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: The 62S is my third GPS, purchased April 2011. With it, I purchased the MapSource City Navigator DVDs for NorthAmerica/Mexico (2011.1 NT) and Europe (2012.NT), a DaneElec 4 GB microSD card, and a Colorado Series Bike Mount (#11023).
Summary: This is my 4th hiking/geocaching receiver, and by far the most irritating. I'm glad I kept my 60CSx, because it's far superior to the 62st in almost every way -- speed to acquire satellites, menu functions, and display.
Summary: I recently purchased a garmin 62s GPS while this GPS is packed with wonderful features it is the first Garmin product that I may send back. It has a problem with a case that squeaks when pushed on the sides and the altimeter records spike of 40 to 60 feet elevation change by simply pushing the...