Garmin Monterra Replacement

 

Does anybody here have any thought on whether we will ever see a replacement for the Garmin Monterra? I have always wanted one, but I also always thought that they were overpriced. With Garmin no longer supporting newer versions of Android for it, it seems destined to die, much like their Garminfone and Garmin Nuvifone did.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/113522

Garmin.

It appears to me that Garmin has pretty much abandoned both the handheld and automotive markets in favor of their fitness devices (watches, etc.). Now when you go to their product page for handhelds, half of the devices they show are watches ... certainly not my idea of what a handheld GPS is. A further indication that they have no interest in the Android/IOS market is that they have discontinued ALL of their navigation apps (except for Smartphone Link), including Navigon which they bought out only a few years ago to get the Navigon app. Here is kind of a "sad" read: https://www.navigon.com/en/

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Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Sad indeed. Maybe garmin

Sad indeed. Maybe garmin bought them just to eliminate a competitor.

Is the apple/iphone street pilot app still in existence? I don't have any apple products or itunes on the pc to check.

iphone street pilot app.

It is my understanding that has been discontinued too.

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Alan - Android Auto, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

I doubt it

I owned a Monterra briefly in 2016. I returned it after using for a week. It had no cellular connectivity and relied on Wifi for many apps. In my experience, there is little or no Wifi coverage in areas where you use a handheld.

Garmin Monterra Replacement

alandb wrote:

...A further indication that they have no interest in the Android/IOS market is that they have discontinued ALL of their navigation apps (except for Smartphone Link), including Navigon which they bought out only a few years ago to get the Navigon app. Here is kind of a "sad" read: https://www.navigon.com/en/

I agree. I still have Garmin Viago on some older smartphones. I am sure it is hard to compete with Google Maps, though.