The New Garmin® Oregon® Series – The Most Complete Outdoor Experience Ever

the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the all new Oregon 600/650 series a rugged touchscreen
handheld navigator, which guides precisely via high
end GPS + GLONASS satellite technology, deploying an ‘outdoor-perfected’
transflexive display with great readability in full bright sunlight and in the shade.

The new Oregon series represent the
advancement of the popular Oregon 500 series adding numerous new and improved
The enhanced processor power allows a new
level of interaction with Garmin high quality maps – zoom in, pan out, and
rotate using multi-touch in any conditions and even with most gloves – whilst conserving
Garmin renowned long battery life for extended adventures.

integrated 8MP autofocus camera with digital zoom and automatic flash/torch[1],
plus customisable buttons for one-touch image capture enables users to mark
their memories and supports paperless geocaching or waypoint marking. When connected
with a Smartphone via the free Garmin Basecamp App, Oregon users can connect to others, share
activity data and check for great Garmin Adventures nearby from wherever they
are. Oregon “t”
models provide good guidance for Europe out of the box preloaded with a 100k
European Recreational Map — making the Oregon
series a must have for serious outdoorsmen.

new Oregon series was designed to be the best navigation tool for many
different outdoor activities. Oregon uses the sun’s light to produce a display
that is twice as bright compared to the previous models and thanks to GPS and
GLONASS support it provides a more accurate location in a shorter time”, said Martin
Resch, Garmin’s Product Manager Outdoor EMEA. “A great enhancement is its
capability to up and download trip data via a smartphone and the Garmin
BaseCamp mobile app. Together with its great durability and its unparalleled
battery time, this Oregon becomes one of the most versatile and reliable
outdoor GPS devices on the market.”

Most accurate navigation
and positioning ever:
Oregon series has a built-in 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer tilt
compensation, which shows where users are heading even when they are standing
still, or not holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in
pressure to pinpoint users’ altitude, and they even can use it to plot
barometric pressure over time, helping them to keep an eye on changing weather
conditions. And with its high-sensitivity, WAAS/GLONASS enabled GPS receiver
and HotFix® satellite prediction, Oregon locates user’s position quickly and
precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys.
When using GLONASS satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to “lock on”
to a position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS
only. And when using both GPS and GLONASS, the receiver has the ability to lock
on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone.

Intuitive Interface and extra long battery
Also new to the Oregon is the full
track view—where users will see the entire elevation plot and quickly move their
zoomed view to any place on the plot. Future plot uses users’ mapping data to
show them what to expect ahead. Weighing just 199 gramm the Oregon 650/650t
come with a rechargeable NiMH battery pack (optional with 600/600t) producing a
state-of-the-art dual battery system. The battery pack provides up to 16 hours
of life on a single charge and will re-charge itself within the unit when
external power is detected. When out on a long adventure and additional power
is needed, users can use two AA batteries as a backup.

Oregon600t_HR_029.1Mark your memories and
share it with friends:

There is no longer a need to take an additional camera into the outdoors to capture
“real” quality photos. Oregon 650 & 650t's built in 8 megapixel autofocus
digital camera takes photos worthy of sharing or printing and keeping. Each
photo is geotagged with the location of where it was taken, allowing users to
navigate back to that exact spot in the future. Take charge of the next
adventure with BaseCamp™ software that lets users view and organize maps,
waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows users
to create Garmin Adventures — where they can upload their photos alongside the
route travelled for online storage and sharing with friends, family or fellow
explorers. BaseCamp displays optional topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on
their computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles.

Packed with Connectivity: Thanks to Oregon’s
Bluetooth capabilities users can also wirelessly transfer large files
like photos, Adventures and Custom Maps between Oregon 600-series units. With a
Bluetooth enabled smartphone you can also share activity
data including waypoints, routes and tracks with friends and family and check
for great Garmin Adventures nearby from wherever you are! Oregon is also
ANT+™ wireless enabled, making the experience
even more complete via heart rate, cadence, chirp and tempe sensors.

On a hike:
a large array of Garmin GB Discoverer map options offered you can experience the
highest level of Ordnance Survey map detail available in Great Britain, with both
Landranger and Explorer map options available, featuring terrain contours, elevations, summits, trails, trig
points, campsites, geographic points and more. 

On the road: Optional City Navigator mapping provides
detailed street maps, millions of preloaded points of interest and onscreen
turn-by-turn directions to your destination, and an optional Auto Nav kit adds
a suction mount and car charger.

On a bike:
Ideal for a trail workout, the lightweight Oregon is compatible with Garmin’s
heart-rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors, and an optional handlebar mount
makes it easy to track your speed, distance, elevation and location.

On the water:
Add BlueChart® g2 maps, which provide everything you need for a great day on
the water, including depth contours, navaids and harbors.

Unlimited Geocaching: The Oregon can hold a huge number of geocaches and supports
GPX files from all kind of geocaching platforms like e.g. for
downloading geocaches and details straight to the unit. Using this paperless
geocaching feature, users are not only helping the environment but also
improving efficiency. The Oregon stores and displays key information, including
location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions— it even filters users
caches to make searching a breeze, and connects to Chirp®
enabled caches.

The new Oregon’s are expected to be available in Q1
2013 and will have a suggested retail price of £319.99 (600), £379.99 (600t),
£379.99 (650) and £439.99 (650t). Oregon is
the latest solution from Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on
developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether
it’s Golfing, Hiking, Mountaineering or Geocaching, Garmin outdoor devices are
becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiast of all levels.  For more
information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to, and

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have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and
information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by
GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless,
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[1] On Oregon
650 models