More Features, More Satellite Power Behind a Tough, Bright Touchscreen
With high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking, worldwide basemap with shaded relief and customizable buttons for one-touch image capture and waypoint marking, Oregon 650 opens a new world of GPS mapping and positioning.
Take quality photos with Oregon 650's built-in 8 MP autofocus digital camera. Each photo is geotagged, allowing you to navigate back to that exact spot. Share the photos with all your friends through Garmin Adventures. For more storage, insert a microSD™ card; you can even view pictures from other devices on microSD card with Oregon's picture viewer.
Oregon 650 has reflective display technology for the most brilliant, sunlight readable touchscreen we've ever made. It's as vivid in full bright sunlight as it is in shade. The screen has been strengthened for impact resistance but still accommodates gloved operation. And with dual-orientation, multi-touch screen, you won't just look at maps, you'll interact with them when you zoom in, pan out and rotate the display.
Oregon 650 features our state-of-the-art dual battery system. You'll have the option of using the internally rechargeable NiMH pack (included) or traditional AA batteries - NiMH pack charges when the device is connected to external power.
Oregon 650 has a built-in 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer tilt compensation to show where you're heading even when standing still, or not holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. You can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time to keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
With its high-sensitivity, WAAS- and GLONASS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Oregon 650 locates your position quickly and precisely, and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons.
With Oregon 650 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches up to 50 times faster with other wireless compatible Garmin handheld devices. Plus, you can share large files too like photos, Garmin Adventures and Custom Maps. Just touch "send" to transfer your information.
Adding more maps to Oregon is easy. Load TOPO U.S. 24K maps and hit the trail; add Trailhead Series TOPO maps and explore famous treks like the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail; plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water; or load City Navigator® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads. Add satellite images to your maps with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required).
No more picking, choosing and planning, just download them all. The Oregon 650 can hold up to 4 million. Download every cache on OpenCaching.com. Load caches using your favorite program or website that supports GGZ files. All your paperless geocaching features will be there for every cache. Read full descriptions, hints and logs. View cache photos. Filter caches by size, terrain, difficulty and type. Connect to chirp-enabled caches. Record your logs in the field. Do it all.
Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
Reflective display technology uses external light, such as sunlight, in combination with the device's LED backlight to increase brightness and viewing. Plus, you conserve power by not having to turn the backlight up.
View maps and data in portrait or landscape mode. Landscape mode is great for typing and road navigation.
Torch has high and low brightness levels and strobe options to conserve battery power.
Full Track view lets you see the entire elevation plot and quickly move your zoomed view to any place on the plot. Future Plot uses your mapping data to show what to expect ahead.
Get 33 percent more data on screen at once with new layout options. Add multiple pages of data fields, each customizable to one of four layouts: two large, one large and four small, six small or eight small.
Track your accumulated activities, waypoints and geocaches (tracks on the day you do them).
All data is displayed and editable on one screen. Delete a single or multiple waypoints at a time from the Waypoint Manager menu.
Now you can wirelessly transfer large files such as photos, geocaches, adventures, routes and Custom Maps between Oregon 600-series devices (or with Garmin Basecamp Mobile). Plus, new technology allows your routes, waypoints and tracks to transfer up to 50 times faster. Oregon is also ANT+ wireless compatible for heart rate, cadence, chirp™ and tempe™ sensors.
Launch apps, switch Profiles, apply settings and start navigating with a touch.
Dashboards let you hide and show more functions to your favorite app. With this at-a-glance information, you can multi-task without having to disable the app.
This review is from: GARMIN Oregon 650 3.0" Waterproof Handheld GPS Navigation w/ 8MP Camera
Pros: Brighter screen than Oregon-450
Cons: Custom waypoint symbols with custom names do not work.
Other Thoughts: Custom symbols (32x32) can be used if you give them a name of an internal default Garmin symbol (your custom symbol then takes the place of the default Garmin symbol). Your custom symbols display fine on the GPS, however, in Basecamp the custom symbol does not display(the Garmin symbol you displaced will be displayed by Basecamp).
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