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Garmin Oregon 550

alaTest has collected and analyzed 721 reviews of Garmin Oregon 550. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and maps. The price and performance also get good comments.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

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 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Oregon 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 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. People really like the durability and design. The performance and maps also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the screen and size.

usability, maps, performance, design, durability

price, size, screen

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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Oregon 550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 541 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. People really like the screen and maps. The price and performance also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

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 GPS (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Garmin Oregon 550

 

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

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Sandy Di (pcnation.com)

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

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Tom (pcnation.com)

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

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Kickbuttedmonton (newegg.com)

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

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: nathan bader (tigergps.com)

good

 

it is cool to me

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: horn38 (barnesandnoble.com)

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.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: bernars2 (spgear.org)

Good gps

 

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

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: flipinese (shopnbc.com)

Awesome GPS - Oregon 550

 

I loved this gadget especially if you are into geo-caching. It is good to know that Garmin has not disregard updating handhelds for the nature loving enthusiast. It is well worth the money. I especially love the fact that it is so accurate in...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: CAPT-NICK (buydig.com)

Great perfomance

 

Great product touchscreen is great

Accurate","Extensive Base Map","Intuitive Menu","One Hand Control","Quick Navigation","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: (buydig.com)

Excellent Product, Excellent Price

 

It sometimes takes me within 2 feet of a location. The only complaint is that it is hard to read in normal daylight.

Accurate","Intuitive Menu","One Hand Control","Quick Navigation","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception

Hard To Read

Jul, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

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

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Megapixel:3.2

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey, Red
Form Factor:Handheld / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3
Display Resolution:240 x 400
Display size (HxV):1.53 x 2.55 / 2.55 x 1.53 / 3.8 x 6.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.53 x 2.55 / 2.55 x 1.53 / 3.8 x 6.3
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

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

GPS Type

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

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Czech Republic / Italy
Map storage:Internal storage
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal storage capacity:0.85
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

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

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Interface:high-speed USB, NMEA 0183 / USB & NMEA 0183
Internal memory:850

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

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

Radio

Supported bands: No

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black / Grey, Red
Form Factor:Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Number of Waypoints:2000
Protection features:Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: No
Tide tables:No / Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.38
Height:4.49
Weight:6.8 / 6.81
Width:2.28