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    The touch screen on my Garmin Oregon works well. Kind of similar to my iPhone only more of a matte screen finish that can be difficult to see though with screen glare on my older eyes. The 3D feature is cool although I don't use it all that much. GPS units have come a long way over the years. Lots of great options on the Garmin Oregon.

    I give a thumbs up un the huntinggpsmaps.com as well. The micro sd card is an easy install. Seeing private and public land boarders is very helpful. A couple of my friends have had issues with the download installing over the internet. I don't have the computer planning feature which I want to dive into for planning though. As Big Sky mentions, information on it is at, http://www.huntinggpsmaps.com/ There are video tutorials and a quick overview on their product there.

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    Thanks Kevin,

    That was what I was looking for. I guess if the Apple guy says it is like an iPhone, it is good enough for me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    MOHunter, I think I am going to go the Oregon 450 route this year. How is the touch-screen? Does the T version just come with a preloaded topo? If so, I think I will save the money and get the non-T, since I will be getting Huntingtopo anyway.
    It took me a little time to get used to the screen. It's not quite as responsive as my iPhone. I don't scroll that much, but instead use the command buttons on the screen. What I love most is that you can use it with gloves on. As long as there's a little pressure on it then it responds. The drawback to this is that you need a case where the screen won't get touched or else it won't go into sleep mode. Batteries don't last too long when this happens.

    The only reason I got the 450t was because it was on sale and actually cheaper than the 450. For me it's nice to have the roads for areas I don't hunt. I hunt several states but don't have huntinggpsmaps for all of them. Also, since the topo is loaded to the hard drive it saves memory card space for me to load other maps/satellite images. One thing to think about is that the different models accept different sizes of memory cards. Garmin told me everything from a 4g to a 32g. I have an 8g in there now with no problems.

    Also, if you are a Mac user you'll need to do a little work to get huntinggpsmaps loaded. There's a download, I can't remember the name, before you install the maps. I think instructions were on the site. The map company was pleasantly surprised to hear that I had downloaded them successfully to a Mac. I think many older hunters just aren't computer savvy enough for all of the steps. I'm no pro, but it did take some effort.

    I know Cabela's runs sales on them every so often. They put the 450t up for $250 before Christmas last year.

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    New etrex 30 it grabs GPS and Glonass sat which are russian so you get much quicker response with the capability of grabbing both sat systems.

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    Garmin 530chx has been great for my buddy and me. The polling in of locations is an awesome feature. There are so many features and free maps for Garmin too. I'll post it in a separate thread, some things I have found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobcatJerry View Post
    Garmin 530chx has been great for my buddy and me. The polling in of locations is an awesome feature. There are so many features and free maps for Garmin too. I'll post it in a separate thread, some things I have found.
    I would like to hear about the free maps and how to do it.
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    I just posted it under Garmin Maps and Google Earth Layers in a new thread.

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    Hey just to give you guys a heads up Cabelas has the Garmin Oregon 450 on sale right now for 240$. i just ordered me one!
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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300Weatherby View Post
    Hey just to give you guys a heads up Cabelas has the Garmin Oregon 450 on sale right now for 240$. i just ordered me one!
    Great price. I love my Oregon 550T with the huntin maps for Colorado and Wyoming.

 

 

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