OREGON 600 touchscreen hiking GPS

    Designed for INTENSIVE athletes who want a fully-featured GPS for outdoor activities.

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    € 305.14
    Characteristics Designed for INTENSIVE athletes who want a fully-featured GPS for outdoor activities.
    Product Benefits
    1. Waterproof
      The Oregon 600 is IPX7, it is dust, shock and water resistant.
    2. Visibility
      Anti-glare touchscreen.
    3. Autonomy
      Dual power: 2 AA batteries or rechargeable NiMH battery.
    4. Compatibility
      Compatible with all Garmin maps.
    5. Coaching
      Bluetooth® connection between device and compatible smartphones to share data.
    • Product type
      Hiking GPS
    Product feature
    1. Screen brightness
      The screen backlight technology uses external light, such as sunlight, and combines it to device's LED backlight in order to increase screen brightness and improve readability. Plus, you conserve power by not having to turn the backlight up.
    2. Wireless capable: Bluetooth® and ANT
      Now you can wirelessly transfer large files such as photos, geocaches, adventures, routes and Custom Maps between Oregon 600-series devices with the ANT+ technology. Plus, new BaseCamp™ Mobile application allows your routes, waypoints and tracks to transfer up to 50 times faster than before without using a computer. Oregon is also ANT+ wireless compatible for
    3. Dual orientation
      View maps and data in portrait or landscape mode by simply turning the device. Landscape mode is great for typing and road navigation.
    4. Shortcuts
      Launch apps, switch Profiles, apply settings and start navigating with one touch.
    5. Dashboards/Nüvi Mode
      Dashboards let you hide and show more functions to your favorite app. With this at-a-glance information, you can multi-task without having to disable the app.
    6. Advanced Elevation Plot
      New Full Track view lets you see the entire elevation plot. You can have a zoomed view of any place on the spot and get related elevation data. Future Plot uses your mapping data to show what to expect ahead.
    7. Improved Trip Computer
      Get 33 percent more data on screen at once with new layout options. Add multiple pages of data fields, each customisable to 1 of 4 layouts: 2 large, 1 large and 4 small, 6 small or 8 small.
    8. Activity tracking (calendar)
      Track your accumulated activities, waypoints and geocaches in a calendar.
    9. Advanced Waypoint Management
      All data is displayed and editable on one screen. Delete one or multiple waypoints at a time from the Waypoint Manager menu.
    10. Pack content
      - Oregon 600 - Worldwide Basemap - USB/Charging cable - Carabiner clip - Quick Start Guide
    11. Double Your Power
      Besides its outstanding performance of up to 16 hrs of battery time the new Oregon 600 features our outdoor optimised dual battery system. You’ll have the option of using the internally rechargeable NiMH pack (not included) or traditional AA batteries in case there is no opportunity for charging. The NiMH pack charges automatically whenever the device is connected to external power.
    Product testing
    1. Product catchline
      The OREGON 600 handheld GPS by GARMIN resists shocks, dust, dirt, humidity and water.
    Product reviews
    3.4 / 5
    13 reviews
    13 users recommend this product
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    • Oregon 600

