Recently Garmin announced the latest version of their Oregon multipurpose GPS, 600 series – 600, 600t, 650, 650t. Even though, this new GPSs are wider, weightier and smaller display size compared to the 500 series, they come with slimmer and stylish design. More, based on the company, these new GPSs is powered by faster processor and a brighter display.
All models are having a same design and specs. So, what is the difference? You can see clearly in their code name. The ‘t’ in their code name means it’s preloaded with topographic – TOPO U.S 100K maps in US, while the ’50’ is telling you that it carries a camera on its body, in this series, it refers to a 8MP rear camera. The other thing that separating them is their built-in memory – 600 (1.5GB), 600t(300MB), 650(3.5GB) and 650t(4GB).
As this new Oregon series features a faster processor, GPS + GLONASS, a built-in 3-axis electronic compass, preloaded maps, a waterproof body with IPX7, a 3-inch Sun readable multi touch display, ANT+ wireless compatible and long rechargeable battery life up to 16 hours, it tracks your location around or your wanted destination precisely with clear image on the screen whether on the water, on the road, on the run or on a hunt, at any climates with easy operation and longer usage.
The release date and pricing
Fashioned in 6.1(W) x 11.4(H) x 3.3(D) cm with 209.8 g (battery included), Garmin Oregon 600 series multipurpose GPSs are expected to hit market in Q1 2013 for MSRP $399.99 (600), $479.99 (600t), $479.99 (650) and $549.99 (650t). Did I mention a memory card slot and unlimited Geocaches?