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REI.com’s Winter Sale starts today and runs through Cyber Monday, November 26. This year they are offering several great deals including the Garmin Oregon 450 for $199.99, an eTrex 30 bundle for $249.99, the Garmin Forerunner 610 with Heart Rate Monitor for $299.99 and several options from the Magellan Switch series. Don’t wait too long though; they have been known to sell out on their holiday deals. Here’s the full list of specials. read more
Hands on with the best Oregon yet
UPDATE: This model has been discontinued and replaced by the Oregon 600.
The Garmin Oregon 450 is one of the newest members of the touchscreen Oregon family, featuring the latest improvements such as better visibility, a tri-axial compass, custom dashboards, advanced track navigation features and the ability to load custom maps and BirdsEye aerial imagery. I’ll delve into those details shortly, but first I want to clarify the differences between the Oregon 450 and some closely…
UPDATE: I’ve posted a hands on review of the Garmin Oregon 450
Garmin just couldn’t wait until the Consumer Electronics Show to start releasing new models. In a blog post this morning, they announced the touchscreen Oregon 450 and 450t handhelds. The only significant difference between them is that the 450t adds preloaded 1:100,000 scale topo maps for the entire US, rather than just the basemap found on the 450. These new units add a tri-axial compass to the feature set found on the Oregon 400t, so you don’t have to hold it level while navigating the wilds. The 450 series lacks the geotagging digital camera found in the 550 and 550t. At this point, those appear to be the major differentiators. The 450 series includes the recent firmware improvements that brought custom map capabilities to other Oregon models.
I’ll update this post with product links once those are available. DONE! Thanks to @doc_nl: