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Garmin Oregon 300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 411 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive comments about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Oregon 300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Oregon 300

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 56 user reviews of Garmin Oregon 300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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value for money

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Oregon 300 Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Oregon 300 Handheld GPS Navigator

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Oregon 300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Garmin Oregon 300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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value for money

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Oregon 300 Portable GPS System

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Garmin Oregon 300 review

 

The Garmin Oregon 300 is one of Garmin's first touch-screen handhelds for backcountry use. The Oregon 300 comes with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Unlike the Oregon 400 series, the 300 doesn't come with pre-loaded detailed maps....

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Garmin Oregon 300

 

The Garmin Oregon 300 is a fine choice for anyone looking for a do-it-all GPS device. It has plenty of features and an easy to use interface.

It has plenty of features and an easy to use interface

The screen was difficult to see in direct sunlight

With all of its features, the Garmin Oregon 300 is sure to please.

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Garmin Oregon 300

 

Garmin's Oregon 300 is a handheld GPS unit with a touch screen that manages to retain the ruggedness of its button-endowed brethren. With expandable m...

Full touch screen, attractive and minimal design, user-friendly interface, expandable memory, preloaded base map

Provided maps aren’t detailed enough, display isn’t readable in direct sunlight, slow acquisition times, 3-D view isn't available with preloaded maps

Garmin has provided a competitive handheld GPS device with the Oregon 300. It provides a full touch-screen experience in combination with a rugged casing and vital navigation tools. We would have preferred more detailed maps, but Garmin has provided...

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Garmin Oregon 300 Handheld GPS Navigator

 

If you want a rugged handheld GPS navigator for the great outdoors, check out the Garmin Oregon 300.

You will need to be relatively serious about your hiking to spend at least £300 on the Oregon 300 plus Ordnance Survey maps. However, the Oregon goes well beyond what a basic handheld GPS can offer, or indeed any handheld GPS before. The Oregon has a...

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Garmin Oregon 300

 

This handheld GPS device features a rugged, three-inch touchscreen along with a built-in basemap with shaded relief, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD card slot, picture viewer and more. It even exchanges...

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Garmin Oregon 300

 

This handheld GPS device features a rugged, three-inch touchscreen along with a built-in basemap with shaded relief, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD card slot, picture viewer and more. It even exchanges...

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Great touchscreen GPS

 

I used a lot of GPS receivers, from all etrex, GPSmap 60csx. Garmin really made this GPS receiver for everyone. I use the oregon 300 in my car, in the forest, in rural or urban areas. I never lost again. I really love the touchscreen aspect. Good...

3" Touchscreen ; Accurate GPS (it tells you where you really are) ; Battery duration ; Easy to use, easy to navigate, easy to find an address ; Advanced Trip computer data ; Multiple useful profiles (car, gaming, etc) ; Ready for geocaching

I need to calibrate the compass twice to get an accurate compass

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Nice user interface but

 

I have done an extensive evaluation of the Oregon 300. Here are my comments. The Good: -Touch screen makes entering and managing waypoints much easier. -The car navigation screen is much larger and easier to read. -The topo maps have the ability to be...

Touch screen makes entering and managing waypoints much easier ; The car navigation screen is much larger and easier to read ; The topo maps have the ability to be shaded in 3D for better situational awareness ; The geocaching feature is superb

Poor screen quality in medium light. Screen has almost no reflectivity and therefore under all but the brightest conditions, it is difficult to see without using the backlight ; Because of the screen readability problem, only expect 8-10 hrs life

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Nice user interface but

 

I have done an extensive evaluation of the Oregon 300. Here are my comments.

Touch screen makes entering and managing waypoints much easier ; The car navigation screen is much larger and easier to read ; The topo maps have the ability to be shaded in 3D for better situational awareness ; The geocaching feature is superb

Poor screen quality in medium light. Screen has almost no reflectivity and therefore under all but the brightest conditions, it is difficult to see without using the backlight ; Because of the screen readability problem, only expect 8-10 hrs life

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Nice user interface but

 

I have done an extensive evaluation of the Oregon 300. Here are my comments. The Good: -Touch screen makes entering and managing waypoints much easier. -The car navigation screen is much larger and easier to read. -The topo maps have the ability to be...

Touch screen makes entering and managing waypoints much easier ; The car navigation screen is much larger and easier to read ; The topo maps have the ability to be shaded in 3D for better situational awareness ; The geocaching feature is superb

Poor screen quality in medium light. Screen has almost no reflectivity and therefore under all but the brightest conditions, it is difficult to see without using the backlight ; Because of the screen readability problem, only expect 8-10 hrs life

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Product Specifications

Oregon 300 puts the great outdoors at your fingertips. This next-generation handheld features a rugged, touchscreen along with a built-in basemap with shaded relief, a high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD card slot, picture viewer and more. Even exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly between similar units. Oregon 300 leads the way with a tough, 3-inch diagonal, sunlight-readable, color, touchscreen display. Its easy-to-use interface means you'll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, Oregon 300 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator. Oregon 300 comes with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded contours. Simply touch the color screen to navigate. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. With Oregon 300 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other users. Now you can send your favorite hike to your friend to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just touch ''send'' to transfer your information to similar units.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):16hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.4in
Height:4.5in
Weight:6.8oz
Width:2.3in

GPS System

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

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:300
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Oregon

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

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