+JSWilson64 Posted February 4, 2010 Share Posted February 4, 2010 (edited) So, I got rid of my handheld GPS receivers a while back, and now realize my mistake! Going to take the plunge on the great deal at offroute.com on an Oregon 300. I think. If I don't talk myself out of it after over-analyzing since I found out about the sale... I tried one at REI a while back in full noon sun, and while the screen wasn't ideal, I was able to read it and orient myself on the map, so I think as long as I remind myself of the price I got it for, I'll be OK... Anyway, wondering about the Oregon series, and compatibility with Garmin accessories. For example most Garmin mounting devices (bike, car, etc) for ETrex vs. 60 series share the part that attaches to the vehicle, but the part that attaches to the GPS unit is specific to the handheld unit. So one can buy, say, an Etrex dash mount, and a 60-series handlebar mount, and swap back and forth with both. Is the Oregon compatible with that stuff, or is it a whole new ball game? I was able to mix and match bits I found on closeout at Fry's that way... What about the wireless sensor capability? Is the Oregon series limited to the Garmin Heart Rate monitor and/or Garmin bicycle Cadence sensor? Or are other brands compatible? Also, and this is the biggest concern, is there some way to attach a "safety" when mounting the Oregon with the stock Garmin handlebar mount? I used to loop the lanyard around the handlebars when riding with a GPS on my handlebars. And is there a way to attach a lanyard while using the belt or carabiner clip? I'm clumsy enough that I like to have my expensive electronics attached to me if at all possible. Plus, I'm likely to not find my way out of the woods if I lose the GPS! Edited February 4, 2010 by JSWilson64 Quote Link to comment
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