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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin's beloved Map60CSx is literally falling apart and held together with tape. The writing's on the wall. He's looking at the Oregon 450. He wants the capability to run WhereIGos, so the newer ones are out. I have a 300 already, which he used in South Dakota.

What can others tell us about this one? TIA

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:24 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have the 450 and the 550. The 550 is much better. 450 has limits on # of waypoints and I run up against this when loading PQs with caches with multiple child points.

Also, the 450 has a hard time with large GPX files.

Add the lack of camera, and I wouldn't have bought a 450, knowing what I know now.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin and Birdin wrote:
Trekkin's beloved Map60CSx is literally falling apart and held together with tape. The writing's on the wall. He's looking at the Oregon 450. He wants the capability to run WhereIGos, so the newer ones are out. I have a 300 already, which he used in South Dakota.

What can others tell us about this one? TIA


Specific to Wherigo. We used both the 300 and 450 on a lengthy Wherigo. They were comparable, but found the 'red go-that-away arrow' hard to see on the 450, but fine on the 300. But really did not like having only the distance and arrow functions to tell us where to go. Don't think you've made the leap to a smartphone yet, but have heard that doing Whereigo's on an Android provides a single view that includes a decent map, the target destination, and your current location.

Additionally, having now compared our smartphone to the 450, the ability to review lengthy cache descriptions and previous logs is really slow with the 450.....it displays gpx file contents painfully slow, once you're used to the speed of current smart phone tech. You may think speed is over-rated, but the more time spent waiting for the 450 to do its thing, equates to less time to get on down the trail and smell the roses. FWIW
 
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raslas
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We have the 400T, 450T and 550T and have no complaints with any of them
 
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LostBoys5
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We just got the 450 (mine) this year to use along with the 60csx (his). We really like it and have no complaints. I love having all the page info in one spot. I guess I don't have the other Oregons to compare it to though, but I love it!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Buy the 550 you'll be happier

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:51 am Reply with quote Back to top

I use to cache with a smart phone but have since switched to the Oregon 550T and to be honest I haven't regretted it once. I can use my smart phone to still capture video of our caching runs but other than that the 550 does everything my smart phone did.

I haven't done whereigo but the 550T has that functionality and I did run through the whereigo tutorial on it and it appears to be a pretty nice setup.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think I was told that with the 450, you can not share wirelessly, but I'm not positive it was the 450 he had.
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

cheezehead wrote:
I think I was told that with the 450, you can not share wirelessly, but I'm not positive it was the 450 he had.


Our 450 shares wirelessly.....but don't yet know what...... There was another Oregon that was trying to talk to it in West Bend......asking for a date perhaps?.....but we declined the invitation. Shocked
 
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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the info, everyone. For Trekkin', the camera function is not important. I'm curious about the waypoint issue Michael mentioned. How many can the 450 accept? I can get tons in the 300, so I'd think the 450 would be just fine. Maybe he just needs to get the same one as mine and save the extra money for gas!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

You can get 5000 caches in your unit

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cheezehead
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
cheezehead wrote:
I think I was told that with the 450, you can not share wirelessly, but I'm not positive it was the 450 he had.


Our 450 shares wirelessly.....but don't yet know what...... There was another Oregon that was trying to talk to it in West Bend......asking for a date perhaps?.....but we declined the invitation. Shocked

Well, maybe if your 450 made it a trip north, it might be able to sweet talk to my 62st and learn the coords to "Introduction" and others Boss
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Trekkin and Birdin wrote:
Thanks for the info, everyone. For Trekkin', the camera function is not important. I'm curious about the waypoint issue Michael mentioned. How many can the 450 accept? I can get tons in the 300, so I'd think the 450 would be just fine. Maybe he just needs to get the same one as mine and save the extra money for gas!


I don't know, all I know is I'm up against my limit. When I try to set a new waypoint I have to delete an old one.

This may have something to do with the fact that GSAK adds child waypoints? And they don't get deleted when I change the GPX file? I have no idea but it's a PITA.

Also, I have had problems with it hanging with more than 1000 caches on the unit, total, regardless if its in multiple GPX files.

YMMV...
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Our 450 holds 5000 caches and it also shares wirelessly. Have no problem loading lots of caches in it. I usually load around 3500 and it works fine. I use GSAK to load them.
 
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