City Navigator for a better comparison.…
  • Hmm, that is not a good sign. Were you using the same SD card when you tried the AZ topo on the other GPS? Did you contact Garmin support? According to their site, the Southwest Topo should be compatible. https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/699779#ma…
  • That's weird. I forgot to follow up here, but I was told the owner of that site put it back online a couple weeks after I made my first post. Now it seems to be gone again, will see what I can find out. At least http://gpsinformation.net/ is back o…
  • A brief review here, with several embedded videos. They confirm that the "i" models cannot use AA batteries. https://www.gpstraining.co.uk/reviews/review---garmin-montana-700-series I found this part surprising, but evidently it is the same as the…
  • I'm completely confused by Garmin's traffic options. What is "digital traffic"? Is that the same as "HD traffic"?
  • But I thought the whole issue was that the Drive app doesn't support liveTrack?
  • Video's wrong on this, you can use AA batteries in an adaptor. Over on the geocaching forums, someone posted that the AA battery pack only works with the Montana 700. He says that the "i" versions with inReach technology only work with the special G…
  • This is what I've been saying for awhile. Most of the features Garmin has hyped for their newer automotive devices require a smartphone for connectivity. Makes you wonder why you need the GPS at all. :D But I will admit, the Garmin devices have v…
  • Cool! B-) Will look forward to hearing your impressions.
  • Actually, this is where I found the javawa screenshot(s). Lots of posts comparing it with the Zumo XT in this thread. https://advrider.com/f/threads/garmin-montana-700i.1459494/page-7#post-40605262
  • The DriveTrack 61 supports it, although I've never used it on mine. Don't see it listed for the 65, but Garmin's manuals are so bad.... Anyway, it appears that you need the Garmin Smartphone Link app for LiveTrack and the 65 uses the newer "Drive" …
  • In one of the links I posted above (?) it shows Javawa GMTK with the Montana 7xx connected, and the maps are .img files. While not conclusive, that implies you can access it as a mass storage device and copy map files to it. Have not seen any mentio…
  • What is the "OSM map question"?
  • That tablet looks kind of awkward with the wide bezels and buttons on the side. What is that big thing on the top right? A speaker? First impressions review of the new Montana here with lots of screenshots: https://www.navigation-professionell.de/e…
  • Video's wrong on this, you can use AA batteries in an adaptor. You really need to dig through the manual to find that! It says there is an optional AA battery pack, but they don't list it in the accessories.
  • Some videos. It actually has an interchangeable battery pack, which is nice (but probably expensive). Quite a bit larger than a Montana 6xx but that's to be expected with the 5" screen. Too bad they couldn't reduce the size of the bezels, that would…
  • Glad it is working out. Today, Garmin introduced the Montana 750i, which looks a lot like a handheld version of the Overlander. http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/31498/garmin-introduces-the-montana-750i#latest
  • Don't think there is any way to turn off the parking alerts, this has been discussed before. I agree, they are very annoying and not especially helpful/accurate. Not really sure about the traffic, are you talking about HD traffic? I thought that mo…
  • Some more info here https://news.sky.com/story/garmin-paid-multi-million-dollar-ransom-to-criminals-using-arete-ir-say-sources-12041468 "Smartwatch maker Garmin paid a multi-million dollar ransom to criminals who encrypted its computer files throu…
  • Actually, looking at your old thread I see you're using a chromebook, not Linux. However, looks like it is still possible to run Qgis in a dual-boot setup. https://www.oreilly.com/library/view/mastering-geospatial-development/9781788999892/76b9e4f7…
  • Unfortunately, Birdseye "is what it is". Varies from location to location, in many cases they use Digital Globe satellite imagery. IMO, that is usually not so great. Here in NJ, the state shoots nice imagery in the winter and Birdseye uses that, sin…