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Garmin GPSMAP 62sc Rugged Handheld GPS with Digital Camera, Barometric Altimeter and Electronics Compass

by Garmin

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010-00868-20
  • Rugged, waterproof, high-performance handheld with high sensitivity GPS
  • Bright 2.6" sunlight-readable colour LCD display screen
  • Built-in 5 Megapixel autofocus digital camera with automatic geo-tagging
  • Built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief and tilt-compensated 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter
  • Supports BirdsEye satellite imagery, Garmin Custom Maps and photo navigation

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Product details

Model: 010-00868-20
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 6.1 x 16 cm ; 263 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
  • Batteries 2 Nonstandard Battery batteries required.
  • Item model number: 010-00868-20
  • ASIN: B0055NQXB2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 July 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,365 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Model: 010-00868-20

Product Description

GPSMAP 62 sc

The Garmin GPSMAP 62sc is a Rugged, full-featured GPS handheld that has a 5-megapixel autofocus digital camera. With a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable colour screen it's ideal for all your outdoor adventures.

Get Your Bearings

When the terrain gets tough, you can depend on the GPSMAP 62sc handheld navigator to guide you. It has a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass which helps you get your orientation and points you towards your destination even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude.

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 sc: Get Out and Explore
GPSMAP 62 sc: Get Out and Explore

Share Wirelessly

With GPSMAP 62sc you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS handhelds. So now your friends can also enjoy your favourite hike or cache — simply press “send” to transfer your information to similar units, and let the games begin.

Enhance Your Navigation

With space to store up to 2000 waypoints and 200 routes, GPSMAP 62sc’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 62sc’s dashboard to show you the details you need on your adventure.

Plan Your Next Trip

Make the most out of your adventures with BaseCamp, Garmin's free trip planning software. BaseCamp is the perfect environment to comfortably prepare your trips with maps, waypoints, tracks and routes before you get out. The software displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles

GPSMAP 62 sc: Plan and view your route
GPSMAP 62 sc: Plan and view your route

Create and Share Adventures

Garmin Adventures provides a free, interactive way to share your hikes, bike rides, road trips and more. It’s a great way to show people where you’ve been and highlight your favourite places. You can add photos, YouTube videos, geocaches and notes then share your adventure via email and social media. Simply upload your activity to our free BaseCamp programme to get started.

Take Geotagged Pictures

Capture locations and memories with the 5-megapixel autofocus digital camera. Each photo is automatically geotagged with the location of where it was taken, allowing you to navigate back to that exact spot in the future. To keep track of your photos and show their location on a map, simply use Garmin’s free BaseCamp software. Alternatively you can download geotagged pictures from the Internet and navigate to them.

GPSMAP 62 sc: With An Easy-To-Use Menu
GPSMAP 62 sc: With An Easy-To-Use Menu

Keep Your Fix

With a quad helix antenna and high-sensitivity, WAAS/EGNOS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix satellite prediction, GPSMAP 62sc 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 62sc to help you find your way when you need it the most.

Add Maps

Adding more maps is easy with Garmin's wide array of detailed topographic, marine and road maps. You can conveniently plug in Garmin GB Discoverer mapping for OS Explorer (1:25k) and OS Landranger (1:50k) detail and hit the trail. The traditional look and feel of the Ordnance Survey map detail complements Garmin’s dynamic search capabilities. Use GPSMAP 62sc to search, select and navigate to points of interest and street addresses and follow the route on foot, in the car or by bike with an Ordnance Survey backdrop.

Add BlueChart g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water or City Navigator NT map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads including Europe and further afield. GPSMAP 62sc also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), which lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps.

In addition, the 62sc is compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device. Put your favourite paper or digital maps on GPSMAP 62sc by converting details, labels and landmarks from other maps and informal plans like ski piste routes, mountain bike trails or charity treks into tailored content that’s ready to navigate.

Find Fun

GPSMAP 62sc supports geocaching GPX files to download geocaches and details straight to your unit. Go online to start your geocaching adventure.

Box Contains

GPSMAP 62SC
USB Cable
Carabiner Clip
Rechargeable battery kit
2 AA batteries
User Manual

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

127 of 129 people found the following review helpful By Dave M TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 7 Oct. 2011
Model: 010-00868-01
First a confession: I am a Garmin fan. I previously had a eTrex Legend and when I had problems, Garmin customer support was excellent. I did say in previous reviews that when I came to replace the eTex, I would probably buy another Garmin and, yes, I did.

Now a bit about this device.

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.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By IntensiveCareNurse TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Feb. 2014
Model: 010-00868-01
I have now owned this fantastic device for a few months and have walked hundreds of miles with it.
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.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Kwenda on 4 Sept. 2010
Model: 010-00868-01
This is probably the best hiker's GPS presently on the market. It is rugged, waterproof and strongly made, with excellent push buttons to access all the features on the menue. The satellite reception is almost perfect, even under dense trees and rocky outcrops. Battery life with rechargeable AA cels is much better than older Garmin GPS. The screen is clear, better than other Garmin touch screen models, and can be read even in strong sunlight. The ONLY problem, and hence the four stars and not five, is the ability to download into it customs maps. The software limits this to 100 tiles and this for a moden GPS is not good enough. Competitors GPS do not have these limitations. However other features of the GPS are excellent. Almost 5 stars and I hope Garmin will soon resolve this maps issue to earn what would be then, not five, but SIX stars.!!Garmin GPSMAP 62s With Full GB 1:50k Map Bundle
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70 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Chris TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 April 2012
Model: 010-00868-01
The 62S is part of the 62 series of GPS receivers from Garmin. It was meant to replace the 60CSX series. The functions are largely the same as the 60CSX, for details of this click here:Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Handheld

Rather than repeat the information, I'll just say the differences between the two.

PRICE
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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!

BUILD QUALITY
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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!

DEVICE SOFTWARE
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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.
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