Discussion in 'GPS Stuff' started by brucedwilson, Aug 8, 2017.
$269.95 (reg. price $329.95).
that's a good deal
I also noticed the Garmin Montana 610 for $479.00
Anyone have experience with the 610 or 680 - larger screen but touch screen, no buttons - has anyone used both of these or similar for comparison?
I have the Montana 610... love it. Especially with BR Maps and shaded relief on... in areas that aren't completely flat it looks awesome and makes it very easy to find trails. The locking powered mount is awesome too.. very secure, never loses power, doesn't break the mini usb port because it doesn't use it. I never had a 64s, but I did have a Map 78 before... I liked having buttons to use with gloves on, but the screen was too small on the 78.
Hey Mike, the Map 78, you sold me. i now have on the sailboat and love it, and i also have the Montana 610 on the DRZ and love it. The only problem is that is can be difficult to see for us older guys.
Anyone have a 64s? Just got one. Haven't tried to load any maps or routs yet. Any advice or tips?
I have (but it's only as backup in case my Montana fails - I'm on my 3rd one).
The most important tip is to RTFM (twice). After that, you need to set up a secure power supply for the GPS. The 64 series only provide a mini-USB for data transfer on a PC - it is designed for hikers and expects to run on batteries. The mini-USB has had reported failures when used on bikes (vibration causes it to fracture). You probably can power it from a 12-5v converter (use the spare wire behind the headlight that is switched) if you can secure the mini-USB plug.
The 78s is the same GPS in a different case but has a robust 12V input socket.
Download free OSM road maps if you don't have any Garmin maps. Use Garmin BaseCamp software to transfer routes, tracks, etc (Mapsource needs special knowledge).
Ask if you have any further questions.
UPDATE: RTFM is also a link to the actual Manual - click it to read it.
I have a 610 for 2 years now. I dropped it many time on asphalt and gravel. Still working.
Thank you dualsport.
P.s. what is RTFM
Read The F'n Manual
Read the f'n Manual. I wasn't asking you. I simply wanted clarification. If you don't want to help F.O.
Neil was answering your question.. You asked "what is RTFM".. RTFM translates to "Read The F'n Manual".. Also like DualSport said RTFM (twice).. Cheers
Oh. Then thank you for the help and please ignore my previous post.
Guess you don't know Neil very well!! He will expect an apology in triplicate first.. <- - - or 3 of this guy!!
no I'm afraid I don't
sorry for jumping to the wrong conclusion.
and thanks again for the help
I said three - - -> not four (you said "sorry" four times above).. BTW.. I just messing with you cause I'm bored.. And before you ask BTW is "by the way".. Cheers
Neil is a great guy . Everyone is a little edgy to get out riding lol
OMG !!!! LOL
Let's stay cool everyone! I agree we all suffer from a little cabin fever; time to get out riding dirt bikes.
We're getting there.
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