3-axis compass with accelerometer and barometric altimeter sensors
microSD™ card slot
The navigator with the photographic memory! Oregon 550 combines rugged outdoor touchscreen navigation with a digital camera. It is perfect for all activities, in any climate, on any terrain, yet simple enough for beginners to master.
Take Pictures and Save Locations
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 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
Oregon 550 has a tough, 7.62 cm (3 in) diagonal, sunlight-readable, colour touchscreen display with a simple-to-use menu system. Both durable and waterproof, Oregon 550 is built to withstand the elements.
Get Your Bearings
Oregon 550 has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows where you're 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.
Oregon 550 comes preloaded with a worldwide built-in basemap with shaded relief. You can add maps for walking, driving and for use out on the water.
On the trail Garmin GB Discoverer™ microSD™ card gives topographic and Ordnance Survey map detail, showing terrain contours, summits, trails and more.
On the road you can add Garmin GB Discoverer or City Navigator® mapping for detailed street maps and turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
On the water you can add BlueChart® g2 maps which provide information such as depth contours, full charting and harbours.
Go paperless with Oregon 550 by quickly downloading information from Opencaching.com for up to 5,000 caches, such as location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description.
Use for running or cycling
The Oregon is compatible with Garmin’s heart-rate monitors and speed/cadence sensors and can track your speed, distance, elevation and location.
With Oregon 550, you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly other Oregon and 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.
What's in the box:
AA battery charger
2 AA NiMH batteries
Physical & Performance
yes (3.2 megapixel with autofocus; 4x digital zoom)
2.3" x 4.5" x 1.4" (5.8 x 11.4 x 3.5 cm)
Display size, WxH
1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH
240 x 400 pixels
2 AA NiMH batteries (included)
Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Transflective colour TFT touchscreen
high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Maps & Memory
Ability to add maps
Accepts data cards
microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads)
Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Custom maps compatible
Yes (with optional Bluechart)
Sun and moon information
Garmin Connect™ compatible
This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.