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Thank you thank you thank you.... the Galileo App appears to do exactly what I was looking for. I download my custom Google Map to the app, put the phone into airplane mode to simulate being somewhere with no cell service, and the app tracked me around my neighborhood with no issues.

For $10 this is a bargain. Returning my Montana as I type this.... I only hope Cabelas will take it back no questions asked after i used it for about a week....

Thanks Boyd for the reply, I was hoping you would weigh in as you seem to be very active on the forums and very well informed.

I too have been very happy navigating with Google Maps and and iPhone, and only very recently purchased a Montana 680 because i was concerned that Google Maps and an iPhone would not be  a workable solution outside of decent cell phone coverage.

I wish there was a way I could test drive the Garmin 24K maps to see if I thought they were worth the $129 they want for the US Northeast....
Is it just me or does the Birdseye topo map subscription leave you unimpressed?

Downloaded my home area as a 24K topo map and loaded into my Montana 680.... wait a minute... were is my house?... where is my street?... where is my neighborhood?.... my house and my neighborhood was built in the 1990s... Go on the USGS map finder site, download the map of my area circa 1957 and i get the exact same map I just downloaded from Birdseye! Seriously, 1957!???

I checked another area in NY.... same story. Map is from the 50's. Is this other people's experience or am I missing something?

I did not just shell out $400 on a Garmin handheld so I can navigate using 1950s maps...

Someone please tell me there is a better option.