Summary: You'll hear it said GPS is unnecessary for following a trail or even finding a trail, and that's true, but GPS isn't merely a toy for playing games or for people too lazy to learn to use map and compass. In two specific situations, map and compass are useless and GPS comes into its own. One is finding something smaller than a trail, a particular tree or rock or hole. GPS precision can far exceed map and compass. The other situation is limited visibility.
Get lost? Never with this thing. Garmin is the only way to go.
4 weeks ago
Summary: This thing is amazing! I will never have to worry about getting lost in strange woods again. And it has the ability to work with water maps or land maps. This will come in handy when I buy my boat next year.
Summary: The interface isn't the prettiest (we live in a post-iPhone world) but Garmin spent their resources making a durable, powerful GPS. This thing is crazy accurate (again, don't compare to phones, they use assisted GPS and algorithms that snap you to a road) and it works well with Topographic and Street maps (I have purchased both). This toy was more for places where I knew I wouldn't take my phone. For those wild hikes with the swimming holes.
Summary: I've been caching with this unit for the last month after receiving it as a gift from my dad for my birthday. It's wonderfully reliable and unlike my last GPS seems to stick to satellites like a magnet. It picks up signals almost immediately. I haven't seen it lose signal yet, except for that one time... in the cave. I haven't downloaded the topographic map of Alaska to it yet, but the maps will only increase this unit's versatility. No complaints here!
Summary: I purchased the Garmin GPSMAP 62S for hunting. I also ordered the last version of the AZ Hunting maps memory card. This is a must have package if you're serious about hunting and/or outdoor activities. I would not recommend buying a touch screen GPS, because it could freeze during the winter as well as crack if dropped, which would probably cost some $$ to repair. As always, spending a little bit of extra $$$ gives you the upper hand.
Summary: Ordered online - first set's display had 3 Pixels that were always on. Exchanged it in store - second set had 3 pixels that were always on in a different location. Exchanged it again, took two AA batteries along and checked in store for properly working display - this third set is OK, so far. Time consuming to exchange twice. Product is easy to learn and handle, function is good.
Summary: We bought 8 GPSMap 62S for our fire engines. We loaded Topo 24k on six of them successfully. Two of the units produced an error code when plugging into Base Camp. Well we worked for about 2 hours with tech support to try to figure this out. We ended up with software support reloading the operating system to no effect. So they give me the instructions for returning the two defective devices.