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Garmin Oregon 550

Garmin Oregon 550
alaScore 78

765 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 765 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and size. The performance and screen are also mentioned favorably, but views about the reliability and price are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Oregon 550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Oregon 550

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 49 user reviews of Garmin Oregon 550 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Oregon 550 GPS SystemGarmin Oregon 550 GPS System

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Oregon 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 526 user reviews of Garmin Oregon 550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Oregon 550 Waterproof Hiking GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin Oregon 550 Waterproof Hiking GPSGarmin Oregon 550 Waterproof Hiking GPS

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Garmin Oregon 550

 

The Oregon 550 from Garmin is an outdoor GPS unit with an integrated 3.2 megapixel camera.

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great for geocaching

 

I would like this more if it had a delete on the cache site once it was found, otherwise, am very happy with it Unless you are half knowledgeable on how to find your way around your GPS while on the internet, I do NOT recommend this one.

like that it is paperless

sometimes hard to read the monitor, and must be on the computer to delete a cache once it is found

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Garmin Oregon 550 Portable Navigator

 

Garmin makes a quality product and really stands behind their Units. Their Customer Service is great and issues are usually resolved quickly. KUDO's to Garmin for keeping their Customer Service local where you can actually speak to a human that...

Right out of the box the operation was intuitive to former Colorado users. The device is very lightweight and I like the rechargeable battery feature. Access to the batteries has improved - I love the way the case opens

Garmin still has not improved their instructions for Geocaching use to new users. I would still be struggling if I had not used a similar device previously

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Garmin Oregon 550 Portable Navigator

 

Very good unit compared to other three i have purchased in last ten years. Good screen quality. when using all the feature sand bright screen, it will burn batteries but that should be expected.Overall i woudl give this unit an 8.5 rating. Quite...

Best unit i have worked with. Great to have a camera that will geotag the photos. Quality pics

Using with the BASECAMP software is a bit cumbersome

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Great Geocaching/Hunting/Hiking

 

You can pick a point to go to in Automotive profile and when you have stopped, change the profile to recreation and it still is locked on target using the new profile. Also, you can make your own maps using Google Earth and easily move them to this unit.

I use 7 different Map Sets. I have added over 10,000 custom points of interest and have over 5000 geocaches on a 8gb microSD card. Runs FANTASTIC! Could not be happier with all the functions, Wow

Screen could be brighter. Can't recharge reusable batteries while in the unit

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Haven't gotten to use it yet!!

 

I received my new Oregon 550 the end of December and haven't gotten to use it because of all the problems I've had with it.

Easy To Read

Buggy Software

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Fantastic

 

I have three garmins, and this one by far is the cream of the crop, easy to use right out of the box. Great for geocaching, geomarkers, and wherigo...we are having a ball with it every weekend. Abes had the best price that I could find after searching...

Best of three I own,Easy To Set Up,Flexible,Lightweight,Rugged,Stable

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good

 

it is cool to me

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I have been using this model for 3 years geocaching.... a little

 

I have been using this model for 3 years geocaching.... a little slow in large cities but still on the mark. camera is ok, battery is good.

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Good gps

 

see 450T as well. Picture quality is sub-par

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