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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.