Garmin Oregon 450 is a multipurpose tool that you will need for your outdoor adventure. This small gadget is built with features such as picture viewer, micro SD card slot, 3-axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter, a high sensitivity receiver, sunlight readable, touchscreen and many more.
The Controls are Easy
This Garmin Oregon device comes with a color, sunlight readable, touchscreen display that offers high resolution images and crystal clear enhanced colors. You just need touch the color screen to navigate. It’s very easy to use and this means you will spend more time to enjoy your outdoor adventure than messing with the controls. Its digital maps show you a big picture of the surrounding area and shaded contours at higher zoom levels. The display can also be customized.
Sharing Data is Easy
The Garmin navigation device can share your Geocaches, tracks and waypoints wirelessly to other compatible Dakota, Colorado and Oregon user. You just need to touch “Send” to transfer the information. With this feature you can share your favorite hike to your friend.
Add Maps is Easy
You just need to insert a Map Source card with detailed maps, and this device will provide turn by turn directions to your destinations. Select topographic maps to get 3D map view which gives you a better perspective of your elevations. The card slot is placed inside the waterproof compartment, so you don’t need to worry about getting it wet.
Support GPX files
The Garmin Oregon 450 is supports Geocacing.com GPX files. With this feature, the device stores and displays descriptions, hints, difficulty, terrain and location of an area. So you don’t need bring papers / maps into your journey and just simply download the GPX file to your device to start the hunting.
This best GPS navigation device has a barometric altimeter that tracks changes in pressure and you can set it to plot barometric pressure over time, it also has a built-in 3 axis electronic compass that shows your heading. The device can locates your position precisely and quickly with HotFix satellite prediction and WAAS-enabled GPS receiver technology, even in deep canyons and heavy cover.
You can use Garmin Connect to store and analyze your outdoor activities with a connection to Internet. This feature allows you to explore other routes uploaded by others Garmin Connect users, share your outdoor experiences on Facebook and Twitter and view your activities on a map using Google Earth.
The unit is good but not perfect. It has some issues such as it stop showing the tracks on maps, sometime track files are found damaged, the compass sometimes loses its way and needs to be recalibrated, and the tracks were not 100% accurate in some cases.
The size of the Garmin Oregon 450 is perfect. It will fit into your pocket comfortably and easily when you wear it in your outdoor activities.
The brightness in direct sunlight is not an issue. You can set the brightness level to zero then the display can be read perfectly in direct sunlight.
The unit support geo-tag photographs. Google has a lot of geo-tag photographs that you can download. And if you found an interesting spot area, you just need to click on the picture on your Oregon, and it will take you to the spot where the picture was taken.
Overall Garmin Oregon 450 is awesome and is recommended for anyone who likes adventures.
Powered by a high-speed USB connection, high-sensitivity GPS receiver, touchscreen display, barometric altimeter and digital compass. Available in 4 editions (Preloaded Topographic Maps with Camera, Preloaded Topographic Maps , Camera and Base Model)