Summary: I'm a Sailor and I got this unit for a hiking trip in Peru. The primary purpose was to record a track of every place we went to. I didn't need any of the other features that this unit has to offer.
Beautiful piece of equipment, but complicated to use
William H. Edwards, Amazon
21 January 2014
Summary: Previously I was using a Garmin 100. I was looking for a GPS which was more sensitive to receiving the satellite signals, but I was happy with readily accessible inform provided by my 100 which was simple to operate. The 62s has a maze of options, much more than I need.
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.
Summary: I have previously been a satisfied four+ year Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx user for all my Arizona, NM, and CO on & off-trail day hiking. I was looking forward to owning the newer Garmin technology replacement for the 60CSx, which is the GPSMAP 62s.
Summary: Bought this expensive piece of kit as I enjoy hillwalking. I thought this would stop the need for paper maps as they can be a pain in the wind and rain. It probably will when I get use to it but I have to say that its not easy or intuitive to use, certainly not if you haven't used anything like this...
Mixed feelings but I won't be keeping it - underperforms compared to older models
18 August 2012
Summary: I have owned several Garmin hand held GPS models, starting with the etrex Venture CX model, a color microSD capable unit. That was a very capable GPS with great accuracy and it was very reliable.
Summary: The device itself feels rugged and fit for purpose, the interface however does not. The menu system is possibly the worst example I have ever experienced. It is counter intuitive and different buttons seem to do the same thing.
Summary: Was mir gar nicht in meinen Kopf will ist, dass es keine Abbiegehinweise beim Tracking gibt. Wenn das beim Routing funktioniert, sollte das doch für die Hersteller keine Problem sein, das auch beim Tracking mit einzu binden. Somit kommt man z.B.