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Garmin Oregon 650 GPS

    Garmin Oregon 650 GPS

    With an 8 megapixel camera, WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 650 GPS offers a rich experience in handheld navigation and photography. See details

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    With an 8 megapixel camera, WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 650 GPS offers a rich experience in handheld navigation and photography.

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    With an 8 megapixel camera, WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 650 GPS offers a rich experience in handheld navigation and photography.

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    With an 8 megapixel camera, WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, dual orientation and customizable buttons, the Garmin Oregon 650 GPS offers a rich experience in handheld navigation and photography.

    • Built-in digital camera features an 8-megapixel sensor, autofocus and digital zoom for capturing quality photos; automatic geotagging lets you navigate back to the exact spot
    • 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 650 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 (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 650 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 650 GPS comes with a NiMH battery pack, 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 855743

    Garmin Oregon 650 GPS Specs
    Best use
    Windows / Mac
    2.5 x 1.5 inches
    400 x 240
    4,000 and unlimited geocaches
    3.5 GB built-in/expandable microSD card slot
    WAAS-enabled 3 meters
    Rechargable NiMH pack/2 AA (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 650 GPS

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    Garmin Oregon 650 GPS is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent All Around GPS Purchased this GPS for a boundary waters canoe trip. Needed to be compact, accurate, versatile, waterproof and the camera was an added bonus. It is somewhat pricey, but when I considered I could use it in my vehicle in automotive mode, it became ultimately versatile, and worth the cost. Downloaded North America road map, as well as importing trail maps for the canoe trip and has worked well in both situations. Have started using it for geocaching and find its compact size a benefit when hiking and searching. Even though I have multiple camera options, I found this to be an additional convenience to quickly capture a scene and immediately have its location identified. Great for mapping locations on Google Maps, or Google Earth with photos. It does take some time to understand all of the options and particularly the use of profiles to know how the mapping functions work in a given situation. They could provide a better online tutorial which would help.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Awesome features, some buggy issues I mainly use this unit for hiking and geocaching, and this is the 5th trail GPS I've owned (all by Garmin, which I love). I've owned it almost a year and have recently decided to get a different GPSr because it's just not accurate enough and is still buggy. There were a lot of frustrating things that weren't working right when it first came out and Garmin has been issuing firmware updates every several weeks to correct them. Rather than mentioning the features that are in common with the older Oregon 450 series, here are the good & bad NEW features of the Oregon 600/650. THE GOOD: 1. The Oregon 600 & 650 have two buttons on the side (instead of one like the 450). One is the power button/lock screen like the 450, but the other one is one of its BEST FEATURES: It is a programmable one-touch shortcut user button that scrolls through your favorite screens. With each press, mine is set up to scroll through Compass, then Map, then Trip Computer, then Geocache Description (with logs, hints, etc.), then Main Menu. You can scroll through these shortcuts with the side user button even while the screen is locked. 2. The side buttons can be customized for additional functions when you double click on them or hold for 5 seconds. I set mine up for flashlight when I hold for 5 sec and camera when I double click. Another good possibility for this feature is to use it to mark waypoints. 3. It has a hard, chemically-strengthened glass touchscreen surface, like many smartphones, instead of a soft touchscreen. Kind of works with *light* gloves on. 4. Has the feel of a modern smartphone in a good way - it has possibly the best display available with an excellent bright sunlight-readable touchscreen. You can pinch and expand to zoom in and out, and twist two fingers to rotate, in the Map view. 5. Every time you plug it into the computer it checks automatically if there are updates to make it better. 6. The Oregon 650 takes 8MP geotagged pictures (autofocus with digital zoom) that have the coordinates embedded in them so you can scroll through your pictures (like where you parked) and it will navigate to the one you select (the 600 is missing this feature). It's even a waterproof camera! 7. The 650 has a built in flashlight (which is also used for the flash for the camera). I've used this a lot. 8. There's room to store an unlimited number of geocaches in more than one format. Millions. No more deleting GPX files to make room for more. 9. It seems absolutely everything is customizable on it to get it just the way you want it. 10. I haven't needed any additional batteries for it since I got it 6 months ago. It has a rechargeable battery that charges when the GPS unit is connected to external power at home or even in the car (standard on the 650 and is an option with the 600). You can use AA batteries however if the battery pack is used up. 11. It uses the American satellites and WAAS like the previous models, but also uses the 24 additional Russian GLONASS satellites for much faster start times (and potentially better accuracy in valleys or other areas partially blocked). 12. It can be viewed in portrait or landscape mode and also has a new Nuvi mode for street navigation. 13. Geocaches can be sorted by name, distance, difficulty, or several other filters right on the unit. 14. The trip computer now offers multiple pages of data fields, each customizable to 1 of 4 layouts: 2 large, 1 large and 4 small, 6 small or 8 small 15. I like the size of this unit. Garmin has three relatively new state-of-the-art touchscreen GPS units: Oregon, Monterra, & Montana. The Oregon is the lightest and most comfortable of the three. 16. It has a NUVI mode for street navigation when paired with the optional CityNavigator street maps. THE BAD: 1. The unit was initially plagued by intermittent inaccuracy with the compass sometimes continuously spinning around (I even took a video of it) and the unit sending you as much as 50 feet in the wrong direction. They have issued numerous firmware updates to gradually correct this problem and it has helped; but the problem is not fully taken care of. I'll often go geocaching with others (almost weekly with different groups) and this GPSr is always the one that is off the most of everyone in the group, even though I calibrate the compass each outing. If you're not a geocacher then this is not a dealbreaker because the accuracy is only off typically by 15 to 30 feet. There is a list online of over 60 problem issues and whether or not they have yet been resolved. 