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® 62s Oregon 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 pixels 240 x 400 pixels
Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT transflective color TFT touchscreen
Weight: 9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries 6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended 2 AA NiMH batteries (included)
Battery life: 20 hours 16 hours
Built-in memory: 1.7 GB 850 MB
Touchscreen: no yes
Camera: no yes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom)
Outdoor GPS games: no yes (Wherigo only)
What's Common
Waterproof: yes (IPX7) yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver: yes yes
Interface: high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Basemap: yes yes
Ability to add maps: yes yes
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included) microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 20002000
Routes: 200200
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks 10,000 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: yes yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): yes yes
Picture viewer: yes yes
Custom maps compatible: yes yes
Geocaching-friendly: yes (paperless) yes (paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar: yes yes
Sun and moon information: yes yes
Tide tables: yes yes
Area calculation: yes yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yes yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes yes
What's Unavailable
Floats: no no
Preloaded maps: no no
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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