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Offline hamilgs

Still have not pulled the trigger on a GPSR, but narrowed it down to Garmin Oregon, likely the 450, as I don't need the camera of the higher model numbers, and the Montana is out of my budget.

Question:  Does the Oregon 450 have enough memory to hold the all SE 24K topo, plus City Navigator?  I don't see much on memory footprint of either package.--george
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Offline mdxix

Re: Oregon 450, will it hold Topo and City Navigator at the same time?
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 03:50:46 pm »
Yes, you will be able to load both topo & City Navigator, at least partially.

There are two options:

  • Load maps to the internal memory of the unit: the capacity is 850MB. It may not seem much, but you will be surprised how much it holds. For example, I have loaded my Edge 705 with City Navigator & Topo for all of New England + NY for less than 400MB. Make sure you leave some space for your data: log files, routes, etc.
  • Otherwise, add an micro SD card to the unit: 4GB should be enough and 8GB should be plenty. With this option, you will be able to load the full map sets for both City Navigator & topo for the US.

In both cases, it is better to purchase the maps on disc or download from Garmin to install from the computer. You can pick & choose to load the entire map set, or portions of it.

There is also the option of 450t, which has tho topo maps already loaded. You then have all the remaining 850MB for City Navigator, trip log history, routes, & other data.

Offline hamilgs

Re: Oregon 450, will it hold Topo and City Navigator at the same time?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2012, 01:03:06 pm »
Thanks mdxix
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