2. Will not operate properly if it's too cold (stated temperature range is 5 degrees or warmer). 3. The touchscreen can be annoying in the certain types of weather - raindrops can launch apps but winter gloves can't. They have issued a fix for the over-sensitive touchscreen and you can now adjust the sensitivity, but it does take some getting used to. When I first got it, light raindrops were changing the screen every several seconds! By default it comes out of the box pretty sensitive, but you can adjust it down. 4. The claimed 16 hour battery life with the includedNiMH battery pack (rechargeable in-unit) has only been about 6 to 8 hours for me, and that's even with the screen dimming after 2 minutes of nonuse. There is a power saving mode where the screen turns completely off but I prefer it to be dimmed after 2 minutes of nonuse. Also turning off WAAS & GLONASS satellite reception will save on battery power, but potentially will decrease its accuracy. 5. The compass arrow sometimes (not always) locks up while moving and I have to stand still for it to correct itself. Not a dealbreaker when you get used to it; just stop moving for 3 or 4 seconds. This is a bug that will likely get fixed in future firmware updates. 6. Other bugs include the unit locking up at times, or ignoring the addition of new waypoints until you abort and then re-enter the coordinates. 7. It is a bit difficult to setup if you're not tech savvy. 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. I am tech savvy and have it set up just the way I like it! 8. With so many options, profiles, and customizing available, it's not as user friendly as the Oregon 450/550 touchscreen series. But that's part of what makes this unit great �?? it can do so much when you get it configured to your liking! Overall I give the Oregon 600/650 a "cautious" recommendation for non-geocachers. It's a state of the art high-end GPSr that does so much. And for the most part does it well. If the accuracy issue gets fixed (which is only up to 30 feet off) and a few minor bugs taken care of this would be the perfect GPSr for me. My favorite new features are the programmable side shortcut button that scrolls through the four screens that are most important to me, the in-unit battery pack that's rechargeable (even while in the car), and the waterproof camera/flashlight. I'd recommend the Oregon 600/650 only to advanced users because it offers so much, but be prepared to spend a good bit of time going through the not too intuitive menus to get the unit to work right for you. Once it's set up and you get used to it, it's smooth sailing. For those that are a bit tech-challenged I'd probably recommend the Oregon 450/550, an Etrex 30, the touchscreen high-end Montana, or the GPSmap62S or 64S. As for me I'm now planning on buying the Garmin GPSmap64s from REI when it becomes available, which like the GPSMAP 60 & 62 series before it has a superior antenna but are pushbutton instead of touchscreen.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice unit! I use it as a back-up device for navigation. I like it because it works well even in difficult terrain. I have nothing bad to say about it at this time. It is easy to see even in bright sunlight. Battery life is very good, and software is easy to install. It take a bit of getting used to, as in it has many features that need to be learned, but a bit of playing around with it will make it easy to utilize. I even found that the camera is handy to have, even though I did not think I would use it. I bought this unit over the 650T simply because I wanted greater topo detail, so I ended up purchasing the 24K map set to install instead of the preloaded maps. You will love the satellite terrain map feature as well, once you install it for the regions your are going to be in, it gives you a very usable birdseye image of the terrain you are in, love it!
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not worth the price I bought this GPS from REI a few weeks ago, and I opted for the 650 because of the camera. Unfortunately, I can't use the camera because I get battery warnings after a few hours of use and it locks up even though the GPS says I still have fully charged batteries. Battery life is a huge issue with this GPS. The cited 16 hour battery life is based on the screen off the whole time. If you have the screen on, you get much less battery life or you can choose to have it turn the screen off automatically after a set interval which results in it turning itself off at inappropriate times (or killing the battery because and there no indicator to tell whether the screen is off or the GPS is off). In my opinion, the primary advantage of this GPS over the cheaper Etrex 30 is the touchscreen unless you're like me and want to install the Garmin BlueChart SD card (sold separately) so you can get the tides (and marine maps) in which case the extra memory in the Oregon 600 series may be important. The touchscreen is a great feature, and makes inputting waypoint names much easier, but it's not worth the cost difference with the Etrex 30 given the battery issues in the Garmin 600 series. If you really need the touchscreen, you might consider waiting until Garmin releases the Android based GPS (projected for Fall 2013). By then they might have figured out the battery issues and you'd have the added benefit of not being limited to the Garmin applications installed on the device. For example, the 650has an alarm application but no clock application or application to tell me what is going on with the batteries. The only way to find out the time or power status is to have them on as permanent fields to the screen which reduces the amount of other information shown. The Oregon 600 series works (sort of) but the camera is definately not worth the additional cost and I couldn't recommend buying any of them at this time.
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from battery problem is definately a concern I own two of these 650's. One of them is saying I can't take pics due to low battery life (with brand new lithiums in it). I have tried multiple batteries and they all say the same thing. The problem is worse now that it stopped charging the rechargeables. The other unit is working fine and does look good in all environment on the screen. It is nice to have a touchscreen that works in the field. Definately a step up from button pushing.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Right on the money... Can be your best friend. Worked great locating the snow covered trail a few times. Recorded the entire hike supported by a solar charger. Out of 30 pictures I only cared for one of them so camera isn't so great. All in all great device for safety and convenience.
    Date published: 2014-03-27

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