Garmin® updates popular series of handhelds with redesigned antenna,
Active Weather and Geocaching Live
OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the Oregon 700, 750 and 750t, an update to its popular series
of touchscreen outdoor handhelds. Featuring high-sensitivity GPS and
GLONASS support, the new Oregon 700 series has a redesigned GPS antenna
for better reception and performance. All models feature a worldwide
basemap with shaded relief, while the 750t adds preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K
maps. The new 700 series boast the new Active Weather feature for
up-to-date forecasts and animated weather radar, as well as Geocaching
Live for wireless integration with Geocaching.com. All of the new Oregon
700 models include more connectivity features1 like smart
notifications and automatic uploads, and will be compatible with the
Garmin Connect IQ™ platform.
“We are thrilled to introduce an update to the Oregon series of
handhelds,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales.
“The redesigned antenna paired with new features like Active Weather,
Geocaching Live and Connect IQ compatibility make these new Oregon units
the ultimate rugged outdoor devices that can be completely customized to
The new Oregon 700 series features high-sensitivity GPS plus GLONASS
support with a totally redesigned antenna for better reception and
performance. All models come preloaded with a worldwide shaded relief
basemap for easy navigation and a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye
satellite imagery for real-life terrain views2. The Oregon
750 and 750t have a built-in 8MP camera with flash capabilities for
geotagged photos, and the Oregon 750t comes preloaded with TOPO US 100K
maps. Additionally, all of the units have a built-in microSD card slot
for more data storage and additional mapping like TOPO
US 24K for detailed topography information or HuntView™
to see public and private land data while hunting.
In addition to mapping, all of the new handhelds have a built-in ABC
sensors: the altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor
ascent and descent, the barometer can be used to predict weather changes
by showing short-term changes in air pressure, and the 3-axis electronic
compass helps users keep their bearings, even when standing still. There
is also an updated and simplified menu interface, which feature a
variety of activity profiles such as hike, mountain bike, climb, hunt,
geocache, fish and more.
All of the new Oregon 700 handhelds include the new Active Weather
feature for real-time forecast information with live weather radar so
users can always be aware of both inclement weather and perfect
conditions for their outdoor adventures2.
With a Wifi connection or through the Garmin Connect Mobile app on a
compatible smartphone, all of the new Oregon handhelds will have
wireless integration with Geocaching.com for Geocaching Live. Users will
be able to wirelessly download cache descriptions, logs and hints, even
if they’re out in the field. Once a geocache is logged as found, it will
be automatically uploaded to the user’s Geocaching.com profile. Premium
Geocaching.com members will also be able to sync their geocaching lists
directly to their device. Users can even use the LiveTrack feature to
broadcast their location to family and friends and let them know they’ll
be the first to find a new geocache.
In addition to Active Weather and Geocaching Live, the Oregon 700 series
have a variety of new connected features. These are the first GPS
handhelds to be compatible with the Garmin Connect IQ platform, which
was previously only available for Garmin wearables. With Connect IQ,
Oregon 700 series users can customize their device with more data
fields, widgets and apps to fit their individual lifestyles3.
Users can also pair their handhelds with their compatible smartphone4
for call, text and email notifications right on the device, as
well as wireless software downloads and automatic data uploads to the
Garmin Connect™ online community.
Featuring a 3-inch sunlight readable touchscreen display with dual
orientation capabilities, these devices have a rugged design with an
IPX7 water rating5 to withstand the elements. These units
also have a unique dual battery system, which is compatible with either
AA batteries or an optional NiMH rechargeable battery pack. The new
handhelds can get up to 16 hours of battery life using either option.
The Oregon 700 series units are available now for purchase. The Oregon
700 will have a suggested retail price of $399.99; the Oregon 750 will
have a suggested retail price of $499.99; and the Oregon 750t will have
a suggested retail price of $549.99.
The Oregon 700 Series is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding
outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and
innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking,
hunting, geocaching, golfing or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are
becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more
information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to http://www.garmin.com/outdoors, www.garmin.blogs.com and http://twitter.com/garmin.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless
devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active
lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including
automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more
information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom,
contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin,
1 Requires WiFi connective or compatible smartphone running
Garmin Connect Mobile.
2 Software download required. For more information visit
3 Data fields available at launch, widgets and apps will be
available in a future software update.
4 See Garmin.com/BLE
5 See Garmin.com/waterrating
for more details on water ratings.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin and Oregon and are registered trademarks, and Connect IQ
and Garmin Connect are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Maddie Estrada, 913-397-8200