Garmin eTrex 30 vs Oregon 600

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A product comparison between Garmin eTrex 30 and Oregon 600 handheld GPS. Comparing differences and similarities between the two Garmin.

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

Garmin Handhelds GPS
eTrex 30 Oregon 600
ModelseTrex 30?
Garmin eTrex 30
Oregon 600Garmin Oregon 600
View the latest priceGarmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Oregon 600 3-Inch Worldwide Handheld GPS
Product Type HandheldHandheld
Introduction DateeTrex 30 is a model that was announced by Garmin on May 2011Oregon 600 is a model that was announced by Garmin on January 2013
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.1" x 4.0" x 1.3" (5.4 x 10.3 x 3.3 cm)2.4" x 4.5" x 1.3" (6.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 cm)
Display size, WxH: 1.4" x 1.7" (3.5 x 4.4 cm); 2.2" diag (5.6 cm)1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 176 x 220 pixels240 x 400 pixels
Display type: transflective color TFTtransflective color TFT touchscreen, Dual Orientation
Weight: 5 oz (141.7 g) with batteries7.4 oz (209.8 g) with batteries
Battery life: 25 hours16 hours
Interface: USBhigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Built-in memory: 1.7 GB1.5 GB
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations: 20004000
Touchscreen: noYes
Picture viewer: noYes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yesYes (plus images and custom maps)
What's Common
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended, rechargeable NiMH pack (optional)
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)Yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yesYes
Basemap: yesYes
Ability to add maps: yesYes
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
Routes: 200200
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass: yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Barometric altimeter: yesYes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yesYes
Custom maps compatible: yesYes
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless)Yes (Paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar: yesYes
Sun and moon information: yesYes
Tide tables: Yes (with optional Bluechart)Yes(with optional bluechart)
Area calculation: yesYes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yesYes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes Yes
What's Unavailable
Floats: noNo
Preloaded maps: nono
Camera: nono
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site. Read more about eTrex 30 at garmin.comRead more about Garmin Oregon 600 at
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if applicable)

Note: Amazon will lump together the customer reviews for all
Click here to read the reviews on eTrex 30Click here to read the reviews on Oregon 600t
Note: Amazon will lump together the customer reviews for all models that belong to one particular Garmin series into one section. For example, models eTrex 10, eTrex 20 and eTrex 30 (new eTrex Series) will be lumped under one customer reviews section. So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Demo Video
Relevant video found at Click here to watch eTrex 30 from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin eTrex 30 Worldwide Handheld GPS NavigatorClick on this link Garmin Oregon 600 3-Inch Worldwide Handheld GPS

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

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