Garmin Oregon 600T

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Garmin Oregon 600T
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With pre-loaded 100K mapping and WAAS and GLONASS compatibility, the Garmin 600t GPS combines dual orientation and customizable buttons to take handheld navigation to the next level.

MapSource™ features data in DVD format to augment the info already on your GPS basemap. It allows you to view color maps on a computer with zoom/pan functions for easy map browsing. You can select maps in areas of interest and transfer them to a compatible GPS. English language only.
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  • Rugged, waterproof construction helps protect the unit from bumps, dust and moisture; meets IEC 60529 lPX7 standards (can be submerged to 1m for up to 30 min.)


  • Holds up to 4 million GGZ-file geocaches, downloadable at so you can go paperless! Read full descriptions, hints, and logs. View cache photos. Filter your caches by size, terrain, difficulty, and type.


  • Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to help pinpoint your altitude; it also plots barometric pressure over time to track changing weather conditions
  • Reflective display technology uses external light, such as sunlight, along with an LED backlight to increase brightness
  • Other features include a hunting/fishing calendar, sun and moon info, custom points of interest, and a picture viewer
  • Compatibility with Russian GLONASS system allows up to 20% faster and more reliable satellite acquisition, helpful in challenging spots such as deep canyons or heavy cover
  • Basemap stores up to 4,000 waypoints, 200 routes and 200 tracks with up to 10,000 points
  • Advanced waypoint management displays all of your data on one editable screen
  • On-screen displays show your current speed, average speed, direction, moving time, stopped time, trip mileage, elevation, barometric pressure, and more
  • Full Track view shows your entire elevation profile; Future Plot uses your mapping data to predict the elevation profile of your route ahead
  • Touchscreen can be used with gloves, and can be operated with multi-touch
  • BaseCamp™ trip-planning software lets you view and organize maps, waypoints and routes, and track and share your adventures with your friends
  • Dual battery system lets you power the unit with either 2 AA batteries or the Garmin optional rechargeable internal NiMH pack
  • Use one screen to edit, or delete one or multiple waypoints at a time, with the advanced Waypoint Manager menu
  • High-sensitivity WAAS- and GLONASS-enabled satellite tracking (with HotFix ® sateillite prediction) works with the preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K basemap for more accurate navigation--even in heavy cover and deep canyons
  • Dashboards let you hide/show app functions so you get the information you want at a glance and can multi-task without having to disable the app
  • Included worldwide basemap features shaded relief; easily add more maps such as TOPO U.S. 24K and City Navigator® (sold separately) with the microSD™ card slot
  • Wirelessly share your tracks, waypoints, routes, and geocaches with other wireless compatible Garmin handheld devices (including chirp™ and tempe™ sensors) using Bluetooth® and ANT+.
  • Layout options provide you with 33% more on-screen data at once; multiple pages of data fields can be added, each customizable with one of four layouts: 2 large fields, 1 large + 4 small fields, 6 small fields, or 8 small fields
  • Reflective display technology combines external light with the LED backlight to enhance screen brightness and visibility while conserving power by eliminating the need to turn up the backlight
  • U.S. topographic data (preloaded) includes Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, as well as a world-wide basemap with shaded relief for general location informaiton
  • Brilliant, sunlight-readable touchscreen is reinforced for impact resistance; dual-orientation display lets you view maps and data in portrait or landscape mode
  • When paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription (not included), BaseCamp™ allows you to download an unlimited amount of satellite imagery
  • Adjust the brightness of the reflective display's LED backlight for improved readability, regardless of the time of day
  • Wirelessly share your waypoints, tracks, routes, geocaches and maps with other Oregon 600-series devices; just touch “Send” to instantly transfer your information
  • Multi-touch design accommodates easy operation while wearing gloves; customizable buttons allow 1-touch waypoint marking
  • Integrated flashlight has high, low, and strobe modes to meet your lighting needs and save battery power
  • The Garmin Oregon 600t GPS comes with a USB/charging cable, carabiner clip and user documentation
  • Enjoy ANT+ wireless compatibility with the Chirp geocache transmitter, Tempe temperature sensor, heart rate monitors and cadence sensors (sold separately)
  • Home screen shortcuts launch apps, switch profiles, apply settings, and start navigating with one touch
  • State-of-the-art dual battery system uses either a rechargeable NiMH battery pack or traditional AA batteries (batteries not included); battery life lasts up to 16 hours
  • Improved trip computer gives you 33% more data on the screen at once, with new layout options to keep everything readable.
  • Three-inch sunlight-readable touchscreen display has dual orientation for ease of reading on the trail or in landscape mode for road navigation
  • 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer tilt compensation shows where your're heading even when you're standing still, without the need to hold the unit level
  • Bluetooth compatibility lets you wirelessly transfer large files (such as photos, geocaches, routes, or custom maps) between Oregon 600-series devices; ANT+ compatibility allows for the use of heart rate or cadence sensors
  • Compatible with TOPO U.S. 24K, Trailhead Series TOPO, BlueChart®, City Navigator®, and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (**all sold separately) for additional detail to help you on the trail, in the city, or on the water
  • Map detail includes national, state and local parks and forests, terrain contours, elevation information, trails, rivers, lakes and points of interest
  • GLONASS lets the Oregon 600t lock on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone; WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) receiver is accurate to within 10 ft. in North America
  • With Garmin Connect™ compatibility, Oregon 600t lets you enjoy an online community where you analyze, categorize and share data
  • Preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps with shaded relief basemap provides details needed to help navigate you safely around major geological obstacles to your intended destination
Mountain Gear
The highly sensitive GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking abilities of Garmin's Oregon 600t GPS pair with a 3-axis electronic compass, preloaded TOPO US 100K maps, and advanced elevation plot to precisely map and locate where you've been and where you're going.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Take GPS mapping and positioning to a whole new level with the Garmin Oregon 600t. This highly sensitive, highly accurate device uses some of the most advanced technology on the market to enhance your backpacking, kayaking, or road trips.

