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Device was nice, garmin maps not supported for it
on December 31, 2013
Ordered this for the holiday, received it on time. Device is nice to look at, a bit bulky but the interface was easy to use. Was surprised that there were NO maps included with this costly device. So bit the bullet and ordered from Garmin onlinetheir 50.00 Trailhead Series - Pacific NW National Trail to at least populate this device with some trail maps. No go. Garmin has a glitch on their end which they are aware of and working on but for now Oregon 450 is not a supported device so you can not download the maps.
No maps. worthless device or super expensive compass.
Pros: nice to look at, would provide a clear picture of where you are at, easy interface.
Cons: bulky, takes up alot of space. Short battery life (in par with other devices though). Comes with no maps and their costs are extravagant, so basically a hidden extra cost to an already expensive device. Garmin online shop and site is worthless, repeated failures on their end like not saving passwords so you have to do a recover process each time you log on, repeated failures to even process a registration of the device, and other problems with their online site make using this device more work and frustration than is wanted.
garmin get their download processes and online interface working then maybe this will be worth the high cost. but for now I will avoid all their products.