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Garmin GPSMAP 62

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 55 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 69/100. The average review date is Oct 29, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 490787 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 77/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 12, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 62 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the performance and price. The maps and screen also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed comments about the size. Some have doubts about the durability.

usability, screen, maps, price, performance


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 62 - WorldwideGarmin GPSMAP 62 - Worldwide

Dec, 2018

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

Expert review by : (

Review: Garmin GPSMAP 62 handheld GPS device

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

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