Excerpt: While we generally prefer handheld GPS devices that can accept a user’s data cards, the GPSMAP 62 has quite a lot to offer. This unit has a battery life that puts some GPS systems to shame, for instance. There is also its high-sensitivity receiver to consider.
Pros: The satellite imagery support is a wonderful feature.
Cons: A barometric altimeter and electronic compass would be a nice addition.
Excerpt: It’s finally here… The Garmin GPSMAP 62 brings a long-awaited update to the GPSMAP 60Cx. The 60 series reigned supreme as the gold standard handheld GPS for more than four years. During that time, Garmin experimented with new interfaces, first with the Colorado series, and later with the Oregon and Dakota lines. These have been fine-tuned through many software updates, adding things like paperless geocaching and the ability to add custom maps and aerial imagery.
Excerpt: Garmin’s GPSMAP 60 series is practically the standard by which all other handheld GPS devices are measured, at least at the enthusiast level. The product was released about five years ago and still is popular today, so you can bet its follow-up is a pretty big deal. That follow-up is the GPSMAP 62 series, specifically the 62 ($350), the 62s ($450), and 62st ($550).