Details of Garmin’s upcoming GPS range refresh have been revealed at Buy.com, suggesting a new range of handheld GPS receivers. The Oregon 200 will include a 3-inch color touchscreen (that’s outdoor-readable), high-sensitivity GPS, electronic compass, barometric altimeter and temperature sensor. Map data will be courtesy of a 3D basemap as well as a digital elevation model, so hills shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, and the Oregon is waterproof.
There’s also the ability to transfer user routes, tracks, waypoints, geocaches and images between devices, through an unspecified wireless technology. A MicroSD slot lets you augment storage with new land or water maps. Buy.com have it listed as measuring 4.5 in x 2.3 in x 1.4 in and weighing just 6.8oz with two AA batteries.
The Oregon is obviously intended for the more adventurous explorers, rather than simply drivers, although there is an automotive profile setting (as well as marine, recreation, fitness and geocache). No photo or availability details, but it’s on Buy.com for $420.