Why does the 1:25k Ordnance Survey map card and the Garmin Montana 700i and 750i?
The most asked question of the second half of 2020 has been - Why does the 1:25k map card not work in the Garmin Montana 700i and 750i?
It’s quite a story this, when Garmin launched the new Montana range nobody knew about the problems that lay ahead. We had all the models, the Garmin Montana 700, Montana 700i and Montana 750i all listed on our website with the 1:25k Ordnance Survey map card.
Only when we received the GPS units and came to set them up, as we do for our customers, did we come across the problem.
The problem was -
Both the Garmin Montana 700i and Montana 750i does not read the 1:25k Ordnance Survey map card.
It’s a long, long story. But don’t worry, it’s a good one.
In our 43rd GPS Training Podcast - more here, we tell the full story of what went on and why the Garmin Montana 700i and 750i will nor read the 1:25k map card – listen to the podcast here (don’t worry it’s the first story on the Podcast - full explanation re problem can be found at 13 min 15 seconds in).
Further reading about the Garmin Montana 700 series of GPS units.
1. Garmin Montana 700 series launch page - On this page we look at the different product models (700, 700i and 750i), we unbox each of them and the differences between each of these models.
We also compare the Montana 700 series GPS unit to the older Montana 610 and 680 models and give you our first impressions.
2. Best Selling GPS Units - in this video review we discuss the best selling GPS units for the end of 2020. In this review the Garmin Montana 700 came third, which is impressive for a large screen GPS unit.
4. Best Outdoor GPS Unit - This relates less to you the trail rider, but on this page we look at the best budget, top end and large screen GPS units on the market.