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seekers8711
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Joined: 2003-12-06
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Location: Poynette, WI

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi all,

I'D LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH OTHER "OREGON" owners to get questions answered. My dime on the phone calls and all done at your convenience.

Received my new Garmin OREGON 450 two days ago. (Right now, buy.com has a pretty good deal for the device & City Navigator North America NT software). With the $50 Garmin rebate, no tax and free shipping on 'both', I couldn't resist.

I'm near the Madison area and will share info with others: ie. how to set up the 'welcome' screen, power and operate the device from a computer and 12 volt power cord suggestions.

Please E-mail me through my profile and I'll contact you.

Thanks, Bob, half of team seekers8711
 
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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

Here is some great info, we have the 550 and it was great info for us

http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/

here you can find all the firmware updates too. a beta version came out Friday night.

Barry
 
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seekers8711
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks Barry,

Hope there are more OREGON owners out there too, so we can share info.

Bob
 
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Team_Sandman
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Joined: 2010-04-01
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Location: Green Bay

PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 10:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

I just got my 400t yesturday and im very excited to learn all it has to know.. Can you move the icons where you want to. I would like the geocaching icon on the front slide
 
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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 4:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

you can move the menu icons around, it is somewhere in the setup menu, found out how to do it from the wiki
 
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-cheeto-
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Joined: 2007-06-12
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 5:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You may want to check out the "additional resources" I list at the bottom of my Oregon review at my "blog":

http://cheeto.posterous.com/

Most of the rest of what I comment on in the review you probably already know if you spent as much time as me researching your purchase.
 
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Team_Sandman
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:36 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've read the section o Whereigo's and have went to the site and still can't figure out how to load a whereigo on to the oregon. (MORON I AM YA)
 
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Brewsky
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have owned my Oregon 450t for a couple of months and find it very user flexible. As far as moving icons around here is what I found:

1. Select the profile you wish work in.
2. Go to Main Menu button.
3. Press the first icon you wish to move.
4. Press the second icon you wish to move. These icons will trade places.
5. Continue as needed.

Good luck.

Brewsky
 
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neonride93
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Location: Appleton

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

sandman4182 wrote:
I've read the section o Whereigo's and have went to the site and still can't figure out how to load a whereigo on to the oregon. (MORON I AM YA)


I have only done this once, but I think once you download the whereigo from the whereigo website ( not the GPX file ) You just drag and drop it into the whereigo folder on the Unit.

I have had my Oregon 450 for 2 months now and LOVE IT. would not recomend anything else for the series cacher ( except the 550 with the camera). Between the sites mentioned above and just playing with it I am familer with it so any other questions I am sure i can help or someone else can Smile

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Lostby7
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Joined: 2005-06-07
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Location: Lake country area, WI

PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

I do have the 550....(most) everything is folder driven and drag and drop. Feel free to PM me with any questions....not sure if you figured out the welcome screen yet ...it can be text edited and time of display modified.


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-cheeto-
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

The digital camera on the 550 is handy for a couple of reasons... #1 it takes better pictures than my actual digital camera. #2 it tags the picture with the coordinates and you can actually see the pictures as points on a map which was really interesting on our hike at High Cliff this past weekend. Was neat to see where the pictures were taken in comparison to other known waypoints. The coordinate data stays with the picture file when copied to your PC. You'll forever know exactly where you took that picture wink

For me the camera was the main reason I chose the 550.
 
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neonride93
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:45 am Reply with quote Back to top

I bet having that Camera is handy. The only reason I didnt go with the 550 is I have a cell phone with a good camera that has geo-tagging. If I didnt have this, I would have spent the extra 100 bucks for the 550. Sometime I wish I would have the 550 becouse I always have the GPS with me in the woods, but sometimes I leave the cell phone in the car. Eitherway great GPS

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Team_Sandman
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 12:21 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Why is it when I look at the map veiw my arrow is not on the roads its off.. How can I fix that????
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Depending on what map set you have they could just be inaccurate. I know that happens alot with new roads and even some older ones, just not having the correct data

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