Summary: We use this Oregon 450 for geocaching and love it. We have had one for over 3 years and gave 2 as gifts. After comparing the Oregon to other GPSs, we found it to be the best geocaching tool out there. The 450 is a great model to use for new and experienced cachers. It also works great for Wherigo. This is easier than most to learn.
23 Year Military Veteran; been there, done that! Absolutely Magnificent GPS Unit!!
7 November 2013
Summary: Absolutely Magnificent. 23 year Military Veteran been there, done that! Have had several civilian GPS units and this one will do anything you need it too. For you "serious" users the included 100K TOPO is not worth the extra cost; get the standard 450.
Summary: For the price it is an excellent product I use it for geocaching and it always gets me where I want to go. Its easy to use. plenty of storage for my needs. I have bad carpal tunnel so I am dropping it all the time.
Summary: Like new, the only thing that catches the satellites a bit slow in the collection is etrex ventura Hc, etrex 20 (I really like), the Dakota 20 (lost, oregon picked to replace him). If only for hiking strongly recommend etrex 20, a long time on battery power and quickly catches the satellites, but if one or two day trips and the ability to charge the battery or bicycle hikes recommended oregon.
Summary: When my own sense of direction becomes non-sense, deus ex machina. A couple of Alkalline batteries, some satellites and poof, here I am. It has been as accurate as I have wanted, as reliable as a cell phone, and acts as an adult security blanket for me. Mostly intuitive controls, as least for the basics. Battery life is fine for day hikes but I have to remember to turn it off as GPS's do not have battery saving auto off functions.
Summary: I got this GPS to,replace a Lawrence that could not longer be updated. I added some routable maps and a more detailed topo map and it works great. It is a nice size and easy to read in sunlight. The 3-axis compass is very accurate and I use this GPS for geocaching. I did add a screen protector and even though I use this primarily for geocaching, I bought the bike mount for when I ride my bike. Being able to use a SD card is a great function.
Summary: I love hiking in remote sections of the Adirondack's, to fish and experience what nature just "IS". Unfortunately, my desire to see what's over that next rise, has left me seriously lost, twice, just in the last year. After getting and using my Garmin 450t, I comfortably and confidently hiked to and back from the pond where I previously spent the night going around in circles. Beginning of new stories.