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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby yogi57 » Tue 2009-09-29, 17:23:47

GoodDog wrote:
Yogi57 wrote:I was checking on a Colorado's and found a 300 model for $268 at Sam's Club online.


The C-300 doesn't have the ToPo maps, but I wonder if they are really worth the $80 difference from the C 400. Do you really need the ToPo? I could see it if you were an avid mountain hiker or hunter, but that ship has sailed for me.

> Also, the Oregons have a micro SD slot, and the Colorado's a SD slot. I think Lynns computer may take a SD, but how do you load anything onto a micro SD?

> 'll probably wait for Thanksgiving Day sales to choose. I hope to play with T-Hunters Colorado T this weekend, and I still need to take time to see how the touch screen on the Oregon works. I think either one will be fine and I like the idea that since these are the new standard and with more people getting them, we can beam each other. I wonder if Yogi could beam me all the PQ's from his house? :roll:

If I have the right antenna. I was going get the city navigator for the 300
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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby mrreet » Tue 2009-09-29, 19:16:50

GoodDog wrote:> Also, the Oregons have a micro SD slot, and the Colorado's a SD slot. I think Lynns computer may take a SD, but how do you load anything onto a micro SD?


A lot of micro SD cards come with an adapter that turns it into a regular SD card

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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Tue 2009-09-29, 19:25:56

mrreet wrote:
GoodDog wrote:> Also, the Oregons have a micro SD slot, and the Colorado's a SD slot. I think Lynns computer may take a SD, but how do you load anything onto a micro SD?


A lot of micro SD cards come with an adapter that turns it into a regular SD card


The MicroSD route is a good way to go if you have other devices that use them, so that they can use used interchangeably. While there is an adapter for the MicroSD, there is no way to do it the other way around!

Read our forum thread on the Garmin 60/76 CS/CSx models for more important info on MicroSD cards.
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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby GoodDog » Mon 2009-11-16, 18:29:15

I got an Oregon 400t at Bass Pro for $349. I may take it back if there is a good Thanksgiving sale someplace. The Bass Pro sale ends on 11-25. I decided on the Oregon and was going for the 300, but this 400t is cheaper than I can find a 300 anywhere. I've been looking for 6 weeks on line. One thing I found out in forums is that the Colorado and Oregon can only beam one waypoint at a time to others. That's a bummer, and I hope Garmin changes that with future software fixes.

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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby cachergirl27 » Mon 2009-11-16, 19:11:22

Mike, I'm not sure about that one waypoint at a time thing. I think TeamAldridge & I did a whole query. We can check it out at the Shindig if you bring your new toy....er....GPS!
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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby GoodDog » Tue 2009-11-24, 21:10:23

I sent an email to Garmin asking about using SDHC cards (and micro) in Oregons and Colorados. I heard you couldn't. Here is there response:

[b]Dear Mike
Thank you for contacting Garmin International.

This used to be true, with some of our older devices. They now take HC
cards with the latest firmware.
The Colorado and Oregon units have always taken them. We do recommend
you do not use the high speed or ultra cards, but a standard HC card
will be fine.

All Oregon devices have
an expandable memory slot, into which a microSD card can be inserted.
This card provides the user the ability to install a greater amount of
detailed mapping to the device than can be contained within the internal
memory.

It is recommended that a standard speed 4GB microSD card (can be SDHC)
be used in order to get the best performance from the device.

There is also a limitation of the number of individual map tiles that
can be transferred to each device, which may result in less than 4GB of
mapping data.
The map tile limitations are as follows: Oregon 300: 4,000 (I have no clue what this means)




With Best Regards,

Product Support Specialist
Outdoor/Fitness Team
Garmin International
913-397-8200
800-800-1020

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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby RustyNail09 » Wed 2009-11-25, 02:17:34

each mapset by garmin has "tiles" or sections of a whole map. from what that e-mail says, it can handle 4,000 Sections of a map. Weather it be the topo maps, or citynav maps, they all have "tiles" in the overall map. Hope that helps clear a bit up. if anything, grab me at the Shindig and I'll show you via mapsource the Tiles.
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Re: Garmin "Colorado" & "Oregon" Inf

Postby yogi57 » Fri 2009-12-25, 18:12:51

I got an Oregon 300 for Christmas
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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri 2009-12-25, 20:40:40

Anyone else get a Garmin Oregon or Colorado for Christmas?

I just updated the lead post here to add yogi57's Oregon 300. If you want to be listed as part of the "roll-call" in the lead post, mention your model and when you got it here and we'll get you added or corrected!

I've also added the Garmin Dakota series to the thread.
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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby cachergirl27 » Sat 2009-12-26, 03:34:01

Didn't get a new GPS, but got a handlebar mount for my bike for the Colorado! Yay! No more bike trail droppage!
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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby T-Hunter » Sun 2009-12-27, 04:50:58

jhenkel wrote:Didn't get a new GPS, but got a handlebar mount for my bike for the Colorado! Yay! No more bike trail droppage!


I have had one for my mountain bike and love it. I need one for the road bike now.
No more "wreckage" lol
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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby 2trux » Wed 2010-02-03, 18:50:37

Garmin® Launches BirdsEye™ Satellite and Aerial Imagery

OLATHE, Kan./January 18, 2010/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today that it will begin offering BirdsEye Satellite and Aerial Imagery, an annual subscription service that gives users the option of loading highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handheld navigators.

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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby T-Hunter » Wed 2010-02-03, 20:23:17

OH COOL, hope it doesn't break the bank though!
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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby RustyNail09 » Wed 2010-02-03, 20:36:26

$30/yr for unlimited download of sat. images.. not too horrible, but I'll wait to find them elsewhere :)

My suggestion is to download Garmin BaseCamp (Free download so far) because you will need it to access the sat. maps. it also allows geotagging of photos, 3d topo view in program, saves and sends waypoints, ect. It seems like Mapsource on steroids.
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Re: Garmin "Colorado", "Dakota" & &q

Postby scuba » Sat 2010-02-06, 04:07:22

Finally got my garmin 60csx fixed. I bought a bike mount for it also. I like my Oregon 200 also. Bought the Oregon this past fall.


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