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Garmin Oregon 600
8.2 out of 10

Garmin Oregon 600

Great Deal: $399.99

Reviews and Problems with Garmin Oregon 600

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Overall 2
2.0

Failed after just over a year

SwornOffGarmin, REI
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: I bought the Oregon from REI specifically for geocaching. I liked the touchscreen interface and for the most part it was easy to use once I set up the screens for what I needed. About 13 months after I purchased it, using it only occasionally (probably no more than 4 weeks of actual use), it no...
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Overall 8
8.0

Much better than oregon 450: fast, good (touch)screen, but still poor battery life and stupid location of USB plug

M. Merlin, Amazon
26 November 2015
  • Summary: I had an Oregon 450 and the 600 is a huge improvement: - much better screen - faster scrolling - batteries can charge via USB (finally) - touch screen input does not suck anymore - it has a "go faster" mode that uses more batteries but scrolls maps more quickly (nice) Downsides: - garmin screwed up...
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Overall 2
2.0

I am very disappointed in Garmin recently

adam s hynes, Amazon
23 October 2015
  • Summary: Over priced, under powered. I paid $400 for this less than a year ago, and now it's much cheaper. The processor is too slow. When you are not zoomed in very close it takes about 15 seconds for the topo and other map details to load on screen.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

frank, Amazon
8 October 2015
Overall 8
8.0

Mixing performance, size and features makes the Garmin…

Trailspace.com
1 October 2015
  • Summary: Mixing performance, size and features makes the Garmin Oregon a win in my books. Overall, I am really happy with this unit. It fulfills the need I have to be able to accurately see where I am, find where I am going, and give me interesting information along the way such as watering holes, sunset...
  • Pros: High mix of thoughtful features, like profiles, battery type adjustments and profiles, Size and feel, not too heavy and comfortable to use in the hand, Visibility—in good and bad light, screen is easy to see, Quick GPS signal lock, Reasonably accurate and signal coverage impressive, Battery Life
  • Cons: Screen gets wonky when moisture present, Back cover slightly difficult to get back on, Rail to use accessories challenging to learn at first, Base camp could use work (not specific to this unit though)
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Overall 2
2.0

Get something else

Ruvicha, REI
13 September 2015
  • Summary: Here's the good news about the Oregon 600. The screen is really bright and easily readable in broad daylight. Here's the bad news about the Oregon 600; everything else. On recent hiking trips in mountains in the UK and California, the unit proved totally unreliable.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Donald Martin, Amazon
3 September 2015
  • Summary: User manual could be more detailed but GPS is great .
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Overall 2
2.0

Worse Garmin device i've ever owned

TRACEY YOUNG, Amazon
4 July 2015
  • Summary: Upgraded from the 300 got so say the worse decision i've made with tech The screen is an improvement over the 300 however The 600 seems to be seriously underpowered and unable to use it to its full potential Rendering of maps is very slow The whole interface is slow, jumpy, and less than intuitive...
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Overall 10
10

Free GPS maps @ http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page

Marc Sweet, Amazon
25 May 2015
  • Summary: Always wanted a GPS. I mountain bike, and I like to find trails off of Forest Service roads. I get lost from time to time. Almost ran out of gas recently. I am fairly quick with electronic stuff and computers. Maybe more than most in technical skills. I figured this thing out in no time.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome unit

Average Knucklehead, REI
23 May 2015
  • Summary: I'm not sure why there are mixed reviews with respect to the operation of this unit. I've never owned a GPS, but thanks to some Gorge scrambling I want to do I thought a GPS unit would be helpful.
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