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Review of Garmin GPSMAP 62 Handheld GPS Navigator

4.00 stars
Price Range
Reviewed on: December 01, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

  • Nice 2.6-inch, sunlight-readable, TFT screen with 160 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Rugged and waterproof with good mounting system
  • Good for paperless geocaching as it holds 2000 geocaches at a time
  • Great reception even in difficult to reach places
  • Unit can store 1.7 GB of maps and can also hold a 4 GB card
  • Comes in many different customizable options
  • Excellent menu system and some models have camera
  • Buying maps from Garmin is expensive
  • Screen gets scratched easily
  • Relatively large and heavy

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Garmin GPSMAP 62 Handheld GPS Navigator. The BoolPool rating for this product is Good, with 4.00 stars, and the price range is $299-$499.

Garmin GPSMAP 62 is a sleek, rugged and waterproof handheld GPS navigator for the outdoor adventurers. It features a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. A 2.6" sunlight-readable 65K color screen supports BirdsEye Satellite imagery (with subscription) and Custom Maps. GPSMAP 62 comes with built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, so you can navigate anywhere with ease. With photo navigation, you can download geotagged pictures from the Internet and navigate to them. With 1.7 GB of onboard memory, you can conveniently download 24K and 100K TOPO maps and hit the trail or City Navigator NT® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads. With a simple connection to your computer and to the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect™.

GPSMAP 62 supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. By going paperless, you're not only helping the environment but also improving efficiency. GPSMAP 62 stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches.

Reviewers report that buying maps from Garmin can be expensive and that there are some other legal sources to download maps for free. Also the screen scratches easily on this GPS navigator.

Slim and lightweight, Garmin GPSMAP 62 is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits. It comes in many different options and models.

Different Models of Garmin GPSMAP GPS Navigator:

  • 62 – 1.7GB Base Model
  • 62S - 1.7GB Compass & Altimeter
  • 62sc – 3.5GB with Camera
  • 62stc – 3.5GB with camera and maps
  • 62st - 500MB Compass & Altimeter

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(4.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Nice size unit with a nice size screen Screen scratches easily Easy to read screen Unit can upload 1.7 GB of maps and can also hold a 4 GB card
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
14 Reviews
Buying maps from Garmin is expensive There are some sources to download free maps
Review Group #: 3
(4.00 stars)
15 Reviews
Acquires signal fast and in difficult places Excellent unit for hiking, geocaching, or off road riding
Review Group #: 4
(4.00 stars)
18 Reviews
Holds 2000 geocaches at a time The paperless geocaching is amazing

Where to Buy

StorePromotionsPriceAdditional Details
Amazon$296.991.7GB Base Model
REI$300.001.7GB Base Model
Amazon$349.991.7GB Compass & Altimeter
Target$399.991.7GB Compass & Altimeter

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