Garmin® introduces new additions to the Oregon handheld Family

Garmin the global leader in satellite navigation is pleased to announce the Oregon 450 and Oregon 450t touchscreen GPS devices, the newest of Garmin’s outdoor handhelds.

The Oregon 450 and 450t boast next generation touchscreen technology, with a bright 3” colour display, which is perfect for use in all conditions. Responsive to the touch, yet resistant to the elements, these rugged devices are also waterproof and glove-friendly. 

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The Oregon 450 and 450t now bring more mapping than ever to your fingertips. Already compatible with Garmin GB Discoverer OS mapping, the 450 / 450t now have Garmin Custom Maps feature, allowing you to display any to-scale printed or electronic maps directly on your device And, your experiences will live on long after the activity has ended thanks to Garmin Connect, because once you've finished your expedition, you can upload, store and share it on our free-to-join online community, which already boasts more than 17 million activities.
Andrew Silver Outdoor Product Manager for Garmin said: “The Oregon 450 and Oregon 450t offer fast, seamless map redraw and unprecedented mapping versatility for the ultimate in outdoors navigation.

“The new customisable dashboard along with a super bright display, bring together all the elements that are important for all of your adventures and activities.”

User-definable dashboards allow customisation of the information viewed on selected screens. This ensures data that is important to the individual is displayed when it is needed most. For example a user can now view compass data on the map page, or combine elevation and battery level information with geocaching.

The Oregon 450, 450t also include enhanced track navigation, which is perfect for hikers, cyclists and trail runners. When navigating to a destination on an active track, users will see the changes in elevation ahead of them as well as where they’ve been. Waypoints and other key locations along the active route – such as start, end, high and low elevation points – now appear on the map and active route pages.

The new Oregon units also include a barometric altimeter, paperless geocaching and wireless exchange of tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches with other compatible Oregon, Dakota, Colorado® and Foretrex® devices. With high-speed USB for faster map transfers with a computer, photo navigation and the 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows heading even when standing still without the need to hold it level.


Both handhelds boast a worldwide shaded relief basemap and state-of-the-art 3D elevation perspective – the Oregon 450t even adds preloaded recreational maps for Europe. In addition, there is the ability to search for points of interest by name or proximity to a location and view descriptive details for terrain contours, topo elevations, summits and geographical points.

The Oregon 450 and Oregon 450t last up to 16 hours on two AA batteries. Each device has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFixTM to quickly calculate position. The new Oregon models have 500 MB of internal memory and a microSD™ card for optional data, you can store up to 2,000 waypoints, 200 routes, 5,000 caches and a tracklog of up to 10,000 points and 200 saved tracks.

Oregon 450t and Oregon 450 are the latest breakthroughs from Garmin, which has spent 20 years using technology and innovation to enhance users’ lives, making Garmin a household name in the automotive, aviation, marine, wireless, outdoor and fitness industries.

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