I also have an Oregon in hand if anyone has specific questions.
Compare the sunlight visability of Oregon to a Nuvi 2x5W with and w/o backlight. If no 2x5W on hand, pick another Nuvi.
I'm basically trying to understand what makes some LCD's so good in sunlight, others not.I'm sure it's all about the backlight vs. battery life. The assumption is that you will use the Nuvi primarily while connected to external power. Garmin's older handhelds like the 60csx have transreflective LCD's which are designed to work without backlighting, and I assume the Colorado and Oregon do as well. The Nuvi's don't.
I'm basically trying to understand what makes some LCD's so good in sunlight, others not.
I'm sure it's all about the backlight vs. battery life. The assumption is that you will use the Nuvi primarily while connected to external power. Garmin's older handhelds like the 60csx have transreflective LCD's which are designed to work without backlighting, and I assume the Colorado and Oregon do as well. The Nuvi's don't.
I'm still a little bit concerned about the new chipset and the fact that some people are not getting the best fixes or issues with the track data.
My question is just how bad are we talking about, a couple of seconds extra or a couple of minutes, am I going to be standing in the Adirondacks as darkness closes in with a feeling of dread or is it just a minor inconvenience?
i need help with my oregon 200. could you please list the steps in setting a way point and what to i hit to retrace my steps. thanks K
On paper the PN-40 sounds pretty good, but I am just a bit concerned about buying something which is only sold directly via mail order from the manufacturer. If you end up going that way, please keep us updated with your impressions.
Thanks Tim I'm learning as I go along the whole layer thing is a different approach for me but I can see how it could be very useful especially to remove and then restore items to see how it looks.
Boyd sorry your not getting out the woods are really nice, fall colors, crisp air, and with the leaves coming down you can see a lot more, pines can be pretty thick in the spring and summer.
Question for our Oregon users. I found this blurb at another site and was curious if this was a new feature, or just something being touted as new for the Oregon:The really interesting bit is that from early November, you'll be able to upload OS mapping to the Oregon
> Dear xxxxx ,>> I heard back from my engineers regarding your question.>> The new UK Ordinance Survey maps include some raster data. This is> nothing new, as both Colorado and Oregon have supported raster (imagery)> data all along, notably preloaded in 400i/c models.>> At this point, we do not provide any other raster based> cartography. We> do not have plans to support user-provided cartography at this time.>> The focus is for our customers to focus on the content of map, not how> we created it.>> I hope this has answered your questions.>> With Best Regards,>> xxx> Product Support Specialist>> Garmin International
BoydAnymore updates on the Oregon do you still think it's as good or better than the 60 CSx and what do you think about the PN-40 compared to the Oregon?That would really be something if Garmin came out with an update for the Oregon that allowed it to display aerial and satellite images especially with all that screen real estate.
Hitthespot, were you using the GPS in "track up" mode? If so, then you may not be all that happy with the 60csx either. The newer GPS chips can get reception in places where your Vista never could, but they trade off some accuracy in doing so. There seems to be a lot of "noise" in the data stream from these chips, and when you're moving slow (walking) this confuses the unit about what direction you're going. I see the same thing on my 60csx.The solution is to set for North Up mode, turn tracking on, then zoom way in. Then you will see exactly what direction you're heading because it will be the opposite of the track. You will still notice the pointer spin around quite a bit out in the woods.You can also use the built-in compass, but that's a bit of a pain because it works best on the 60csx when you hold it flat and that's awkward and hard to see. It will also drain your batteries faster when it's on.
If Garmin reads this and wants to send me an Oregon for testing I would be willing to give it another chance.