Garmin Oregon 700 vs 750 vs 750t

Garmin made the official announcement on June 30, 2016 for the three new devices in the Oregon series including the 700, 750, and 750t. Each has GPS and GLONASS supports along with a preloaded worldwide basemap.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on Garmin published specifications and features at their official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin Oregon Handhelds GPS
Oregon 700Oregon 750Oregon 750t
ModelGarmin Oregon 700Garmin Oregon 750Garmin Oregon 750t
Introduction DateGarmin Oregon 700 introduced by Garmin on June 30, 2016Garmin Oregon 750 introduced by Garmin on June 30, 2016Garmin Oregon 750t introduced by Garmin on June 30, 2016
View product availability and current priceGarmin Oregon 700 at AmazonGarmin Oregon 750 at AmazonGarmin Oregon 750t at Amazon
Specs & Features
What's Difference
Physical & Performance
Battery2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended, rechargeable NiMH pack (optional)rechargeable NiMH pack (included) or 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommendedrechargeable NiMH pack (included) or 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
CameraNoyes (8 megapixel with autofocus; digital zoom)yes (8 megapixel with autofocus; digital zoom)
Maps & Memory
Preloaded mapsNoNoyes (TOPO)
Built-in memory1.7 GB4 GB4 GB
Additional
AdditionalWireless compatible: yes (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+)
Map segments: 15,000
Active weather: yes
Connect IQ compatible: yes (data fields)
Wireless compatible: yes (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+)
Map segments: 15,000
Active weather: yes
Connect IQ compatible: yes (data fields)
Flashlight: yes
Wireless compatible: yes (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+)
Map segments: 15,000
Active weather: yes
Connect IQ compatible: yes (data fields)
Flashlight: yes
What's Common
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions2.4" x 4.5" x 1.3" (6.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 cm)
Display size, WxH1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH240 x 400 pixels
Display typetransflective color TFT touchscreen
TouchscreenYes
Weight7.4 oz (209.8 g) with batteries
Battery lifeup to 16 hours
Water ratingIPX7
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Interfacehigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Barometric altimeterYes
Electronic compassYes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)Yes (plus images and custom maps)
Maps & Memory
BasemapYes
Ability to add mapsYes
Accepts data cardsmicroSD™ card up to 32 GB (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)Yes
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations10000
Routes250
Track log20,000 points, 250 saved tracks
Outdoor Features
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Geocaching-friendlyYes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatibleYes
Hunt/fish calendarYes
Sun and moon informationYes
Tide tablesYes
Area calculationYes
Picture viewerYes
Garmin Connect™
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)Yes
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin Oregon 700 at garmin.comRead more about Garmin Oregon 750 at garmin.comRead more about Garmin Oregon 750t at garmin.com
Amazon's Customer Reviews
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Where To Buy
View product availability and current priceGarmin Oregon 700 at AmazonGarmin Oregon 750 at AmazonGarmin Oregon 750t at Amazon

Introduction

Garmin ticks many boxes this time by integrating a range of outdoor-related functionalities such as animated weather radar, Active Weather for continuous forecast updates, and integration with Geocaching.com.

In additions, every new Oregon has smart notifications and automatic uploads too. All also work with Connect IQ platform. The three devices have the same dimensions at 4.5-inch H x 2.4-inch W x 1.3-inch D and each weighs 7.4 oz.

They feature the same screen specification with 3-inch transflective color TFT to produce 240 x 400 pixels resolution. All are carrying IPX7 water rating and powered by rechargeable batteries.

Garmin Oregon 700

The antenna has been redesigned to allow for more accurate location tracking using both GPS and GLONASS satellites. Typical connectivity features are also available including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ANT+.

Its wireless Internet is useful to connect the device to Geocaching.com database and download the latest caches files.  The idea is to reduce the use of papers because all information, details, and coordinates are available from the digital file.

Oregon 700 can share data and location between compatible units, too. Thanks to Wi-Fi, uploading the database to Garmin Connect online community is now wirelessly possible. Bluetooth technology is mainly used for Smart Notification feature with which Oregon 700 displays all notifications received on a connected smartphone. If needs be, the ANT+ provides access to an external sensor such as tempe and chirp.

