Comes with a nuvi style dashboard for auto use, including lane assist :)
$400 for the base model is a bit steep imo.Garmin is missing the boat with these prices.People will rather spend kind of money on a smartphone than a dedicated GPS unit.I dont expect sales for these units to be very strong mainly because of the price.Myself, I guess I will keep my 'old' 550 for a little awhile more...$300 is what I would be willing to pay and that would be for the 650 model (with the camera).
I understand what you are saying but I am talking about a technological point of view.Its hard to justify paying for a dedicated GPS machines when for the same price you can get a portable computer (ipad, netbook, android, etc etc).
Its hard to justify paying for a dedicated GPS machines when for the same price you can get a portable computer (ipad, netbook, android, etc etc).
Can someone confirm that the screen size is actually smaller than the 550 or is it the same?
Same screen size as previous Oregon series.
I could almost suspect that the marketing dept didn't want to call attention to the smaller size. I mean, in my book I'd round 3.89 to 3.9 and 6.48 to 6.5 if I was only using one decimal place.
I think the metric units are correct and the inch units are off due to round off conversion. My reasoning is because they made a conversion mistake on the website's specs for the 3597 screen as well.
Do you mean you want an Oregon 600 for $250? List is $400. I have never seen any significant discounts on a brand new device - based on previous experience I'd say maybe $375 (probably overly optimistic) is the best you could hope. It isn't expected until March 1, so I'd say there is zero chance of it getting down to $250 by the summer. I'd even be surprised to see it at $250 by summer 2014. But that's just my personal opinion.The Montana 600 is $470 now at GPSCity. We saw a couple holiday sales for $400 - not sure what the quantities were like there. I paid $500 for mine in July 2011. So the blowout sale price was 20% off original price after a year and a half. That would get the Oregon 600 down to $320 for summer 2014.For your budget the Oregon 450 is a good fit. My guess is that you may also be dreaming if you think you can get one of them for $150 new. These premium models don't get the steep discounts they once did.
Really the only thing I want from Garmin is a LARGER screen version of the Montana to use in the car. I doubt that I'll ever get that though. If I had that, then I might get an Oregon for the trail. But it sure is handy to only need one gps and the Montana gives me that.
I just sold my 60CSx about two weeks ago with the plan to buy a touchscreen model that would have an interface that was easier for me to use.
I just sold my 60CSx about two weeks ago with the plan to buy a touchscreen model that would have an interface that was easier for me to use. Man, I'd have kept that 60CSx if I were you. It's a great backup GPS and a true classic. Still love mine even though I have a Montana :wink:
Of the many, many Garmin GPSr units I have owned, my 60cs is the only Garmin I have parted with. Just too limited in function.
Of the many, many Garmin GPSr units I have owned, my 60cs is the only Garmin I have parted with. Just too limited in function.Limited? How so? Was it because you were lacking the "x" feature of removable memory? The 60CSx does everything any other solid unit does for the sole purpose of being a GPS unit. The only thing that ticks me off about mine is not being able to have all of TOPO US loaded at once, but there's workarounds for that so it's not *really* that big of a deal.
Paperless geocaching, a 3-axis compass, more than 256 colors and only a handful of pixels in the display, touch screen interface, etc. etc.
I wouldn't buy as 60csx today - especially at the inflated prices I've heard about. But I'm keeping mine, mainly because.. "it's a classic". I always liked the way it looked and felt, like a professional instrument.
I said the same thing, too, regarding it being a classic.