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Garmin Oregon 600

alaTest has collected and analyzed 552 reviews of Garmin Oregon 600. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maps and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, maps

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Oregon 600 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Oregon 600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Garmin Oregon 600 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and performance. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas the memory and reliability get negative comments.

usability, screen, price, performance, maps

reliability, memory

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Oregon 600 Touchscreen Handheld GPSGarmin Oregon 600 Touchscreen Handheld GPS

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Oregon 600

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 user reviews of Garmin Oregon 600 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the maps and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, maps

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Oregon 600 3-Inch Worldwide Handheld GPSGarmin Oregon 600 3-Inch Worldwide Handheld GPS

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Kit Dillon Eric Hansen (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Handheld GPS

 

After 10 hours of research, and field testing eight new apps, we think the Garmin Oregon 600 is the best stand-alone GPS unit for long trips in the wild.

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Jon (outdoorsmagic.com)

Garmin Oregon 600

 

The latest in Garmin's range of outdoors-specific GPS units, the Oregon 600 is the most refined yet with a redesigned touch-screen user inte...

We reckon the Garmin Oregon 600 is the best Garmin outdoor GPS yet, the new screen is impressively sensitive, glove-friendly and easy to read even in direct daylight. Bluetooth wireless capabilities make it easier to transfer files backwards and...

Oct, 2013

Consumer review (walmart.com)

highly recommended

 

I bought my Oregon 600 about a year ago and am very happy with it. I loaded maps onto the unit and have found it very valuable while hiking on the East Coast. Regarding some of the other reviews: If you do a little research, you'll know exactly what...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Garmin violates truth in advertising.

 

I bought it based upon the images I saw of it online at CNET, gpscentral, gpscity, midwayusa, REI, and atgoutdoorsuk. I wanted the map detail that's shown on the screen label that's on the packaged device. When I received the device I couldn't find the...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Unpleasant Surprise

 

I was really looking forward to receiving and trying out my new Garmin Oregon 600 Christmas present. Upon opening the box I was VERY surprised it DID NOT include a battery or 110 volt charger (wall wart) to go along with the supplied USB to mini-USB...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (walmart.com)

Garmin Oregon 600

 

This works fantastically, it is worth every penny. Just bring spare batteries with you when your out.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great GPS

 

Works very well. Screen readability in bright light. Easy to use.

Needs an 'on' light. Glitchy SW. PC Software could be better.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (productreview.com.au)

Great GPS

 

I upgraded to this unit to get touch screen capability and in this regard, it works well. Excellent daylight visibility and brightness control. You can download various free maps (eg OpenStreetMap) via internet. The Basecamp software is OK but quite...

Works very well. Screen readability in bright light. Easy to use.

Needs an 'on' light. Glitchy SW. PC Software could be better.

Sep, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Grey, Orange
Form Factor:Handheld
Temperature proof:Y
Water-resistant:Y

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Display size (HxV):2.5 x 1.5 / 3.8 x 6.3 / 38 x 63
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.5 x 1.5 / 3.8 x 6.3 / 38 x 63
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Lithium / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

GPS Type

Auto:No / Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: Yes
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):No / Yes
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders):No / Yes
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running):No / Yes
Truck:No / Yes

GPS type

Bicycle:N / Y
Motorcycle:N

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / Benelux / Czech Republic / Italy / No
Maps included:No / Yes
Topographic map: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:1.5

Navigation

Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N / Y
Navigation protocols:NMEA 0183
Photo navigation: Yes
Routes quantity:200
Tracks quantity:200
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 70

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Number of tracklog Points:10000

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):16
Battery Technology:Lithium
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Grey, Orange
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Languages support:CZE
Number of Waypoints:4000
Protection features:Temperature proof, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: No
Tide tables: Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3
Height:4.49
Weight:5.57 / 7.4 / 7.41
Width:2.4