Summary: I have a Rino 610 which as a GPS unit is rock solid. However the screen was a little small and the interface a little clunky, but as a GPS unit, rock solid. So, even though there were many mixed reviews, I bought a Oregon 610t for elk hunting. I updated the software to 3.90 and went out for a couple scouting trips for my bow hunt and my wifes' rifle hunt. I really like the interface and features.
Summary: We love our Garmin 650T. It is easy to use for geocaching and can easily be switched from driving mode to hiking mode. It holds unlimited amounts of geocaches and the driving features are easy to navigate as well. It is an easy to navigate device.
Summary: OK--a tough one, because I intentionally sold a very good GPS (other brand) that was totally reliable and extremely accurate (even w/o access to Russian satellites) in order to buy this feature rich device. Also, I am 65 and everything is failing. The small screen on my other device was becoming too hard to read especially when moving. This 650T seemed to fit the bill. NOT! NiMH battery was dead out of the Box.
Summary: This is the first time I have bought something from amazon that I ,am not happy with. I read many reviews before I made purchase. Some stated May take time to get use to using.That is the under statement of the year.I have a garmin nuvi for the car which is very easy to use. And I was expecting the same from the 650. No way I have have spent at least 20 hrs and 4 calls to help desk to get the basics of the 650.
Tested While Hiking in a National Forest. Disappointed
One Man's Opinion "Scott in Tampa", Amazon
20 May 2014
Summary: I have been a loyal Garmin user for 14 years now. I have owned multiple handheld GPS units, nautical GPS and bottom units, and at least 2 Garmin running watches. This company, or at least their products, are in regression. You would expect with advances in technology that reliability would increase. I just returned from 4 days of hiking in Northern Idaho, deep into the Coeur d'Alene National Forest.
Summary: I bought this specifically to use while kayaking and ATVing, but have used it for almost every travel purpose since. It is completely waterproof as advertised and with all the complex functionality is relatively easy to figure out how to use. The screen lock function was tricky to find but as soon as I did I really have no complaints at all. Garmin is a great company and continues to make quality units.
Summary: I wish I would have read some of the reviews on this site before I purchased this GPS. I have had nothing but trouble with this unit. The first unit would not continue working with the SD chip. I was told to send the SD chip back to manufacture, that it must be defective. That was not the case, which I had to wait another week to find out. I had to purchase another unit so that Garmin would ship one right away and they would credit me when they received defective one.
Summary: I've been wanting a device that I can use in foreign cities to help me in not getting lost, that doesn't rely on a wifi connection. The Garmin 650 had an interface that seemed similar to my iPhone. And I thought I could get past most of the negative issues detailed in other reviews with enough preliminary practice at home. The camera especially appealed to me as a way to create a point to which to return.
Summary: Experienced Garmin users seem to love this, and I can understand why. The hardware is outstanding, very readable, touch screen display works really well, camera takes decent photos, etc. The only issue I have with the Hardware is that it eats batteries. Even following the numerous recommendations for prolonging battery life (don't use GLONASS, quick timeout for backlighting, etc.) I generally need to plan on a new set of batteries every day..
Summary: I have updated to 4 stars on this product. Was finally able to get out and find my first three caches ever. I am very pleased with the accuracy right out of the gate. To follow up, I received the replacement unit and immediately assembled it and began the charging process. To my dismay the included battery pack would not charge. I began to be discouraged. Luckily I kept the battery pack from the old unit and popped it in this new replacement. Viola! Began to charge.