Summary: I've been using this for geocaching for the last 6 months now, and once you've used this for geocaching (with a premium account), you won't use a non-paperless unit. The unit is remarkably easy to use, thanks to the touch screen. This is a good thing, because the manual is very lacking.
Summary: As an avid photographer, I use this GPS for geotagging my images with location information after the shoot. The Oregon 300 allows me to do this easily. I simply synchronize my camera's clock with my GPS's clock, create a new tracklog which updates at 1 second intervals, and start photographing.
Summary: HARDWARE Oregon series feels sturdy yet light. It is a beautiful device from a hardware standpoint. SOFTWARE We expect a modern GPS to do more than provide GPS or UTM coordinates. In 2010, there is a high expectation of convenient map management.
Summary: I have owned this device, my first gps unit, for 3 months. It is a rock-solid device and has a very nice feel to it, a sort of tacky-rubberized band around the outside edge , which keeps the unit from slipping around in your hand.
Future purchasers BEWARE!!! I got a Garmin Oregon…
1 January 2010
Excerpt: Future purchasers BEWARE!!! I got a Garmin Oregon 300 for Christmas and it will NOT acquire satellites. Even after three hours of trying to get satellite acquisition this piece of junk would not do anything (yes, I was outside while doing this.
Summary: I have done an extensive evaluation of the Oregon 300. Here are my comments. The Good: -Touch screen makes entering and managing waypoints much easier. -The car navigation screen is much larger and easier to read. -The topo maps have the ability to be shaded in 3D for better situational awareness.
Summary: A good little hiking GPS with a nice feature set. PROS - relatively accurate barometric altimeter - small footprint - adequate touchscreen (better than Colorado rocker wheel) - quick GPS signal seek - multipurpose: Hiking, biking, motorcycle, and skiing CONS - screen brightness is very dim even at...
Better than my last GPS, still room for improvement
J. Doll, Amazon
31 October 2009
Summary: I've had the Oregon 300 for a few months and am very happy with it. I mainly use my GPS to record track logs on hikes and then use the data to geotag my photos. Signal quality is fine and battery life is about 16 hours.
Summary: I bought the Oregon 300 after a year of fighting a Magellan Triton 500. The last straw was the Triton becoming a paperweight during a firmware upgrade. Anyway, after getting a replacement Triton I tested the two side-by-side, both loaded with topos of an area with which I am familiar.
Summary: Bought this for my Garmin 300 to attach to my KLR650. I've put it through a few rough offroad rides and have have zero problems with the mount slipping and my GPS was held securely the entire time.