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)