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7.9 out of 10

Garmin GPSMAP 62S

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One of the best GPSr's I have ever owned

Ryanst, Amazon
5 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Excellent GPS Device!

Mark Normand "Mark Normand", Amazon
20 May 2014
  • 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.
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Garmin 62s

Scott B., Amazon
8 May 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Best Garmin for rugged outdoor use

Frank X. Francisco, Amazon
3 December 2013
  • 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.
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Garmin GPSMAP 62S

Frank Sandbeans, Amazon
29 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 10
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Great Worth it GPS for getting around!

yish, Amazon
3 November 2013
  • Summary: Great GPS have used it at quite a few national parks! If only the battery life would last longer and it consumes less power. But otherwise, great product!
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Overall 10
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Excellent in field use.

hardhobbit, Ebay
29 June 2013
  • 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.
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Better Than Expected

William C. Rowe "gCortez", Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: After reading many of the reviews here, I was expecting to have some issues with the 62s, but I went ahead and bought it because a friend had one and it passed his high standards. So far, I've only had one small problem with it. I got the 62s to replace my 60csx because I wanted a better device for geocaching. In that regard, it is a vast improvement over the 60csx. I used to have to take my smart phone with me and use both devices to find a cache.
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exelente

gatito1963, Ebay
3 February 2013
  • Summary: Ok, es lom que esperaba del mproducto, estoy contento con mi adquisisiòn la forma de pago es muyn segura y en general puedo decir que todo estuvo muy bièn, le di seguimiento a travez de DHL y tambièn fuè mu oportuna la informaciòn que se me brindò. los gps garmin so un excelente equipo para medir àreas y su geoposisionamiento global, me son muy ùtiles, tanto a mi como a la JLSV Los Reyes, quienes los estan usando, para actualizar superficies sembradas de diferentes...
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Solid performance

Heath Stewart, Amazon
31 December 2012
  • Summary: I use this to track hikes and find geocaches and often find myself bushwhacking. This GPSr has a solid feel and hasn't gotten a scratch on it, though I I'd recently add a ZAGG shield to help keep it that way. The only real problem is with the accompanying software. Garmin does a decent job, but they could use incremental indexing to speed up boot times. The more waypoints and tracks you have, the longer it takes to boot.
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