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Garmin Oregon 600 GPS

    Garmin Oregon 600 GPS

    Sporting both WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, an updated form factor, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 600 GPS offers a cutting-edge experience in handheld navigation. See details

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    Sporting both WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, an updated form factor, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 600 GPS offers a cutting-edge experience in handheld navigation.

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    Sporting both WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, an updated form factor, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 600 GPS offers a cutting-edge experience in handheld navigation.

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    Sporting both WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, an updated form factor, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 600 GPS offers a cutting-edge experience in handheld navigation.

    • Compatibility with Russian GLONASS system allows up to 20% faster and more reliable satellite acquisition, helpful in challenging spots such as deep canyons or heavy cover
    • GLONASS lets the Oregon 600 lock on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone; WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) receiver is accurate to within 10 ft. in North America
    • Brilliant, sunlight-readable touchscreen is reinforced for impact resistance; dual-orientation display lets you view maps and data in portrait or landscape mode
    • Reflective display technology uses external light, such as sunlight, along with an LED backlight to increase brightness
    • Multi-touch design accommodates easy operation while wearing gloves; customizable buttons allow 1-touch waypoint marking
    • Included worldwide basemap features shaded relief; easily add more maps such as TOPO U.S. 24K and City Navigator® (sold separately) with the microSD™ card slot
    • Built-in basemap stores up to 4,000 waypoints, 200 routes and 200 tracks with up to 10,000 points
    • 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer tilt compensation shows where you're heading even when you're standing still, without the need to hold the unit level
    • Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to help pinpoint your altitude; it also plots barometric pressure over time to track changing weather conditions
    • Full Track view shows your entire elevation profile; Future Plot uses your mapping data to predict the elevation profile of your route ahead
    • Enjoy up to 16 hrs. of battery life with 2 AA batteries (sold separately) or a rechargeable NiMH pack (not included)
    • Wirelessly share your waypoints, tracks, routes, geocaches and maps with other Oregon 600-series devices; just touch “Send” to instantly transfer your information
    • Enjoy ANT+ wireless compatibility with the Chirp geocache transmitter, Tempe temperature sensor, heart rate monitors and cadence sensors (sold separately)
    • Download up to 4 million geocache files from or and view full descriptions, logs, hints and photos
    • BaseCamp™ trip-planning software lets you view and organize maps, waypoints and routes, and track and share your adventures with your friends
    • With Garmin Connect™ compatibility, Oregon 600 lets you enjoy an online community where you analyze, categorize and share data
    • When paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription (not included), BaseCamp™ allows you to download an unlimited amount of satellite imagery
    • Flashlight mode features high and low brightness levels and a battery-saving strobe option
    • Rugged, waterproof construction helps protect the unit from bumps, dust and moisture; meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (can be submerged to 1m for up to 30 min.)
    • Other features include a hunting/fishing calendar, sun and moon info, custom points of interest and a picture viewer
    • The Garmin Oregon 600 GPS comes with a USB/charging cable, carabiner clip and user documentation

    MapSource™ features data in DVD format to augment the info already on your GPS basemap. It allows you to view color maps on a computer with zoom/pan functions for easy map browsing. You can select maps in areas of interest and transfer them to a compatible GPS. English language only.

    Compatible GPS Receivers: Astro, Colorado 300, Colorado 400c, Colorado 400i, Colorado 400t, Montana, Monterra, GPSMap 62 series, Edge 605, Edge 705, eTrex 20, eTrex 30, Legend HCx, eTrex Legend C, eTrex Vista HCx, eTrex Vista C, GPSMAP 276C, GPSMAP 278, GPSMAP 376C, GPSMAP 378, GPSMAP 478, GPSMAP 60C, GPSMAP 60CS, GPSMAP 60CSx, GPSMAP 60Cx, GPSMAP 620, GPSMAP 640, GPSMAP 76C, GPSMAP 76CS, GPSMAP 76CSx, GPSMAP 76Cx, nüvi 500, nüvi 550, Oregon 200, Oregon 300, Oregon 400c, Oregon 400i, Oregon 400t, Rino 520HCx, Rino 530HCx, Dakota 10, Dakota 20

