Garmin GPSMAP 62s vs Oregon 550

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A Comparison on the difference features between GPSMAP 62s and Oregon 550

Garmin Handhelds GPS
GPSMAP® 62sOregon 550
ModelsGPSMAP 62s
Garmin GPSMAP 62s
Oregon 450
Garmin Oregon 550
View the latest priceGarmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin Oregon 550 Waterproof Hiking GPS
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:160 x 240 pixels240 x 400 pixels
Display type:transflective, 65-K color TFTtransflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight:9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries
Battery:2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended2 AA NiMH batteries (included)
Battery life:20 hours16 hours
Built-in memory:1.7 GB850 MB
Camera:noyes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom)
Outdoor GPS games:noyes (Wherigo only)
What's Common
Waterproof:yes (IPX7)yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:yesyes
Interface:high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatiblehigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Ability to add maps:yesyes
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)microSD™ card (not included)
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
Picture viewer:yesyes
Custom maps compatible:yesyes
Geocaching-friendly:yes (paperless)yes (paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar:yesyes
Sun and moon information:yesyes
Tide tables:yesyes
Area calculation:yesyes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):yesyes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):yesyes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):yesyes
What's Unavailable
Preloaded maps:nono
Amazon’s Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical reviewClick here to read the reviews on GPSMAP 62sClick here to read the reviews on Oregon 550
Note: Amazon tend to group a few models into one section of customer reviews (i.e models that belong to same series). 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 Garmin GPSMAP 62s demo from Click here to watch Garmin Oregon 550 demo from
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS NavigatorClick on this link Garmin Oregon 550 Waterproof Hiking GPS

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