The Garmin Oregon 600 Handheld GPS is a battery powered GPS for helping you lead your trip from point A to point B. The 3 inch screen is readable in the sun, so you don't have to worry about using your hands as shields while hiking through the mountains. The touch display is simple to use and even has different views, allowing for use with compatible gloves. Whether you're checking the compass, accelerometer, or barometer, it's easy to read. Add TOPO maps and explore the trail you haven't yet embarked upon. You can even add in some fun by loading a cache and try your hand at geocaching.
FEATURES of the Garmin Oregon 600 Handheld GPS
3" sunlight-readable touchscreen display with dual orientation
3-axis compass with accelerometer and barometric altimeter sensors
Worldwide basemap with shaded relief
Dual battery system - 2 AA batteries or optional rechargeable internal NiMH pack
2.4 x 4.5 x 1.3 in.
1.5 x 2.5 in.
Average Battery Life:
Rated 5 out of
compact excellent displayI purchased this a couple months ago. It is awesome. Most important easy to use. Tracks my movements and allows me to put fear into the hearts of my quarry. Jackalopes, hogquirrils and Dearlks cause they know I can refind their haunts.
The display is bright so I can see it with my good eye even in bright sunlight.
I tripped into the creek and it did not hurt it at all. It was a bit cold to hold while I drip dried but worked great once I got the mud off of it. Yes it has passed my abuse tests and I might give it to my son. Not. Get one if you walk deep in the woods.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 4 out of
Great Tool for the TrailI bought this for my husband who walks several miles a day since retiring. We have begun geocaching and look forward to more hiking. It's not as easy to learn as I expected but I think it's because there are so many ways to customize it's features. We are getting better at it and I can't imaging needing anything else.
Date published: 2016-01-19
Rated 5 out of
quick response timeI upgraded from an older oregon to the 600. Have only used it once so far. The touch screen response time is great. they also made it easier to edit/delete landmarks. so far so good.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of
Chris C from
Easy to useI got this last week and have used it twice. It has been very accurate so far in getting me to the waypoints I set up and back.
can the machine read out a bearing (azimuth) between two waypoints?
Asked by: toon
Rocko gave you the correct answer to a different question. If you want to measure a bearing between 2 points drop a pin on the map where you want to start then on the lower right corner of the screen click the three bars and select measure. Now position the pin on the second point on the map and at the top of the screen it will give you the distance and bearing between the two points. Click 'use' if you want to measure additional points. When done select stop measuring.
Tip: check under setup -> heading to verify if you are using true or magnetic north so you don't have to adjust for declination. Happy navigating