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post #16 of 21 Old May 21st, 2012, 12:27 PM
 
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I like the nuvi 500, but I wish the screen was bigger.
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Yeah, big screen is nice and another reason why I am going with the Montana 650.
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I just bought the Garmin Montana 600 (no need for a camera) about a week ago and took it out on the RZR this past weekend. I was very impressed. Very easy to read in sunlight even without the backlighting on. Nice large screen, and I thought was very easy to use. I have had garmin GPS units since around 1996 so Im not a newbie. But felt the Montana uses same basic system as in other handhelds but with a ton of features. We were out on the trails for approx 6 hours and still had like 69% battery left on the Lithium ion battery pack. I highly recommend the Montana!!
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I purchased the Garmin Montana 650t and used it all last week in Moab, UT during Rally on the Rocks. I was very happy with the unit. I would buy it again.
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On my boat when we were, to dangerous now, fishing in Mex. I used a Garmin 12, handheld, I had it in a holder next to wheel, it was a good one, it would get us to within 10 feet... no longer made, when I sold boat it went with boat,
When we bought the RZR I went with a Garmin 76Cx, $199.00 when I bought it, since then they have been on sale $169.00 or so, this one is color, handheld, is very user friendly, comes with a card & cable so I can download other maps from computer if I want, has LOONG battery life, just 2- aa's I don't think I'll mount it in a holder, I keep it in glove box in it's case, in a boat it's a little diff., I'm always watching it while going to a fishing spot, or looking for fish, & if the finder shows a bunch of fish I'm ready to mark the spot, ........... in the RZR I use it to mark our starting point, so if we get turned around, lost, or to find someone or thing, or to mark a spot we think we mite want to visit again, or incase of breakdown, .... there is just too much to be watching out for when behind this wheel, .... what I also like about the handhelds is that they are portable, if I went with someone in his boat I could mark "his" fishing spots <:-) .... in MY boat there were NO gps allowed except MINE, <:-) or take it on quad, in truck, car, or on trips, never know when you will breakdown on the road, have a medical emergency & need to tell someone where you are,

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I emailed Garmin as to what GPS for an off-road rig and they recomended the nuvi 500 as it's a hybred unit, both topo and street maps and you can get the water maps so you can also use it in your boat.
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