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Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:19 am
by Brenhden
Morning All,

I only get my satnav out a few times a year so I've never really got to grips with it.

It's a 610 and when I got it I loaded TT OSM British-Isles + Contours onto it. It's the routable version.

Whilst it's great for following GPX routes using it as a standard road satnav is quite tricky, if I go to 'Where to' then 'Addresses' it goes to 'Spell State/Province' and whatever I type in there it can't find it.

Is this the right way to put a post code in or is there a better way?

Cheers

Bren

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:23 am
by byewayrider
When you first start the were too...select the country you are in...lookjng for uk address with say france as last used search wont work.... :lol: ..

Just a suggestion ;) i use cheap citynavigator copies :o

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:27 pm
by Sanqhar
Some Garmins even differentiate between England, Wales and Scotland.

Tom

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:17 pm
by bikenav
just tried my 600 Where to- = ADDRESS Address- =SPELL COUNTRY/WALES Wales- = SPELL CITY POSTAL CODE /SEARCH ALL
Guess you need to play with one of the many setup features looked myself but nothing obvious stands out to me sorry. Brilliant gadgets they are brilliantly frustrating at times too.

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:34 pm
by dibbs
I have a Montana 650 and find its pretty useless for address searches and routes, but great for following a GPX trail or route. I use google maps for road sat nav stuff its much easier

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:47 pm
by Brenhden
bikenav wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:17 pm
just tried my 600 Where to- = ADDRESS Address- =SPELL COUNTRY/WALES Wales- = SPELL CITY POSTAL CODE /SEARCH ALL
Guess you need to play with one of the many setup features looked myself but nothing obvious stands out to me sorry. Brilliant gadgets they are brilliantly frustrating at times too.
Thanks, didn't work for me, I even tried Wales.

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:49 pm
by Brenhden
dibbs wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:34 pm
I have a Montana 650 and find its pretty useless for address searches and routes, but great for following a GPX trail or route. I use google maps for road sat nav stuff its much easier
It seems to work ok for routes if you find where you are going on the map and put a flag there.

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:01 pm
by herman
I have had that problem and solved it. Trouble is I can't remember how right now! It will be how you have it set up I am sure. Could be in profiles set for road not off road?

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:46 pm
by AlanHolt
If you don't use it much, is the software up to date?

Re: Garmin Montana address search

Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:41 pm
by ~ACP~
If it's OSM maps not proper Garmin City Navigator, have you picked up a version that's only got a 4 digit postcode search?
Some of them don't have the full Monty address search function.
Personally I never got on with OSM. Found the detail pretty crap.