New Garmin Monterra android gps

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New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by mtrax » 25 June 13 8:00 am

Garmin just announced another new gpsr about the size of Montana based on the android platform
about US$650 due out 3 quarter this year

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/2013/ ... id-os.html

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by Laighside Legends » 25 June 13 10:57 am

Looks good! =D>
But can it make phone calls and more importantly get data from the 3G network???

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Post by caughtatwork » 25 June 13 1:20 pm

Laighside Legends wrote:Looks good! =D>
But can it make phone calls and more importantly get data from the 3G network???
No and no.
No cellular radio, only WiFi.

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by Dik: » 25 June 13 3:03 pm

No and no.
No cellular radio, only WiFi.
Just like my tablet.

Why have another SIM card and account when it's right next to my phone with a wi-fi hot spot

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by Laighside Legends » 25 June 13 8:31 pm

Dik: wrote:
No and no.
No cellular radio, only WiFi.
Just like my tablet.

Why have another SIM card and account when it's right next to my phone with a wi-fi hot spot
Then why not just use your phone? I don't like carting 2 things around with me... (I know the gps is more accurate and what not but my phone has gotten me near enough to over 2500 caches - and it has live access which is why I don't use a real gps)

If it had a phone part to it I think that would be the ultimate geocacher's phone! :mrgreen:

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by Zalgariath » 29 June 13 1:20 pm

Reports are it is limited to Screen Resolution 272 x 480 pixels... meaning it cant run a lot of apps... like ingress where it would be very useful :(

Yet, once they add a sim card slot and boost the res they are on the right track ;)

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by Alansee » 29 June 13 6:01 pm

The ability to download caches while in the field via your phone does have its attractions, as does having your Geocaching device separate from your PAF'ing device.

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by cap flint » 02 July 13 11:43 am

I like Monterra's connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (that's what I miss in Montana) but don't like the hybrid flavour.

Will the next Garmin after Monterra have full android phone capability.. again? And why not, it's a very lucrative market and considering that they are probably losing market share in GPS space to smartphones it's a good move for Garmin.

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Post by Zalgariath » 02 July 13 12:57 pm

They have gone the other way from the Garmin-Asus A50, which was a phone with beefed up GPS. Great unit, still have mine. Just a little old now-days in Phone terms. Now they have gone the other way with a GPS with beefed up connectivity... the next logical step would be to marry the two idea and have the ultimate caching device :D

A heavy, environment proof, full android GPS Phone :D

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Post by cap flint » 02 July 13 2:19 pm

..and can even mix drinks between PAF's and finds :D

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by Yurt » 09 October 13 4:51 pm

Available this month from Johnny Appleseed for $752. Hmmm. Just a bit on the high side for me.

I'm really surprised there hasn't been a decent GPS with phone/data capability yet. I guess phones are so dominant now.

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by mtrax » 09 October 13 5:27 pm

How about a loton the high side

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Post by Yurt » 10 October 13 2:41 pm

mtrax wrote:How about a loton the high side
A bit for me is about 50%! :mrgreen:

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Re: New Garmin Monterra android gps

Post by mtrax » 10 October 13 3:12 pm

yes and for a rubbish screen resolution too.. I think I'll wait for v2.0

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