Summary: I do a lot of hiking in remote parts of the Southwest. I use my 62stc on direct navigation most of the time. I always input the GPS coordinates of where I want to go into the machine, hit find, push go and you are off to the races. Make sure to name your points. Makes it easier to find them. The 62 will point you in the right direction ever time, just make sure you calibrate the compass the minute you get to your destination, especially if you have traveled a long way.
Summary: The GPS map 62stc is a great gps. It works for my hunting and trapping needs in the Northwoods. I was a little upset that a brand new gps ( not used ) had dirt all over it in the package. But after I cleaned it up and registered it. It worked great and met my expectations. Hope it lasts me a long time the topographic 100k map is awesome and shows you everything plus it came with the gps!
Summary: I had to buy a new charger for this unit. The scratch on the screen is deeper than I thought and interferes with the viewing. However, the gps is functional and has served me well in the back country so far.
Summary: I will use the unit for desert navigation in my RZR and for backpacking the sierras. It does a lot of things and the learning curve takes a while. I only gave it four stars because the instruction data could be more helpful. I should not have to rely on U tube for more complete instructions on its use.
A little on the pricy side but also has alot of extras.
5 February 2014
Summary: works great have not had any problems with it as of yet used it on a dozen or so hikes and or snowshoeing trips. the rechargable battries that comes with it and the charger are a money saver for long term use. Also own a GPSMAP 62s and have had some problems with it but after talking to Garmin rep about it they helped to reset it and its up and running again without any problems.
I highly recommend this product for anyone traveling in remote regions.
5 February 2014
Summary: We spend a lot of time in Central America and there are seldom land and marine charts available that adequately cover the remote areas that we frequent. After extensive research on various hand held navigation units, I decided on the Garmin GPSMAP 62stc because of its rugged design and ability to download satellite images for conversion into GPS maps capable of providing accurate latitude and longitude coordinates.