If Garmin reads this and wants to send me an Oregon for testing I would be willing to give it another chance. :lol: Now that's funny!no consumer GPS'es that will give you repeatable one to four foot accuracy.
If Garmin reads this and wants to send me an Oregon for testing I would be willing to give it another chance.
Change HistoryChanges made from version 2.80 to 3.10: * Added Waypoint Averaging application (For more information visit our new Trail Tech website at http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/trail-tech/) * Added Sight 'N Go application for the Oregon 300/400i/400c/400t * Added Man Overboard application * Added big numbers option to the trip computer * Added customizable text to unit power-on screen (see \Garmin\startup.txt) * Added ability to load maps from any img file in the Garmin directory * Added new trip computer dashboards * Added option to display four configurable data fields on the map * Added 'search near' option to Geocaches search * Added the ability to view geocache logs separate from the description * Added ability to see a list of points from the map when several points are at the same location * Added ability to edit a waypoint from the waypoint review * Added support for Custom POI database and category selection * Added distance and bearing to point when reviewing a Custom POI * Added POI subcategories * Added change location to Sun and Moon * Added change location to Hunt and Fish * Added ability to force the Oregon into mass storage mode by holding the power button for 30 seconds while plugged into a USB cable * Added NMEA 9600 baud * Improved render quality of GB Discoverer maps and maps with satellite imagery * Improved map zooming * Improved map draw speed * Improved map panning and zooming when shaded relief is turned on * Improved automatic route recalculation * Improved Custom POI spell search * Improved Main Menu setup and added option to add and remove items * Improved readability of configurable data fields * Improved display of numeric degrees and mils * Improved GPS performance at slow speeds in tree cover * Improved compass responsiveness in challenging GPS environments * Improved battery gage for NiMH batteries * Improved stability when changing profiles * Improved Wherigo stability * Improved connection reliability with Spanner * Improved Spanish keyboard * Fixed airport points not displaying on the map * Fixed lockup when a search returns no results * Fixed elevation errors when reviewing a point other than a waypoint * Increased the number of waypoints viewable from the Waypoint Manager and Where To?>Waypoints
Congratulations! Let us know your impressions after you get outside with it. You will also want to check out the new raster imagery feature - see this thread: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/15841/x/p1/It requires you to load the newest beta software however, so make a full backup of everything on your unit before attempting this and realize that it is still somewhat buggy - but (IMO) cool enough to be worth using anyway. :D
Funny, I have been meaning to do something similar, however just yesterday I had an insight into why there isn't a night mode on the Oregon.
I also have an Oregon in hand if anyone has specific questions.
Really depends on what you plan to do. Some people may not need any card. If you plan to subscribe to Birdseye, you will want a card definitely. If you aren't sure, then just wait. The unit is completely usable without any card and has enough internal memory to install several maps.
Have a look at the maps here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/allNotice the column heading "EZ Install". All of these maps include an installer program that does all the hard stuff for you. Just install Basecamp first, then run the installer and you can view the map on your computer. Then you may select the portions of it that you want and send them to your gps.See "tutorials to help you use the maps" here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/
Wow...thks so much, I do believe this is what I'm looking for, being a newbie. Will digest and see if I can sort this out.Thanks,Bryan.