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Oregon 550 combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a digital camera. It is perfect for all activities, in any climate, on any terrain, yet simple enough for beginners to master.
Take Pictures and Save Locations
Oregon 550's 3.2 megapixel autofocus digital camera with 4x digital zoom automatically geotags each photo with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to mark, remember and navigate back to that exact spot in the future. You can take and view pictures in landscape or portrait, and 850 MB of internal memory offers ample storage. Connect Oregon 550 via USB and log into my.Garmin.com to upload and store your photos at Picasa™, a popular online photo sharing community.
Touch and Go
Oregon 550 has a tough, 7.62 cm (3 in) diagonal, sunlight-readable, colour touchscreen display with a simple-to-use menu system. Both durable and waterproof, Oregon 550 is built to withstand the elements.
Get Your Bearings
Oregon 550 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows where you're heading even when youâ€™re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude.
With high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Oregon 550 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and urban landscapes.
Oregon 550 comes preloaded with a worldwide built-in basemap with shaded relief. You can add maps for walking, driving and for use out on the water.
On the trail a Garmin GB Discoverer™ microSD™ card gives Ordnance Survey map detail, showing terrain contours, summits, trails and more.
On the road you can add Garmin GB Discoverer or City Navigator® mapping for detailed street maps and turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
On the water you can add BlueChart® g2 maps which provide information such as depth contours, full charting and harbours.
Go paperless with Oregon 550 by quickly downloading information from Opencaching.com for up to 5,000 caches, such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description.
Use for running or cycling
The Oregon is compatible with Garminâ€™s heart-rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors and can track your speed, distance, elevation and location.
With Oregon 550, you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other compatible Garmin handheld users. Now you can send your favourite route to a friend to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just touch "send" to transfer your information to similar devices.
For a older model it competes very well with newer models and have enough memory for all my extensive mappingPublished 16 months ago by gerhard thomas
Ive had this GPS for about a year but only used it 4-5 times, it looks brand new and has never been bashed around or dropped. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ashley Britton
I use GPX devices for OSM mapping and the idea of having a competent GPS device with a camera appealed to me. However, I was sadly disappointed by the Oregon 550. Read morePublished 22 months ago by UrbanRambler
It's rugged, and simple. Well that's good, but is it really worth an extra £200 over a regular satnav or budget handheld GPS?
Well no. Read more