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Old 01-08-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
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The New Garmin® Oregon® Series

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http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/20...ries-pack.html

"And with its high-sensitivity, WAAS/GLONASS enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Oregon locates users position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. When using GLONASS satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to “lock on” to a position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS. And when using both GPS and GLONASS, the receiver has the ability to lock on to 24 more satellites than using GPS alone."

"The new Oregon’s are expected to be available in Q1 2013 and will have a suggested retail price of $399.99 (600), $479.99 (600t), $479.99 (650) $549.99 (650t). Oregon is the latest solution from Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether it’s Golfing, Hiking, Hunting or Geocaching, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiast of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained."

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=145&pID=113548
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:14 AM   #2
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That does look cool. I wonder what the screen dimensions are.
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:20 AM   #3
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That does look cool. I wonder what the screen dimensions are.
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Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.4" x 4.5" x 1.3" (6.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 240 x 400 pixels
Display type: transflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight: 7.4 oz (209.8 g) with batteries
Battery: rechargeable NiMH pack (included) or 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life: 16 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
Floats: no
High-sensitivity receiver: yes
Interface: high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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16-hour battery life with two AAs?
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Old 01-08-2013, 07:04 AM   #5
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16-hour battery life with two AAs?
They are likely quoting 16 hours for the NiMh battery which would be pretty good, but would likely include full battery saving mode.
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Can you tell yet what are the big differences between this and the Montana?
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:04 AM   #7
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Can you tell yet what are the big differences between this and the Montana?
Immediately, screen size/resolution and price.
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Can you tell yet what are the big differences between this and the Montana?
Glonass, transflective color TFT touchscreen and backlit lcd illumination, 8mp camera, smaller size than Montana, but I think this can only ever really be a handheld since it looks like it uses mini usb as a power source.
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Glonass, transflective color TFT touchscreen and backlit lcd illumination, 8mp camera, smaller size than Montana, but I think this can only ever really be a handheld since it looks like it uses mini usb as a power source.
I noticed that navigation is screen only, meaning no voice prompts.
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...I think this can only ever really be a handheld since it looks like it uses mini usb as a power source.
Never going back to that. Montana rugged mount for me.
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Never going back to that. Montana rugged mount for me.
I've been thinking about this new Oregon's power supply - they must have added some provision for powering it since it's got a NiMH battery in it. I'd find it a little hard to believe they didn't since it has a built in flashlight, and a camera flash. And it's got much faster Wireless (Bluetooth!) capabilities.

Damn, that is one interesting piece of equipment. Too bad there are no manuals available for it yet.
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I suspect the next Montana will have all the advanced features of the new Oregon 6xx, while retaining externally powered mounts and voice navigation :)
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I noticed that navigation is screen only, meaning no voice prompts.
It has Bluetooth - hopefully it can connect to intercom headsets like the Scala and Sena.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:15 AM   #14
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It has Bluetooth - hopefully it can connect to intercom headsets like the Scala and Sena.
That would certainly make it more usable for on-road navigation. Personally, I have no interest in ever going to bluetooth, because one of my pet peeves is having to chase after keeping batteries charged, and that is part of having a wireless unit stuck on a helmet. No thanks. YMMV.

OTOH, if they make a mount for it that offers audio output, then that wouldn't be such a bad thing. Oh, except the mini-USB power is a concern. Hmm.
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That would certainly make it more usable for on-road navigation. Personally, I have no interest in ever going to bluetooth, because one of my pet peeves is having to chase after keeping batteries charged, and that is part of having a wireless unit stuck on a helmet. No thanks. YMMV.

OTOH, if they make a mount for it that offers audio output, then that wouldn't be such a bad thing. Oh, except the mini-USB power is a concern. Hmm.
Actually, the battery life on the current crop of BT headsets is quite good. I've got a Sena SMH10 and an Interphone F5 and both will go a full day on a charge while constantly streaming music.
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