    Please note: Garmin products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


    Item 855741

    Garmin Oregon 600 GPS Specs
    Best use
    Windows / Mac
    2.5 x 1.5 inches
    400 x 240
    4,000 and unlimited geocaches
    1.5 GB built-in/expandable microSD card slot
    WAAS-enabled 3 meters
    2 AA/rechargable NiMH pack (sold separately)
    16 hours
    4.5 x 2.4 x 1.3 inches
    7.4 ounces
    Preloaded map
    Preloaded geocaches
    Wireless communication
    OS compatibility
    Display size
    Screen Pixels
    Touch screen
    Visual map display
    Color screen
    Number of routes
    Number of waypoints
    Internal memory
    Expandable memory
    Compact antenna
    Position accuracy
    Battery type
    Average battery life

    Garmin Oregon 600 GPS

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    Garmin Oregon 600 GPS is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review Revision I'm going to have to eat a healthy serving of Crow regarding my previous review of the Garmin Oregon 600. Let me start off by saying what's really great about this unit. First of all it is very easy to read in the sunlight. Second, the screen is very tough and I'm not planning to put on a screen saver. Now to correct my earlier impressions - This unit WILL allow you to turn on the odometer with tracks turned off. Even Garmin tech support told me this couldn't be done but several hours of exploring EVERY menu and submenu and I was able to dig it out. To do that you have to go to Setup to Tracks to Advanced Setup to Trip Recording and select "Always" (not the default setting). With that setting whenever the unit is moving it will show milage in the Trip Odometer. Second - to solve the track disappearing I selected Settings to Tracks to Advanced to Auto Archive and changed from the default of "When Full" to weekly which is the highest allowed. I also changed the interval from the default of More Often to Normal. To test this I drove my car with the GPS running (and recording) for a trip of about 35 mph. I will have to tag onto an earlier review saying that this unit is a bit difficult to setup. There are a LOT of menus and sub menus and a lot of them are not intuitive and the instructions provided do not cover them well. Perhaps the greatest improvement over the older Oregon series (now that I know how to set it up) is the ability to turn tracking on and off without losing your track on the unit. As to the breaking lock issue I pointed out in my previous review - that may have been an aberration of that particular day as I've not had that problem since. Garmin Tech did say that using Glonas and/or WAAS cuts your battery life significantly. So, I'm running with those turned off and battery life seems to be a lot better than the old Oregon series. With all that said, I'm revising my review up to five stars and I would recommend to anyone. Just be prepared to spend a good bit of time going through the not to intuitive menus to get the unit to work right for you. When you get it set up, write down your settings so that you can go back to them. Oh, one last thought. If you're thinking of purchasing an Oregon and plan to use it in one of the five states covered by Above the Timber Maps by all means use those topo maps. They are half the price of Garmin's and seem to be better. I run with Garmin 24k for Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming and Above the Timber for Washington.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best yet! I have used several Garmin products over the years, the most recent being the 60Csx that is also a great gps. However, the Oregon has improved in many ways over my 60Csx by adding 24 more (Russian)satellites, higher resolution, quicker processor, easier to see in the bright son, smaller, and customizable to just the features you want to use to the exclusion of others. As most other products these days, the instructions are pretty bare and that includes their PDF for the User Manual. I had to call their technical support twice (quick response each time) and each rep. had to also learn about this unit since it is so new. I'm finding the Utubes helpful in learning about menu setups. Overall, I am very pleased this this product and think that its the best GPS I have used so far.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little tool Awesome GPS, installed Above the Timber Map for Colorado. I feel this is a much better map than the Garmin 24k map. Thing works great and lasted 5 days straight without turning off. Screen is perfect even in direct sunlight.
