“Garmin’s GPSMAP 62 is a
great handheld GPS,” writes Sal Cangeloso of Geek.com in his very thorough review of “one of the most competitive packages out there.” Sal recently tested a loaner GPSMAP 62 and had great things to say about our newest outdoor handheld. For starters, he points out that the GPSMAP 62 series brings Garmin’s new software features and mapping options to the familiar form factor of the GPSMAP 60 series – “practically the standard by which all other handheld GPS devices are measured.”
Sal continues by detailing the specs and the various features of the three different models – the GPSMAP 62, the GPSMAP 62s and the GPSMAP 62st. (You can also see a comprehensive comparison by visiting the interactive minisite or looking at the three models at Garmin.com and using the compare feature.) “For this review,” Sal writes, “our loaner unit was the entry-level GPSMAP 62, a enthusiast device that’s great for hunters, mappers, geocachers, and hikers. It also has profiles for automotive and marine use, so it’s one GPS device
that can handle just about all your location-based activities.” He also talks about the interface, which is perfect for people who prefer using buttons to the touchscreen display of the Oregon series. “With some trial-and-error (and menu customizations) you’ll be able to do everything you want and probably some cool new stuff you didn’t even think about trying.”
Sal concludes by saying that the GPSMAP 62 series is “an easy pick if you want a great GPS device but you don’t feel like doing a ton of research. It’s still early on for the 62 series, especially if their lifecycle will be anything like that of the 60 series, but so far everything is looking good. I had a great experience with it and so far the general consensus in the online geo community seems to be really positive.”
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GPSMAP 62 series: "An easy pick if you want a great GPS device"