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  1. +1 I've taken my Oregon 300 on snowshoe hikes as well as summer hikes. During the winter not only do you get the sun, but you also have the reflection from the snow. If I find the screen hard to read, I just tilt it, and I can see the screen just fine. Buy from REI if you can. You can return it, no questions asked, if you don't like how the screen looks.
  2. I use Sanyo's 2700 batteries. Make sure you get a proper charger as well. I have a Lacrosse BC-700. You must get a proper charger. After I got my charger, I noticed that some of my old batteries that weren't lasting very long came back to life after I reconditioned them in the charger.
  3. How strange. I run my batteries dead all the time on all five of our GPSr units and we've never had any problems with it "killing" the GPSr. I'm thinking it was probably coincidence that it happened to you, but with a unit that expensive I guess there is no point in "testing" it again. It happened to me as well. It was a Colorado. Maybe I could've troubleshooted with Garmin support. But who has the time? I returned it to REI. I now have an Oregon. I've ran the batteries down a few times w/o any problems.
  4. Check out www.tritonforum.com Lots of more information there. Good luck.
  5. It's www.tritonforum.com Good luck with your Triton. Hope you have better luck than I did.
  6. Return it to REI. That's why you paid a premium. Get a brand new unit and you don't have to wait at all. REI rocks.
  7. REI lowered the price on the Colorados a while back (4 weeks?). Looks like Oregon is the 'flagship' model right now.
  8. Your wish has been granted. The Oregon does NOT have any drift. The one with the drift is the Colorado. So based on your post, you should go ahead and buy an Oregon. Angel
  9. Check out www.tritonforum.com A lot more Triton people hang out over there. Good luck.
  10. rguy, I'm not disagreeing with you about the issues in the CO/OR. I was just addressing your comment that the CO will have the shortest lifespan of any GPS. That is simply not true. Yes, there are issues, but the sky is not falling.
  11. Take a deep breath. The Triton is in worse shape. Try buying a Triton at REI and let me know how it goes.
  12. There's no such thing as free. Don't forget the hit that you just took on your credit report. Might not be a factor for you right now, but something like that stays there for 7 years.
  13. I haven't seen anybody report drift problems with the Oregon. They have with the Colorado, but not with the Oregon.
  14. Mine works fine and I've updated to 2.3 +1 Mine still works
  15. I own (for the moment) both a Colorado 300 and an Oregon 300. I can't imagine entering notes/logs, or text in general with the Colorado. I didn't think it was too much of a pain until I used the Oregon. I can't imagine going back to the Colorado. The touchscreen makes it soo much easier. Good luck.
  16. Here are a couple of screenshots from an Oregon 300 and Colorado 300. I just got the Oregon today. I've had the Colorado for a while. I left both receivers outside for an hour with a clear view of the sky. I'm pretty happy with the accuracy. Longitude is the same. Lattiude differs on only the last digit. That's .001 of a degree. (It's complaining that tags are not allowed, so I'm posting the full URL. Sorry) Oregon: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/276483...a627b5e.jpg?v=0 Colorado: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/276398...9e002ee.jpg?v=0 One other thing. It's probably due to the batteries (Colorado had 2000mAh and Oregon had 2750's), but I found the display on the Oregon much brighter. I will try again later with the same batteries. I'm happy with the Oregon performance so far. I'm going camping this weekend. If it works well, the Colorado is going back to REI. Thanks everybody for all the info.
  17. Is it just me or posting the address like that is not cool? Hope your contact doesn't get tons of email. On the other hand, it's good of Garmin to be so accessible to users.
  18. J, Quick question. How did you make the picture you posted? I want to do the same thing -- a picture with multiple tracks on it. TIA A.
  19. Geez. Isn't it a bit too early to start bashing the Oregon?
  20. apologies in advance for the thread hijack. How do you load multiple tracks in Mapsource? I have separate GPX files for eack track, but when I can only see one at a time in Mapsource. TIA
  21. You'll probably get a better/faster response at www.tritonforum.com
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