Garmin Oregon 650T

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Dave92029, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at the Garmin 650T. I would like to use it on both the bike and while hiking.

    The RAM mount looks like it makes mounting on my bike very easy. Anyone have experience using the Oregon on a Thumper bike? Do the vibrations effect the Garmin?

    If I load Streets and Trips can I use the Oregon for street routing?

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    Oregon is super rugged and very good for hiking, However it does not have 12 V power so very unpopular for motorcycles and if you try to use an external 12V - 5V power supply, USB connector will eventually fail from vibration. Only true hand held for hiking and motorcycle is the 78 but Montana will also work.
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  3. XFanMan

    XFanMan Been here awhile

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    I replied to your post in the Montana thread also. The vibrations won't hurt the Oregon but they will eliminate any possibility of powering the unit on your bike for any length of time due to the USB charging port not being suitable for that environment. If you're ok using batteries and replacing or recharging them frequently then it would be fine on the bike.
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    Actually for most people all the hand-helds (e-trex, Oregon, 78, Montana) work exactly the same. Difference is human interface, touch screen, joy stick, buttons, screen size, external power.
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    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Hey I have an Oregon 650T. Turned it on, won't acquire satellites, battery is full. Screen is locked, it won't turn off nor respond to any button or screen touch. Anybody know about these things? Can't get Garmin tech online right now.

    thanks,
    SR

    Edit: took the batteries out, powered back up, looks like it works now.
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