      STEVEN (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      I intended to use this device for cycling and hiking. Out of the box the device is toughly made and the touch screen is excellent, even sensitive in rain and clear in brilliant sunshine. The best feature is the fact it takes two AA nimh rechargeable batteries or alkaline. Personally I won't buy any device without replaceable batteries.Batteries charged every day will die in less than 2 years and so therefore will your device. It has a superb antenna which immediately locates the device to GPS AND GLONASS satellites. Although the screen is small the detail and route instructions are clear. Having spent some time navigating the confusing icons and downloading BASECAMP routing software from Garmin I can plot routes and download them easily from my laptop to my device. So far all good.
      I then tried to use the device as a car sat nav by selecting one of the profiles ( TOUR CYCLING/MOTORCYCLING/MARINE/HIKING etc.) CAR and plotted a route fom Epsom to Aylesbury and the device couldn't do it. Then I tried Epsom to Worthing. NOOO. This failure highlighted the main drawback of the device. The processor and internal memory seem to be way too slow. The maps refresh quickly, but ten times slower than a smart phone. Sometimes when cycling it will get the direction wrong at a junction because it cannot think fast enough. The internal memory is 1.8 Gb not 32Gb like a phone, so when you load a 800Mb map it takes up a large part of the processing power. There is a 32Gb micro SD card slot on which you load the maps, but if you put two 800Mb maps on, the device crashes on start up. So you are better off having several 4Gb cards with different hiking, cycling, road maps and swopping the cards around. You are limited to about 30 miles of route, which is OK because you simply load another thirty mile stretch and another to get a longer route, but of course this is very tedious.
      I tried Garmin Connect and the new Garmin Express software. I found Garmin Connect very good to create courses, but it failed to allow export to my device despite recognising it and Express on my PC and of course, as usual, there is no support from Garmin, so I have scrapped both.
      To summarise I am frustrated and disappointed with this device. It has such brilliant satellite detection, the screen is really effective and the fact it takes AA batteries a masterstroke. It will also take you along your route accurately. Unfortunately inside it has clumsy sotware mated to a slow processor and limited internal memory. I fear that when the smart phone designers realise all they have to do is fit a decent antenna to achieve better GPS satellite detection, when mated to the excellent Google Maps and much larger and higher definition screens, these dedicated GPS devices will become obsolete. Look at cameras everyone uses their phone now!
      Satellite detection, touch screen, AA batteries.
      Slow processor, small memory, clumsy software.
    • oregon 600

      Marita (Germany)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Ist leicht zu bedienen und nach ersten test erfüllt es voll meine Erwartungen.
    • Mit OSM-Karten Super

      Wolfgang (Germany)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Habe das Gerät jetzt einige Wochen im Einsatz mit 'Openfietsmap' und bin sehr zufrieden. Laden per Nabendynamo geht, aber das automatische Abschalten, wenn das Laden aussetzt nervt extrem, auch die Abfrage dazu. Sonst sehr zuverlässig, stabil, schnell. Bisher keinerlei Abstürze oder Hänger. GPS gelegentlich etwas ungenau, muß aber nicht zwingend am Gerät liegen. Display ist super, nur im Schatten bei Batteriebetrieb schwierig (Stromsparmodus).
      Tourplanung macht nur mit dem PC-Programm Sinn, auf dem Mini-Display kaum zu machen.
      Würde es sofort wieder kaufen, nur der Preis ist heftig.
      Display, Akkubetrieb, Laufzeit
      automatisches Abschalten stört extrem
    • muy malo

      manuel (Spain)
      Used for 1 week or less
      Sali a hacer una ruta confiado por el gps y menos mal que llevaba el telefono si no hubiera llegado en la vida,para poder orientarme con los mapas es imposible y llevaba 4 pilas nuevas recargadas de 3.000 amp y no me duraron ni 4 horas (las 4 pilas), eso sin vincular teléfono ni pulsometro ni nada...menos mal eso si puedo decirlo lo devolví sin ninguna pega y dinero a la saca, no lo recomiendo para nada, o lleva una mochila de pilas ...
      Response of the brand

      Estimado Manuel,

      Muchas gracias por hacernos llegar su experiencia con el producto y, de igual manera, pedirle disculpas por las molestias ocasionadas. Dicha información la pasaremos a la marca para que lo tengan en cuenta. Informarle de que en breve llegará a nuestras tiendas el modelo Oregon 700 que sustituirá al suyo.

      Le recordamos que nos tiene disponibles para lo que necesite,

      Reciba un cordial saludo,

      FRANCISCO JAVIER, RSP.OMNICOMMERCE Salud y Aventura y Roller
    • No tiene autonomí lo recomiendo

      Jaume (Spain)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      En una hora te quedas sin batería. si haces un trayecto largo necesitas un camión de pilas.
      Ni se os ocurra comprarlo.
      uy visual
      Response of the brand
      Estimado Jaume, 

      Lamento su mala experiencia con el gps de Garmin, pero no es normal lo que comenta, ya que tiene una autonomia de hasta 16 horas en el modo GPS, por ello le recomiendo que se aproxime a su tienda Decathlon mas cercana para que nuestros compañeros de taller puedan analizar el modelo y ofrecerle una solucion ganadora para usted.

      reciba un cordial saludo

      Carlos Blasco
      Monitor País de Salud y Aventura DECATHLON
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