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The Garmin Oregon 400 is a WAAS-enabled touchscreen GPS receiver with wireless capability.

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Pros

MicroSD card slot for adding maps and saving waypoint data etc...

9 agree

Touchscreen interface makes for easy data input

8 agree

upgradeable firmware

8 agree

uses AA batteries - easy to carry extras or find replacements

8 agree

Can be used for a variety of purposes (hiking, driving, etc)

8 agree

waterproof

8 agree

touchscreen is responsive

6 agree

lightweight and compact

6 agree

internal compass

5 agree

paperless geocaching support

5 agree

rugged

5 agree

easy to use user interface

4 agree

Profile system lets up to 5 people keep their customizations

4 agree

works in below freezing temperatures

3 agree

Screen is easily readable in direct sunlight

3 agree

barometric altimeter

2 agree

supports cadence censor and heart rate monitor.

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

Premium price

7 agree

screen is difficult to read in direct sunlight

4 agree

NMEA output is via Garmin proprietary mode. Output to other components (I.E. amateur radios) is at best difficult.

3 agree

multiple models with different maps may confuse potential buyers

3 agree

Screen is difficult to read in hazy or overcast conditions

3 agree

No voice directions or commands makes driving applications limited

3 agree

potential for poor battery life

2 agree

GPS reception less accurate than other high sensitivity receivers

1 agrees

Does not automatically show next turn at the end of a page

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Garmin Oregon 400 is a WAAS-enabled touchscreen GPS receiver with wireless capability. This unit comes in three versions outlined below, each of which have the same basic features like MicroSD card slot, USB port, electronic compass, barometric altimeter, 3-D map view(on selected maps), picture viewer and more but are each preloaded for individual use. The Oregon 400 series accepts preprogrammed MapSource cards for loading of terrain, water and street maps. It also supports HotFix satellite prediction, uploading of Geocaching.com GPX files,  and wireless transfer of tracks, routes, waypoints and geocaches to other Garmin Oregon and Colorado users. These units are also waterproof and designed for outdoor use.

Models

Oregon 400c (pictured at right)

  • Comes with built-in BlueChart g2 coastal charts and a worldwide basemap with imagery
  • Maps include coastal roads for the US and Bahamas, depth contours, shorelines, marinas, port plans, harbors and navaids

Oregon 400i

  • Comes with built-in U.S. Inland Lakes and a worldwide basemap with imagery
  • Maps include mile markers for thousands of lakes in the continental U.S., depth contours, shoreline details and boat ramps

Oregon 400t

  • Comes with preloaded U.S. topographical maps which utilize 3-D map view and a built-in worldwide basemap with imagery
  • Maps include terrain contours, elevation information, rivers, lakes, trails, points of interest, local, state and national parks and forests
Features
  • USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)
  • Electronic compass
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Geocaching-friendly
  • Hunt/fish calendar
  • Sun and moon information
  • Tide tables
  • Area calculation
  • Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)
  • Worldwide basemap
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
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