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With the Garmin Oregon 450 you can really get in touch with nature. This next-generation handheld features a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction to locate your position quickly and precisely and maintain its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons.

Incorporating a sunlight-readable 3" touchscreen with a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded contours, the Garmin Oregon 450 allow you to navigate effortlessly with your fingertip, and the easy-to-use interface ensure simple, convenient operation as well as improved efficiency. In addition, you can insert a microSD card with detailed street maps to enjoy turn-by-turn directions to your destination, and you can add select topographic maps to take advantage of Oregon’s 3-D map view which gives you a better perspective of your elevation.

The Garmin Oregon 450 supports GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit, so it can store and display key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions. You can also get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using the Garmin Connect site, which offers an activity table, allows you to view your activities on a map using Google Earth and to explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users. Get out there, explore and touch the great outdoors with the Garmin Oregon 450.

  • newegg 3.0” Touch-screen Display Simply touch and go - the brilliant 3.0-inch transflective TFT color, touch-screen display puts navigation at your fingertips. With an impressive resolution of 400x240, the super-bright, rugged display provides incredible contrast and detailing even in direct sunlight.
  • newegg Clear Reception Featuring a high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, the Garmin Oregon 450 locks onto satellite signals quickly and maintains accuracy even in urban areas or densely covered forest, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
  • newegg Waterproof Featuring IPX7 level water resistance, the Garmin Oregon 450 withstands immersion in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes, preventing damages caused by splashing water or torrential rain.
  • newegg Electronic Compass Featuring a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, the Garmin Oregon 450 can show your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level.
  • newegg Barometric Altimeter With the barometric altimeter, you can track changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions
  • newegg Garmin Connect Compatible With the Garmin Connect, one-stop online community where you analyze, categorize and share data, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and, tracks to your outdoor device, view your activities on a map using Google Earth and explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users.




High-sensitivity receiver
12 channels
Accuracy (Position)
<10m, 95% typical
Accuracy (Velocity)
0.1 meter/sec
Accuracy With WAAS (Position)
<3 - 5m, 95% typical
Warm Acquisition Times
1 sec
Cold Acquisition Times
33 sec
Update Rate




Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): with optional mapping for detailed roads


Support Memory Cards


Screen Size
Screen Format
Display Resolution
400 x 240
Display Features
Transflective color TFT touchscreen


PC InterFace Supported

Digital Player

Digital Player
Supported Formats


Battery Type
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery Life
Up to 16 hours


GPS System Features
Waterproof (IPX7)

Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Electronic compass (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)

Barometric altimeter

Geocaching-friendly (paperless)

Custom maps compatible

Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)

Outdoor GPS games (Wherigo only)

Hunt/fish calendar

Sun and moon information

Tide tables

Area calculation

Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)

Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)

Dimensions & Weight

6.8 oz.

Package Contents

Whats in the Box
Oregon 450
Carabiner clip
USB cable
Quick start manual
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Daniel B.
  • 11/19/2011 9:04:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsoregon 450

Pros: I have owned this unit for nearly a year. I am overall very happy with this unit. The touch screen works well and the menus are fairly good. Some menu choices could be better or easier to find. Accuracy is very good. It locks on to satillites quickly. Stays locked in dense cover and in canyons/mountains within reason. Battery life is good. Lithium batteries are the best and a must in cold weather. This unit performed with no issues on a long snowshoe hike in deep powder at -26F. Frost on the screen made seeing the screen a little harder. Altimeter and compass are right on! The 450 comes with no maps. I just downloaded USGS 7.5 quads for the areas I need. Great map detail for free. I have not downloaded aerial photos yet but am told they are great. I have not used geocache features. The area calulator works well. It is not a survey tool but very handy. I also got the hard case for this with carabiner clip. This protects my unit and keeps it easily accesible on my chest for easy access.

Cons: One of the biggest complaints I have is that you cannot easily measure the distance from your current location to a point you touch on the map. For example, You are walking through the woods and you want to know the distance to a feature on the map you should be able to do this easily. This unit cannot do it. This would be a huge help for me in hiking in unfamiliar areas. The best I can do is estimate distances from the map scale on the screen. This is very crude and you must zoom out until the point in question is on the screen. I find I usually underestimate the actual distance with this method. You can find detailed reviews about this feature. The other complaint frequently made about this unit is the screen visability in sunlight. I have found it to be acceptable but not great. Just play with the angle of the screen related to the sun until it is best. Also adjust the brightness to improve visability. Try dimming the brightness way down in bright sun. Counterintuitive but helps.

