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Garmin Oregon 200 Handheld GPS

by Garmin
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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  • Automatic routing with optional mapping for detailed roads
  • Geocaching-friendly
  • Outdoor GPS games
  • Hunt/fish calendar
  • Sun and moon information
  • Tide tables
  • Area calculation
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
  • Picture viewer
  • Touchscreen


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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 5.8 x 3.5 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 458 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required.
  • Item model number: 010-00697-00
  • ASIN: B001B19XLE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 5 Aug 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,717 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Get in touch with the great outdoors with Oregon 200. This next-generation handheld features a rugged, touchscreen along with a built-in basemap, a high-sensitivity receiver, microSD card slot, picture viewer and more.

Touch and Go.Oregon 200 leads the way with a tough, 3-inch diagonal, sunlight-readable, color, touchscreen display. Its easy-to-use interface means you'll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, Oregon 200 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator.

Find Fun.Oregon 200 supports Geocaching.com GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. No more manually entering coordinates and paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Show off photos of your excursions with Oregon's picture viewer. Slim and lightweight, Oregon is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.

Keep Your Fix.With its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, Oregon 200 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear - whether you're in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on Oregon to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Add Maps.Conveniently plug in optional preloaded microSD cards for all your outdoor activities on land or water (see maps tab for compatible maps). Just insert a MapSource card with detailed street maps, and Oregon provides turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Add select topographic maps to take advantage of Oregon's 3-D map view which gives you a better perspective of your elevation. With BlueChart g2 Vision, you'll get everything you need for a great day on the water including depth contours, navaids and harbors. The card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment, so you don't have to worry about getting it wet.

Box Contains

  • Oregon 200
  • Lanyard
  • USB cable
  • Owner's manual on disk
  • Quick start guide

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
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    I was in two minds if I needed the Oregon200 or another better model. After buying the 200 due to lower price, I am now satisfied it is good value for money and the extra cost for the higher models is unneccessary. The 300 and 400 have electronic compass and barometric pressure measurement of altitude. It is worth noting that the 200 does measure altitude by satelite, accurate enough for most people, it also has an electronic compass, also showing a bearing off your chosen course. The only difference-you have to be moving for it to sense your direction you are facing (little hardship really)

    There are several reviews stating they only accept Garmin maps which are expensive. I can say this is utter nonsense. There are many maps available FREE on the internet for most countries in the world compatible with the Garmin. I would say there are more than for any other make. Within a day I had downloaded the full UK track and trail with landscape features, all Australia, and Poland. Just copy them to your memory card and hey-presto it is done.

    Just Google 'Mapsntrails' or 'talkytoasteruk' for a wide selection of maps.

    I recently used my oregon 200 to navigate most of the lake district off-road, over several days and nights. After easily downloading the route to the garmin, I was easily able to find my way round following the course, even in total darkness with no other navigational aids.

    The unit can be used as a basic in-car sat-nav too although this is not the main design purpose. I used it over a one month period navigating around Australia on roads and outback trails. Just set all the locations of places I wanted to go and the Hotels in the unit and it worked great over 9000miles of touring and I never got lost once.
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    34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Other Maps Can Be Used... 27 July 2009
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    Don't believe the review that states that other maps can't be used, they can. There are a number of mapping options to overcome the limited basemap (the same problem occurs on most handheld GPSrs).

    The solutions include:

    1. Topo GB from Garmin (rather expensive and limited)
    2. Garmin Discoverer range of SD/MicroSD cards (these are full OS maps in 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 of national parks and trails). These are not cheap, but excellent.
    3. FREE maps using data from the OpenStreetMap project. These are available in Garmin IMG format and free. (Just Google for "OSM Map On Garmin Download"). The beauty of these are that they are FREE, available for many countries and are constantly improving.

    As to the Oregon 200, it is a great little unit for hiking, cycling and geocaching. You can even use it a a basic in-car sat-nav.

    I have been using this for about 4 months now and I upgraded from a Legend Hcx. Great unit for paperless geocaching, no printouts required all the hints and cache decriptions can be placed on the Oregon and are available when you need them whilst out caching.

    The touchscreen is accurate and easy to use, but I would suggest you use a screen protector to stop any scratches to the screen.

    Unless you need the extra features offered in the Orgeon 300 or later models, then buy this and save your money for something else.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Solid multipurpose GPS let down by dim screen 17 Nov 2009
    Nice, mid-priced waterproof handheld GPS that can be used for a variety of functions from walking to MTB'ing/motorcycling as well as in-car use.

