May 7, 2009
Garmin’s Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t navigators for serious travelers
Garmin has come out with two new fantastic navigators, namely Oregon 550 and Oregon 550t. Both devices have a 3.2 megapixel camera (hopefully with geo-tagging of images) and 850MB of internal memory. In addition to this it also supports USB connectivity and has a 3-axis compass. To make it tough and durable, Garmin has forfeited both devices with waterproof chassis. Other goodies such as a couple of rechargeable batteries, sunlight-readable display screen (3 inches), real-time guidance, etc are bound to make you fall in love with these.
The most significant difference between both devices is that the Oregon 550 ($500) comes with the basemap of the world while the Oregon 550t ($600) comes with preloaded topography of the US.