Summary: After using this product while hiking in the field for the last 4 months, I discovered that the odometer is off by 1/4 to 1/2 mile depending on the length of my hike. It adds the 1/4 mile fairly quickly. On our 9.5 mile hike yesterday, my friends GPS totaled 9.47 miles while the 450 said 10.5 miles but when I loaded it to the site the 450 said 10.23 miles (interestingly both were close in AEG and time stopped).
Many great features, and extra maps available (for a cost)
Lisa Kearns "Lisa Kearns", Amazon
1 May 2014
Summary: We got this Garmin Oregon (with preloaded topo map) as a Christmas present for the family. We do a lot of hiking, camping, hunting and other outdoor activities where it's nice to have a map and a compass. It's the first GPS we've ever owned, so I don't have anything to compare it to. We like the size and weight of this unit, and the toughness of the plastic case. It's also waterproof, and has a water-proof flap over the USB port, which is nice.
Summary: I'll keep it short and sweet. I bought this to go hunting in the New Mexican mountains. I didn't get lost, I found all my way points and I didn't break the bank getting a GPS. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because it kept telling me the battery was low after only a few hours of use and the battery saver was on so I had to keep pushing the side button which is awkward while wearing manly mittens :-) I never did have to change out the batteries so I don't...
Summary: The Garmin 450t is very good, not great. Very quick to find location, nice size and functions. Bright sunlight makes viewing difficult at times but not impossible. The topo quality with the included 100k was poor so purchased the 24K micro card for my area, major improvement. If I had it to do over, I would have bought the base unit without topo and added the 24K card for the area(s) of my interest.
good product for hiking and keeping from getting lost or turned around
robert b kaplan, Amazon
13 September 2013
Summary: works well, simple but batteries do not last long and the lithium ones recommended are very expensive at $2 per and if not in saver mode are gone in a day.. with saver mode, last only 3 or 4 trips, so bring spares or item not useful at all.
Summary: Have been using this unit for about a week. Bought it for hiking excursions but thought I'd try it out with Geocaching with the kids. Worked perfectly and can't wait to use way out in the middle of no mans land. I've ran through all of the menu items and it takes a little time to figure everything out but once you do you're set. Very happy with this purchase, and if I choose to upgrade someday I'm pretty sure I'll stick with Garmin.