The navigator with the photographic memory — The Oregon 550 combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a digital camera. It is perfect for all activities, in any climate, on any terrain, yet simple enough for beginners to master.
Take Pictures and Save Locations
The Oregon 550's 3.2 megapixel autofocus digital camera with 4x digital zoom automatically. geotags each photo with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to mark, remember and navigate back to that exact spot in the future. You can take and view pictures in landscape or portrait, and 850 MB of internal memory offers ample storage. Connect Oregon 550 via USB and log into my.Garmin.com to upload and store your photos at Picasa™, a popular online photo sharing community
Touch and Go
The Oregon 550 has a tough, 3-inch diagonal, sunlight-readable, colour touchscreen display with a simple-to-use menu system. Both durable and waterproof, Oregon 550 is built to withstand the elements.
Go paperless with Oregon 550 by quickly downloading information from Geocaching.com for up to 5000 caches, such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description.
The Oregon 550 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
The Oregon 550 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. With high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, Oregon 550 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and urban landscapes.
The Oregon 550 comes preloaded with a worldwide built-in basemap with shaded relief. You can add maps for walking, driving and for use out on the water.
On the trail a TOPO GB DVD or Garmin GB Discoverer™ microSD card gives topographic and Ordnance Survey map detail, showing terrain contours, summits, trails and more.
On the road you can add Garmin GB Discoverer™ or City Navigator mapping for detailed street maps and turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
On the water you can add BlueChart® g2 maps which provide information such as depth contours, full charting and harbours.
Use for running or cycling
The Oregon is compatible with Garmin’s heart-rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors and can track your speed, distance, elevation and location.
With Oregon 550 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other Oregon and Colorado users. Now you can send your favorite route to a friend to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just touch "send" to transfer your information to similar devices.
The Oregon 550: Touch the great outdoors.
Garmin Oregon 550 Specification:
Physical & Performance:
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)
Display resolution, WxH: 240 x 400 pixels
Display type: Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight: 6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life: 16 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
RoHS version available: yes
Garmin Oregon 550 Maps & Memory:
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: 850 MB
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Garmin Oregon 550 Features:
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous GARMIN OREGON 550 review
lve used this Garmin GPS for Canyoning (wet), Hiking, MTB riding, Road Riding, Rock Climbing and Driving/Navigation. It's been submerged, dropped, frozen and definitely showing signs of wear, but never skipped a beat on all my trips.
Power consumption is minimal, lm still going on the same set of LiPo AA batteries from 6mths ago. l always do my best to minimise power usage, setting the screen to automatically sleep helps this alot.<br><br>
The large screen is perfect for viewing topo maps yet the GPS is small enough to take on light & fast trips.<br><br>
The menu operation is easy to use, it's simple & quick to bring up maps / tracks / waypoints, this may also be due to my experience with other Garmin products.<br><br>
Very useful for recording distances of rides, hiking trails, road navigation and generally keeping you safe when your off in the wilderness.v
lve had this GPS receive signal at the bottom of a 70m deep, 20m wide canyon in Australian bush, which l was VERY grateful for at the time. The high-sensitivity GPS receiver worked when l needed it most.<br><br>
l recommend purchasing the topographical maps to load into the GPS, and using Garmin Basecamp software to save and organise your adventures.<br><br>
The built-in camera is an excellent tool to capture an image of a waypoint, the software allows you to attach the image to the waypoint data for future reference.<br><br>
l enjoy taking this GPS out on all my adventures without having to worry about waterproofing or protecting it from knocks & bumps.<br><br>
l highly recommend this GPS for any type of journey!
26 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Garmin Oregon 550 review
I bought the Garmin Oregon 550 as a first time GPS for running in the hills. It is really quick to set up and even easier to use. It saves so much time in navigation and means you can keep going no matter what the weather. The touch screen was excellent (the first one I've used on a GPS).<br><br>
I thought that the camera might be a bit of a gimmick but it was actually really good. I wasn't into geotagging before I got this, but the clever software does it automatically. Now you can even show some pics of your route. Looking forward to using it skiing this winter.
22 July 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Brilliant everytime
I bought the Garmin Oregon 550 as a first time GPS for running in the hills. It is really quick to set up and even easier to use. It saves so much time in navigation and means you can keep going no matter what the weather. The touch screen was excellent (the first one Ive used on a GPS).
I thougth that the camera might be a bit of a gimic but it was actuualy really good. I wasn't into geotagging before I got this, but the clever software does it automatically. Now you can even show some pics of your route. Looking forward to using it skiing this winter.
Would definately recommend this for all levels and multi sports.
21 June 2011