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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Garmin Oregon 550

While getting the upgrade of the cycling computer, I thought... "Hey, maybe I could also upgrade my other GPS device..."

I own a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx.
I bought it when I was leaving the US; about 4 years ago. I've been happy with it, but it was showing its age.

So I just went ahead and bought a new unit; a Garmin Oregon 550. I've put a 16 GB microSD in this unit for what seems to be an infinite storage space (cf. 1 GB on the 60CSx). It can take multiple sets of maps (say US and Australia) which is nice. The high resolution screen is nice, but as some other people on the web says, it's not as bright as the 60CSx. It's still readable, but it would have been nicer to have a bit brighter screen. I guess you can't have everything...

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