Summary: The Oregon 300 is a great paper saving machine. Love this for geocaching, giving on road as well as off road directions, seeing all of the description, hints & logs. It does seem that Garmin could have made it easier to go from page to page without always going back.
Summary: Wow... super... I really love the functionality... Battery life is a little "short" with standard alkalines, and the way you load a GPX file for Geocaching really can't be beat... the built in GC symbols, and touchscreen interface make this thing the Cat's A$$ of Geocaching GPS units, however...
Summary: Still learning the capabilities but already love how much easier it is to cache with this than my previous unit. Some of the menu cadences take some getting used to, but all said, a real thumbs-up. Good battery life but screen could be brighter.
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.
Summary: The touch screen on this is a definite improvement over the Colorado. When going for geocaches in the woods, you can change screens easily with one hand. And, like the Colorado, the big advantage over other Garmins for geocaching is the cache description and hints.
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
12 December 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: Oregon 300 is good GPS; very portable and intuitive, very rapid acquisition of satellites (Hotfix excelent). Cons: function automotive does not have "detour"...(Colorado series have detour function) I recommend, when garmin generates the function "detour", I have had nuvi series 200, 200w, 255w and...
Summary: The Garmin Oregon 300 GPS picks up satellite signals very quickly. I have even tested the sensitivity by checking for satellite signals while in my basement, without any windows nearby and it still picked up enough satellites to provide coordinates within 15 feet.
Summary: I spent a lot of time reading reviews before I bought this product and do tend to agree with both the plusses and minuses of other reviewers. I have found it to be wonderful for paperless geocaching and very intuitive to use compared to my Garmin Vista.