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Garmin Colorado 300

Handheld Hiking GPS Receiver with Color TFT Display, Wireless Sharing, and Worldwide Basemaps

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Product Features:
  • Garmin Colorado 300 Handheld GPS Receiver with Built-in Worldwide Basemap
  • Rock n' Roller input wheel makes one hand operation easy while supporting Geocaching.com
  • Garmin Spanner allows user to use USB port with most NMEA 0183-compliant mapping programs by creating virtual serial port
  • Proprietary format used to exchange waypoint, route, and track data with computer
  • Rugged, metal-plated, waterproof hardware enhances durability
  • Text out provides simple ASCII text output of location and velocity information
  • High resolution color screen for easy and vibrant map viewing
  • RTCM (Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services) allows receiver to accept DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) information from device supplying RTCM data in an SC-104 format
  • Elevation Plot feature allows user to see elevation changes over distance and time, or pressure changes over time
  • WAAS-enabled GPC receiver locates position quickly and precisely while maintaining location in heavy cover or deep canyons
  • Wherigo feature combines physical and virtual elements, overlaying engaging story lines onto a real-world background
  • GPX files for downloading geocaches straight to unit
  • While actively navigating, user can view progress of current route
  • Built-in Quad Helix antenna
  • Bluechart g2 Compatible
  • GPX Ready
  • Display Size: 1-9/16" x 2-9/16"
  • Dimensions: 1-7/16"D x 2-7/16"W x 5-1/2"H
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Convenience Features:
  • Waterproof battery compartment provides full protection from harsh environments and water excursions
  • Exchange tracks, way-points, routes, and geocaches wirelessly between similar units
  • Lock on Road feature locks current position pointer to show on nearest road, compensating for variances in map position accuracy (requires routable cartography)
  • Show off photo adventures with picture viewer feature
  • Internal Marine alarms notify user when drifting away from destination, entering deep or shallow waters, and becoming off course
  • Trip computer provides variety of travel data for either Automotive Mode or Recreational Mode
  • Trip Computer indicates current speed, average speed, maximum speed, trip odometer, and other helpful statistics
  • Paperless geocaching allows user to have cache ratings and recent log info stored directly onto device
  • Ability to add maps to unit
  • Electronic compass provides information to user while standing still
  • Waypoint manager allows user to edit or change the symbol, name, comment, location, elevation, and depth
  • Calendar shows sunrise time, sunset time, and phases of moon on each date
  • Almanac provides user with predicted best times for hunting and fishing on chosen date
  • Satellite page shows GPS accuracy, satellite locations, satellite signal strength, current location, and GPS elevation
  • Customizable interface based on users favorite activity
  • Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint precise altitude
  • Choose from Garmin's pre-programmed SD cards including street maps, topographic maps, coastal charts or inland lake data
  • Garmin Connect feature allows user to view activities on map using Google Earth
  • Area calculation feature allows GPS unit to calculate the size of a specific area
Performance:
  • Resolution: 240 x 400 Pixels
  • Receiver: 12 Channel WAAS enabled/high sensitivity
  • Display: Transflective TFT color
  • Alarm Clock: Yes
  • Calculator: Yes
  • Stopwatch: Yes
  • Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
  • Battery Life: 15 Hours
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Floats: No
  • High-Sensitivity Receiver: Yes
  • Interface: USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

Maps and Memory:

  • Ability to Add Maps: Yes
  • Built-in Memory: 384 MB
  • Accepts Data Cards: SD card (not included)
  • Waypoints/Favorites/Locations: 1000
  • Routes: 50
  • Track Log: 10,000 points, 20 saved tracks

Additional Features:

  • Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): Yes, with optional mapping for detailed roads
  • Electronic compass: Yes
  • Touchscreen: No
  • Barometric Altimeter: Yes
  • Camera: No
  • Geo-caching-friendly: Yes (paperless)
  • Customizable Maps Compatible: Yes
  • Photo Navigation: No
  • Outdoor GPS Games: Yes
  • Hunt/Fish Calendar: Yes
  • Sun and Moon Information: Yes
  • Tide Tables: Yes
  • Area Calculation: Yes
  • Custom Points of Interest: Yes
  • Unit-to-Unit Transfer: Yes
  • Picture Viewer: Yes
Package Includes:
  1. Colorado 300
  2. Worldwide basemap with shaded relief
  3. Carabiner clip
  4. USB cable
  5. MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager
  6. Owner's manual on disk
  7. Quick start guide

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
2.5"
Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
No
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
240 x 400 
Waterproof
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
Yes
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
Yes
Built-In Compass
This means that the device has a compass built into it. The compass can make traveling and finding your destination easier.
Yes
Built-In Altimeter
This means that the device has a barometric altimeter integrated into it. This is used to determine your current elevation and altitude.
Yes
MP3 Playback
If "Yes", MP3 files can be played back on the car stereo either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how MP3 files are loaded to the unit.
No
WMA Playback
If "Yes", WMA files can be played back on the navigation unit either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how WMA files are loaded to the unit.
No
USB Port
This means that the item has a USB port. The port can be used to provide the unit with updates or to transfer data on to it.
Yes
Bluetooth Capable
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

No
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
No
Languages
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
English
Spanish
Battery Life
The average capacity of the battery when fully charged. This value is provided by the manufacturer and is an average, not a guarantee.
15 hours

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

COLORADO 300

Weight

2.00lbs

Internal SKU

colorado300

Internal Product ID

26552

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Product Name: Garmin Colorado 300