    With the opensource map from Talkytoaster installed, it routes fine on and off-road. Be aware however, that there is no speaker on the 200. Whilst turn-by-turn routing works, there are no spoken directions and there's no audible proximity alert either.

    The major downside is that out of the box, the screen and the original coloured and patterned backgrounds to the screens make view difficult. In particular white numerals on black background makes viewing the trip function page difficult in daylight, even with full backlighting and this in turn reduces battery life from the claimed 20 hours to three or four.

    There are two solutions.

    The first is to upload plain white background in jpg format, and select this in place of the coloured patterned backgrounds the unit slips with.

    The second is a firmware upgrade. My Oregon 200 sourced late October 09 from Amazon.co.uk came with fairly early version of the firmware (2.7 I think). The latest v3.20 allows the white/black to be reversed so the unit displays black numerals on a white background on the trip page. The map also seems to be a bit clearer - presumably the background also sits behind the map!

    The latest firmware also allows the selection of 3 fields to be shown large size, like the old GPSIII plus used to allow. I've done this with speed and time (plus one other), and the result is a clearly visible display in daylight with no backlight needed.

    With only intermittent use of the backlight (coming on when routing and approaching turns) battery life seems to be around 7-8 hours which is enough for a day's use.

    Overall, when tweaked it's a robust bit of kit that does a bit of everything - handheld, outdoor GPS and in-car routing without the annoying voice.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Hits the spot 20 Oct 2009
    By PeterG
    I have to agree with the majority of reviewers, this is a treat to use and it gives fine accurate performance. No complex setting up or calibration is required.
    The touch screen is an important advance over selection buttons which on other models have frustrated me.
    The accuracy is spot on i.e. to about 12 feet in good reception conditions (most of the time). It is ideal for geocaching: for descriptions, hints, previous logs and recording your success. The memory is perfectly adequate and mammoth with the additional card.
    Use it in conjunction with the internet to download (a) a better map for the Oregon (freebies are good), (b) .gpx routes for walks or cycling, (c) OS maps for your computer (I chose Anquet) and (d) all the geocaches and other goodies from the geocaching website.
    Do get a set of 4 rechargeable AA batteries: 2 to use, 2 for backup.
    You may be surprised just how much fun these gadgets are!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Two years and still going strong!
    Purchase this product over two years ago, use it regularly for geocaching, navigation in the mountains et cetera. Excellent product never had a problem with it. Read more
    Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars love it.......check update
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    4.0 out of 5 stars Oregon 200 for Geocaching
    Having owned a Garmin Extrex Legend for many years, when I decided to upgrade to a GPSr more suited to geocaching I opted for the Oregon 200. Read more
    Published on 6 Jan 2010 by W. Chapman
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great unit, works with free maps, beware lack of NMEA 0183
    Bought this as a replacement for my Garmin Etrex as I wanted something with on screen maps. First impression out of the box is that it's a well constructed, rugged little unit, and... Read more
    Published on 1 Jan 2010 by Vinny
    3.0 out of 5 stars Awful maps, awful experience
    The GPS is fine, but the maps are awful, and even worse, to update them for soem that you basically can use it's quite tricky (and pricey!).
    Published on 18 Sep 2009 by Mr. I. Pedrazas
    5.0 out of 5 stars Garmin gps Oregon 200
    This gps has outshone my previous '60' and also a friends ETrex. A brilliant unit.
    Published on 18 Sep 2009 by G. A. Cuckoo
    5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Garmin Oregon 200
    Really happy with this item. I bought it mainly for Geocaching, but have used it on hill walks and cycling.

    The screen is excellent. Read more
    Published on 7 Sep 2009 by Mr. David Orsi
    4.0 out of 5 stars Garmin Oregon 200
    I had an older Garmin etrex venture, and went for this model as an upgrade.
    firstly the price was attractive, and also the colour touch screen. Read more
    Published on 5 Sep 2009 by Minesapintme
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product
    I bought this unit to replace my Garmin etrex and have not been disappointed.
    As previous reviews have said, free maps are available and these were easy to load and have... Read more
    Published on 29 Aug 2009 by Mr. P. Jones
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
    First ever gps, easy to set up and use, but it is worthwhile purchasing the extra maps, cannot fault it !
    Published on 22 Aug 2009 by Frodo
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