Jump to content

Garmin Oregon 600 - a few questions before buying


Geziefer
Followers 0

Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

I went through the other Oregon 600 topic, but it got a bit out of hands, so I started a new with a few specific questions, since I plan to buy it:

 

- Screen: I saw torture videos and pictures of broken glass - so is the touchscreen of that device of comparable rigidity as previous units without?

 

- GPS accurency: I saw people complaining about very bad accurency and others praising it for the opposite - so is the accurency reasonable good for geocaching in different terrains, e.g. forrests?

 

- Map: In Germany Garmin offers a 1:25,000 topo map for a reasonable price when buying it with the device - does it make sense to buy it or is a OSM map an adequate replacement?

 

- Geocaching: I had an eTrex for some while and it did a good job for geocaching, but was a bit cumbersome in operation, e.g. with input data or doing multis with having to update coordinates - is the Oregon 600 good for all common geocaching jobs? Especially for someone who also had a similar device before, I would be happy for some experience reviews.

 

Thanks,

Geziefer

Link to comment

- GPS accurency: I saw people complaining about very bad accurency and others praising it for the opposite - so is the accurency reasonable good for geocaching in different terrains, e.g. forrests?

 

I thought I had issues with accuracy on my 650 since it felt like the GPS was always about 30 feet (~9 meters) off of GZ the other day caching. The next day I brought along my Delorme PN-40 to compare on the same set of trails and both were displaying within a few feet of each other. Accuracy felt much better since I found 10 out of 10 attempts using the 650 with my daughter-in-law using the Delorme. These trails were in some woods with medium tree cover.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Followers 0
×
×
  • Create New...