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Garmin GPSMAP 62 Handheld GPS Worldwide
- Robust, waterproof navigator with built-in high sensitivity GPS for high precision accuracy
- Space to store up to 2000 waypoints and 200 routes enables detailed route tracking
- Built-in worldwide shaded relief basemap
- Transfer location-tagged pictures for photo navigation
- Download geocache descriptions, locations and hints for paperless geocaching
Garmin GB Discoverer Maps
Check out Garmin's selection of GB Discoverer Maps featuring detailed topographic data including terrain contours, topo elevations, summits, paths, routable roads and geographical points so that you can navigate with confidence on your Garmin GPS.
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Model Number: 010-00868-00
Explore The Terrain
When the terrain gets tough, you can depend on the GPSMAP 62 handheld navigator to guide you through. Inspired by the powerful GPSMAP 60 series, this rugged and waterproof GPS combines high-precision accuracy with high functionality to brave the demands of any terrain you dare to tackle – wherever the adventure, whatever the activity. GPSMAP 62 features a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable colour screen with built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, so you can navigate anywhere with ease.
Keep Your Fix
With a quad helix antenna and high-sensitivity, WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix® satellite prediction, GPSMAP 62 has unparalleled reception to locate your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep valleys. The advantage is clear — whether you're in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on GPSMAP 62 to help you find your way when you need it the most.
Enhance Your Adventures
With space to store up to 2000 waypoints and 200 routes, GPSMAP 62's detailed route planning and tracking helps you navigate from point-to-point and keep track of your journey as you go. As you navigate to a destination on an active track, you can view upcoming elevation changes together with waypoints and key stages along the route for a clear picture of the journey ahead. And with customisable display, you can tailor GPSMAP 62's dashboard to show you the details you need on your adventure.
GPSMAP 62 has a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's wide array of detailed topographic, marine and road maps, which can be loaded to internal memory. These include Garmin's GB Discoverer which enable you to navigate with Ordnance Survey mapping on your Garmin GPS.
You've been busy exploring and now you want to store, save and share your routes, tracks and waypoints. With a simple connection to your computer and to the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect™. Simply upload activities saved on GPSMAP 62 from your hiking, camping or geocaching adventure to keep a record on the web or swap ideas and expeditions with others. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google™ Earth. Explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users and share your experiences on Twitter® and Facebook®. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore, share and take your adventures further.
GPSMAP 62 supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but saving time you would otherwise waste manually entering cache details before you set off. GPSMAP 62 stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates or paper print outs! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim and lightweight, 62 is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits.
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From the top:
Startup is slower than my previous model (I guess it is all to do with loading up maps), but once started it seems to lock on immediately.
Maps, being raster rather than vector, can also be a bit slow to load, but once loaded, they are fine. You do get to see the real OS map on the screen (the screen shots with this device don't show this - maybe a copyright issue???), so it is very easy to pick out new routes "on the hoof" depending on your mood as you walk along.
It must also be said that this Garmin is for walking / cycling. You can use it in the car, but the route guidance is not that great and you would do better to buy a device meant for the car rather than this model (and for much less than this model).
Battery life is excellent.
Plotting a track is good, however I must say that I prefer the old "Track and Waypoint Manager" rather than the newer "Basecamp". Maybe that is because I am using the tracklogs OS mapping software which allows me to print off OS maps on A4, so I don;t need to see the OS maps via Basecamp.
I have loaded up KMZ files scanned from paper maps (for Greenland where is no Topo map available - just bought the paper maps and scanned in the areas I needed). These seem to be good, but I will know in a few weeks time when I try using them in Greenland (where the magnetic variation is over 30 degrees) - will be interesting to see how the electronic compass copes with this.Read more ›
Rather than repeat the information, I'll just say the differences between the two.
First, the price. The 60CSX being "obsolete" now, is half the price of the 62S in the shops. Online it's a little cheaper. However I actually believe, given my experiences of both units, that the 62S should be CHEAPER!
The build quality between the 2 units is also noticeably different. The 60CSX is made from a hard wearing, rubbery plastic, that can take a lot of knocks without much sign of wear, and feels solid and reliable in the hand. The 62S on the other hand is made from a lighter plastic material, which makes the unit feel like a cheap plastic toy in the hand. It also is plagued by problems such as a "squeak" when the side of the unit is squeezed or buttons are pressed. Finally, the material the screen is made from is also highly prone to scratching. Whereas my 60CSX survived years of abuse, getting dragged through all kinds of terrain without any significant scratches on the screen, my 62S survived less than a week before it had a large scratch running down the screen, making it hard to read the text. If you opt for this unit, get a screen protector!
And finally, how the unit handles. I honestly found the technical aspects of the 62S pretty similar to the 60CSX. Accuracy wise they are pretty much the same.Read more ›
Before buying, all of the technical stuff within the reviews concerned me a little (and the odd review stating it being difficult to navigate its many functions)... All I can say to that, is please don't worry. I'm no technology genius, and it can be used by anyone to navigate straight out of the box...
Yes, there is a LOT more it can do if you want it to, and all of that does come intuitively the more you use it. I personally think that it is a mistake to buy this and try to comprehensively understand how to use it to its full from day one.
Because of this, I'm just going to discuss the essentials here & a bit about "Basecamp", the free Garmin companion software with which you can plot routes and download them to the device.
You'll have all the time in the world to learn how to use its finer functions...
It seems there are two schools of thought about GPS for outdoor pursuits... The first school states that it is almost a crime to use one either on its own or without the backup of a good map and compass... My school of thought (the second) states that although I can use a map & compass, my time off work is so sporadic that I often have to cram my walking/hiking into half or one day bat best. Navigating with maps does take more time, often necessitates pauses and is very fiddly (consulting a folded paper map in the pouring rain whilst pleasurable to many is not for everyone).
With this device I can plan & download a trip of an evening, then simply follow it on the device without missing a step or missing out on the scenery.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful device! The instructions are sparse but there's a lot to find out on various hiking forums. Maps are dear but there's free legitimate ones to be had online.Published 3 months ago by Motco
I've owned this device for close too 5 years now and there is nothing more I can add that hasn't being said already. Read morePublished 4 months ago by psi
The cost of getting the OS maps for walking in the uk was prohibitive. It functions well but the failure to include an SD card slot has led me to the conclusion that I will replace... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mrs. J. Barr
Round the world trip. Free maps via OSM. Saved my bacon on a few occasions. 46 countries 974 days and still working.Published 8 months ago by tweetyduckbird
Bought it to replace an Etrex 100 which worked ok but I lost it. Wish I had bought an Etrex 30 instead.
This is bigger and heavier. Read more
The shop replaced my first unit. The second has lasted a couple of years. I'm not buying a 3rd.
If you've got the micro SD card loaded correctly,which you have to buy... Read more
Far too unnecessarily complicated, too expensive and far too expensive having to pay for maps as you use them and only covering a small area. Very disappointed.Published 12 months ago by Mr. Peter W. Pipe
Returned it and upgraded to the 62ST. The price difference is worth it due to terrain maps and expandabilityPublished 13 months ago by Mr. Cg Goddard