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
30 May 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.