Okay boys and girls, we’ve got Garmin Oregon photos for ya. As you can see from the Garmin Oregon 400t image above, they really mean it when they say touch-screen, because there aren’t many buttons on this thing.
Here’s what we know right now… All five units are slated for availability during the 3rd quarter, in plenty of time for you to show them off to family at the holidays. All have micro-SD card slots and are powered by two AA batteries. NiMH or Lithium batteries are recommended.
They pretty much mimic the Colorado line in terms of maps, the exception being the 200, which just has a "basemap," as opposed to the 300’s worldwide basemap with shaded relief. The 200 has limited memory (24MB), and the "share wirelessly," barometric altimeter and electronic compass features are left out of this model. No word yet on whether we’ll see a Colorado 200.
None of the units appear to feature Garmin’s new 1:24,000 scale topo maps. Hmm, I can foresee a Colorado and Oregon 500t or 600t that will have those maps pre-loaded. UPDATE: Two different retailers have confirmed that the Oregon 400t comes with 1:100K maps.
More details and links, then some pics:
- Oregon 200 – Simple basemap, no pre-loaded detailed maps, $ 479.99 USD
- Oregon 300 – Worldwide basemap with shaded relief, no pre-loaded detailed maps, $ 533.32 USD
- Oregon 400c – Built-in BlueChart® g2 coastal charts and a worldwide basemap with imagery, $ 639.99 USD
- Oregon 400i – Built-in U.S. Inland Lakes and a worldwide basemap with imagery, $ 639.99 USD
- Oregon 400t – Preloaded U.S. topographic maps, 3-D map view and a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, $ 639.99 USD
Garmin Oregon 200 (above)
Garmin Oregon 300
Garmin Oregon 400c
Garmin Oregon 400i
UPDATE: There is a Garmin Oregon mini-site up. Here are the main menu screens from it (click on the image for a closer look). And in case you can’t get a good enough look at the backside from their quick Flash video, I’m including a screen capture of it.