but tends to lose accuracy when obstructed by certain types of trees like hardwoods. Also steep slopes sometimes affects it
15 October 2014
Summary: Timber cruiser here. I load waypoints onto this unit from basecamp with ease. I can fit about 1500 waypoints on it. At one point I had 1000 waypoints, 25,000 POIs, and a downloaded TOPO map on it and it worked perfectly. It works in dense canopy, but tends to lose accuracy when obstructed by certain types of trees like hardwoods. Also steep slopes sometimes affects it. But these issues are more satellite related.
Summary: I have owned quite a few handheld GPSr's over the past 15 years. In total, about 20 units, 15 of which were Garmin's. I use them primarily for hiking and geocaching, and generally prefer durable, stand-alone GPSr's over a smartphone app. That said, I am quite impressed by the 62s. My previous unit was an Oregon 300 and I just recently traded it in for this one since I was not happy with the touchscreen.
Summary: I really like this handheld GPS for hunting and fishing. I merely switch the chip from land to marine. The best feature is maintain a signal lock in heavy foliage of trees when I swamps and heavy forests. I put it in my pocket and don't worry about losing a track.
Summary: This is my first GPS device and I'm extremely pleased with my purchase. The learning curve was not a big deal, nor was installing and getting acclimated to Garmin Base Camp; the program that's used in conjunction with the GPS unit to view your tracks. Maps are also free...you just have to download them. There's absolutely no reason to purchase the more expensive models, as the 62s has an internal micro SD slot.
Summary: Bought the 62S to replace my 60csx that died (a circut controling some of the buttons evidently failed) after seven years of heavy use. I hope the 62s proves as durable. The menu structure of the 62s appears better organized than the 60csx. The paperless geocaching is a huge plus for me.
Summary: This is the evolution of the GPSMAP 60 series. First the 60sc, then the 60scx with improved SIRF reception technology, and now the 62s(tc), with improved screen navigation. This is heavier than some of the other Garmin handhelds; however, it is more rugged, suitable for hiking, climbing, etc. It will transfer existing maps and file information using mapsource, and basemap. Reception is meager at times with the 60sc.
Summary: I just spent a week in the woods with this. It gets signal a LOT faster than my Rino 120. I used rechargeable batteries and I never had to charge them the whole week. Keep in mind I only had it on when I was going from one hunting spot to another or hiking (upwards of 5 miles a day) while searching for new hunting spots. It performed flawlessly. Does everything I wanted it to do.
Summary: Having used both Magellan and Garmin products, my choice for an upgrade is the GPSMAP 62S. A new standard, this unit is great in the field, and its electronic compass is un-surpassed. I had no need for a camera in my GPS, as most of us have camera's in our smartphones, nor were the topo maps a necessity, so this model Garmin is ideal for the trail and for geocaching.