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Garmin Colorado 300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews of Garmin Colorado 300. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The performance and maps are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the route planning and reliability.

usability, maps, performance, price, screen

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Colorado 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Colorado 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Garmin Colorado 300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and performance. The price and maps are also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, maps, price, performance, screen

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Colorado 300 Handheld GPS SystemGarmin Colorado 300 Handheld GPS SystemGarmin Colorado 300

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Colorado 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Garmin Colorado 300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the route planning and reliability. Opinions about the size and maps are mixed.

usability, price, performance, screen, durability

reliability, route planning

66% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Colorado 300 Bilingual Handheld GPS Unit with North American MapsGarmin Edge 605 Bicycle Monitor with GPS

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Colorado 300 review

 

The Garmin Colorado 300 is one of the first in a new line of handheld GPS receivers from Garmin. It has a completely new interface, very different from the eTrex and 60/76 series units. I've had mine for a couple of weeks now and have been enjoying...

UPDATE: I’m recommending the new touch-screen Garmin Oregon series instead of the Colorado. It has a superior interface, along with almost all the other good things found on the Colorado. Read my hands-on review of the Oregon 400t for more information....

Feb, 2008
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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Oregon 300 without the touch screen

 

The Colorado 300 provides a slightly cheaper, non-touch-screen alternative to the Oregon 300. With both models proving good combination automotive/handheld GPS devices, the decision largely comes down to your preferred control scheme.

Unique control scheme, good quality display, wireless sharing function, configurable profile changes

Case isn’t tightly sealed, mapping isn’t detailed enough

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Garmin Colorado 300

 

The Garmin Colorado 300 is for the wet and wild sea navigation. It comes with built-in global base maps. It has a high-sensitive WAAS-enabled receiver, electronic compass, barometric altrimetric among its few features. Users of similar units can...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Osirus (newegg.com)

Super GPS!

 

The only reason why I bought this GPS is because I didn't have to pay for the maps. If you plan on buying this device you NEED the TOPO 2008 maps among others to get the full functionality of this device. The base map that comes preprogrammed on this...

This is one awesome GPS. I heard a lot of people online rip this GPS because they say it's hard to use or the text entry is too slow. That's B S and I'll tell you why. I have NEVER even touched a GPS before in my life and I mastered most of the...

I do not like the fact that you have to set the back light to the brightness level you want every time you turn on this GPS.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: hardblack_core (ciao.com)

Garmin Colorado 300

 

Gear up and explore the backcountry with the all-terrain Colorado 300. Packed with features, it includes a built-in basemap, high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, SD card slot, color display, picture viewer and more. Even...

excellent

none

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: rathina4jobs (ciao.com)

Garmin Colorado 300

 

Information to other Colorado units. Garmin should never have released this product till it was properly tested. I strongly recommend thinking twice before you buy the colorado 300. Unreliable, constantly crashing. I would never take this unit into the...

Not good

Ok

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: dephol (ciao.com)

New Interface Garmin - series 300

 

The Garmin Colorado 300 has a completely new interface with their auto navigation line. it also has new platform and interface than the older Garmin series. The number of buttons on the unit dramatically reduced leave four button including the power...

auto navigation, 'rock n roll' button

does not have support for custom waypoint symbols

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: indyefi (shopping.com)

Beautiful but dont get near water

 

Got my new Colorado 300 two weeks ago and I was completely blown away by how nice the screen was and how seemingly simple it was to operate. I also enjoyed being able to directly download geocaching locations with only a click of the mouse. But now...

Beautiful screen, easy to use. software connectivity

Don't get near water, rotten customer service

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Kev Smith (outdoorsmagic.com)

DISAPPOINTING

 

Having been a GPS user now for some years I was very disappointed with my Satmap (first Issue) so I got rid of it on ebay and had a nice new Garmin Colorado 300 for a birthday present.Like all things they all work great when you a tinkering about with...

Quality unit well built easy to use

Eats batteries keeps turning off and when loaded with OS Mapping sometimes it doesn't know where it is

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Matthieu Lienart (outdoorsmagic.com)

A GPS MADE FOR MOUNTAINS AND WINTER CONDITIONS

 

Why did I bought the Colorado 300 ? For a unique reason : the Rock ‘n Roller wheel. To my opinion, this interface makes the Colorado series the only GPS on the market usable with gloves. I don't really see myself pulling out my gloves in a snow storm...

The Rock ‘n Roller wheel which is usable with gloves (a significant advantage in winter) ; Simple and user friendly interface ; Made for an external usage ; Screen quality

Battery life ; Price ; The screen doesn't go in sleep mode when not used (like a computer) only the backlight feature is turned off. It will help increasing battery life

Feb, 2010

Product Specifications

Gear up and explore the backcountry with the all-terrain Colorado 300. Packed with features, it includes a built-in basemap, high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, SD card slot, color display, picture viewer and more. Even exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly between similar units. When the going gets tough, Colorado leads the way. Colorado 300 comes with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief and accepts SD cards for all your outdoor activities on land or water. Just take your pick from Garmin's preprogrammed SD cards including street maps, topographic maps, coastal charts or inland lake data. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. With Colorado 300 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other Colorado users. Now you can send your favorite hike to your buddy to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just select "send" to transfer your information to other Colorado units.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3"
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6 cm
Resolution:240 x 400

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.4in
Height:5.5in
Weight:7.3oz
Width:2.4in

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Electronic compass
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Colorado

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:20
Waypoints:1000