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#7198163 - 06/14/18 09:38 PM Garmin 600
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Registered: 10/07/05
Posts: 359
Loc: Great State of Texas!!
Recently bought a Garmin Oregon 600 at a really good price from the Bargain Bin at the Ft Worth Cabelas. What maps do y'all recommend that I buy to load on it? Is there a whole US map? Do they sell them for every state or are they regional? We go to Wyoming every summer so I need one for there too. Thanks for helping the technology challenged!
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#7239305 - 07/29/18 08:12 PM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: hollidayHunter]
noxqses Offline
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Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 44
As far as I know Garmin uses their own maps.

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#7239684 - 07/30/18 09:43 AM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: hollidayHunter]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43846
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: hollidayHunter
Recently bought a Garmin Oregon 600 at a really good price from the Bargain Bin at the Ft Worth Cabelas. What maps do y'all recommend that I buy to load on it? Is there a whole US map? Do they sell them for every state or are they regional? We go to Wyoming every summer so I need one for there too. Thanks for helping the technology challenged!


I like the onx chips. With that said Garmin has 24k topo chips and you can also create your own using googlemaps.

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#7243599 - 08/02/18 08:32 PM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: hollidayHunter]
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Tracker

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 542
Loc: West TX
OnX and Topo 24 for better resolution. I also purchase Birdseye so I have satellite footage of the area I am at. Makes it super easy to see clearings/Meadows, stock tanks etc.

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#7275901 - 09/03/18 08:57 PM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: hollidayHunter]
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Light Foot

Registered: 10/16/17
Posts: 16
Loc: Deep East Texas
I have the same Oregon 600. Let me know how your battery life is. Mine pretty much sucks. Lucky if I get 4 hrs and I have done tried everything. Now I shut it off and only turn it on to mark a point.

I was going to go with onX maps but with the battery life it's not worth it to me. The mapping is amazing compared to my etrex but I've gone back to map and compass for the most part.
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#7278662 - 09/06/18 11:25 AM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: adkhunter]
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Tracker

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 542
Loc: West TX
Originally Posted By: adkhunter
I have the same Oregon 600. Let me know how your battery life is. Mine pretty much sucks. Lucky if I get 4 hrs and I have done tried everything. Now I shut it off and only turn it on to mark a point.

I was going to go with onX maps but with the battery life it's not worth it to me. The mapping is amazing compared to my etrex but I've gone back to map and compass for the most part.


That is not normal. Are you certain you don’t have your “tracking” turned on in the background. I also always make sure my screen is locked before I put it in my pocket. I get way more battery life on mine than that.

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#7282060 - 09/09/18 08:33 PM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: hollidayHunter]
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Tracker

Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 757
Loc: Texas
I use the Birdseye. It is downloadable satellite imagery that I put on a micro SD. Make sure your screen is not staying on full time and turn the brightness down to save battery. I set the screen to turn off after 15 seconds to extend battery life.
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#7282372 - 09/10/18 09:42 AM Re: Garmin 600 [Re: hollidayHunter]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 1035
Loc: Lewisville/ Red River County
Are these pretty intuitive to operate? Been thinking about one.
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