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Garmin Colorado 300 review | Rating & Conclusion

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

Garmin handheld GPS

Garmin handheld GPS

Garmin Colorado 300 review conclusion

If I look at the features alone, I get the feeling of watching a beautiful stereo set that lacked the money for a good set of matching speakers. The Colorado offers a lot; however, the monitor makes it hard to enjoy this to the fullest. I can't but feel that the designer thought out a beautiful layout without realizing how reflections can badly influence the monitor in practice. I liked The Rock 'n Roller for zooming in on a map page and its possibilities to scroll. Inserting characters is fine however; to move the hands of a clock in order to set the alarm is more of a nostalgic feature than that it is practical. Some people have their doubts about the waterproof quality of the dial construction. As for me, I think Garmin will have taken no risks with guaranteeing the waterproof.

Garmin Colorado 300 test

Garmin Colorado 300 test

Garmin Colorado review rating

The lock of the battery compartment has yet to prove itself. The model I tested needed a firm hand to open and close it, which is usually a sign of untimely wear. When reviewing the possibilities, there is not a lot left to be desired for GPS handhelds and what appeals to me the most, is the Wherigo enhancement. We will hear more about this application in the future, while it is already available at this moment. If you ask me to evaluate the Colorado 300, I would say it's 8.5 out of 10. The same result as the GPSmap 60 CSx achieved that was reviewed before. I have second thoughts about the monitor, which is the most important part of the device; after all, it is where we get our information from, and that is why I cannot give a higher mark.

 

GPS Colorado Series

GPS Colorado Series

Garmin GPS accessories

Garmin GPS accessories

GPS cycling routes

GPS cycling routes

 
 
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