The Oregon is Garmin's first touch screen handheld GPS. It comes in five versions, 200, 300, 400t (topo maps) 400i (inland lakes) and the 400c (charts).
 The unit comes with a carabiner clip, USB cable, owners manual and start up guide. It is powered by two AA batteries.
 The Oregons touchscreen is responsive and intuitive, but isn't bright compared to other devices. There is only one phyisical button, whitch powers the device on and off and brings up the lock screen and backlighting options, all other functions are on the 3 inch touch screen. 
 The four main menu pages have six icons each, arrows to scroll the menu pages, a signal strength indicator and can be customized with the icons you use the most.
 The satillite page can be accessed by tapping the signal strenth indicator at the bottom of any menu page. You will see, lat long, GPS accuracy, altitude and the number of satellites and there status.
When the device is turned on HotFix remembers where satilites should be, minamizing start time.
 In marine setup your options are for, marine colors, spot soundings, light sectors, symbol set, and marine alarm setup: ancor drag alarm, off course alarm, deep water and shallow water alarm.
 The 400c comes pre loaded with BlueCharts g2. There is 4gb of onboard storage with 1.1gb free and a microSD card slot in the battery compartment for additional storage. 
 Where To is where you will find waypoints and routes, as well as cities, points of interest, tracks, recent finds and geocaches. Touch a category then the item you want to navigate to.
 The 300 and 400 versions of the Oregon have a electronic compass. The device must be held flat for the compass to operate properly.
 There are four data feilds on the compass page, speed, distance to next turn or waypoint, estimated time to destimation, time to next turn or waypoint. These data feilds can be customized. The compass rose shows your heading, and a red arrow shows the bearing to your destination or waypoint. To calibrate press and hold the center of the compass till you see the calibration option.
 With 1000 waypoints and 50 routes you can easily store your most frequently used routes and passages. The sun and moon information will be useful for longer passages and the tide tables will be useful at your destination.
 There are five pre configured profiles, recreational, geocaching, automotive, marine, fitness.  Settings in the current profiles can be changed according to your needs. Once changed they are automaticly saved.You can also create your own profiles.
 Trackback being a record of your path, would be handy in a MOB situation.
 Trip computer can be a useful tool, with speed, max speed, trip odometer and location (lat & long) will keep you informed of your progress.
 The Oregon with it's features and ease of use would make an exelent backup for your fixed mount GPS, and can be useful and fun at your destination for exploring. 
 The pluses easily out way the minuses of this ruged device.