Garmin eTrex 30 vs Oregon 550t

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A Comparison of the differences feature between Garmin eTrex 30 and Oregon 550t

Garmin Handheld GPS

eTrex 30

Oregon 550t

View The Latest PriceGarmin eTrex 30, Worldwide
 Garmin Oregon 550T 3-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator with 3.2MP Digital Camera (U.S. Topographic Maps)

The Difference Features1. Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1″ x 4.0″ x 1.3″ (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)

2. Display size, WxH: 1.4″ x 1.7″ (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2″ diag (5.6 cm)

3. Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixels

4. Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT

5. Weight: 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries

6. Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended

7. Battery life: 25 hours

8. Interface: USB

9. Built-in memory: 1.7GB
1. Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.3″ x 4.5″ x 1.4″ (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)

2. Display size, WxH: 1.53″W x 2.55″H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3″ diag (7.6 cm)

3. Display resolution, WxH: 240 x 400 pixels

4. Display type: transflective color TFT touchscreen

5. Weight: 6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries

6. Battery:
2 AA NiMH batteries (included)

7. Battery life: 16 hours

8. Interface: high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

9. Preloaded maps: yes (topographic)

10. Built-in memory: 850MB

11. Touchscreen – yes

12. Camera: yes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom)

13. Picture viewer – yes

14. Outdoor GPS games – yes (Wherigo only)

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CLICK on this link Garmin Oregon 550T 3-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator with 3.2MP Digital Camera (U.S. Topographic Maps)

Common Features for both Garmin:

  • Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
  • High-sensitivity receiver
  • Basemap
  • Ability to add maps
  • Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 2000
  • Routes: 200
  • Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
  • Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
  • Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos)
  • Custom maps compatible
  • Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)
  • Hunt/fish calendar
  • Sun and moon information
  • Tide tables
  • Area calculation
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
  • Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)
  • Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)

Unavailable Features:

Both eTrex 30 and Oregon 550t do not have the following features:

  • Floats

Disclaimer: Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability, however, GPS Devices is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. To report any errors, please use the comment below or visit the official Garmin products page for details specifications.

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