Garmin have announced the New Oregon 700 and 750, an update to its popular series Oregon 600 series of touchscreen outdoor handhelds.
Featuring high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS support, the new Oregon 700 series has a redesigned GPS antenna for better reception and performance.
All models feature a worldwide basemap with shaded relief, some also included as well the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Full Great Britain mapping with extra savings for the customer.
The new 700 series boast the NEW Active Weather feature for up-to-date forecasts and animated weather radar, displayed right on the map screen.
With a Wifi connection or through the Garmin Connect Mobile app on a compatible smartphone, all of the new Oregon handhelds will have wireless integration with Geocaching.com for Geocaching Live. Users will be able to wirelessly download cache descriptions, logs and hints, even if they’re out in the field. Once a geocache is logged as found, it will be automatically uploaded to the user’s Geocaching.com profile. Premium Geocaching.com members will also be able to sync their geocaching lists directly to their device. Users can even use the LiveTrack feature to broadcast their location to family and friends and let them know they’ll be the first to find a new geocache.
All of the new Oregon 700 models include more connectivity features like smart notifications and automatic uploads, and will be compatible with the Garmin Connect IQ platform.
The Oregon 750 has a built-in 8MP camera with flash capabilities for geotagged photos, Additionally, all of the units have a built-in microSD card slot for more data storage.
In addition to mapping, all of the new handhelds have a built-in ABC sensors: the altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term changes in air pressure, and the 3-axis electronic compass helps users keep their bearings, even when standing still. There is also an updated and simplified menu interface, which feature a variety of activity profiles such as hike, mountain bike, climb, hunt, geocache, fish and more.
Featuring a 3-inch sunlight readable touchscreen, with Glove compatibility display and dual orientation capabilities, these devices have a rugged design with an IPX7 water rating to withstand the elements. These units also have a unique dual battery system, which is compatible with either AA batteries or an optional NiMH rechargeable battery pack. The new handhelds can get up to 16 hours of battery life using either option.
The Oregon 700 series units are available now for purchase.
16 August 2016 by GarminUK
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