Apple or Google, please show Garmin how to make a GPS
1 September 2014
Summary: There are three parts to a handheld gps. The first is the satellite reception and electronics. The Oregon 450T works well here. The second is maps. I am going to Peru and called Garmin to see if they have maps for Peru. No. So I am left to find them on my own.
Summary: this thing worked ok out of the box.i took the batteries out as stated in the manual to store it.let it sit 6 months and now it wont turn on.tried many new batteries still wont turn on.garmin is giving me the run a round and amazon says i cant return it.garmin is junk
Summary: Ordered this for the holiday, received it on time. Device is nice to look at, a bit bulky but the interface was easy to use. Was surprised that there were NO maps included with this costly device.
On third unit in less than 5 months-think before buy.
Eileen Valachovic, Amazon
8 May 2012
Summary: This unit was a Christmas present for husband. He didn't use right away. First unit consistently killed one battery. When he finally called Garmin, the techs were helpful--the plus in his experience. The tech did a program update thru computer that helped for awhile.
Huge Discrepancies in Total Ascent and Total Descent. Disappointing support from Garmin
2 April 2012
Summary: Summary: Huge discrepancies in Total Ascent and Total Descent, and very bad support from Garmin. I contacted Garmin Support and reported +130 meters (430 feet) of difference in Total Ascent and -115 meters (376 feet) in Total Descent on a short trail.
Summary: Good concept , very good software BUT: The LCD screen is not sun-readable, its useless for outdoor activities. I hope that this issue improve in their new product Montana. Do not buy this model if you Bike / Hike.
Summary: Buyers should be aware, that out of the box, this unit includes what is called worldwide shaded relief basemaps. You might assume, like I did, that the beautifuly detailed screen image on the product beauty shot is this shaded relief map. NOT SO.
Summary: I am a hiker in Oregon, USA and needed an upgrade to my Magellan 315 GPS. I read the reviews and decided on the Oregon 450t. OMG what a mistake! I have a favorite spot to hike in Central Oregon and wanted to get a topo view of the area by scrolling around on the (provided) map on the 450t.
Summary: I received my 450T a couple of weeks ago and find it unacceptably inaccurate. I get an accuracy display of 11 to 14 ft with full signal bars on the device and it shows me 250 ft or more from my known location.