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Garmin Colorado 300 review | Introductie

Published on: Friday, November 7th 2008                   Written by: Wim de Lange - Photography by: Mark Peters

Garmin Colorado review

G armin is treading new ground with the Colorado series. An updated appearance and a more structured amount of buttons. The monitor has gained a higher resolution whilst the Rock 'n Roller makes its appearance. Just as is the case with mobile phones, the handheld can be adjusted to our use via profiles and we can share data wireless. Sporty users can connect a cadans meter. For me, the main change is the introduction of Wherigo, an enhancement that is similar to geocaching yet offers a lot more than just searching for caches. In this review we will take a closer look at the Colorado 300.

Garmin Colorado 300 review

 

Garmin GPS maps

Garmin GPS maps

Colorado 300 vs GPSmap 60 CSx

The Garmin Colorado 300 is standard equipped with the main roads worldwide map, although one would certainly need other maps, fitting in with the goal of how to use it, too. Fortunately, there is an extensive range of Garmin devices. In this review I frequently compared the Colorado 300 to the GPSMAP 60 series because the Colorado series is the successor to the GPSMAP 60 series.

Garmin retail box

Garmin retail box

Garmin Colorado 300 retail box

Besides the handheld GPS, we find the following in the box: 2 CDs with software, a USB cable and a carbine clip. But first, the handheld. The GPS device has the familiar solid Garmin appearance yet with more convenient dimensions. It's not that it has shrunk that much compared to the GPSMAP60 series; its proportions are handier. It’s a bit wider, thinner and shorter, also thanks to the smaller antenna.

Garmin accessories

Garmin accessories

Carbine clip for the Colorado 300

It was not a problem to carry the Colorado 300 with me in my chest pocket whilst going for walks. The included carbine clip is undoubtedly very solid, however, the Colorado swings restlessly back and forth while walking. It's not that the device will sustain damage from this, as everything seems of a reliable quality, but a nervously moving device simply irritates me. I tried to use the clip as a clip; however, I was unable to do it.

 

Garmin Colorado 300 handheld GPS

Garmin Colorado 300 handheld GPS

Garmin Colorado test

Garmin Colorado test

 
 
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