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  • GARMIN GPSMAP 62s

    The newly designed GPSMAP 62s handheld navigator features a 2.6 in. sunlight-readable 65K color screen that supports BirdsEye Satellite imagery (subscription required) and Custom Maps.

    Features/Benefits:

    • GPSMAP 62s comes with a built-in worldwide base map with shaded relief
    • Quad helix antenna, high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver, and HotFix satellite prediction
    • Locates your position quickly and precisely, and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons
    • Maps can be added to the onboard memory or plugged in with preloaded data cards
    • Compatible with Bluechart g2, City Navigator NT and BirdsEye Satellite imagery
    • Compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device
    • Get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect
    • View your routes on Google Earth and share them on Facebook and Twitter
    • Enjoy paperless geocaching by downlading gpx files that include location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions
    • Slim and lightweight, 62s is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits

  • GARMIN GPSMAP 62s

    Touchscreen No
    Additional Sensors Optional
    Barometer Yes
    Batteries 2 AA batteries
    Dimensions 2.4 x 6.3 x 1.4 in.
    Display Size 1.6 x 2.2 in.
    Electronic Compass Yes
    GPS Enabled Yes
    Memory 1.7 GB
    Routes 200
    Tracklog Points 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
    Waypoints 2000
    Weight w/ Batteries 9.2 oz
    Heart Rate Monitor Yes
    Speed and Distance Yes
    Altimeter Yes
    Battery Life Up to 20 hr.
    Online Community Yes
    ANT+ enabled Yes

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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GARMIN GPSMAP 62s
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear signal (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hiking (6)
    • Emergencies (3)
    • Hunting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid adventurer (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Geocaching made easy

    By Alayne

    from Northampton, Ma

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Paperless geocaching

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Geocaching

    Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

    I've been Geocaching for three years now and have used a combination of a Garmin Vista HCX plus a Garmin Nuvi 550 to be able to not only find the Geocache but be able to read the description, hints and logs placed by others that have found the cache. I waited until I found the right device that would allow me to do paperless Geocaching. To combine all these tasks and use only one unit. The Garmin 60s is that device, I'm totally satisfied with my purchase.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best of the Garmins

    By dj

    from Saratoga Springs NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • EASY TO SEE SCREEN
    • Geocaching
    • Good battery life
    • Good signal reception
    • Preloaded maps

    Cons

    • Lots of menus

    Best Uses

    • Geocaching
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking

    Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

    The best price I found anywhere. Lots of options and menus for customizing different screens based on your usage. A bad thing when trying to set it up (default setting is best at first), but a good thing once you get it set to your liking and usage.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Small Screen Good Product

    By grizzlywhaler

    from Cape Cod

    About Me Professional/Guide

    Pros

    • Clear Signal
    • Easy To Use
    • Free Maps

    Cons

    • Small screen

    Best Uses

    • Camping
    • Emergencies
    • Geo Caching
    • Hiking
    • Hunting

    Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

    A very nice capability of this and similar Garmin units is the availability of free maps that can be downloaded into the devices with freely available software. There are many avid users taking readily available public products like topo maps and making them available for your use. I discovered this and added New England topo maps to my 62s all within a few hours of receiving my package. Garmin has made it very easy to share personal maps, treks and routes with others.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Unit!

    By srstuart

    from Warren, MI

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Signal
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Camping
      • Emergencies
      • Families
      • Hiking
      • Hunting

      Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

      Switched to Garmin after having used competitors models, and have loved Garmin. Updated to the model 60Csx and absolutely LOVED it. When this one came out, had to get it, and liked it so much, got another one for my girlfriend. :)

      Great accuracy, like the screen layouts, and the flexibility of the menus.

      Love the increased memory, especially for Geocaching! Using GSAK and load the entire cache page with logs - can really cache paperless now!

      Also like the chirp technology - nice addition!

      I also bought the satellite subscription. While I do like the overlays - it does have limitations! You can't load large areas - for example - I think I've got something like an 8 X 10 mile square pieced from several downloads. Would be nice to be able to load the entire state, but this isn't THAT big a deal. I didn't subtract a star since this won't impact most users. Using the overlays DOES slow down the map display! Hopefully this will get fixed in a firmware update!

      Only other downside is lack of WhereIGo capability - would be nice to have had that added in, but again, it's technically needed for a GPS.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      small and powerful

      By massawfoto

      from Qc, Canada

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

      • Pretty Basic Map

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Hiking

      Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

      Great product. Rugged, fast to lock to satellites but need to buy expensive topo maps. Good battery life. Customizing is easy and comprehensive.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      4.0

      Good all around unit for the price

      By M.A.K

      from Pittsfield,ma

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Pros

      • Clear Signal
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Hiking

        Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

        No complaints so far, This is my third Garmin hand held GPSr unit and this one has been the best. I primarily use it for Geocaching.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        A Hunting must

        By Tom

        from Holden Ma.

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Signal
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Emergencies
          • Hiking
          • Hunting

          Comments about GARMIN GPSMAP 62s:

          This is my 3rd hand held GPS. By far this is an exceptional product. I establish waypoints around the parameter of large hunting areas and then wonder the woods confident I can return to any pre set waypoint. I installed the TOPO U.S. 24K maps. The detail is outstanding. Being abel to move the cursor to any point and measure distance is very helpful for safe exploration. I couldn't believe how handy the POI capability is. Moving the cursor along a street identifies specific addresses. In one small package you get everything you need for GPS functionality.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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