Garmin Oregon 550t GPS
The navigator with photographic memory. The Garmin Oregon 550t GPS combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera. Add preloaded U.S. topographical maps, high-sensitivity GPS, barometric altimeter, three-axis electronic compass and microSD card slot, and what do you get? A multipurpose device that will make your biggest adventures even more memorable.
Capture locations and memories with Oregon 550t's 3.2 megapixel autofocus digital camera with 4x digital zoom. Each photo is geotagged automatically with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to navigate back to that exact spot in the future. Snap and view pictures in landscape or portrait orientation. With 850 MB of internal memory, you will never miss a photo opportunity. To store online, simply connect Oregon 550 via USB and visit myDashboard to upload and store your photos at Picasa, a popular online photo sharing community. For more storage, insert a microSD card; you even can view pictures from other devices on microSD with Oregon's picture viewer.
The Oregon 550t makes rugged navigation effortless with a tough, 3" (7.62 cm) diagonal, sunlight-readable, color touchscreen display. The interface is easy to use, so you will spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, the Oregon 550t is built to withstand the elements; bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator.
The Oregon 550t comes with built-in U.S. topographic data for the continental U.S. and a worldwide basemap with shaded relief — all the tools for serious climbing or hiking. Map detail includes national, state and local parks and forests, along with terrain contours, elevation information, trails, rivers, lakes and points of interest.
The Oregon 550t has a built-in three-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows where you are heading even when you are standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you even can use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions. And with its high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix satellite prediction, Oregon 550t locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons.
The Oregon 550t supports OpenCaching.com GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you are not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. Oregon stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means 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.
With the Oregon 550t you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Oregon, Colorado and Dakota users. Now you can send your favorite hike to your friend to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just touch "send" to transfer your information to similar units.
You have been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyze your activities. With a simple connection to your computer and the internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google Earth. Explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users and share your experiences on Twitter and Facebook. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore and share.
- Unit dimensions: 2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4"
- Display size: 1.53"W x 2.55"H; 3" diag
- Display resolution: 240 x 400 pixels
- Battery: two AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
- Battery life: 16 hours