Other Thoughts: This is a great tool but does not replace a waterproof map and compass. Don't leave behind your essential survival gear! This GPS allows me to cover more ground in a day because I know exactly how long it will take to get to my destination. I know if I have time for a side trip and still get out before dark. It counts down the hours and minutes until sunset right on the main screen. This saved me once on a cloudy winter day when I lost track of time and didn't realize I needed to head out fast or have a long walk in the dark. I am curious how good the screen visibility will be in extreem cold and wind with blowing snow. I expect it will become very hard to read the map and anticipate having to use the compass which will provide a much easier to read screen with a white compass face and bold red arrow pointer to navigate by bearing & distance. This unit is packed with more features than you will likely need. Just get familiar with the ones you use/need. Many great tips on forums.

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  • Bill L.
  • 11/1/2010 3:24:38 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI love it; but really?

Pros: This a great GPS. We've have already taken it on several Geocaches; and it has reliably taken us to each one. Satellite registration is reasonably quick. The geocache interface is terrific. No more caring around hard printouts. Has had outstanding battery life; but then again, I've only used Lithium batteries in it thus far. To be honest, this is only the second one I've every owned. The first is several years old, not nearly as accurate, fast, or good on batteries. So perhaps that is jading my opinion somewhat. When I got it, I saw reviews from more experienced GPS users who weren't as easily impressed. But, so far, so good. It's been great!

Cons: The display can on some occasions be hard to read. Generally, though I can move it a position where that is not such a problem. However, that is not the reason it loses an egg. See "Other thoughts"

Other Thoughts: I bought this in the early summer when Garmin was offering the $50 rebate. I waited to write this review, both to thoroughly try it out; plus to see when (or even if) I would get the rebate. Took almost exactly 3 months. The form did say 6 to 10 weeks; but it was closer to 13. Really Garmin? That seems a little excessive. Still I did get it though.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 7/2/2010 6:42:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGarmin Oregon

Pros: 1) Dependable and consistent accuracy - multiple tests in the field have consistently revealed a circular error probability of 2 m or better in the 95th percentile using the built in confidence sampling point averaging and WAAS/EGNOS turned on. These tests were perfornmed using a known geodetic survey marker location under tree canopy with a HDOP of 2.1. For the scientist in you, this means research grade positional accuracy for 5 - 10m satellite imagery. For the enthusiast, this means great dependability on trails, road, or for geocaching.
2) Intuitive touch screen interface, if you know the principles of GPS, the product interface coes naturally.
3) Micro SD card reader for storing custom maps, routes, tracks, and geocaches.
4) Recent firmware upgrades make the platform very stable.
5) Interoperable with innumerable 3rd party software platforms.

Cons: 1) While the screen is definitely better than the Oregon 200/300, it is still a touch dim in the bright sun.
2) Garmin limitations on custom maps currently allow you to either have them on or off, this means swapping SD cards when maps are too big. Not a big problem for hiking as the upper limit can cover a massive area (e.g., roughly 1/15 of Ohio in 2m aerials). Only four stars until a firmware upgrade allows software switching of custom maps.

Other Thoughts: This unit can also utilize .kml and .kmz formats to create custom maps, so one does not need to rely on proporietery maps from Garmin itself (I use USGS 7.5 min quadrangle maps, for example).

I use the unit both for some research applications(satellite remote sensing, GIS, archaeology) etc when the situation doesn't necessitate a $10k Trimble and for hiking/geocaching. I've found it incrtedibly useful, accurate (w/firmware 3.52), and, well, fun.

If you kow anything about computers, a few internet searches can help you make incredible custom maps using free USGS survey maps and imagery for free using. Moreover, patience and knowledge of the GNSS system can allow you to push this $350 unit to the accuracy range of of $4000 survey unit (minus the post-processing differential correction and data dictionary of course) using return sampling (exploiting a new satellite geometery).
I recommend this unit for both amateurs, intermediates, and power GPS users.

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  • Martin B.
  • 6/30/2010 12:51:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAre we there, yet?

Pros: Generic dB does function, its LCD Touchscreen is clear and bright and its basic setup sequence was simple and accurate. The initial readings in elevation, geographic position and time were fast and simple. The compass is simple and accurate, a nice touch. It uses "real" batteries.

Cons: Maps with any semblance of detail must be downloaded to a SD card and then "unlocked" which did not work well at all for me. Maps are overpriced. The computer software interface is so complex that it is useless. The online video tutorials are slick-flossy cr*p. Documentation? Ouch!

Other Thoughts: I switched from a Delorme PN-20 to this Garmin Oregon 450 because the Delorme used proprietary batteries that are a real pain in the neck and eventually they could not be removed nor recharged. Garmin does have a much better power solution, but all its great features are ruined by how hard it is to load and modify and use the maps; and maps are pretty crucial if you are trying to navigate with the Garmin Oregon 450.

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