Garmin GPSMAP 62s handheld GPS system is designed for walking and hiking, however with its SD card slot you can also load additional maps making it ideal for use on a bike, on a boat and in a car too.
The GPSMAP 62s outdoor device includes a built-in 3-axis electronic compass, barometric altimeter and is preprogrammed with Worldwide BaseMap with shaded relief. The GPSMAP 62s also features a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable colour screen, is waterproof and can be powered via either AA or lithium-ion batteries, providing power for up to 20 hours.
The Garmin GPSMAP 62s is a high-performing GPS handheld device - perfect for demanding outdoor adventures. With its protruding GPS receiver on top of the 62s it'll maintain a GPS satellite fix longer than other handheld GPS devices (with a built-in GPS antenna), when used in areas of poor or low GPS reception e.g. deep valleys, woodlands. Coupled with this the GPSMAP 62s is also waterproof and provides up to 20 hours battery life.
The GPSMAP 62s is part of the Garmin GPSMAP 62-series and includes the following features:
‣Electronic compass and barometric altimeter - the 's' in 62s
‣Internal 3.5GB memory
The GPSMAP 62s features a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, a barometric altimeter and wireless connectivity with other compatible Garmin handheld devices. Enabling you to wirelessly share geocaches waypoints, tracks and routes. Plus with its internal 1.7GB memory you can store up to 2000 waypoints, 200 routes and 10,000 points on 200 saved tracks.
The Garmin GPSMAP 62s supports paperless geocaching using GPX files making this an ideal handheld GPS system for geocaching. It will download coordinates of the geocache as well as the location, terrain, difficulty, hints and description. This saves you printing out the geocache details and carrying them around with you - just download to the Garmin GPSMAP device and go.
If you require topo maps preloaded to the handheld device you buy, we recommend you buy the GPSMAP 62stc or GPSMAP 62st instead. Both models are pre-programmed with topographical maps for Europe and provide rich map data with contours, elevation, roads and rivers, etc.
Furthermore, If you want a 5 megapixel digital camera built-in you should consider buying one of the top-of-the-range models, the Garmin GPSMAP 62stc and GPSMAP 62sc both include cameras. The built-in camera enables you to take photos and the unit automatically geotags them with the GPS co-ordinates of where they were taken. This enables you to view and navigate back to exact the location too.
Additional mapping such as Garmin GB Discoverer maps are also available for use with the GPSMAP 62s. These maps are sold separately on SD/microSD card from ActiveGPS and once installed provide Ordnance Survey (OS) LandRanger maps at at a scale of either 1:25K or 1:50k depending on the map purchased. To view the different maps that are available for the GPSMAP 62s click here.
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Garmin GPSMAP 62s Features
‣Bright 2.6-inch LCD sunlight readable colour display (160 x 240 pixels)
‣Worldwide built-in basemap with shaded relief
‣High-sensitivity, WAAS/EGNOS-enable GPS receiver and HotFix
‣3-axis compass, provides accurate heading even when the unit is not level
‣Barometric altimeter tracks pressure changes to pinpoint your precise altitude and to help monitor weather
‣Rugged, waterproof (IEC 60529 IPX7)
‣1.7GB internal memory
‣Supports paperless geocaching
‣Wirelessly share thumbnails, routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between compatible units
‣microSD card slot for optional mapping
‣Up to 20 hours of battery life, battery type: 2 AA batteries (not included) NiMH or Lithium recommended
‣High-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
‣1 year guarantee
Garmin GPSMAP 62s Map Coverage
Garmin GPSMAP 62s is preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Please note: Additional maps can be loaded to the GPSMAP 62st. The GPSMAP 62s features a microSD card slot, an easy way to add new maps and mapping updates.
What's in the box? (when purchased from ActiveGPS.co.uk)
‣Garmin GPSMAP 62s
‣Quick start manual
Garmin GPSMAP 62s Accessories
Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin GPSMAP 62s handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including GPSMAP 62s slip case, retractable lanyard, carabiner clip, battery charger, bike/handlebar mount, Garmin Tempe and chirp Geocaching Beacon.
Garmin GPSMAP 62s Maps
Garmin GPSMAP 62s is preloaded with a Worldwide basemap with shaded relief. However, a number of other maps supplied on SD/microSD card are also compatible including street-level road maps - perfect for cycling of using your GPSMAP 62s in a car, 1:50K and 1:25K Ordnance Survey maps - ideal for hiking and walking the countryside of Great Britain and marine BlueCharts - ideal if you want to navigate the waters around the UK, Europe or further afield.
Garmin GPSMAP 62st Technical Specification
‣Display: transflective, 65-K colour TFT (160 x 240 pixels)
‣Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included)
‣Track Log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
‣Built-in memory: 400MB
‣Accepts data cards: microSD card
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 61mm, Height - 160mm, Depth - 36mm
‣Garmin GPSMAP 62st manual
Manual requires Adobe Acrobat Reader
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Why buy from us?
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Page updated: 20th December 2016