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Garmin Oregon 200, 300, 400c, 400i, 400t


Rich got the scoop on the new Garmin handheld series we’ve been hearing little tweety birds talking about for a few weeks, the Garmin Oregon series. These new handheld devices will be similar to the Colorado series, but include a touch screen and will be a little shorter. The devices are also making rogue appearances at Amazon and buy.com.

GARMIN OREGON 200 Hand Held Receiver Worldwide. Garmin International is pleased to announce Oregon; the newest member of the premium handheld line. This rugged unit with a high sensitivity GPS receiver offers innovative features such as a sunlight readable touchscreen for easy operation, as well as the ability to exchange waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly between units. In addition, you can customize your Oregon with five different user profiles: automotive, marine, recreation, fitness or geocache. The microSD card makes it simple to load optional maps for different types of adventures. The Oregons detailed mapping and high resolution color display enhance any outdoor adventure, whether on land or water


3.0 inch Worldwide Basemap GPS Hand Held Receiver -High Sensitivity GPS Receiver for Improved Performance and Reception-Built In 3D Basemap /3D Elevation View-microSD Card Slot for Optional Mapping and Data Storage-Wireless Exchange of User Routes Tracks Waypoints Geocaches and Images-Electronic Compass/Barometric AltimeterTemperature Sensor

Tech Specs

  • GARMIN OREGON 200 Hand Held Receiver Worldwide
  • High sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
  • Easy to use, touchscreen interface
  • microSD card slot for optional mapping and data storage
  • Electronic compass, barometric altimeter, temperature sensor
  • Built in 3D Basemap /Digital Elevation Model
  • 3D elevation view
  • Wireless exchange of user routes, tracks, waypoints, geocaches and images
  • Unit dimensions: 4.5 in x 2.3 in x 1.4 in
  • Display size: 3 in color, touch screen
  • Pixels / H x W: 240 x 400
  • Waterproof standard: IEC 60529 IPX7
  • Battery type: two high capacity or lithium ion AA batteries
  • Weight: 6.8 oz with batteries
  • Part Number: 010-00697-00

13 Responses

  1. Product information is now on the Garmin website:


    John - July 10th, 2008
  2. This is not a chart plotter. You can not arrange a series of points on a chart and connect them to a route. Because this product is not really made for marine navigation, it is a nice toy but worthless to mariners. Your first clue should be that the word CHART appears nowhere on this product. It does say map though!

    Stephen - March 1st, 2009
    • Where is it claimed that it is a chart plotter? You can actually create a route based on a series of points with the Oregon series though.

      Tim - March 1st, 2009
      • True enough. It does not claim to be a chart plotter and I stated that…The trouble is – in the generations before the Colorado and now the Oregon the Garmin GPS’ WERE actually marine units with chart plotting funtionality (most of them)…Many consumers are now being fooled by the retrofitted land unit that is pretending to be a marine unit…I respectively stand by my statement that this unit is essentially a toy.

        Stephen - March 2nd, 2009
        • I agree, it isn’t a chart plotter and shouldn’t be used for serious marine navigation.

          Tim - March 2nd, 2009
  3. While i agree that this is not a marine unit i believe that you are being unfair by calling it a \toy\. You should be aware that there are people who use gps units for purposes other than marine navigation and for them, me included, this is a valuable tool. If you want marine navigation capabilities then get a different unit but don’t try to diminish the value of an excellent land unit by giving it a bad review for performing badly at something it was not designed to do.

    Ryan - May 26th, 2009
    • Hi Ryan-

      Thank you for your comment. I agree the GPS is good for other functions. The “C” model is being marketed for boaters.

      “The Garmin Colorado 400C Coastal Handheld GPS is perfect for any Boater.” –Garmin

      I disagree with the Garmin statement and am warning boaters not to purchase due to the lack of basic functionality specific to the boating environment.

      Stephen - May 26th, 2009
  4. I use mine for boating and I love it. I don’t own a fishing boat nor do I want to install a sonar on my nice recreational boat. We can find out how deep the water is from the topo like markings on the water. We use it to navigate back home when we are many miles away. It also gives you efficiant mileage because you travel straighter. I originallly wanted to get a marine only GPS but this unit is about all I could get to fit under my steep sloping windows.

    Dan Millington - July 13th, 2009
    • Hi Dan-

      You can get water depth from this GPS, what you can not get is a route. A route is a series of waypoints that get you safely from point A to point B.

      Most of this will soon be moot because a five dollar iPhone app with GPS gets you the entire east or west coast with 1 route. You can now do more with an iPhone than you can with the Colorado 400c. Garmin will have to answer that or their business will fail.

      Stephen - July 14th, 2009
      • You can build a route (series of waypoints) on this GPS.

        Tim - July 14th, 2009
  5. This review really helped me make the decision to get the Lowrance h2o.

    mike - July 15th, 2009
  6. A wise decision Mike. I have an H2O C and love it. (I also have a new in the box Oregon if anyone wants to buy it…)

    Stephen - July 15th, 2009
  7. What are you asking for the Oregon? I assume it is the 400t or i?

    Ed - August 3rd, 2009

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