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Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC

Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC
alaScore 79

212 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and size are generally positive. The maps and performance are also appreciated, whereas comments are divided on the price.

usability, performance, maps, size, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the durability and design are overall positive. The maps and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, maps, design, durability

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMap 62St New Topo Europe GPS UnitGarmin GPSMap 62St New Topo Europe GPS Unit

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 62S / 62ST / 62STC from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and maps. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views about the reliability and size are different.

usability, performance, price, maps, durability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld NavigatorGarmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld Navigator

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s review

 

Hands on with the Garmin GPSMAP 62s It's finally here… The Garmin GPSMAP 62s brings a long-awaited update to the fabled and much-loved GPSMAP 60CSx, which has reigned supreme as the gold standard handheld GPS for more than four years. During that time,...

Excellent menu system; fast access to features ; Bright screen ; Ability to load Garmin custom maps and BirdsEye aerial imagery ; Paperless geocaching ; Tri-axial compass ; Extensive customization options ; Advanced track navigation ; Wireless data...

Small, low resolution screen ; Text entry more difficult than on a touchscreen Oregon ; Relatively heavy (compared to Oregon series) ; Most units seem to sport a creaky case ; Firmware still seems a bit immature

Updated to reflect my testing of production (non-beta) firmware version 2.50.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62st

 

The following has been adapted from my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMAP 62s. It's finally here… The Garmin GPSMAP 62st brings a long-awaited update to the fabled and much-loved GPSMAP 60CSx, which has reigned supreme as the gold standard handheld...

Excellent menu system; fast access to features ; Bright screen ; Ability to load Garmin custom maps and BirdsEye aerial imagery ; Paperless geocaching ; Tri-axial compass ; Extensive customization options ; Advanced track navigation ; Pre-loaded...

Small, low resolution screen ; Text entry more difficult than on a touchscreen Oregon ; Relatively heavy (compared to Oregon series) ; Most units seem to sport a creaky case ; Firmware still seems a bit immature

Updated to reflect my testing of production (non-beta) firmware version 2.50.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Ryan Noik (techsmart.co.za)

Garmin GPSMap 62s GPS

 

There are certain products that practically beg you to strap on a good pair of hiking boots and go find a nature trail, or even just a whiff of the great outdoors. One such case in point is Garmin's GPSMap 62s.

Rugged, Solid build, Changeable batteries, Responsive and quick to attain a fix on one’s location

Screen could be brighter at maximum

Aug, 2013

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Very happy and has made my geocaching more enjoyable.

After years of Magellan, my last being a explorist 600, I can not believe the speed of Satellite capture. Fairly easy to figure out the menus

Maps from Garmin are expensive but there a plenty of online maps to download

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Garmin documentation sucks – Garmin should be embarrassed for providing such inadequate information. Fortunately there plenty of information available on the web to make up for Garmin’s shortfall. Screen isn’t any larger than my old Lorance, but it is...

smaller and lighter than my old Lorance handheld, color screen, can create custom maps, accepts plenty of the free maps that are available - no need to pay extra for Garmin maps, good battery life

VERY poor documentation, small screen, may be more, I'm still getting used to it

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (newegg.com)

62st

 

Get the 24k maps for your region. It's worth it. So far Nicads have lasted the longest. I got a full 10 hours of data collection on one charge. Fairly accurate. I have been consistent 3-6 feet off of published geodetic points. Considering it's a...

If you've used Garmin before, you won't have problems with this one ; IT never loses satellite lock unless you near a military micro-wave station. LOL ; Added a Micro-SD. No muss, no fuss

I wish it it would accept DMS Points of Interest instead of decimal. Not a huge deal breaker, but it would be nice not to have to depend on 3rd party stuff to convert

Sep, 2011

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s Handheld GPS Navigator

 
Aug, 2011

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Better than I hoped for.

Accurate and user friendly

Can't delete goocaches without a computer

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s Handheld GPS Navigator

 

I have some nit-pics with this unit but overall it's excellent. Shipping from PCNation was fast! From mouse-click to doorstep in a few days.

I like the big, bright screen; it’s easy to use even in full sun. Unit feels good in the hand. Mine does not suffer from the squeak that some others have reported. The buttons give good feedback but feel mushy. Screen is bright and easy to use even...

The menus are not, in my opinion, particularly well laid out. Once you get used to where the options you want are located this ceases to be an issue but it can make for a frustrating learning curve. Waypoint and Track management, in particular, seem to...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review (pcnation.com)

Garmin GPSMAP 62s Handheld GPS Navigator

 

Overall I like the Garmin 62s. This is my second GPS. The other is over ten years old and I have a steep learning curve with the Garmin.

It knows right where I am at all times. It is very fast on startup and can even track me in my house

Manipulating the Garmin maps is hit or miss

Apr, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Megapixel:5

Certificates

RoHS compliance: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Water-resistant:Y

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:2.6
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:160 x 240
Display size (HxV):1.43 x 2.15 / 1.6 x 2.2 / 2.15 x 1.43 / 3.6 x 5.5
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.43 x 2.15 / 1.6 x 2.2 / 2.15 x 1.43 / 3.6 x 5.5
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):16 / 20
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA / AA NiMH / Replaceable
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna:External
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Type

Auto:No / Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter:No / Yes
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):No / Yes
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders):No / Yes
Motorcycle:N
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running):No / Yes
Truck:No / Yes

GPS type

Bicycle:N / Y

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Alaska, Switzerland, USA, World / All Europe / Canada, USA / Czech Republic / Germany / Italy / Switzerland, World
Map storage:Internal storage
Maps included: Yes
Topographic map: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Included memory card size:3.5
Internal storage capacity:1.7 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.3
Storage media type:Flash / SSD

Navigation

Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N
Navigation protocols:NMEA 0183
Photo navigation: Yes
Points of interest:10000
Routes quantity:200
Tracks quantity:200
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.24 x 0.142 x 0.63
GPS receiver:Y
Interface:NMEA 0183, USB / USB / USB, NMEA 0183
Internal memory:1724 / 3584 / 500
Number of tracklog Points:10000

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:No / Yes
Bicycle mount: Yes
Cables included:USB
Manual:No / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):16 / 20
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium / Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA / AA NiMH / Replaceable
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer:No / Yes
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Languages support:CZE
Number of Waypoints:2000
Protection features:Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port: Yes
Waterproof: Yes
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.142 / 0.63 / 1.42
Height:0.63 / 2.4 / 6.3
Weight:5.86 / 9.17 / 9.25
Width:0.24 / 1.42 / 2.4