Country of Origin: Imported

Simply tap your finger on the brightly colored, easy-to-read, 3" touch-screen display and explore like never before. Rugged, waterproof and easy to use, the dual-band GPS and GLONASS satellites provide excellent location accuracy. Includes barometric altimeter, three-axis electronic compass and ANT technology that gives you the ability to wirelessly exchange user routes, tracks, waypoints and paperless geocaches with other select Garmin devices. Bluetooth® capability allows you to transfer the same data to your computer. Dual orientation on the display lets you toggle between landscape and portrait views. Integrated basemap with digital elevation model data. Multitouch surface is glove-friendly and easy to read, even in sunlight. Waterproof down to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes (IPX7 rated). Runs on two AA batteries (not included). Micro-SD-card compatible. Compatible with all Garmin spine-mountable accessories (not included). Additional pre-loaded U.S. 100K topo maps.

Hit the trail with the Garmin Oregon 600t, preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps. With the shaded relief basemap, 3-axis compass, and accelerometer functions, you'll be able to get and receive more information about your outdoor adventures with ease. The barometric altimeter sensors provide you with the altitude, and can also be used to plot barometric pressure changes that help track weather conditions. With wireless sharing of data and the ability to add more maps, you'll have everything you need at your finger tips!

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Ability to add maps:Yes
Accepts MicroSD Cards?:Yes (Not included)
Additional Sensors:Optional
Adjustable Declination:yes
Ant+ Enabled:Yes
Area Calculation:Yes
Automatic routing (Turn by turn routing on roads):Yes (With optional mapping for detailed roads)
Average battery life:16 hours
Barometric Altimeter:Yes
Batteries:2 AA/rechargable NiMH pack (sold separately)
Battery Life:Up to 16 hr.
Battery Type:2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Built in Memory:300 MB
Built-in Maps:Yes
Color screen:Yes
Compact antenna:High-sensitivity
Custom Points of Interest (ability to add POIs):Yes
Custom maps compatible:Yes
Dimensions:2.4 x 4.5 x 1.3 in. (6.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 cm)
Display Resolution:240 x 400 pixels
Display Size:1.5 x 2.5 in. (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3 in. (7.6 cm) diagonal
Display Type:Transflective color TFT touchscreen
Download Capable:Yes
Electronic Compass:Yes (Tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Expandable memory:Yes
Garmin Connect™ Compatible (online community for analyzing, categorizing, and sharing data):Yes
Geocaching-friendly:Yes (Paperless)
Gps Enabled:Yes
Heart Rate Monitor:Yes
High Sensitivity Receiver:Yes
Hunt/fish calendar:Yes
In the box:Oregon 600t unit, pre-loaded TOPO U.S. 100K, USB/charging cable, carabiner clip, and documentation
Interface:High-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Internal memory:300 MB built-in/expandable microSD card slot
Map Software Compatible:Yes
Memory:microSD expandable; 300 MB internal
Number of routes:200
Number of waypoints:4,000 and unlimited geocaches
OS compatibility:Windows / Mac
Online Community:Yes
PC Compatible:yes
Photo navigations (navigate to geotagged photos):Yes
Picture viewer:Yes
Position accuracy:WAAS-enabled 3 meters
Preloaded Maps:Yes (Topographic)
Preloaded geocaches:No
Preloaded map:Topo
Screen Pixels:240 x 400 pixels
Screen Size:1.5x2.5 inc
Speed And Distance:Yes
Sun and moon information:Yes
Tide tables:BlueChart®
Touch screen:Yes
Track log:10,000 Points, 200 Saved tracks
Tracklog Points:10,000
Unit-to-unit transfer (Shares data wirelessly with similar units):Yes (Plus images and custom maps)
Visual map display:Yes
Waterproof:Yes (IPX7)
Weight:7.4 oz (With batteries)
Wireless communication:Yes

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Garmin Oregon 600T Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Big improvement over old Oregon

This review is mostly aimed at current Garmin Oregon (and similar Garmin unit) users who are wondering if the new 600-series units are worth the upgrade. In a nutshell: yes.

