Garmin GPSMAP 62st

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Garmin GPSMAP 62st -

The new pinnacle of handheld GPS technology has arrived in the form of the Garmin GPSMAP 62st. This newly designed handheld navigator features a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, a barometric altimeter, preloaded 100K topo maps and supports Custom Maps, BirdsEye™ Satellite imagery (subscription required) and photo navigation. Rugged and waterproof, GPSMAP 62st employs a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception, has a high-speed USB connection, a sleek new design and connects wirelessly to compatible Garmin handhelds.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Geocaching friendly and supports GPX files


  • A quad helix antenna, high sensitivity WAAS enabled GPS receiver, HotFix satellite prediction, and barometric altimeter make this one of the most accurate handheld GPS units ever made


  • Garmin Connect makes sharing your trips easier than ever and you can even export your tracks to Google Earth and share on Twitter and Facebook!
  • Comes preloaded with 100K topo of the United States for all of your stateside adventures
  • Wirelessly connects to simarily equipped Garmin handhelds and can exchange tracks and routes instantly
  • A 3-axis tilt-compensated compass shows your heading even when your not moving and without holding the unit level
  • Built in 500 MB of memory and microSD card slot make this unit extremely versitile
In addition to all the features of the 62S, this model boasts pre-loaded detailed topo maps of the U.S. The ruggedly built workhorse of a GPS packs a wealth of Garmin's best features, including 3-D mapping capabilities, wireless connectivity and high-speed USB interface. The bright 2.6" sunlight-readable TFT color display has a 160x240-pixel resolution for graphics that pop and are easy to see in direct sunlight. Pre-loaded worldwide basemap with shaded relief supports Garmin custom maps. High-sensitivity receiver with HotFix™ speeds up satellite acquisition times. Wirelessly share routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between compatible units. Three-axis compass provides accurate headings without being held level. Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude and monitor weather conditions. Load optional mapping using the micro SD card slot. High-speed USB and serial interface. Waterproof design. Powered by two AA batteries (not included) for up to 20 hours.
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Accepts MicroSD Cards?:Yes
Battery Life:20 hours
Battery Type:2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Built in Memory:500 MB
Dimensions:2.4 x 6.3 x 1.4 in / 6.1 x 16 x 3.6 cm
Display Dimensions:1.6 x 2.2 in / 4.1 x 5.6 cm
Display Resolution:160 x 240 pixles
Waterproof:Yes (IPX7)
Weight:9.2 oz / 260.1 g with batteries

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Garmin GPSMAP 62st Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Best GPS for the Trail

I have used a GPSMAP 60cs for about 9 years so this GPSMAP 62st is a couple generations newer. I wanted to upgrade to get the better antenna and faster processer. Wow!! While the operation is very similar to the old 60cs so I was up and running with no learning curve, I found most of the functions cleaner and faster. It is so much faster acquiring satellites, and very quick moving from screen to screen. The tracks are very clean - no zigzagging to clean up when I download to my computer for future reference like I had to do on the 60cs. A sign of the better antenna and processor. Wish I had made the upgrade a few years ago. I considered the Montana and Oregon because the touchscreen seemed like it might be nice but I was quickly convinced the GPSMAP is still the best choice for every kind of weather, and outdoor activity. All touchscreens are a problem when wearing gloves or with cold/wet hands. The buttons on the 62st feel a little bigger than the old ones on the 60cs which worked pretty good with gloves or cold or wet hands. The 62st is smaller/lighter than the Montana - important for me when backpacking. And the screen is the same usable size as the Oregon so no screen advantage there. I was always happy with the clarity of the screen on the 60cs but the new one is even a little brighter. In the end, I decided the GPSMAP 62st is still the most rugged for my regular activities - backpacking, hiking, biking and paddling. All in all, this is a great gps for your outdoor activities. You can't go wrong with the GPSMAP 62st.
cbHoo at Cabelas on 08/27/2013

Still new

Still learning how to use it, seems to work great no matter how thick the trees are.
I find myself scouting further now because when I am done it brings me right back to the buggy.
cattlecorn at Cabelas on 01/07/2014

easy to use

I have used this gps every weekend here in Montana in below 0 degree weather since my purchase and am very happy with it . thank you cabela's
Jimbear at Cabelas on 01/08/2014

Negative Reviews:

random shut off?

Got the device first of Sept.. Set it up. Loaded 24k my region. Scouting trip yesterday the unit shutdown twice when I hit either "mark" or "find". Right off the bat I lost confidence in this unit as I will be wondering whether it will choose to work or not?
While "do not rely on your sole means of navigation" are words to be heeded - it especially applies in this instance.
Going to return the unit to cabelas in an exchange and try a new one. I had a garmin 60 for years and loved it no issues at all. Just hope this is a random defect in this one particular device.
Jason73 at Cabelas on 10/01/2013