Another useful feature is 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass. Oregon 700 has both altimeter and barometer to help monitor descent and ascent as well as short-term changes in air pressure for weather prediction.

TracBack functionality is available for marking locations (vehicles, campsites, POIs, etc) to guide you back to the starting point or any spot you’ve visited earlier. This device is powered by either 2AA batteries or a rechargeable NiMH, providing up to 16 hours of life.

Other features include hunt/fish calendar, sun and moon information, and tide tables. You can also download custom maps such as BlueChart g2 HD for water navigation and City Navigator NT for driving directions. Built-in memory offers 1.7GB data capacity, but there is a microSD card slot that accepts up to 32GB data card.

Garmin Oregon 750

There are many similarities in functions between Oregon 700 and 750. Major features such as GPS and GLONASS, electronic compass, custom maps, and connectivity are the same. However, Oregon 750 brings at least 2 major updates including camera and memory capacity.

An 8-megapixel camera is mounted at the back of the device, allowing you to take pictures and share them with others via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The camera features autofocus and digital zoom, and every photo is saved with geo-tag information.

Unlike Oregon 700 which does not include any battery, the Oregon 750 is packaged with a rechargeable NiMH pack. The battery is removable and you can replace it with the more conventional AA batteries. Built-in storage capacity is bigger with 4GB, although the card slot accepts the same 32GB maximum storage space. In addition, the Oregon 750 has flashlight function.

Garmin Oregon 750t

Currently sitting at the top of the series, Oregon 750t is the most completely-featured in the series. It compiles all the good features from its siblings. It has everything that the 750 has but it adds a preloaded TOPO 100K maps. Camera specification and battery configuration are the same.

BaseCamp and BirdsEye Satellite Imagery Subscription

Every Oregon 700 series device is compatible with BaseCamp software. It runs on IBM-compatible Microsoft Windows with at least Vista x64 (currently not compatible with Win 7) or Intel-based Mac (OS 10.10 or higher).

BaseCamp allows you to view tracks, waypoints, routes and maps on computer screen. There is also trip-planning function to create and share your next adventures online. All topographic map stored on the Oregon is viewable with details including elevation and contour.

Using BaseCamp, you can download unlimited satellite images to Oregon 700, as long as the device has an active BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. Every 700 series comes with 1-year free subscription to the service.

All photos from the satellite imagery are true representations of real locations, useful for scouting and find ideal locations for camps. It is also possible to use the photos to view real-life condition of roads for driving navigation. All photos are regularly updated and integrated with the existing map data stored on Oregon devices.

GPS Navigator with Dash Cam

  • Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT
  • Garmin NuviCam LMTHD 6-Inch Navigator
  • Magellan RoadMate 6220-LM DashCam Navigator

Standard definition of Defensive Driving is driving to save lives, time, and money despite of the road conditions. It also suggests that driving is not merely about mastery of car mechanism and understanding of traffic regulations, but it is also about smart measures to reduce the risk of collision by anticipating potentially dangerous situations despite the mistake of others.

The last two points are probably the most difficult, considering that it already requires great deal of concentration to pay attention to your own driving habits, lanes, traffic lights, and everything else around.

Sometimes it is also unclear whether any incident is your mistake or others, and this is where portable car navigator with built-in dash cam comes in. There are at least three notable models (among many) available in the market.

Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT

Garmin DriveAssist 50 NA LMTEvery Garmin portable car navigator that comes with “Drive” term features helpful function called Driver Awareness. Based on driving map, the device provides alerts when you are approaching potentially incident-causing locations such as railroad crossings, school zones, new speed limit area, sharp curves, and more.

The Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT takes the awareness alert functionality even further by adding camera-assisted warning. Thanks to the built-in dash cam, the device can extend its warning system to provide 3 more alerts including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Go Alert.

Forward Collision Warning is sent when you have no safe-braking distance between your vehicle and another ahead. The device determines speed by using an on-board GPS and calculates minimum safe distance to minimize possibility rear-end incident.

