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Garmin Oregon 300

rated 1.0 of 5 stars

The Oregon 300 has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best handheld gps receivers for 2023.

photo: Garmin Oregon 300 handheld gps receiver

Future purchasers BEWARE!!! I got a Garmin Oregon 300 for Christmas and it will NOT acquire satellites. Even after three hours of trying to get satellite acquisition this piece of junk would not do anything (yes, I was outside while doing this.)

I am not a first time GPSr user as I have used an eTrex Legend for several years so I know what I'm doing. I am so frustrated I could scream. I would not recommend this unit to my worst enemy- BOTTOM LINE!!!!

Price Paid: $250

I have a Rhino 530 and decided to go to the Oregon 300 for the larger screen and a couple other features.
Big mistake! The screen is totally not readable in cold weather! I have used it about 10 times when the tempters have been between 25 and 5 degrees F and the screen just disappears.

Also there have been software problems. I was not able to view more than one track at a time on the screen. I was instructed to update the software and that has created more problems.

One positive point for Garmin, their customer support has tried to be very helpful. My problem now is how do I return a product that will not function in the cold environment where I work and play.

Price Paid: $386

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Price Historic Range: $399.95-$499.95
Reviewers Paid: $250.00-$386.00
Weight 6.8 oz / 192.7 g with batteries
Dimensions 2.3 in x 4.5 in x 1.4 in / 5.8 cm x 11.4 cm x 3.5 cm
Display size 1.53 in x 2.55 in / 3.8 cm x 6.3 cm, 3 in diag / 7.6 cm
Display resolution 240 x 400 pixels
Display type transflective color TFT touchscreen
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included), NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life 16 hours
Waterproof yes (IPX7)
Floats no
High-sensitivity receiver yes
Interface USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

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