Dual battery - 2 AA batteries or optional rechargeable internal NiMH pack
"Best for Advanced Features" - Trail Magazine
"Using this GPS feels wonderfully smooth, simple and enjoyable" - Outdoor Enthusiast magazine, Editors Choice
The new rugged and waterproof GPS Oregon series – more features, more power and the most brilliant, sunlight readable touchscreen we’ve ever put on a Garmin handheld.
From the moment you cradle the 600 in your hand, you’re ready to enter into a bold new world of Garmin outdoor navigation. With high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite tracking (more satellites mean faster fixes, even in challenging environments), preloaded worldwide basemap with shaded relief and a faster processor, you don’t just look at maps, you intuitively interact with them. Zoom in, pan out and rotate using multi-touch in any conditions and even with most gloves. The reflective display technology boosts touchscreen brightness so much that maps and displays are as vivid in full bright sunlight as they are in shade.
Touch and Go
Oregon 600 was purposely engineered for the outdoors. It features the most brilliant, sunlight readable touchscreen we’ve ever put on a Garmin handheld, strengthened for impact resistance but with multi-touch and dual orientation views that still accommodate gloved operation. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this mapping-oriented navigator.
Get Your Bearings
Oregon 600 has a built-in 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer tilt compensation, which shows where you're heading even when you’re standing still, and not 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/EGNOS and GLONASS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, Oregon 600 locates your position quicker and more precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and steep sided valleys.
Double Your Power
Besides its outstanding performance of up to 16 hrs of battery time the new Oregon 600 features our outdoor optimised dual battery system. You’ll have the option of using the internally rechargeable NiMH pack (not included) or traditional AA batteries in case there is no opportunity for charging — The NiMH pack charges automatically whenever the device is connected to external power.
Now you can wirelessly transfer large files such as photos, geocaches, routes and Custom Maps between Oregon 600-series devices. Plus, new technology allows your routes, waypoints and tracks to transfer up to 50 times faster. Sync your data such as waypoints, geocaches, tracks and images to the Garmin Cloud, and access from anywhere via your smartphone and BaseCamp mobile app. Oregon is also ANT+ wireless compatible with heart rate, chirp and tempe sensors.
You can even display and enter grid references in Irish Grid (IG) or in the new Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM) grid.
Load All the Geocaches
No more picking, choosing and planning, just download them all. The Oregon 600 can hold a massive number of geocaches. Not just one thousand, not just one million. Four million. Download every cache on OpenCaching.com. Load caches from GSAK or use your favourite program or website supporting GGZ files*. All your paperless geocaching features will be there for every cache. Read full descriptions, hints and logs. Filter caches by size, terrain, difficulty and type. Connect to chirp-enabled caches. Record your logs in the field. Do it all. The Oregon 600 has no limit.
Plan Your Next Trip
Make the most out of your adventures with BaseCamp™, Garmin's free trip planning software. BaseCamp is the perfect environment to comfortably prepare your trips with maps, waypoints, tracks and routes before you get out and once you are home again to create amazing Garmin Adventures to share with friends, family or fellow explorers. The software displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles.
Relive Your Journeys
The BaseCamp mobile Mobile app lets you supplement the Oregon 600 series handheld with the power of your smartphone*. Easily manage and share the waypoints, routes and tracks you've logged on your trail-hardened device. Simply sync the Oregon with your smartphone* to download your data using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. You can upload this trip data to your Garmin Cloud account; the private online storage data centre and access from anywhere. This data can later be used to create your very own Garmin Adventure which allows you to brag to your buddies about your travels or let fellow explorers follow in your footsteps.
Create and Share Adventures
Garmin Adventures provides a free, interactive way to share your hikes, bike rides, road trips and more. Using BaseCamp, you can combine track logs, waypoints, geotagged photos, YouTube® videos and more into an adventure that gets published online. You can then email a link to your adventure to friends and family, share it on social media sites or even post it in your favourite forums. BaseCamp even makes it easy to follow in the footsteps of other travellers by allowing you to search for and download adventures.
*iphone 4s or newer
Reflective display technology uses external light, such as sunlight, in combination with the device’s LED backlight to increase brightness and viewing. Plus, you conserve power by not having to turn the backlight up.
View maps and data in portrait or landscape mode. Landscape mode is great for typing and road navigation.
Advanced Elevation Plot
Full Track view lets you see the entire elevation plot and quickly move your zoomed view to any place on the plot. Future Plot uses your mapping data to show what to expect ahead.
Improved Trip Computer
Get 33 percent more data on screen at once with new layout options. Add multiple pages of data fields, each customisable to 1 of 4 layouts: 2 large, 1 large and 4 small, 6 small or 8 small.
Activity Tracking (Calendar)
Track your accumulated activities, waypoints and geocaches; tracks on the day you do them.
Advanced Waypoint Management
All data is displayed and editable on one screen. Delete one or multiple waypoints at a time from the Waypoint Manager menu.
Wireless Capable: Bluetooth® and ANT
Now you can wirelessly transfer large files such as photos, geocaches, adventures, routes and Custom Maps between Oregon 600-series devices (or with Garmin Basecamp Mobile). Plus, new technology allows your routes, waypoints and tracks to transfer up to 50 times faster. Oregon is also ANT+ wireless compatible for heart rate, cadence, chirp™ and tempe™ sensors.
Launch apps, switch Profiles, apply settings and start navigating with one touch.
Dashboards let you hide and show more functions to your favorite app. With this at-a-glance information, you can multi-task without having to disable the app.
Physical & Performance
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
transflective color TFT touchscreen
7.4 oz (209.8 g) with batteries
2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended, rechargeable NiMH pack (optional)