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Garmin GPSMAP 62

Garmin GPSMAP 62
alaScore 77

61 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 56 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 69/100. The average review date is Oct 20, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 496712 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMAP 62


The following has been adapted from my hands on review of the Garmin GPSMAP 62s. It's finally here… The Garmin GPSMAP 62 brings a long-awaited update to the GPSMAP 60Cx. The 60 series reigned supreme as the gold standard handheld GPS for more than four...

Excellent menu system; fast access to features ; Bright screen ; Ability to load Garmin custom maps and BirdsEye aerial imagery ; Paperless geocaching ; Extensive customization options ; Advanced track navigation ; Accurate total ascent readings ;...

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 ; No micro-SD slot

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

Aug, 2010

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Review: Garmin GPSMAP 62 handheld GPS device

Aug, 2010

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Garmin GPSMAP 62 Handheld GPS Navigator


jus right size

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black, Yellow
Form Factor:Handheld


Display Diagonal:2.6
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:160 x 240
Display size (HxV):1.6 x 2.2 / 2.15 x 1.43
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.6 x 2.2 / 2.15 x 1.43
Touch screen: No
Widescreen: No

Energy Management

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

GPS Performance


GPS Type

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


Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:World
Maps included: Yes
Topographic map: Yes


Internal storage capacity:1.7
Storage media type:Flash


Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Live service:No / Yes
Photo navigation: Yes
Routes quantity:200
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Interface:USB & NMEA 0183 / USB, NMEA 0183
Internal memory:1724


Battery life (max):20
Battery Technology:Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Black, Yellow
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer:No / Yes
Number of Waypoints:2000
Protection features:Water Resistant
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables:No / Yes
Tracklog: Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: No
Waypoints: Yes

Weight & Dimensions