Your Garage Beauty Best Books of the Year So Far STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc Starting at $39.99 Wickedly Prime Handmade Wedding Rustic Decor Book House Cleaning gotpremiere gotpremiere gotpremiere  Introducing Echo Show All-New Fire HD 8, starting at $79.99 Kindle Oasis Nintendo Switch Water Sports STEMClubToys17_gno



There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

Showing 1-10 of 12 reviews(Verified Purchases). See all 17 reviews
on March 6, 2009
I just had Oregon 200 for a few days and decided to perform an indoor battery life test to see how this receiver holds up on battery life compared to its siblings, Colorado 300. With WASS off, Battery Save off, backlit off and auto track mode on, it actually remained on for 17.5 hours with a pair of Sony CycleEnergy 2000 mAh (NiMH) batteries. Garmin claims 16 hours for this receiver. In comparison, Colorado 300 can only hold for 10-11 hours (less than 15 hours claimed by Garmin) in the same test. This is way beyond my expectation, particularly after my disappointing experience with Colorado's poor battery life.

The receiver is also very accurate and acquires signal fast. It took about 3 minutes for the 1st useful sat. acquisiton (cold start) and under 10 seconds to have good lock (warm start) afterwards. My test was done indoors and Oregon had lock on more than 7 sats all the time with 15 - 40 feet of accuracy.

As this is the cheapest model in the Oregon family, some features are also stripped off.

1. Only comes with 24 MB of internal memory. Micro SD expansion is supported though.
2. No audio beep (even for battery low warning).
3. The built-in base map has no DEM so no shaded relief on this map. Oregon 200 does support shaded relief for maps with DEM (for example, US TOPO 2008).
4. No altimeter, barometer and compass.
5. No wireless transfer capability to share information with other receivers.
6. No support for HRM and bike candence.
7. Only lanyard included (no carabiner).

Overall, I like this unit so far for its built quality, accurate positioning and long battery life. Too bad Garmin has stripped off several good features (probably contributes to better battery life performance). To users who don't need those features, this is a great buy if the price is right.
11 comment| 32 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on May 9, 2012
First thing I want to say is....WHY doesn't the $300+ GPS unit come with a lanyard like the Oregon 200s? I had to take a star off for this reason. OK......this is my first touch screen GPS unit and I'm truly impressed with the amount of functions it has. It's easy to mark points and name the point with the touch screen. This unit will track satellites anywhere (except indoors from my experience) while under thick canopy of trees, during a rain storm, and in a vehicle. Sometimes in a vehicle the accuracy of the GPS unit will diminish until its close to a window. So far the only features I've used is the altimeter, compass, mark waypoint, check waypoint and the settings. I haven't had a chance to use any of the other settings, but looking forward to it. If you are out and have the GPS unit on all day long you will use the set of batteries. If you are going to be out for several day, make sure you bring plenty of AA batteries. I have not experience any screen black out when the sun is shining on the display screen.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 15, 2011
This unit is great for the price. Highly accurate, lightweight and compact, fast satellite acquire times, and you can load lots of free topos for various parts of the country. You can also load aerial photos, once they are georeferenced. I've purchased 8 of them in the past year for my work and they are the best deal out there. I've connected them to both PC's and Macs with no problems. I would highly recommend these to anyone.
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 20, 2012
After much reading and opinions I saw a Garmin 200 in person. I immediately bought one and the experience has been great.
Easy to use , easy to upload on Garmin Connect at no charge.
Will recommend this product to everyone. Of course Amazon had the product to me sooner than the date they gave me.
Debra
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 5, 2014
Whenever i put it on automotive mode all streets disappear.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 29, 2012
This item not cutting edge but was an excellent buy for price paid. Garmin products are very accurate and well made very satisfied
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 16, 2013
This GPS works pretty well gets me within a couple feet of the position I want to be... Would buy a garmin again
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on February 15, 2013
I bought this GPS for a hunting trip and it worked very well. It got me back to camp with no problems.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on September 13, 2014
nice
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 25, 2010
I have been happy with this GPS, especially after that Bushnell. I do wish this one had a larger screen.
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Questions? Get fast answers from reviewers

Please make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.
Please enter a question.
See 1 answered question


Need customer service? Click here