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Worry less and explore more with the Garmin Oregon 450 GPS Receiver. With its durable construction and variety of helpful features, this tiny, immensely powerful GPS unit prov...Read more
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A good, reliable, high performance and feature rich hand held unit.
I needed a GPS which would work for me in the truck/car, the boat, and in the bush while hunting. This GPS, loaded with Aus. Topo and street maps, fits the bill well - with so...Read more
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if you are in to hiking good value
takes a bit of working out, screen a good size quickly picks up a signal main use is bush walking good battery life [sony enalope] Read more

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Worry less and explore more with the Garmin Oregon 450 GPS Receiver. With its durable construction and variety of helpful features, this tiny, immensely powerful GPS unit provides invaluable tools for everyone from the casual weekend explorer to the most enthusiastic hiker. Easily upload tracks, routes, waypoints, and geocaches with the unit's microSD card slot, and wirelessly share the maps with another compatible Garmin GPS receiver, including those from the Oregon, Colorado, and Dakota lines. The Garmin Oregon 450 GPS Receiver is built tough to withstand even the most unfavourable hiking conditions, whether the environment is dusty, humid, or wet. The 7.6-centimetre diagonal touchscreen display is just as rugged, offering bright, vivid colors without causing glare in the sunlight. This Garmin GPS receiver features a three-axis tilt-compensated internal compass, meaning that it shows the user's direction even while standing still or tilted to one side. The barometric altimeter pinpoints the user's exact altitude by measuring air pressure changes; along with the highly sensitive WAAS-enabled software, this GPS unit can quickly and accurately keep the user on course even in valleys and densely wooded areas. The Garmin Oregon 450 GPS Receiver weighs less than 0.25 kilograms, and it can operate for 16 hours on just two AA batteries, making it both easily portable and ideal for overnight camping trips.

Product Identifiers
BrandGarmin
Model450
MPN010-00697-40
UPC753759100537, 753759974657

Key Features
TypeOutdoor
SystemHandheld
Screen Size3 in.
User InterfaceTouch Screen
Number of Channels50 Channels

Display
Display Size3.8 cm x 6.3 cm
Display TypeLCD TFT Display
Resolutions240 x 400

Technical Features
FeaturesAltimeter, Barometer, Calendar, Compass, Geocaching Mode
Trip calculatorPoints-of-Interest (POI), Route Recalculation, Track Log

Battery
Battery Type and Quantity2 x AA Batteries
Battery LifeUp to 16 Hours

Dimensions
Height11.4 cm
Width5.8 cm
Depth3.6 cm
Weight192.7 g

Other Features
PC InterfaceNMEA-0183, USB
Installed Memory850 MB
Environmental ProtectionIPX7 Waterproof Standard
Expansion Slot Typemicro-SD slot

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Garmin Oregon 450 Outdoor GPS
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A good, reliable, high performance and feature rich hand held unit.

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 08/01/12
I needed a GPS which would work for me in the truck/car, the boat, and in the bush while hunting. This GPS, loaded with Aus. Topo and street maps, fits the bill well - with some minor compromises. Accuracy is pretty good at 3m and it registers satellites quite quickly (usually in about 30 seconds).
On the road, its mapping and routing system works very well, quickly recalculating routes if you miss a turn (or have to avoid a weight restricted bridge - truck). The trip computer can easily be configured to give all sorts of info like speed, top speed reached, time, direction, elevation, coordinates, etc.
Down sides are as there is no provision for remote powering as in dedicated car units, the back light times out at maximum 2 minutes, or turn off battery saver to keep light on but chew batteries, which can be a down side for night driving, but that's a compromise with a hand held unit. Also, entering addresses when setting a route is a bit fiddly, but you get used to it pretty quickly.
On the water, this unit is fully waterproof which is good (I haven't tried seeing if it sinks though!). With standard mapping it gives speed, direction, depth (Mapped, so accuracy with tides, lake levels etc will vary accuracy), settable depth alarms, best fishing times, etc. Other marine maps can be downloaded giving more info but at a cost. Another handy function which I hope to never need is the 'man overboard' function to mark a search start-point.
On the land, in the bush etc it has many useful tools including mapping (obviously), elevation, elevation shading, elevation plotting, tri-axis compass, track logging, 2000 way-points, 3D view, Geocaches, various fully customisable profile settings (dashboards), sun and moon fazes, etc.
Hunting unfamiliar territory is far better and safer with a unit like this, giving elevation, waterways, tracks, route tracking, etc to plan routes and best cover area. I really can't see how anyone could possibly get lost with one of these!
Additional features of this unit include area calculations (a farmer mate finds this great for determining/planning pasture sizes and shaping), calender, hunt/fish times, calculator, alarm clock, stopwatch, sight'n'go, wireless sharing, photo viewing, etc.
In general, this is a rugged, reliable, accurate unit with more features than most will ever need.
The touch screen can be viewed reasonably well even in direct sunlight. Can zoom in/out on maps in all modes to best suit purpose. If switched off to replace or save batteries it saves routes, stats, etc so you instantly pick up where you left off. It can be configured to show all the info you require on the one dashboard.
It chews through batteries faster than expected though, especially when used solidly, - 7-10 hours from alkaline (I now use rechargable NiMH with a spare set on hand).
Also cost of extra/specialised maps can run to hundreds of dollars. (Thankfully mine came with Aust. topo and street maps loaded). Worth keeping in mind when buying a unit.
There's also nowhere to attach a neck cord if that's your preference, other than to the cumbersome supplied 'D clip'.
Finally, this is my first GPS so my experience is limited but friends with other units are very impressed with its features and performance. Garmin has a very good reputation and I can see why. I'd highly recommend this GPS to anyone who needs something more than just an in-car unit.
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if you are in to hiking good value

 | Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
Created: 14/11/13
takes a bit of working out, screen a good size quickly picks up a signal main use is bush walking good battery life [sony enalope]
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Buy it from Australia

 | No, I would not recommend this product.
Created: 11/04/14
You selling a GPS to Australia but have no maps if I want it can buy $180.00 I'm not recommend anyone.I never buy anything of you ever!!!
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