www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

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

Garmin GPSMAP 62S

A ruggedly built workhorse of a GPS packing a wealth of Garmin's Read more

Great Deal: $248.00

Reviews and Problems with Garmin GPSMAP 62S

Showing 1-10 of 13
Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy a new one

jtay123, Amazon
9 December 2014
  • Summary: I purchased this GPS 62S as a new item. I didn't want to take a chance on a refurbished one. The GPS starting giving the error "External Power Lost turning off in seconds". It would do this over and over. I called Garmin Support and they had me do a master reboot which helped nothing. So I called them back and now they are going to send me a refurbished one. I haven't even had this gps for 2 months and they refused to give me a new one.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the money

Jared R Wilson, Amazon
5 December 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for hiking, geo tagging photos, logging a long trip, and just to have as a general use GPS with a map. The map that comes on it is worthless + very out of date. Buying new detailed maps are very expensive from Garmin. There are free maps out there, but they are not easy to load. I attempted to download new maps from Garmin at $200, and was unable to load them onto the device, even after buying more memory.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality item

Alvaro Acevedo "Queulat in Chile", Amazon
1 May 2012
  • Summary: Less than one year and the GPS doesn't work at all!. I have a GPS 60 CSX that has been serving me for years. I bought this one expecting the same reliability, plus the map capabilities. The unit has frozen for ever, it is not able to finish the loading cycle and there is no way to solve it. Since I live out the US getting service is cumbersone and such a poor quality is not acceptable on equiptment so critical.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Don't count on this.

SN Reader/Traveler, Amazon
26 November 2011
  • Summary: We bought this from Amazon to take to Europe. From Garmin we bought Madrid, Brussels, and Paris city maps. From the start in the US it couldn't find its own location. In Madrid we couldn't load the Prado because it only had room for 20 museums, and from our location, the Prado wasn't one of the 20 closest. In Paris it couldn't find the US Embassy though we loaded the correct address. It told us to go the opposite way from its true location.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Far too unnecessarily complicated, too expensive and far too expensive having ...

Mr. Peter W. Pipe "Pipey", Amazon
24 January 2015
  • Summary: Far too unnecessarily complicated, too expensive and far too expensive having to pay for maps as you use them and only covering a small area. Very disappointed.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

MALFUNCTIONED RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX

Mike, GPS City Canada
3 October 2014
  • Excerpt: This negative review has nothing to do with GPSCITY, I've done a lot of business with them. Great prices and fast shipping.
  • Pros: didn't have a chance to use the device
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Faded glory

OM, Amazon
13 June 2014
  • Summary: I too used to be a huge Garmin fan. No more. My GpsMap 62s stopped reading Garmin's own outrageously overpriced maps. After hours of attempted phone calls to "support" (you never get through, and I don't think there's anyone there) and mails (wait a week for a reply, if you're lucky) they replaced the device with a refurb. This has also proved seriously faulty, recording hundreds of metres of travel while not moving at all.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Кудашев Игорь, Yandex
21 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Те кто пишут, что недостатков нет, либо работают в организациях с названиями GARMIN или Навиком, либо носят очки со стеклом толщины, как у черепахи Тортилы, либо вообще не ведают того о чем говорят и никогда им не пользовались этим невиданным, а видели его либо во сне или думают что выдели или вообще на картинке хорошо выглядело)
  • Pros: Водонепроницаем (дождь выдерживает на лямке рюкзака); Спутники ловит, не сказать чтобы шустренько, но ловит; Батарейки или аккумуляторы, это звучит гордо)
  • Cons: - Лучше не сравнивайте точность карт от Навиком'а с точностью карт Yandex'а, а то расстроитесь сильно) и как стоя на середине дороги вам прибор будет показывать, что вы стоите в 1,5 км от неё, это тоже любопытная особенность приборов от GARMIN и Картографии Навикома; - Ну что многие дороги вообще не нарисованы на картах Навикома, я вообще молчу, это же не проблема GARMIN'а с картографией жестко привязанной к Навикому; - Бесшовные спутниковые снимки со швами, это вообщ...
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Нужин Дмитрий, Yandex
11 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Был бы человеком, сказал бы что потомок Сусанина. Огромная погрешность в показаниях, когда стоишь на месте фиксирует скорость до 7 км/ч. За пол часа которые был включен и находился без движения записал трек согласно которого я хаотично перемещался на растояние от 3 до 200 мм. Как с таким прибором ориентироваться на местности не понятно. Выйти на ранее отмеченную на нем же точку просто не реально.
  • Pros: Не нашел
  • Cons: Дикая погрешность, ориентироватья по солнцу и звездам дешевле а главное гораздо точнее.
  • Read full review Translate to English
Overall 2
2.0

Ein Nachfolger aber sicher kein Ersatz

Duffy, Amazon
9 November 2012
  • Summary: Nach langem Überlegen entschied ich mich zu Kauf eine GPSMAP62S was im nachhinein ein Fehler war. Ich bin davon ausgegangen, wie konnte ich das auch in der heutigen Zeit, das der Nachfolger für das GPSMAP60csx doch bestimmt gleichwertig oder besser ist, aber weit gefehlt. Hier meine Erfahrungen: (Firmware 4,50) Besser: 3 Achsenkompass Schnellerer Bildaufbau mit mehr Farben Verarbeitet mehr als 2GB micro SD Karten GPS Signal wird schneller erkannt Verarbeitet Rasterkarten...
  • Read full review Translate to English
Next page >>