Summary: When I purchased this product I read the description wrong and thought it was the 62S. I was a little disappointed when I received the product and was quickly going to return it for the model I wanted. I turned it on and began to try it out and I ended up keeping it. This is a pretty good GPS for the price. I wanted the 62s because of the sd card port for my Xhunt card but this GPS still has the ability to hook up to your PC via USB cable.
Summary: I can't get over how well the 62s gets a satellite signal...even indoors! I'm in my home office with a couple of small windows and just turned on the unit, after having it turned off for a couple of weeks: It booted and acquired the first satellite in less than 60 seconds and can navigate in less than 90 seconds, with four out of 5 bars on my signal strength meter. When I turned it off and then on again, I was able to navigate as soon as it booted...in 20 seconds.
Summary: Got the GPS the first day, since day one, it had problems acquiring the GPS signal. I updated the firmware thinking that it would fix the problem and for my surprise the problem didn't go away. The back holding clip was also missing from the unit, at the end I had to chat with amazon to get a refund and buy a different unit. I instead finish purchasing the Garmin GPSMAP 62S.
Lavon Sargent "Say something about yourself!", Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: I will begin this by saying that I am 50+, and I am NOT “tech-saavy”… therefore I want to avoid Tech-hassles wherever possible. However, I am logical and I am intelligent… so I usually can work my way through difficult tasks, eventually. Also, since I had a Garmin GPS in the past, I already understood the basics of this unit… I thought. Prior to my purchase of this GPSmap62, I owned a GPSMAP 60CSx. I LOVED that GPS.
Solid - Fast - Precise - Should Come With Carabiner Clip!!
19 July 2014
Summary: This is my second GPSMAP 62. Love It. These units are great in the field and trounce my older eTrex and other Garmin hand-held units. One thing this one seems to do better than most is acquire under tree canopy which essential for my work. I routinely get 3 meter accuracy or better which is adequate for most users. The unit is extremely rugged and always performs well in all conditions giving me fast results even when I am in remote canyons and backwoods situation.
Summary: Very nice topo gps, has a nice color screen and easy to use, couldn't believe all the different apps and settings, will be giving it the ultimate test on a military compass course, very nice gps, very happy with purchase