In case your car touches the safe distance boundary, the device will display warning on its 5-inch screen and make audible alerts. This feature is active when you are driving at 30 mph or more.

Lane Departure Warning delivers alerts when you are drifting to illegal lane. It is active when your car moves at the speed of at least 40 mph. Go Alert reminds you to move because the traffic light has turned green; it is active only when the vehicle ahead is in safe distance.

The DriveAssist 50LMT is preloaded with detailed maps of North America and free lifetime map and traffic updates. In addition, you can connect you smartphone via Bluetooth to make or receive hands-free phone calls and read text, emails, or any notification directly on the navigator’s screen.

Built-in dash cam is fully functioning with loop-recording mode and can automatically save incident occurrence along with its GPS stamp.

Garmin NuviCam LMTHD 6-Inch Navigator

garmin nuvicamAnother offering from Garmin with a built-in dash cam is the Garmin NuviCam LMTHD 6-inch Navigator. It is actually one of few outside the Drive series to feature Driver Awareness, albeit limited only to camera-assisted ones including Forward Collision Warning, Go Alert, and Lane Departure Warning.

The camera starts recording as soon you turn on the vehicle. It records in loop and divides the footage into many different parts. The first footage will be overwritten by the newer one when the SD card no longer has enough space to store new file without deleting another file.

It also has incident detection sensor to save and protect recorded file in case of incident so it cannot be overwritten afterwards. GPS stamps including time and location are included in the saved file as well.

Preloaded with detailed maps of North America, every NuviCam LMTHD is granted access to lifetime map updates from Garmin website free of charge. Traffic updates are available for free and sent directly to the navigator without requiring cellular network.

Even better, this is an HD Digital Traffic service updated every 30 seconds and voice-activated. Bluetooth technology is at your disposal to make hands-free phone calls.

Magellan RoadMate 6220-LM DashCam Navigator

Magellan RM6220-LM GPS NavigatorOne of the toughest competitors for Garmin is Magellan RoadMate 6220-LM navigator with 5-Inch screen. Equipped with an on-board camera, the device can record HD video in an endless loop. In case of incident, the camera triggers a G-Shock sensor to automatically protect the saved footage. Time and location data are saved with the recorded file too. There is almost no action required on your part.

RoadMate 6220-LM comes with free lifetime map updates and traffic camera alerts. Some useful warnings are for dangerous curves, railroad crossings, speed bumps, and school zone. This navigator, similar to the aforementioned Garmin devices, uses spoken guidance and recognizable landmarks as points of references rather than street names. There is no Bluetooth connectivity.

Disclaimer: 
Disclaimer:Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability based on the manufacturer published information. However, GPSCompared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. Please visit the official manufacturer product page for more details on the specifications and features
Note: This writer neither own this product nor have the personal experience in handling it. However this article is produced based on manufacturer published facts and other relevant sources (if applicable).

 

Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT Specs & Features

Garmin DriveAssist comes with an addition of built-in dash cam. It carries an advanced Driver Awareness features, lifetime map updates, and smart notifications too. All the usual affairs of navigational functions from Garmin are also present such as Lane Assist, Junction View, Speed Limit Indicator, and compatibility with backup camera.

Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT Specifications and Features

Garmin Drive GPS Navigator
DriveAssist 50LMT
Models
Garmin DriveAssist 50 NA LMT
Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT
View the model availability and current price from Amazon.comGarmin DriveAssist 50LMT North America Maps
Introduction DateGarmin introduced this Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT on January 5, 2016
Specs & Features
Physical & Performance
Physical dimensions5.5"W x 3.3"H x .8"D (1.0", including camera) (14.0 x 8.4 x 2.1 cm (2.6 cm, including camera))
Display size, WxH4.4"W x 2.5"H (11.1 x 6.3 cm); 5.0" diag (12.7 cm)
Display resolution, WxH480 x 272 pixels
Display typeWQVGA color TFT with white backlight
Weight6.75 oz (191.4 g)
Batteryrechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life30 minutes
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Maps & Memory
Preloaded street mapsYes
Includes lifetime map updatesYes
nüMaps GuaranteeYes
Built-in memoryinternal solid state
Accepts data cardsyes (Dash Cam memory card: min 4 GB data card included; Class 4 or higher; map data card not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)Yes
Waypoints/favorites/locations1000
Navigation Features
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")Yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands)Yes
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription)Yes
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates)Yes
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)Yes
Junction view (displays junction signs)Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)Yes
Bluetooth® wireless technologyYes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)Yes
View upcoming points of interest along routeYes
Additional
AdditionalTrip planner: yes

