Garmin Oregon 550

High-sensitivity Touchscreen GPS Navigation Receiver with a 3.2 Megapixel Digital Camera (010-00697-10)

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Product Features:
  • Multipurpose GPS Navigation Device with 3-Axis Electronic Compass
  • MapSource microSD card preloaded with detailed maps, or view pictures from other devices on microSD with picture viewer
  • 850 MB of internal memory
  • Tracks, routes, waypoints, and even geocache sites can be transferred between Oregon and computer computer maps such as MapSource
  • Can be used with an optional Garmin heart rate monitor to display heart rate
  • Selectable Barometer Modes; variable or fixed elevation
  • Connect via USB and visit myDashboard to upload and store photos at Picasa
  • Using the 3.2 Megapixel camera with autofocus and 4x digital zoom, each photo is automatically geotagged with location
  • 3" diagonal, sunlight-readable, color touchscreen display
  • Built to withstand bumps, dust, dirt, humidity, and water
  • HotFix satellite prediction locates position quickly and precisely while maintaining GPS location even in heavy cover or deep canyons
  • Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint precise altitude
  • 3-Axis tilt-compensated electronic compass shows direction user is headed without holding device level or standing still
  • BlueChat G2 maps provide depth contours, navaids, and harbors
  • Supports GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to device
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty
Product Specifications:
  • Resolution: 240 x 400 pixels
  • Display Type: Transflective color TFT touchscreen
  • Battery: 2 AA Batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
  • Battery Life: 16 Hours
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Floats: No
  • High Sensitivity Receiver: Yes
  • Interface: High speed USB and NMEA 0183 compliant
  • Dimensions (Unit): 1-7/16"D x 2-5/16"W x 4-1/2"H
  • Dimensions (Display): 1-9/16"W x 2-9/16"H
Additional Features:
  • Basemap: Yes
  • Ability to Add Maps: Yes
  • Built-in Memory: 850 MB
  • Accepts Data Cards: MicroSD card (not included)
  • Waypoints/Favorites/Locations: 2,000
  • Routes: 200
  • Track Log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
  • Automatic Routing: Yes
  • Electronic Compass: Yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
  • Barometric Altimeter: Yes
  • Touchscreen: Yes
  • Camera: Yes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom)
  • Geocaching Friendly: Yes (paperless)
  • Custom Maps Compatible: Yes
  • Photo Navigation: Yes
  • Outdoor GPS Games: Yes (Whereigo only)
  • 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
  • Garmin Connect Compatible: Yes
Package Includes:
  1. Oregon 550
  2. AA Battery Charger
  3. 2 AA NiMH Batteries
  4. Carabiner Clip
  5. USB Cable
  6. Owners Manual on Dis
  7. Quick Start Manual

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
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 
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
Built-In Compass
This means that the device has a compass built into it. The compass can make traveling and finding your destination easier.
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.
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.
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.
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
A/V Input
A/V (Audio/Video) inputs allow the unit to playback external audio and/or video sources typically using common, composite RCA connections. For example, you could connect an external DVD player, XBox360 or other audio or video device if the unit has an audio and video input. 1 A/V Input refers to 1 set of audio and video inputs. Other inputs may be included on the unit and we recommend you read the product description to find what type the unit has.
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.
Bluetooth Connectivity
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.

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.
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.
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.
16 hours

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Garmin Oregon 550

High-sensitivity Touchscreen GPS Navigation Receiver with a 3.2 Megapixel Digital Camera (010-00697-10)


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