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Garmin GPSMAP 62 Handheld GPS Worldwide (discontinued by manufacturer)

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010-00868-00
  • 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

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Product details

Model: 010-00868-00
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 3.6 x 6.1 cm ; 263 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-00868-00
  • ASIN: B003IHV6XW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 Jun 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,159 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Model: 010-00868-00

Product Description

GPSMAP 62

Explore The Terrain

GPSMAP 62: Navigate with Ordnance Survey mapping
GPSMAP 62: Navigate with Ordnance Survey mapping

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: See how far and how long you've been going
GPSMAP 62: See how far and how long you've been going

Adventure Further

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.


Get Connected

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.

Find Fun

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.

Box Contains

  • GPSMAP 62
  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

    3.7 out of 5 stars

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    125 of 127 people found the following review helpful By Dave M TOP 100 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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    14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By IntensiveCareNurse TOP 100 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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    63 of 66 people found the following review helpful By Kwenda on 4 Sep 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
    =====
    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
    ===============
    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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