Good functional unit but not much better than the 60 series it supersedes.
3 February 2014
Summary: Over all this is a pretty good unit. Is it better than my GPSmap60CSx which I really liked? Not all that much. It locks on to satellites quicker. It holds more waypoints. Those are the two things I thought were an improvement. Camera is there but it is only so so. Other than that I don't see a significant difference. The 62 series treats the unit as a drive when connected to your PC. The 60 series treats the unit as a device.
Summary: Awesome GPS with great maps. If you hunt, there are also mapsets available for entire western states, including an overlay of game hunting units. You can also download satellite maps. The signal acquisition is superb, even working in heavily forested areas. This is the best GPS I have had for the outdoors.
Summary: New to GPS use. The instructions are lacking. Garmin support is great. The more I work with it the more I like it. Like the multi-use for hiking, atv, and highway. Picture taking ability with location is a great feature.
Summary: I finally replaced the Garmin GPSMAP I lost years ago. It was pretty easy for me to choose the same GPS of the newest model. There are a lot of informative reviews online to help with that though. For my use, back country travel in Alaska and Central Washington, it performs perfectly. I love the additions to this newer model also, including the micro SD slot (I happily purchased Alaska and Washington/Oregon cards) and the camera.
Summary: I find that this unit gets signal quicker than other GPS's that I have had in the past, and seems quite accurate. Switching screens to get information about waypoints or caches is cumbersome, and takes too many clicks, but I imagine part of that is the learning curve. I also thought that since MAP is in the title, that more maps would be preloaded. It didn't even show 5th Avenue in NYC. . . one of the main avenues.
Summary: quite a good GPS, relatively tough for general field work, but i do not mean to say its 'military grade'. I use it for field mapping and navigating in a rugged, dusty and hot environment. Under canopy reception is OK. I like the fact that it comes with rechargeable battery and charger. Downside, i see no reason why Garmin should not preload regional base maps outside USA but instead sell the base maps separately, even after one has invested a sizeable chunk of money.