Garmin Oregon 450t GPS

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  • Preloaded topographic maps serve up vibrant 3D ''walk the trail'' mapping and Worldwide Digital Elevation Model (DEM) basemap with shaded relief
  • Enhance your view and understanding of your surroundings by adding Garmin BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (annual subscription card sold separately)
  • 3-axis compass features 3 magnetic sensors that provide precise angle compensation, magnetic field correction and automatic terrestrial magnetism compensation
  • Map details include national, state and local parks and forests, terrain contours, elevation information, trails, rivers, lakes and points of interest
  • Enhanced, sunlight-readable screen offers crystal-clear colors and high-resolution images
  • Easy, intuitive touchscreen operation is fun and simple to use
  • Waterproof MicroSD™ card slot for storing additional data; accepts Garmin MapSource® and BlueChart® data cards and software
  • Built-in barometric altimeter provides additional navigational aid
  • Supports OpenCaching.com GPX files for downloading detailed geocache descriptions, terrain, difficulty and hints directly into GPS unit; visit OpenCaching.com to start!
  • Groundspeak's Wherigo Player application comes pre-installed and includes an instructional tutorial; learn more at www.wherigo.com
  • Basemap with 850 MB built-in memory stores up to 1,000 waypoints, 200 routes and 20 tracks with up to 10,000 points; Digital Elevation Model shading enhances map view
  • Enjoy effortless sharing of waypoints, tracks, routes and geocache locations between Oregon and Colorado series units with ANT wireless communication function
  • High sensitivity receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction provide rapid first fix and help maintain signal, even in urban canyons and under dense foliage
  • WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) enabled receiver delivers accuracy to within 10 ft. in North America
  • Offers configurable profiles for end use—auto, marine, recreation, fitness or geocaching
  • Operates on 2 AA batteries (sold separately)
  • Rugged, waterproof construction protects unit from bumps, dust and moisture; meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (can be submerged 1m for up to 30 minutes)
  • Compatible with Garmin heart rate monitors and GSC 10 Speed and Cadence Sensor, sold separately
  • Features JPG image viewer, outdoor GPS games, hunt/fish calendar and sun/moon/tide data
  • The Garmin Oregon 450t GPS includes USB interface cable and carabiner clip

Garmin Oregon 450t GPS

Specification Description
Best use Hiking
Preloaded map Topo
Basemap Yes
Preloaded geocaches No
Wireless communication Yes
OS compatibility Mac, Windows
Camera No
Display size 2.55 x 1.53 inches
Screen Pixels 400 x 240
Touch screen Yes
Visual map display Yes
Color screen Yes
Number of routes 200
Number of waypoints 1,000 and 1,000 geocaches
Internal memory Expandable microSD card slot
Expandable memory Yes
Compass Yes
Altimeter Pressure-based
Compact antenna High-sensitivity
Position accuracy WAAS-enabled 3 meters
Batteries 2 AA
Average battery life 16 hours
Dimensions 4.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches
Weight 6.8 ounces

Garmin Oregon 450t GPS

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Rated 3.8438/5 based on 32 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromLike every garmin, this one breaks This is the second Garmin GPS I have owned. The first was a Colorado 400t. The Colorado 400t began shutting itself off 2 months after I bought it. The Garmin representative told me that shuting off 3 times by itself does "not constitute regularity" and to notify them if the problem continued. I took it back to the retailer. The Oregon is a cool device, the user interface is great and it really is fun to use. However, after owning the device for 2 months the battery indicator light no longer worked. Even if the batteries were full it said they were empty. after 4 months the ability to search for address disappeared. So I could no longer input an address when using the device for other then hiking purposes. Finally the map started going black, and this was the final straw, I returned my Oregon to REI. My experience with Garmin is that their products are unreliable and malfunction often. Furthermore, if it is under warranty and you need it repaired, they make you pay for shipping
Date published: 2010-05-24
Rated 1out of5
by fromScreen Resolution Is Terrible!!! The display on this device is horrible. Especially if you are accustomed to having modern smart phones that are readable in any light situation. Others mentioned in it in their reviews, but didn't get across how absolutely bad the situation is with the display. We're probably keeping it, but wish I had picked something else out.
Date published: 2011-03-28
Rated 2out of5
by fromS. OR Backpacker Got this to replace my Etrex Legend HC. Batteries didn't last very long. User interface was a step back from my 4 year old model. I took it back and will continue to use my old etrex.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated 2out of5
by fromI SO wanted this to work well! I really wanted this to work. I have an old Magellan 315 which still works well and hoped to upgrade for a New Mexico hiking trip. I dare say if I did the hike at night, I would have been happy enough, but to try to read this unit in the bright sunlight was a total waste of time. What were the designers thinking? The compass was also rather erratic. Stick with a magnetic type. I'll keep my 315 and a good map any day and wait for something more worthwhile. Thank goodness I purchased from REI. I was so happy they took it back I treated myself to an expensive pair of Asolo boots and a new backpack!
Date published: 2010-04-27
Rated 2out of5
by fromToo bad I can't see it Very well designed unit with intuitive touch screen controls. It would be great with one huge exception - I can't see it. Sunlight or shade. Even at full power the screen is too dim. I realize they did this to make the batteries appear to last longer, but we're adults here. Let us decide that. I wanted to mount this on my mountain bike but no way can I ever see it while biking. I ended up exchanging for the Magellan Explorist which has a superior screen. Incidentally, the topo base maps are just about as good on the 450t unit. There isn't much point in buying the regional topo map upgrades.
Date published: 2011-04-22
Rated 3out of5
by fromMay not be good for cold weather hiking Lots of people love this unit, so take my feedback with a grain of salt. I had a hard time using the unit with gloves on. I was mountain hiking in very cold weather, so taking gloves off was a big problem for me. Second, and less important, is the screen was not as easy to read as I expected. Maybe this was because of the brightness (snow over everything), or maybe because I'm getting older (45 y/0), but I felt like I needed reading glasses and I don't normally use them.
Date published: 2010-02-17
Rated 3out of5
by fromExcellent topo database, poor SW. I use this for hiking and route finding on the mountain bike. Pros: Excellent base map with weighpoints and trails. More accurate than eTrek. Hike for two days with one pair of NiMH batteries. Cons: Rounded metal back makes it slide off dashboard (eTrek did it right). Heavy metal chassis and mount design make it poor for handle bar mount. Many steps needed to reset trip odometer and see imported routes. Small display. Before you buy: compare with competition. I recommend only for Topo basemap.
Date published: 2011-08-20
Rated 4out of5
by fromeasy to use GPS I use this GPS to mark points on the trail to help find my way back or to find the same spot when hunting
Date published: 2012-09-06

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