I am impressed with the sensors for determining your location
john benjamin desouza, Amazon
6 December 2013
Summary: I am impressed with the sensors for determining your location. I live in the UAE , the down side however is there are no topo maps of the middle east, so I had to subscribe to birdseye view, birdseye view has limitations on size of file file/ area / resolution to download. Also if I had to use only the 62s to go on a hike from my place of stay,it would go crazy so I had to further install road maps of the MENA region.
Summary: I use it to record my tracks and specific locations as I check trees in woodlots. Accurate waypoints. Good battery life. Will take some time to figure out how to use some of the features as steps do not always seem to be logical.
Great assistant for field activity but has some bugs
2 May 2012
Summary: The most pleasant feature for me is possibility to use raster maps with specific data. I like how this device keeps the satellites. Consumption of the batteries - more o less acceptable, near 12-14 hours of non-stop work for NiMH (Powerex Imedion 2400). But. At least my 62s has some bugs. Suddenly it changed consequence of waypoint numbers and steady persisted in the new order... Fun, but I don't like it.
It's nice, but not as good as the old Garmin 60 units.
1 February 2012
Summary: The GPS is pretty good, but they are trying to make it more into a GPS unit used in a car. Unlike the Garmin 60 unit which is really easy to use. If they would have just taken the 62 like the 60 and included the paperless log in the 62, which would have made it a nice unit. Unable to delete Geo Caching logs from unit. There are several things that can be changed to help this unit out to make it a top of the line unit.
Summary: Excellent relation price/product. Good quality in general. Muy buena Relación precio producto Producto de buena calidad en general Algo confusas algunas funciones hace que sean difíciles de usar
Summary: I have had the gps62s for 1 week. I got it for $299.00 and no shipping at amazon. I can only compare it to an older model etrex. It does not compare! The 62s has unbelievable reception and starts up fast, the only time I have lost reception was in a bomb prof building and that was only momentary.The older etrex took for ever to find satalites and would lose it if you went under a twig. Battery life is very good. I use rechargeable.
Summary: I've used this GPS a number of time to keep records of routes i've taken and also help guide me when out in the mountains. And I rather like this GPS it's the first one i've ever owned and used, and within no time I figured out how to use most of the stuff on it. Now for starters the battery life on it is pretty good and I like how you can set it to the type of battery and adjust the setting to really max out the battery life.
Summary: I have purchased this unit to replace my aging GPSMAP60 and it is all that I expected it would be and more. The menu system is much different and somewhat difficult to find exactly what I am looking for without a lot of hunting around. The battery life is very good and satellite acquisition is faster than I am used to. The unit works well for geo cashing, and street, and topo, etc.
from the enire row of new garmin devices - this is better one
10 July 2011
Summary: Nice new model of Garmin SPS map device. After 4 years with 60csx the new one offers more fitures - miltiple map imges, better screen and stronger proceccer. It is stronger, but still paging maps are not smooth enouth. Sure better then it is in 60...