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Robert A, May 18, 2013 Over all I am very happy recommend all the way
Captain NoBeard, May 13, 2013 This Garmin Oregon 450 is wonderful. It is easy to use. I haven't had the chance to use it extensively yet but the few times it has been used for geocaching it was right on the money. I love being able to send the geocaching info right to the unit. No more entering coordinates and hoping I got them right. Great price from GPS city as well. I also like being able to use AA batteries. No problem to carry an extra set or two just in case.
K2CLH, May 10, 2013 Over all I am very happy with this device. I took it out of the box and loaded up my Pocket Quiries and was ready to go. While out caching the first day it randomly shut off. I just blew it off. It happened again the second day and I got suspicious. It would also leaad me to GZ and then point the opposite direction and some number of feet. I would go there and it would point back to where I was standing before. Then once I went back it would settle out. After calling Garmin they blamed the PQ so I reloaded it and it kept doing this so I called back and they told me how to delete the OS and completely reload it. That worked. Ever since I love it. Better than my eTrex 20 by mile even though the only difference is a compass and touch screen, the compass makes a difference. No problems now I just got unlucky that when I updated on Garmins website it gave me a buggy version.
Herb, May 8, 2013 First of all, I bought this primarily for geocaching after some iffy results with my smartphone. I get great results, usually within 5 feet. Extra bonus, I no longer drain the battery on my phone and it can go back to being a phone first. The Oregon 450 has great visibility in direct sunlight, is just the right size, and has a quality build. The included carabiner is very handy to free your hands when pockets are in use. I use rechargeable batteries and carry a backup pair just in case, though I've never had to switch in the field. I knew what I was buying, for those that complained about lack of maps, research and know your models. I loaded it with free topo maps from online and City Navigator just in case I needed street directions. Though it doesn't do turn-by-turn voice navigation, it does beep as you near each change in direction you need to make. The only area where my smartphone spoiled me was the smartphone app allowed me to group caches into custom listings, making it easy to preview those in a particular area or location I predefined. But, I'm learning to just go after the nearest ones and not be so planned, so it meets all my needs for a great price!