As Garmin started streaming news releases on their new product lines yesterday, we have the gratification of being able to give you more details on the first of the GPS units. The Oregon 600 series has been announced as the new prestige mapping GPS unit including sun-enhanced screen technology.
The new multi-touch screen navigator will be full color and improved to include dual orientation, easily rotating from portrait to landscape. With a more powerful processor than past models, it claims to lock your position much faster and in deeper cover. GLONASS and Garmin's Hotfix technology are the biggest influences behind this upgrade. An 8MP camera with flash and flashlight mode is added to the Oregon 650 and all series will have an extra customizable action button.
According to reports at CES, wireless is one of the hottest topics of 2013. This holds true with the Oregon's ability to geo-tag photos and share via BaseCamp or wirelessly to a smartphone using Bluetooth technology. The last and probably most significant enhancement to this device is the dual battery system. The Oregon 600 series can now hold 2 AA batteries in addition to the NiMH battery pack. This will allow users more time with their unit on longer adventures.
The Oregon 600 series are now available for pre-order on GPS City's website and will be shipping in early spring. Stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook page for exclusive photos and videos of the new products.