    Date published: 2014-04-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good upgrade from Oregon 400 This GPS has mostly exceeded my expecations. Between the easy to navigate, highly sensitive touch screen to being able to house every Geocache in NJ, I have fallen in love with this device. The new screen is more sensitive to drops as I already had to exchange it once due to a small drop on a garage floor which cause part of the screen to go funky. Even when that happened, Garmin and REI were excellent.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Used GPSr Just got this GPSr and uploaded some very nice free Pacific Northwest topo maps with trails from Switchbacks com. Love the ease of use of the touchscreen, though I haven't had a chance to try it with gloves yet. Looking forward to giving it a lot of use backcountry skiing this season!
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A better, smaller Montana Some background: I had a Garmin Montana that was great, but had been shutting off randomly since day one. When I went to get it replaced, there were no Montanas in store. This was a disappointment, only until I asked to take a look at the Oregon 600, a unit that was unfamiliar to me. 10 seconds after turning it on, it hit me - this is a smaller, more refined version of the Montana. Same interface, but whereas the Montana was slow and jumpy when scrolling, the Oregon was smooth and accurate. The Screen, while smaller; appears to have a higher pixel density, so the picture looks sharper, as well as brighter. The touchscreen worked better as well, and with a quick test I found it does work well with light (3mm) neoprene gloves. For the sake of this review, I even pulled the thick ski gloves out of the winter closet and took it for a spin - and while it's only practical to use your thumb and you might make a few mistakes, it does work. Perhaps best is the ergonomics, this can be used easily with one hand- even with ski gloves. For the Montana, that was a challenge, as well as getting it into pockets.. With WAAS, EGNOS, and GLONASS, you can't ask for much more accuracy and speed of acquisition in a consumer device. EGNOS is nice, if you plan to use the unit in Europe, but GLONASS and GPS together will be beneficial everywhere. Downsides of the Oregon? No external antennae mount, so this is not a good unit to mount below deck in a boat, otherwise you generally should not need one. No speaker, so no turn by turn directions. Does not come with rechargeables, but is compatible with several types of rechargeable AA's. Half the internal memory, but does have a microsd slot allowing you to add 16gb (or more? only tried a 16gb). And the rated battery life is less, sort of. Montana is rated 16/22 hours, the Oregon 600 is rated just 16. Given the Oregon has an LED backlit display, whereas the Montana uses an old school cathode backlit screen, I would be willing to bet battery life won't be too dissimilar. Overall, this is really just a refined and miniaturized version of the Montana. All the quirks and and things about the Montana that annoyed me had become things I was willing to deal with for the sake of the unit's features. Now, I feel like I'm using the second generation, and most of the problems have been ironed out. If I were to walk into a store today, I see few reasons why the Montana would be a better choice- for now.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE!! Upgraded to this in May 2013 from an old etrex that I used for work for years. The touch screen functionality and snappy graphics got my wife and kid excited about geocaching, and I take it on all my outdoor adventures whether we are hiking, four wheeling, road tripping, boating, fishing, hunting etc. even snowboarding to track my stats! I work a lot and have learned that if I want to enjoy my days off I need to unplug, otherwise I never clock out... For that reason it's nice to leave the phone off and in my backpack on my days off and still be able to track all of my activities on this unit. I highly recommend upgrading to the 650 as the camera would be really fun, but I couldn't wait to get this one when it came out... I have really put my unit through the ringer and it still runs like a Swiss watch. It travels in my pocket a lot and I have yet to scratch the screen. The customization of profiles is genius and let's me select and customize whatever activity I'm doing and what stats I want to track. I think this is a must have for any adventurer. I love that I can plug it in to an external power pack in case I run out of batteries. It's such a sleek little tool I get giddy every time I go to use it. Highly recommend the "hunt" cards as they have 24k topo, roads, hunting units, and land ownership (BLM, private, Reservations, etc.) and this unit processes all of the zooming and panning lightning fast.
    Date published: 2014-04-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value for the price Ipad like touch screen zoom in/out feature, rechargeable battery option. Reconfigurable screens and wireless transfer of track, routes, etc. between compatible units is very useful.
    Date published: 2014-04-04

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