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Garmin Oregon 450 GPS

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $336.49

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Product Description

  • High-sensitivity receiver
  • Ability to add maps
  • Electronic compass
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Hunt/fish calendar

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ted a Cross Country Rider from NorCal

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2012

Strengths:    Durable: Waterproof, dustproof, shockproof. Just like my Casio G-Shock.
Accurate: I also use it for Geocaching and trail mapping.
Free Maps: Many people don't know that you don't have to buy maps from Garmin. There are many free ones online.
Batteries: Uses AA. Alkalines or rechargeables.
HRM: Mates with the Garmin strap.
Touchscreen interface: Navigation is easy once you get used to it.
Profiles: Allows you to have various setups for diferent activities.

Weaknesses:    None that I can think of.

Bottom Line:   
I would recommend this GPS for biking. I have used it for 18 months for biking and Geocaching (on my bike). The Garmin bike mount works well; I use a lanyard but have not needed it yet.

The Garmin Edge products are their bike specific products but they use an internal battery that you have to keep charged. The Oregon uses AA batteries. If they go dead while you are on an epic ride you can just swap them out.

I have made some of my own maps both custom and img. They load right into the Oregon and work great.

I give the Oregon 450 4 chilies for value because it is a little expensive but still a great product that I have enjoyed both on and off the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   2003 Hammerhead HH100X

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Oregon 450 trip computer, display metrics are screwed up

The trip computer has been displaying some odd values over my last 2 rides. #1- 7028 miles w/ 2830mph average #2- 6042miles w/ 4218mph average. I've got 7 data fields displayed and only those 2 are messed up. Reset all values and then start the stop watch, to get HR values, then change the scr ... Read More »

Oregon 450 and HR data

I've read in a few places that folks have had issues getting HR data to show up in the GPX file from an Oregon. Well, I just purchased one and wanted to report back that this issue appears to be solved. I have no issues uploading directly from the unit and seeing HR data displayed along with other ... Read More »

Oregon 450 ??

I have an Oregon 450 I use to map trails I've ridden. I have no problem uploading to Garmin Connect when the track is "current", a new activity it's called. My ? is can I upload tracks from my archive? I don't see any option to do that when I interface my GPS with GC. Any help would be appreciated, ... Read More »

eTrex 30, Oregon 450 or Dakota 20 for MTB.

Hi there, I am looking for my first GPS unit and I want it to use on MTB. A have read a a lots of post about the Edge 500, 800, and eTrex, Oregon and Dakota. About the Edge series, i know i won't use a lot of features... I would use a speed/cadence sensor and maybe a heart rate monitor. So my 3 ... Read More »

Oregon 450 Map Questions

I currently have a Garmin 500 that I use for road and mountain biking. I plan on getting a Garmin Oregon 450 for hiking and snowshoeing, but also to bring along (in a pocket or Camelbak) on bike rides for when I explore new areas. (I'll continue to use the 500 to track my bike stats). I'm lookin ... Read More »

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