Nice enough for 5 stars, though, there are some caveats...
Thomas A. Oehser "Technologist Extraordinaire", Amazon
2 September 2014
Summary: Nice enough for 5 stars, though, there are some caveats... I have also an Oregon 450t. First, about the "t" models with the topo maps- These are just models with _more internal memory_. You can delete the topo maps and use the space. The actual topo maps aren't great- but more internal memory _is_ nice. Compared to the 450t, this has a bunch of improvements - gorilla glass, landscape mode, software features, nuvi, more fields, programmable buttons, I use them all...
Summary: Loved my NUVI so got this for hiking. I'll admit I'm not the most savvy person in the world using devices like this but I'm not incompetent either. Buy one of these if you want to get frustrated as hell. Not very user friendly but when you do finally get it to where you want it still comes up small. Its favorite response is " there are no routable roads on this route" despite being in hiking mode. Gee thanks, glad I paid $500 for that.
Summary: This past week I bought the Garmin Oregon 600 to use cycling. I had to return it. Why? Because it is not safe to use on a bicycle. Why? Because when the device goes to sleep, unlike the Oregon 450 and 550 which you merely tap and it comes back on, with the 600 you have to press the side power button. The manual says you "tap" the power button. Misnomer. Not true at all. You can't tap it. You have to push it. And it is not an easy effortless push.
Summary: This GPS is easy to read, easy to use and provides very accurate navigation. Setup was a little difficult as there were not very good directions. The installed manual was missing and the one online was not completely accurate. I was able to figure it out with a little work. Even so, once I got past the setup issues, I found the interface and programming fairly easy to use.
Really Solid High End GPS, I wish they made the viewable screen a little bigger
24 June 2013
Summary: This is a great handheld GPS, highly customizable, user friendly for both beginners and experienced users. I have now used it hiking, driving, and mountain biking. I debated between this and the Montana, the 600 Oregons have a slightly newer interface and touch screen (glove compatible), which the larger Montanas have not caught up to yet.
Summary: I had used a Garmin GPSMAP 60Csx for 8 years for mountainbiking; after that was stolen I thought the Oregon would provide a welcome technological update almost one decade later. Not so. Poor reception: compared to the old device, and also in direct comparison to friends' (other brand or type) devices, the Garmin Oregon has poor reception especially when there are trees around. Software: sometimes the device displays completely nonsensical location data.
Gutes Gerät - jedoch kompliziert und nicht als einfaches Fahradnavi zu empfehlen
18 July 2014
Summary: Prinzipiell ist das Gerät wirklich klasse mit jeder Menge Features. Jedoch ist die Handhabung und das Menü etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig und nicht leicht zu verstehen und beherrschen. Mann muss sich wirklich damit auseinandersetzen, ansonsten macht es keinen Spass. Z.B. kann es für Senioren eine echte Herausforderung werden, wenn sie nicht technikaffin sind, wie in meinem Fall, wo es ein Geschenk war. Als einfache Fahradnavi nicht zu empfehlen.