I have used a Garmin Oregon 450t for 2 years. It's a great little GPS but it has a few major drawbacks. First, the screen is basically illegible in daylight: it's simply far too dark. Second, the touchscreen just seems ancient and pathetic compared to modern smartphones and other touch devices like tablet computers. It takes a lot of pressure, reacts slowly, and still misinterprets many of your inputs. Just terrible. And perhaps the greatest offense of all was how easily the unit would interpret your touch of the screen as wanting to drop a pin on the map, which you could not cancel without it bringing you back to centered on your location. Otherwise the software was good, the Garmin topo maps are useful, and the software interface is reasonably intuitive.

So, in comes the new 600-series. It definitely fixed the bad parts of the old system, and generally improved on the good parts too. I don't have a ton of time on my new unit, so I will just focus on the basics. First off, the screen is much (MUCH) more visible in bright daylight. It is also far sharper and less pixelated than the old screen. Colors are saturated and bright.

The touch input is also vastly improved. It's not quite as snappy and responsive as your high-end smartphone, but it's close. Pinch-to-zoom, panning, and such all work pretty well. It no longer misinterprets every panning swipe as dropping a pin, and even when you do accidentally place a pin on the map (by tapping in one location), you can cancel it by tapping an 'x' by the pin's name. Finally! Getting through the menus is painless, and though things are somewhat rearranged, you will get used to the new layout pretty fast. The map redraw is also speedier and the menues react faster than on the old units. You can set the 'user button' (a second button below the power button on the unit's side) to turn the screen off and on (or many other user-set functions). This saves power when it's in your pocket and prevents accidental inputs. This way you don't have to lock the screen all the time. I did try it with gloves on, and the input was not very accurate or responsive. If you have some thin, form-fitting gloves you may have better luck, but if I want to do much with the unit I will be taking my gloves off.

The form factor has changed a little. The new unit has most of its face made from glass as opposed to a recessed, smaller, plastic-feeling screen on the old unit (the actual viewing areas are the same). The shapes are slightly different though the overall dimensions are largely unchanged.

The new unit costs more than my old 450t did and basically offers the same features. I thought technology was supposed to get cheaper over time, while still improving. Oh well. This is still a noticeable upgrade over the old Oregon and fixed my major gripes with those models.
Philip in AK at REI on 05/05/2013

So far so good

So far overall I like this unit. The unit feels good when in the hands and the touch screen works well. I wish it was a little easier on the batteries but that is to be expected. The user interface is easy to move thru & much improved over the other Garmin products I have used in the past. I don't understand why when the gps is set to "hiking profile" thou it will not allow to set and navigate to another waypoint. It seems to want to find a road or street while in this setting. I have had luck when hiking using the "recreational" setting however. I would suggest something to protect the screen, after a 4 day hike by screen has several scratches on it & I have no idea how it happened, I thought I was being careful. I purchased the Birdseye View to go with this, I still have have not made my decision on that software yet. Sure it gives satellite view, but you cant really get any details from the picture that you download to the GPS.
Banjo83 at REI on 09/09/2013

Pricey but useful versatile

I have used both older model hand held GPS units while hiking and newer advanced marine GPS units for coastal navigation. This small hand held unit combines the small size helpful in hiking with the detail available in larger gps units. The optional regional topo maps bring added detail to the mapping but at some additional cost and installation required assistance from Garmin Tech Support as a result of some older software on the unit. I purchased the unit for a trip to New Mexico which involved travel off defined trails and found it to be an asset in planning an outbound route and navigating the return leg using a different route. Overall, while it is a costly purchase, the unit is impressive and versatile.
drdaveny at REI on 07/07/2013

Great GPS, not great directions

This GPS is easy to read, easy to use and provides very accurate navigation. Setup was a little difficult as there were not very good directions. The installed manual was missing and the one online was not completely accurate. I was able to figure it out with a little work. Even so, once I got past the setup issues, I found the interface and programming fairly easy to use.
DR Parso at REI on 10/10/2013

Negative Reviews:

Garmin Oregon 600T

Just bought it to replace my old GPS. It is small and easy to use if you use a similar one before. The only problem is when I was sitting on the tree stand and try to mark the location, the unit keep showing I am walking around at varies speed. I left the unit on for half hour sitting there and it shown I have been walking around the entire time. I turned on the unit and sat it in the backyard when I got home, it did the same thing. Returning it for something else.
sheng at Cabelas on 12/19/2013


This is my first GPS and I am somewhat technical however this came with absolutely NO information/instructions at all. So I have been guessing at how to set it up and how to use it. There is a website with videos but even that is difficult to understand. I guess Garmin figures if you buy this unit you already know how to use it.
Colbyker at Cabelas on 06/04/2013