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4.0 out of 5 stars A good choice, 4 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Garmin GPSMAP 62S Handheld GPS Navigator (Electronics)
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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Initial post: 16 Sep 2010 09:49:07 BDT
As a drawback you mention - "Competitors' GPS do not have these limitations". Can you please mention which particular one has all the features of this model + the ability to download more than 100 custom maps? I am thinking of buying one and could not find anything with specifications equalling or exceeding this particular model.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2010 10:18:34 BDT
Kwenda says:
Unfortunatly there is no GPS on the market which matches the sensitivitry and accuracy of the Garmin 62s and 62st when you are looking at hand held GPS for hiking and walkers. Thus any other GPS might allow you to use or download more maps, but they do not have the accuracy and sensitivity of these Garmin models. This is probably a marketing issue to enable Garmin to sell maps. They do know about the problem for users and it has been on the Garmin and other forums. There is 'talk' that Garmin might resolve the problem with a software upgrade, or come out with a new model. 15/sept/2010
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