Garmin Montana 600 - offroad map

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Nicolas
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Garmin Montana 600 - offroad map

Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:57 am

Dear all

I just bought the Garmin Montana 600 and of course I'm looking for the offroad maps.

Any advice ? Any link to download it ? Free will be better :-)

Thank you
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Uncle
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Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:18 am

You can get it at Amit in Mina, Abu Dhabi

It is not useful for the open desert, however, it does contain trails for the mountains.
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Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:56 am

Uncle wrote:You can get it at Amit in Mina, Abu Dhabi

It is not useful for the open desert, however, it does contain trails for the mountains.
What Nasser said. The UAE and Oman offroad maps are not much use for the desert and the UAE as a whole, but it's full of locations for Oman. AED 200 from Amit and comes in a micro-SD.

The maps are however just points, it is not satellite imagery - that you'd need to get through a Garmin Birdseye subscription.
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HaMaD
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Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:27 am

Dear Nicolas ,,

i had a same one, and i don't seeing it's a good idea to have the Offroad maps like Cogder said and it's not worth too
coz most of it are just a cutch tracks ..

but you can have a Google maps on your Device and it's very helpfull
just by have an account in Garmin site and confirm your device to them and downloud the Program Birdseye from garmin

this one will help you to check your rotes edit and draw a new one
for downloud google map images they will ask for 30$ usd for the year
in this year you can downloud as much as you want of Google maps Images
as the satellite images in Google earth ,, and its helpfull in desert ,,

i hope i exeplan it well

goodluck ,,
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Garmin Montana 600 - offroad map

Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:48 pm

Hi everyone.

I am new comer in the Community. I am in AD since a year and have done a couple of off road trip.
I wish to join this club to enjoy even more UAE off road.

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Nicolas
, I agree with HaMaD.
This is what I have done for my Montana 650. I have paid a yearly fee into Garmin site and now I can download whatever map I wish (up to reach capacity of the memory of GPS).
You can even select the definition of map (low, medium, High) which give you even more flexibility. If you are full, you remove the one you what from your device and put it back later if needed.

I have downloaded area in Liwa, AD, Dubai, fossi Rock, Fujairah, Oman and I still haven't reach full capacity.... It may slower the "refreshing" screen of the device though.

Any way, it is a cheap and convenient what to do, even if it does not give you a full detail map (but it is better than the blue screen)!

cheers.
Nicolas
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Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:58 pm

Thank you guys. I'll check this out.
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Nicolas
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Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:09 am

Guys, once again thanks for your previous comments. I followed your advice and since I use birdeye which is nice, easy and quite cheap.
Do you know if we can share birdeyes images ? if so I'll be happy to send you the one I have and if some of you already downloaded Liwa in good rez I'll be happy to get it....otherwise I just do it and it may take some times.

For Liwa, do you have gpx files ? tracks you have done ?

Thank you,
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Nicolas
Nicolas
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Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:48 pm

Good evening, I might sell my Garmin Montana 600. I bought it in Jan 2014 as you can see on previous post. I went obviously to the concerned part of the forum but I cant post there. If anyone interested let me know. I bought it 1799 aed at the time from Adventure HQ plus the car holder with speaker included.
Let me know if you are interested and send me an offer.
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Nicolas
Nicolas
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Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:45 pm

So, I made a bit of search and finally come out with the following :
- Garmin Montana 600
- original box and cables
- car mount

Price : AED 1600
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