Excerpt: Thanks to an easy PC interface, downloading routes and uploading tracklogs is a cinch. However, rather annoyingly the unit locks itself when connected to the PC (meaning you can’t carry out other tasks) and switches off when it’s disconnected.
Excerpt: When it comes to navigating, Iâ€™ve always steered clear of GPS. They present two fundamental problems: instructions (which I canâ€™t be bothered to read) and batteries (which I donâ€™t want to buy or carry). Then they have a habit of losing contact with satellites when you need them most.
Conclusion: The Colorado 300 provides a slightly cheaper, non-touch-screen alternative to the Oregon 300. With both models proving good combination automotive/handheld GPS devices, the decision largely comes down to your preferred control scheme.
Pros: Unique control scheme, good quality display, wireless sharing function, configurable profile changes
Cons: Case isn’t tightly sealed, mapping isn’t detailed enough