Garmin Oregon 650T Review
editors rating: 8/10
The Oregon 650t is another relatively small handheld GPS tracker by Garmin, with its repeatedly small GPS
The photos taken by the tracker is also really clear due to the 8MP camera that it comes with, the camera is
With a 3-axis
Interestingly, the Oregon 650t comes with a dual battery feature, probably pretty familiar to the Garmin users already is the devices ability to last long hours out in the woods. With an included rechargeable internal NiMH pack the 650t can last up to 16 hours a day with a full charge, suitable for those of you hunting long hours usually.
Additionally is the 2 AA battery slot that the tracker comes with which acts as an emergency battery power source. With the combination of the both your tracker would be able to last up to a total of 22 hours! That is really long given that it comes with so many features. The batteries can also be used interchangeably, either the internal source or the external double A batteries. It is advisable that lithium batteries are used as they naturally last longer and is more durable.
The 650t comes with the BaseCamp software which lets you to view and organize your maps, routes, tracks and even your waypoints before you go out for a hunting activity. You will have great accuracy with the electronic 3-axis compass that it comes with too. Along with that is the trip-planning software which allows you to create what’s called GarminAdventure which allows you to share with your friends and family.
Planning hunting is now made easier with Garmin’s continuous efforts to improve our lifestyles. You will also be allowed to transfer unlimited amounts of satellite images to your Oregon when its paired with the BirdsEye Satellite subscription. The interface of the device comes with a high-speed USB and also NMEA 0183 compatible!
The 650t is an overall great device with all sorts of features and functions you can find in other GPS trackers too. It comes with a preloaded US TOPO 100K upon purchase along with a NiMH battery pack, a USB cable, an AC adapter, carabiner clips and of course the documentation and user manuals.
Another feature many would have out-looked is the flashlight that the 650t comes with and also an activity tracker which you can use to evaluate all your hunting trips to the woods and be up to date with your schedules. The 650t comes with a price that many would not fancy but the price pays off.
- People who want something reliable
- People willing to invest in a big purchase for the long-run