Garmin Oregon 550t vs 650t

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A product comparison between Garmin Oregon 550t and 650t 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
Oregon 550tOregon 650t
ModelsOregon 550t
Garmin Oregon 550t
Oregon 650tGarmin Oregon 650t
View the latest priceGarmin Oregon 550T 3-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator with 3.2MP Digital Camera (U.S. Topographic Maps)Garmin Oregon 650t 3-Inch Handheld GPS with 8MP Digital Camera (US Topographic Maps)

Deal $285.63 Garmin Oregon 650t at Jet.com . $20 off from original price of $305.63 .Offer is for new customers only. Use SAVE15 at checkout.
Product Type HandheldHandheld
Introduction DateOregon 550t is a model that was announced by Garmin on May 2009Oregon 650t is a model that was announced by Garmin on January 2013
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm) 2.4" x 4.5" x 1.3" (6.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 cm)
Weight: 6.8 oz (192.7 g) with batteries 7.4 oz (209.8 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA NiMH batteries (included) rechargeable NiMH pack (included) or 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Built-in memory: 850 MB 4 GB
Waypoints/favorites/locations: 20004000
Camera: yes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom) yes (8 megapixel with autofocus; digital zoom)
Tide tables: yes Yes (with optional Bluechart)
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): yes Yes (plus images and custom maps)
What's Common
Display size, WxH: 1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm) 1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH: 240 x 400 pixels 240 x 400 pixels
Display type: transflective color TFT touchscreen transflective color TFT touchscreen
Battery life: 16 hours 16 hours
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
Preloaded maps: yes (topographic) yes (topographic)
Ability to add maps: yes Yes
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included) microSD™ card (not included)
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)
Touchscreen: yes Yes
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
Area calculation: yes Yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): yes Yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes Yes
What's Unavailable
Floats: NoNo
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site. Read more about Garmin Oregon 550t at garmin.comRead more about Garmin Oregon 650t at garmin.com
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 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.
Click here to read the reviews on Oregon 550tClick here to read the reviews on Oregon 650t
Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.com Click here to watch Garmin Oregon 550t demo from YouTube.comNA
Price Check
View the latest priceClick on this link Garmin Oregon 550T 3-Inch Handheld GPS Navigator with 3.2MP Digital Camera (U.S. Topographic Maps)Click on this link Garmin Oregon 650t 3-Inch Handheld GPS with 8MP Digital Camera (US Topographic Maps)

Deal $285.63 Garmin Oregon 650t at Jet.com . $20 off from original price of $305.63 .Offer is for new customers only. Use SAVE15 at checkout.

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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