www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

7.2 out of 10 based on 465 reviews

Garmin Oregon 450

Information found in:

Great Deal: $239.00

  • User Score (465)
    8.3 8.3 from 465 reviewers
  • Expert Score (2)
    7.6 7.6 from 2 reviewers
  • Features (2)
    8.9 8.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Ease of use (6)
    6.8 6.8 from 6 reviewers
  • Performance (2)
    8.9 8.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Picture quality (11)
    6.8 6.8 from 11 reviewers
  • Durability (11)
    7.2 7.2 from 11 reviewers
  • Overall quality (3)
    8.3 8.3 from 3 reviewers
  • Display (2)
    8.9 8.9 from 2 reviewers
  • Installation (2)
    8.0 8.0 from 2 reviewers
More grades Less grades
  • Best Deals

  • Score Distribution

Experts:
9-10
(1)
7-8
(0)
5-6
(1)
3-4
(0)
1-2
(0)
Users:
9-10
(252)
7-8
(126)
5-6
(32)
3-4
(23)
1-2
(31)
  • Expert Reviews

  • WikiFreak Description

Garmin Oregon 450

The Garmin Oregon 450 is a GPS device designed in a 2.3“ x 4.5” x 1.4“ (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm) form factor that weighs 6.8 oz (192.7g) with batteries and supports a 1.53”W x 2.55“H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3” diag (7.6 cm) TFT display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution. The device is powered by two NiMH/Lithium AA batteries (not included) that provide users with up to 16 hours pf battery life. The Garmin Oregon 450 is a waterproof device, and features high-sensitivity receiver, high-speed USB a…

See more

Garmin Oregon 450

The Garmin Oregon 450 is a GPS device designed in a 2.3“ x 4.5” x 1.4“ (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm) form factor that weighs 6.8 oz (192.7g) with batteries and supports a 1.53”W x 2.55“H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3” diag (7.6 cm) TFT display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution. The device is powered by two NiMH/Lithium AA batteries (not included) that provide users with up to 16 hours pf battery life. The Garmin Oregon 450 is a waterproof device, and features high-sensitivity receiver, high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible interface, basemap, 850 MB built-in memory with expandability via microSD™ card (not included) slot, 2000 waypoints/favorites/locations function, 200 routes; 10,000 points and 200 saved track logs; automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) with optional mapping for detailed roads; electronic compass; touchscreen; barometric altimeter; paperless geocaching-friendly; custom maps compatible, outdoor GPS games, hunt/fish calendar, sun and moon information; tide tables, area calculation; custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest), unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) and a picture viewer. The Oregon 450 comes with a carabiner clip, USB cable and a quick start manual.

Features

The Garmin Oregon 450 is a GPS device that features a touchscreen that measures 3 inch (diagonal) and supports preloaded topographic maps, 3-D map views, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot, picture viewer and more. Users can also exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly between units with other users. The TFT, sunlight-readable, color, touchscreen display provides users with an interface that is optimized for the outdoors, and features user-selectable dashboards that lets users customize the appearance of the display. The Garmin Oregon 450 comes preloaded with U.S. or European topographic maps, 3-D map view and a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief. These include national, state and local parks and forests, along with terrain contours, elevation information, trails, rivers, lakes and points of interest. Users can share waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other compatible Oregon, Colorado and Dakota GPS devices, and the unit supports Geocaching.com GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to the unit. Other features on the Garmin Oregon 450 includes a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass; a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction; support for microSD cards; connectivity to a PC for an analysis of activities and send tracks to outdoor device using Garmin Connect™. It also allows users to view activities on a map using Google™ Earth and explore other routes uploaded by other Garmin Connect users on Twitter® and Facebook®.

See less
  • Manufacturer's Description

Ask the community

Need more advice? Ask the community a question.

Questions asked: 5 Answers: 1

Previous questions about this product

  • Can this be used in farming applications for measuring field dim

    Can this be used or is software available to allow accurate field measurements in farming applications?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2011-01-24

  • I have a problem when I connect my Oregon450 to my PC.

    Often when I connect my Oregon 450 to my PC via usb cable, my pc does not recognize it. When I unplug the gps from the pc, and remove the cable from it, the display on the gps is still on. Then I remove both batteries from it and put them back in. Then it works fine. Any solutions??

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-10-25

  • How is this particular Garmin with marine adventures?

    So my husband is an avid angler and just received this Garmin as a present. It seems that it's mainly geared towards hiking and other outdoor adventures with some marine capbilities. Has anyone used this gadget for fishing and other marine related whatnots.....?

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-07-04

  • Tracks

    why when i download tracks to the oregon doesn't it save the color codes that i already have on my computer.Rather what it does is give a genaric color of pink.then i have to go into track log and manually change the colors back to the colors i've already chosen.Also why do i need to tell the oregon to show these tracks on the devise,i wouldn't have downloaded them if i didn't want to see them right.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-06-17

  • ortegon 450 - How can I follow my track back?

    On my old Magellen 315, I could get off a hill safely if the mist came down by following trackback - it took me back safely along the breadcrumbs. I cannot see how to do this in the 450, although I assume it must. When I go to Where To/Tracks/Current Track/Tracback the compass points me to far apart waypoints, or sometimes just to the end of the track - a route which if I follwed it would take me over cliffs! I need to be able to follow the track closely. How on earth does it work with the 450?

    Answered by CaptainSlocum 2010-12-05:

    OK, after some experimentation and some help from another forum I realise where I am going wrong. I need to use maps, not compass, to follow the track. By magnifying the map and using track up orientation it is quite easy to follow the track. But what a rubbish manual! Garmin need to get a technical writer who has actually used a gps to write a manual that is of some practical

Garmin Oregon 450 Deals

Video Reviews