Reviewing the GPS accuracy of the new Garmin Oregon 7×0(t) series while hiking and mountain biking.
The new Oregon 7×0(t) series comes with a full GPS feature set:
- GLONASS (can be activated if needed)
- WAAS/EGNOS (can be activated if needed)
- Optimized A-GPS for speeding up GPS acquisition time (downloadable EPO "Extended Prediction Orbit" satellite data).
- New GPS antenna design for improving GPS satellite reception (now on the top side).
What did we find – compared to the Oregon 6×0 series?
- Oregon 700/750 exhibits a better GPS accuracy than its predecessors (screenshots below).
- The accuracy of tracklogs is not always better. The new series tends to a GPS drift as well (even slighter), especially in steep-sided valleys.
- The GPS acquisition time is far shorter.
Oregon 700/750/750t: track logs, examples
Record method: * auto normal, ** intelligent, *** distance, every 10 m
Handheld mounting: Oregon 600 / 700 / 750t / GPSmap 64st, Garmin carabiner clip at right/left backpack harness (display in hiking direction), GPSmap 64s in the top backpack pocket (GPS antenna up to the sky), Oregon 750 / eTrex Touch laterally at the backpack. Tour 6 (mountain bike): Oregon 750t and 650t 1st bike (handlebar); Oregon 700 2nd bike (handlebar).