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Garmin GPSMAP 62s GPS

3/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $450.00

Product Description

  • Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels
  • Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT
  • High-sensitivity receiver
  • Built-in memory: 1.7 GB

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by JBC a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2012

Strengths:    able to load custom birdseye maps, fast finding satellites, some cool functionality, generally gets the job done

Weaknesses:    screen too small to help when biking, if you are lost on the backroads, it doesn't actually tell you how to navigate out - it just points the direction which is basically useless, when zooming in it doesn't zoom smoothly so you end up spending lots of time looking for the navigation icon, waypoints can not directly be imported into google earth - you have to use their proprietary basecamp software

Bottom Line:   
I got this gps to use for hiking, mountain biking and work (marking locations and finding the size of a piece of land.) For hiking and work it generally does a good job. However, I have been really disappointed with it as a mtn bike tool. I thought it was going to allow me to really get out and explore roads I had never been on before but screen is really too small to see so you have to stop a lot and also when you are ready to go home, it just points the direction and doesn't assist in finding actual trails. I can see that this would be very useful if I had an airplane . . . Also, the birdseye maps are a bit like having google maps in your gps except they take FOREVER to download and slow down your gps considerably when starting. I think an iphone with a gps app is probably a better tool to take into the backcountry. Finally, Garmin hasn't realized that you can significantly reduce size by using lithium ion batteries, like in cell phones, so to accommodate the AA batteries this thing is FAT. Bottom line - not a bad tool but it could be so much better!

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Price Paid:    $429.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Bike Setup:   Surly LHT for casual fun, Merlin 525 for off road, Trek road bike for speed

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