Garmin International is pleased to announce the newest members of the Oregon series: Oregon 450 Exciting new features include a 3" sunlight-readable color touchscreen with enhanced clarity, high-speed USB for faster map transfers with your computer, plus a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass. This compass will allow the unit to report an accurate heading even when the unit is not held level.
The Oregon 450 has high-sensitivity GPS receivers with HotFix. HotFix satellite prediction helps find your position quickly and precisely while the high-sensitivity GPS maintains its signal even in heavy cover and deep canyons. Both units support paperless geocaching, 3-D elevation perspective and Garmin Custom Maps. Garmin Custom Maps is a free and simple process that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your compatible Garmin GPS. If you?re looking for the perfect multipurpose tool for your outdoor adventure, all you need is a rugged Oregon 450 GPS navigator. They are the ideal companion for your outdoor adventures!
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Garmin Oregon 400 GPS
from Orlando, FL
About Me Casual/ Recreational
Comments about Garmin Oregon 450 World Wife:
Great dual-purpose GPS. Can navigate to co-ordinates as well as do turn-by-turn navigation (no speech-to-text, however). Many free maps available from the Internet that work well with the GPS, both routable and topographic. Can pickup satellites inside although it takes several minutes compared to less than one minute outdoors-should work well in areas with limited l.o.s. to satellites.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Honolulu, HI
About Me Casual User
I use it hiking in Hawaii and after some initial confusion on how to use it (this is my first GPS) it makes sense now. It is pretty useless with the pre-installed maps and you need to purchase or find free topo maps for the area in which you will be using it. You need to find an install MapSource to install most free maps from places like gpsfiledepot, but MapSource is hard to find without paying for a map set from Garmin. Luckily, installing their Training Center software comes with a version of Mapquest which can be upgraded to the latest which can be downloaded from Garmin for free.Mapquest doesn't do much more than help with installing maps as it is not compatible with most features of this GPS (like creating and transferring waypoints), so I needed to download and install BaseCamp (free from Garmin). BaseCamp makes creating and managing waypoints easy.I love the touch screen and although it does swipe as smoothly as a device like and iPod Touch, makes menu navigation easier.It takes a while to connect to satellites and does not work indoors, but once connected it is very responsive and accurate. It does chew through alkaline batteries, though so rechargeables are a must.So far, I am very happy with my purchase.
450 not perfect
from Central FL
About Me Enthusiast
The etrex series has better functions on each screen, but does not download to Garmin connect or have heart rate and bicycle cadence capability. Just can't have it all.
Once you use it, you won't be without it
from Washougal, Washington
I use the product for hiking and hunting in the pacific NW and Montana. Hiking/hunting in dense trees where you can't see landmarks makes ocular navigation difficult. This is a good product, however, I am not impressed with the maps that come with it.
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No excuses to the wife
from Littleton, CO
I go on quite a few back roads and jeep trails in Colorado. This Garmin has become really useful and effective once I downloaded topo maps of the mountains. Need new excuses now for the wife since I can't get lost