I too have a Montana as a replacement for a defunct 76. I really like the large display and touchscreen capability. However, I am now on my third unit. The first had issues with random distance errors and the second would not properly calibrate the touchscreen. Before purchasing a Montana I'd do some online research about its reliability. Fortunately, both times I needed replacement I was able to do so at the retailer (REI) rather than directly from Garmin. The first time Garmin wanted 4-6 weeks to provide a replacement, the second time they wanted $110 as the original unit was over a year old.
Like I said, there's a lot to like about the Montana but I'm glad I purchased it from a retailer that stands behind the products they sell.
On Jun 6, 2012, at 10:49 AM, Reg wrote:
> As an extra comment for folk with a Montana, MS can't transfer
> waypoint and tracks between GPSr and computer. The solution is to use
> BC for this and use MS to manage the.gdb files.
> Having been critical of the GPSrs that Garmin suggest are replacements
> for the 76C range, I would suggest that the Montana be considered.
> I'll respond to any requests for why.