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Garmin Oregon 400c / 400i / 400t

alaTest has collected and analyzed 354 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the design and route planning. The performance and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts 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 400c / 400i / 400t is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Garmin Oregon 400t

 

There are plenty of good reasons that GPS manufacturers have sold tens of millions of personal navigation devices: Many of us are directionally challenged, and guys like me love our gadgets but hate to stop to ask for directions. Generally, If you're...

Sensitive receiver. Quick satellite acquisition. Multiple profiles for various outdoor activities. Highly configurable. IPX7-rated waterproof. Integrated with geocaching.com, a Web site that tracks geocaches.

Expensive. Main Menu has too many choices.

Albeit pricey, this handheld touch-screen GPS device makes an excellent hiking companionand a fun gadget for high-tech treasure hunting.

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Garmin Oregon 400T GPS Review

 

Brian Thomas from TopTenReviews reviews the Garmin Oregon 400T GPS Gadget.

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Garmin Oregon 400t Review

 

The Oregon is Garmin's latest generation of handheld mapping GPS units, and the company's first handheld model to use a touch screen interface. Available in five different models, the 400t ships with preloaded U.S. Topo maps, has pre-configured...

Like a Garmin Colorado mated with an Apple iPhone

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Garmin Oregon 400t Handheld GPS Full Review

 

The Garmin Oregon family of Touchscreen handlheld GPS devices were announced just a few weeks ago, and I have been fortunate enough to be playing before they were available to the public (The Oregon line is expected to ship in the 3rd quarter of 2008)....

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Garmin Oregon 400t review

 

The Garmin Oregon 400T is Garmin's first foray into touch-screen handhelds for backcountry use. Before we get into the interface though, let's look at the basics. The Oregon 400t comes with pre-loaded topo maps of the United States and a built-in...

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Garmin Oregon 400t

 

The options truly are endless when you choose the Garmin Oregon 400t. Whether you want to explore the Rocky Mountains, sail the open sea, ride the thousands of biking trails or find the hidden treasures of those who came before you. The Garmin Oregon...

A battery life of 17 hours is a standout feature on this GPS unit

This GPS unit is only able to receive information from 12 channels

The Garmin Oregon 400t is one of the best recreational GPS units available on the market.

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A marked improvement on the Trex Legend

 

Having used a Legend for several years, the 400t was a substantial improvement, particularly with the use of SSD map cards. Similar ease can be reached cheaper with the HCx version however, which is also a lighter hardware.

SSD map cards are much more practical than the fiddly online download and unlocking process that I was used to with the Legend. Touch screen very easy to use and no particular failure outdoors

Satellite acquisition, after moving to a new location, remains frustratingly slow and can typically take up to 3-4'. Screen contrast under bright sunshine could be improved. Heavy

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Just about perfect

 

If you hunt, fish, hike, or Geo-cach, look no further because this is absolutely the GPS for you. Don't even waste your time with anything else. There are much better GPS devices available for auto travel or walking arount the urban environment. The...

Lake maps, Topo maps, quality, ruggedness

The screen could be much brighter than what it is - garmin really needs to address this factor

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Just about perfect

 

If you hunt, fish, hike, or Geo-cach, look no further because this is absolutely the GPS for you. Don't even waste your time with anything else. There are much better GPS devices available for auto travel or walking arount the urban environment. The...

Lake maps, Topo maps, quality, ruggedness

The screen could be much brighter than what it is - garmin really needs to address this factor

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Good hiking device, marginal all-around device.

 

Good for topo data and general features. There are a lot of things it could do more easily. Compare w/ competition before you buy.

Topo map of the US with many accurate useful weigh points ; Using 3rd party conversion tools, can transfer routes created from Google Earth to Oregon, and back ; Good battery usage time for NiMH batteries ; Much more accurate than eTrek in mountainous...

Unnecessarily heavy. I mean, we are just talking about a GPS receiver chip, a PWB, display and batteries. The chassis is molded Al or Mag. Hikers and bikers want light wight, eh ; The user interface is horrible for a touch screen. Too many steps: exampl

Product Specifications

Get in touch with your wild side with Oregon 400t. This next-generation handheld features a rugged, touchscreen along with preloaded topographic maps, 3-D map view, 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 400t 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 400t is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator. With Oregon 400t you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with 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. Oregon 400t has a built-in electronic compass that provides bearing information even while you're standing still, and its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You can even use the altimeter to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

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:400c/400i/400t
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Oregon

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

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