Summary: I bought a Colorado 300 at a local chain store retailer (Best Buys) at a good price, but that's where the good news ended. I'm not into geocaching but wanted this for marking locations on trails that I use for wild mushroom harvesting, so I could return to the same spot one year later.
Summary: Repeat after me: "I will never take this camping. Just like my aluminum water bottle" "Press ONE for ENGLISH" "Doesn't work with MOST SD cards" "Will be obsolete in a year, like all 37 other Garmin models that are released every six months" "All accessories for this unit are lower quality than...
Summary: I tried the Garman Oregon with the topo maps and immediately returned it. The problem was, that unit in bright indirect light, the map was not visible. The Colorado, with the green shaded base map it came with was not much better, though better than the Topo map (less information than the Topo map).
Summary: I've owned multiple GPS units over the years, including $10,000+ marine units. Generally had great experience with Garmin. But the Garmin Colorado is a waste of money. Worldwide basemap only sees state highways and above. That's right, for $300+ you get a worthless navigation unit!
Summary: The device I received does not work. I placed the batteries in it and tried to turned it on and it did not come on. I thought I had placed the batteries in wrong, So I took them out and that was when I noticed that they battery terminals were corroded. This unit is useless. Complete garbage.
Summary: bought this as a serious unit for work-related GPS (not having had experience of GPS units before). This unit is going straight back. Multiple freezes, only addressed by removing batteries (that had to supply myself!
Summary: As noted in other reviews the base map support is very poor. To be asked (at time of writing) to pay another £100+ for maps on top of the base unit cost of £300 just seems crazy. Mine did not even come with batteries. For a unit costing so much I expected it to come with all the bells and whistles.
If you like mystery trips - the Colorado 300 is for you
M. Wooldridge, Amazon
6 May 2008
Summary: I purchased one two months ago. The problems with it have included "map up" not working, the battery level indicator has a mind of it's own, the route on the screen moves all over the place and is often just visable in only a corner of the screen.
Ungeeignet für Mountainbike, Bergsteigen, Training
14 August 2010
Summary: Nachdem mein bei einer Tour leider verloren gegangen ist, habe ich mich nach einem Ersatz umgesehen, der auch fürs Bergsteigen geeignet ist, und für die gelegentliche Ausübung anderer Sportarten brauchbar ist.