Trip log: yes

Powered magnetic mount: no

Built-in Dash Cam: yes

Driver alerts for sharp curves, school zones, red light and speed camera warnings and more: yes

Camera-assisted features for Forward Collision Warnings, Lane Departure Warnings, "Go" Alert and Garmin Real Vision™: yes

Garmin Real Directions™ landmark guidance: yes

Foursquare POIs: yes

This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.
Official Specs and Features
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Dash Cam

Garmin provided a dash cam as built-in feature of the DriveAssist 50LMT. The camera features including loop recording, wide-angle lens, and of course, GPS stamp to mark time and location of any road incident recorded or captured. The lens also has swivel design to allow for viewing adjustment.

The dash cam planted in DriveAssist 50LMT brings accident detection G-sensor to recognize any sudden braking or sharp turn; when anything that potentially resembles incident-related circumstances, the camera saves the last recorded footage so it does not get overwritten in its loop-recording. A microSD is even included in the package.

You can play the video footage or view captured images directly on the navigator’s screen or on your computer using Garmin Dash Cam player. However, it does not have sound recording. This accessory is designed in such a way that you can remove it easily from the main unit, useful when you need to take a snapshot of incident evidence such as broken headlight, dent hood, or fallen-off mirrors, etc.

Thanks to the built-in camera, DriveAssist 50LMT provides warning based on both driving map and real-time road conditions. There are at least 4 important driving assistance features from the camera including:

  • Forward Collision Warning: on-screen and audible alerts anytime your car is too close to vehicle ahead.
  • Lane Departure Warning: when swift to illegal lane at 40mph or more, the navigator triggers an alert.
  • Go Alert: a notification to tell you that red light turns to green.
  • Real Vision: the device switches from map view to real view of the road when you’re reaching a destination.

Screen and Updates

DriveAssist 50LMT is not the biggest navigator indeed, but the 5-inch screen provides enough room to see every direction and notification clearly. The screen supports pinch-and-zoom operation, and a single tap opens Up Ahead display to see any upcoming POI along your route such as ATMs, rest area, gas stations, and more.

Maps of United States and Canada along with several Caribbean Islands and most of Mexico are preloaded (North America Maps). Millions of POIs are available on-board as well. With every purchase of DriveAssist 50LMT, Garmin gives free lifetime map updates available for up to 4 times a year. Garmin Traffic updates come free of charge, too. All traffic information is sent directly to the navigator without requiring network coverage. Updates may include possible delays, detours, and confirmation whether or not you are driving on the fastest route.

Smartphone Notifications

When connected to a compatible smartphone, DriveAssist 50LMT can bridge communication over phones. Because it has microphone and speakers, you can have hands-free conversation so your hands stay on the steering wheel and your eyes remain on the road all the time.

Bluetooth connectivity with phone allows the navigator to display smartphone notification on the 5-inch screen too. Texts, emails, calendar reminder, and incoming phone calls are displayed on the navigator’s screen. In addition, you can control the device by using spoken commands, so you can use the navigator even without touching it.

Driver Awareness

Apart from camera-based alert system, DriveAssist 50LMT is equipped with Driver Awareness feature to give you important heads-up about upcoming road conditions based on information provided in the map. Some of the most useful alerts are for sharp curves, school zone, railroad crossings, speed camera locations, changes in speed limit, and upcoming traffic congestion.

To make it even more complete, DriveAssist 50LMT is compatible with BC 30 wireless backup camera and Garmin babyCam (both are available from Garmin). A backup camera automatically feeds footage to the navigator’s screen anytime you engage in Reverse gear, allowing you to see all obstacles behind the car. Garmin babyCam is the first in-vehicle baby camera that feeds real-time footage of the backseat to the navigator’s display.