With Oregon 450 you can really get in touch with nature. This next-generation handheld features a rugged, sunlight-readable, touchscreen along with a built-in basemap with shaded relief, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass, microSD™ card slot, picture viewer and more. Even exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly between similar units.
Touch and Go
Oregon 450 leads the way with a tough, 3-inch diagonal, sunlight-readable, colour, touchscreen display that offers crystal-clear enhanced colours and high-resolution images. Its easy-to-use interface means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. With user-selectable dashboards, you can customise the appearance of your display. Both durable and waterproof, Oregon 450 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator.
Oregon 450 comes with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded contours. Simply touch the colour screen to navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain.
With Oregon 450 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other compatible Oregon, Colorado and Dakota users. Now you can send your favourite hike to your friend to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just touch “send” to transfer your information to similar units.
Oregon 450 supports Geocaching.com GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. Oregon stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manual entering of coordinates or soggy paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Show off photos of your excursions with Oregon’s picture viewer. Slim and lightweight, Oregon is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.
Get Your Bearings
Oregon 450 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. See changes in your elevation ahead of you and where you've been with enhanced track navigation. With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, Oregon 450 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy tree cover and deep valleys.
Conveniently plug in optional preloaded microSD cards for all your outdoor activities on land or water (see maps tab for compatible maps). Just insert a MapSource® card with detailed street maps, and Oregon provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Add selected topographic maps to take advantage of Oregon’s 3D map view which gives you a better perspective of your elevation. With BlueChart® g2 , you’ll get everything you need for a great day on the water including depth contours, navaids and harbours. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.
You've been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyse your activities. With a simple connection to your computer and to the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect™. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google™ Earth. Explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users and share your experiences on Twitter® and Facebook®. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore, and share.
Oregon 450: Touch the great outdoors.
You've heard the term WAAS, seen it on packaging and ads for Garmin® products, and maybe even know it stands for Wide Area Augmentation System. Okay, so what the heck is it? Basically, it's a system of satellites and ground stations that provide GPS signal corrections, giving you even better position accuracy. How much better? Try an average of up to five times better. A WAAS-capable receiver can give you a position accuracy of better than three meters 95 percent of the time. And you don't have to purchase additional receiving equipment or pay service fees to utilize WAAS.
BlueChart compatible - BlueChart g2 marine maps feature crisp labeling and an overall smoother presentation on your chartplotter display.
In addition to the basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers improved transitioning between zoom levels and more seamless continuity across chart boundaries.
Submersible – Watrproof
Garmin Oregon 450 Specification:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Garmin Oregon 450 GPS review
This is a great little unit I've had mine since they came out and use it for biking and navigation when i'm out hillwalking. The size and weight is great for a GPS unit. The batteries last well although they diminished fairly quickly when I when I was ice climbing this winter in the Cairngorms, but thats the same for anything with batteries being used in minus conditions.<br><br>
The backlight feature works well and lights the map clearly. Being an iphone user the touchpad doesn't work as well, but you can use it with a gloved hand unlike the iphone. The software is neat and easy to get hold of.<br><br>
14 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I bought the Oregon 450 to replace an older garmin Etrex unit and was skeptical that I would need all the extra functions it had as all I needed to know was where I was. I am glad to say I was completely blown away with the ease of use and the functionality of the 450. It has a very simple user interface and the mapping is fantastic for uploading all my rides to my pc and comparing the value of my individual training rides.
Could not recommend it higher
14 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous perfect for both navigation and traIning
The Garmin Oregon is perfect for both navigation and traIning. The map features in it is really good, but the best is that it is so easy to upload/download GPX-files to the device, as you do not need to install any program to do it (Windows, Apple, Linux). A GPX-file is a standard format to save routes in, and the file format used by all sites on the Internet. When not using it for navigation or training it is the perfect tool for Geocaching. The software on the Garmin web page for Geocaching is actually the best one I have used.
20 June 2011