Garmin has launched a new model GARMIN Colorado 300, a portable GPS receiver with high sensitivity and extensive features that are aimed at those who practice outdoor activities including perform mountain crossings or enjoy mountain biking, as lovers of sailing.
Among other models, GARMIN Colorado 300 incorporates a cursor wheel, which allows control of all the menus with one hand. Also you can customize your computer and choose, depending on their activity to which of the five available modes wish to configure: automotive, marine, outdoor, fitness and geocaching.
The weight of the Garmin Colorado 300 is 200 g. The screen is TFT high resolution color three inches, the Colorado 300 is equipped with 3D worldwide base map with shaded relief detail. It also has a Micro SD slot for standard SD cards up to 4GB in which you can store and view any of the maps that Garmin markets, further comprising the maps that end users can build your own. Thus, we can use the CityNavigator maps for driving with the car, Topographic maps for maps of IGN on the screen and nautical charts BlueChart.
A very interesting option is the possibility of waypoints, tracks and geocaches with other users quickly and easily. The team also supports GarminConnect, online community where users can save their routes and activities, plus share.
In addition, Colorado 300 supports GPX files for direct download geocaching coordinate; this activity, which began as a minority based entertainment treasure hunt by coordinates, has become a very popular game among mountain lovers and 4x4s, especially on the Internet.
The routes, waypoints, tracks and geocaches series includes additional features such as an electronic compass, barometric altimeter, temperature sensor and an image viewer. This equipment also allows collecting information on heart rate and cadence as it is compatible with a heart rate monitor and a speed sensor / cadence.
Garmin Colorado 300 Review
Handheld GPS Navigator Receiver: 12 channel Built in Memory: 384 MB Memory Card: 448932 (256 MB), 420956 (512 MB) Number of Waypoints: 1000 Number of Routes: 50 Number of Waypoints per Route: 20 Number of Traclog Points: 10,000 Loran TD Position Format: N/A Database or Basemap: Basemap built-in Additional Map Options: Yes Map Storage: No Display Size” 2.55″ x 1.53″ Display Type: Transflective Color TFT Pixels: 240 x 400 Backlit Display: Yes Tracback Mode: N/A WAAS Capability: Yes MGRS Position Format: N/A Standard GPS Antenna: Built-In Quad Helix External Antenna Hookup: Yes Interface: USB and NMEA 0183 compatible XM, MP3: N/A Built-in Speakers: N/A Weight: 0.45 Unit Size: 2.4″ W x 5.5″ H x 1.4″ D Waypoint Icons: N/A Touch Screen: No Dashboard Mount: N/A Car Power Adapter: 302530 PC/USB Cable: 352944 (replacement) Datacard: SD Mfg. Warranty: 1 Year Part Number: Garmin 0100062231.