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Garmin Oregon 550

Product Code: GARO550

Garmin Oregon 550 combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a digital camera. The Garmin Oregon 550 includes built-in basemap, high-sensitivity receiver, barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD card slot, colour display, a 3.2 megapixel digital camera and more.

Garmin Oregon 550 compact high-resolution 3-inch diagonal TFT colour display handheld GPS device accepts Garmin microSD cards for adding optional maps on the go. You can even exchange tracks, waypoints, routes and geocaches wirelessly between similar units. The Garmin Oregon 550 is powered via two AA batteries.

Garmin Oregon 550 has been discontinued.

Accessories are still available for your Oregon 550 click here. Likewise for Oregon 550 maps click here.

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The GPS navigator with the photographic memory - Garmin Oregon 550 combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a digital camera. Garmin Oregon 550 leads the way with a built-n 3.2 megapixel digital camera a tough, 3-inch diagonal, sunlight-readable, colour TFT touchscreen display. Its easy-to-use interface means you’ll spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time searching for information. Both durable and waterproof, Garmin Oregon 550 is built to withstand the elements. Bumps, dust, dirt, humidity and water are no match for this rugged navigator.

Take Pictures and Save Locations

Garmin Oregon 550's 3.2 megapixel autofocus digital camera with 4x digital zoom automatically. geotags each photo with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to mark, remember and navigate back to that exact spot in the future. You can take and view pictures in landscape or portrait, and 850 MB of internal memory offers ample storage. Connect Garmin Oregon 550 via USB and log into my.Garmin.com to upload and store your photos at Picasa™, a popular online photo sharing community.

Touch and Go

Garmin Oregon 550 has a tough, 3-inch diagonal, sunlight-readable, colour touchscreen display with a simple-to-use menu system. Both durable and waterproof, Garmin Oregon 550 is built to withstand the elements.

Get Your Bearings

Garmin Oregon 550 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. With high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix™ satellite prediction, Oregon 550 locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and urban landscapes.

Go Geocaching

Go paperless with Garmin Oregon 550 by quickly downloading information from Geocaching.com for up to 5000 caches, such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description.

Use for Running or Cycling

The Garmin Oregon 550 is compatible with Garmin’s heart-rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors and can track your speed, distance, elevation and location.

Share Wirelessly

With Garmin Oregon 550 you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other Garmin Oregon and Garmin Colorado users. Now you can send your favorite route to a friend to enjoy or the location of a cache to find. Sharing data is easy. Just touch "send" to transfer your information to similar devices.

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

Do you have a question about the Garmin Oregon 550 or other handheld GPS related question that's not been answered on this webpage? Please see our handheld and Outdoor GPS FAQs page for questions from other customers.Plus if the answer to your question isn't featured, use the online form to ask us for the answer. Alternatively please telephone 01733 777623 Monday to Friday (9:30am-5:00pm) to speak to one of our sales team. For further information online please see the Garmin Oregon comparison table.

Garmin Oregon 550 Features

‣3-inch TFT sunlight-readable, colour, touchscreen display
‣3.2 megapixel auto-focus digital camea with automatic geotagging
‣Built-in basemap with DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data
‣Stores 1000 waypoints and 50 routes
‣Provides automatic turn-by-turn directions with optional City Navigator maps
‣High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception
‣3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass
‣Barometric altimeter
‣Easy-to-use, touchscreen interface
‣Waterproof standard: IEC 60529 IPX7
‣850MB internal memory for map data and photos
‣Wirelessly share routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between units
‣microSD card slot for additional map data
‣2 AA batteries (not included) provides 16 hours of use
‣Weighs 193grams with batteries
‣USB and NMEA 0183 Interface
‣1 year guarantee.

Map Coverage

The Garmin Oregon 550 is preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief.

Add additional maps to your Garmin Oregon 550

Really bring your Garmin Oregon 550 to life with Garmin's series of mapping available on microSD/SD card, that simply plug directly into the Garmin Oregon 550 handheld GPS.

Garmin TOPO Maps

Great for walking, trekking, cycling and more with topographical data provided by Ordnance Survey and road maps provided by NAVTEQ. Garmin TOPO with detailed coverage of England, Scotland and Wales, perfect for your next recreational outing. View available Garmin Oregon 550 TOPO Maps.

Garmin GB Discoverer Maps

Explore Great Britain with detailed 1:25k or 1:50k topographic and road maps. Garmin GB Discoverer contains Ordnance Survey Landranger map coverage for either a single National Park to all of Great Britain. Plus, with NAVTEQ road data and points of interest, you'll get turn-by-turn directions to your destinations View available Garmin Oregon 550 GB Discoverer Maps.

Garmin BlueChart Maps

Garmin BlueChart g2 marine maps feature crisp labeling and an overall smoother presentation on your Garmin Oregon 550 display. In addition to the basic charts, tidal stations, currents, depth contours, IALA symbols and included fishing charts, BlueChart g2 offers improved transitioning between zoom levels and more seamless continuity across chart boundaries. View available Garmin BlueChart Maps.

Garmin City Navigator NT Maps

Garmin streetlevel maps available for using with your Garmin Oregon 550 include; UK and Ireland, France and Benelux, Spain and Portugal, Germany, Italy and North America. View available Garmin Oregon 550 City Navigator NT Maps.

What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)

‣Garmin Oregon 550
‣Carabiner clip
‣2 AA NiMH Batteries
‣AA Battery Charger
‣USB cable
‣Owner's manual on CD-Rom
‣Quick start guide

Garmin Oregon 550 Accessories

Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin Oregon 550 handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including Oregon 550 slip case, retractable lanyard, carabiner clip, battery charger, bike/handlebar mount, temperature sensor and chirp geocaching beacon.

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Garmin Oregon 550 Maps

Optional Garmin maps for Garmin Oregon 550 are supplied on SD/microSD Card, these include; street-level road maps - perfect for cycling of using your Oregon 550 in a car, 1:50k and 1:25k Ordnance Survey maps - ideal for hiking and walking the countryside of Great Britain and marine BlueCharts - ideal if you want to navigate the waters around the UK, Europe or further afield.

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Garmin Oregon 550 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display: 240 x 400 pixels, 256 level color TFT
‣Waypoints: 1000
‣Routes: 50
‣Track log: 10,000 points, 20 saved tracks
‣Built-in memory: 850MB
‣Electronic compass: Yes
‣Barometric altimeter: Yes
‣Data cards: microSD card
‣Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included) up to 16 hours operation
‣Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
‣Dimensions: Width - 58mm, Height - 114mm, Depth - 36mm
‣Weight: 193g
‣Guarantee: 1-year
Garmin Oregon 550 manual

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This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

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Page updated: 16th January 2019


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