I’ve been trying to do some barometric altimeter field testing for awhile now, and I keep running into problems on nearly every outing. On the last foray, my Montana 600 shut down twice. I’ve had this happen before and it seems to be due to vibration. This time it was while mountain biking, but I’ve had it happen when hiking too.
It turns out that I’m not the only one experiencing this. I’ve been using the rechargeable Li-ion battery exclusively, so I can only speak to that. There does seem to be a bit of play in the battery housing on the connection end.
So I called Garmin this morning and while they didn’t ‘fess up to a problem, it didn’t take much arm twisting to get them to send out a new Li-ion battery.
My questions for Montana owners are:
- Have you experienced this problem?
- Is it limited to the Li-ion battery or do you see it while using AAs as well?
- Have any of you found it to be a hardware issue instead?