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Garmin-gpsmap-62s.12844694
8.1 out of 10

Garmin GPSMAP 62S

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Overall 6
6.0

Good Midrange Handheld But Not Waterproof

Solovino, Amazon
8 February 2014
  • Summary: First and foremost, it has decent antenna. I was able to get a signal and mark within 18 feet inside the house. A outside test got me closer to 12 feet in comparison to 29 feet on the same marked waypoint of the same location with a Garmin Hcx, of 2007 vintage. Both set at WAAS. I really like the lanyard and carabiner having lost my Hcx in field. The switches and menu items are much easier to deal with.
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Overall 8
8.0

I am impressed with the sensors for determining your location

john benjamin desouza, Amazon
6 December 2013
  • Summary: I am impressed with the sensors for determining your location. I live in the UAE , the down side however is there are no topo maps of the middle east, so I had to subscribe to birdseye view, birdseye view has limitations on size of file file/ area / resolution to download. Also if I had to use only the 62s to go on a hike from my place of stay,it would go crazy so I had to further install road maps of the MENA region.
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Overall 10
10

Best Garmin for rugged outdoor use

Frank X. Francisco, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • Summary: This is the evolution of the GPSMAP 60 series. First the 60sc, then the 60scx with improved SIRF reception technology, and now the 62s(tc), with improved screen navigation. This is heavier than some of the other Garmin handhelds; however, it is more rugged, suitable for hiking, climbing, etc. It will transfer existing maps and file information using mapsource, and basemap. Reception is meager at times with the 60sc.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin GPSMAP 62S

Frank Sandbeans, Amazon
29 November 2013
  • Summary: I just spent a week in the woods with this. It gets signal a LOT faster than my Rino 120. I used rechargeable batteries and I never had to charge them the whole week. Keep in mind I only had it on when I was going from one hunting spot to another or hiking (upwards of 5 miles a day) while searching for new hunting spots. It performed flawlessly. Does everything I wanted it to do.
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor instructionsexplaining how to use it

Terry, Amazon
19 November 2013
  • Summary: The instructions explaining how to operate everything it can do are very poor. The people that program these things always think that a person knows how to operate it when actually all you know is how to turn it on. I have spent hours trying to figure out how to go thru the steps to get it to do the things I need. Then the longitude and latititude are in many different types of formats. Does it do conversions??
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Overall 10
10

Great Worth it GPS for getting around!

yish, Amazon
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Great GPS have used it at quite a few national parks! If only the battery life would last longer and it consumes less power. But otherwise, great product!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent in field use.

hardhobbit, Ebay
29 June 2013
  • Summary: Having used both Magellan and Garmin products, my choice for an upgrade is the GPSMAP 62S. A new standard, this unit is great in the field, and its electronic compass is un-surpassed. I had no need for a camera in my GPS, as most of us have camera's in our smartphones, nor were the topo maps a necessity, so this model Garmin is ideal for the trail and for geocaching.
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Overall 10
10

Better Than Expected

William C. Rowe "gCortez", Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: After reading many of the reviews here, I was expecting to have some issues with the 62s, but I went ahead and bought it because a friend had one and it passed his high standards. So far, I've only had one small problem with it. I got the 62s to replace my 60csx because I wanted a better device for geocaching. In that regard, it is a vast improvement over the 60csx. I used to have to take my smart phone with me and use both devices to find a cache.
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Overall 4
4.0

If you can live with the incredibly poor GUI of the 62s, you'll love it...

stantstk, Ebay
1 March 2013
  • Summary: Geocaching since 2001 with almost 14,000 finds, hiking, backpacking, trekking to various places throughout the world, my Garmin 60CSx had proved reliable over and over again, but age began to take a toll and I decided to "upgrade" to the newer 62s. I knew what I was in for having read numerous reviews. I will say that the 62s hardware itself is pretty darn robust.
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Overall 10
10

exelente

gatito1963, Ebay
3 February 2013
  • Summary: Ok, es lom que esperaba del mproducto, estoy contento con mi adquisisiòn la forma de pago es muyn segura y en general puedo decir que todo estuvo muy bièn, le di seguimiento a travez de DHL y tambièn fuè mu oportuna la informaciòn que se me brindò. los gps garmin so un excelente equipo para medir àreas y su geoposisionamiento global, me son muy ùtiles, tanto a mi como a la JLSV Los Reyes, quienes los estan usando, para actualizar superficies sembradas de diferentes...
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