Garmin GPSMAP 62sc 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. Preprogrammed with a worldwide basemap with shaed relief, the 62sc 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 62sc outdoor device also features an electronic compass and barometric altimeter. Plus this version of the popular 62-series has a built-in 5 megapixel digital camera which naturally supports geotagging of all your photos.
The Garmin GPSMAP 62sc is a high-performing GPS handheld device - perfect for demanding outdoor adventures. With its protruding GPS receiver on top of the 62sc 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 62sc is also waterproof and provides up to 20 hours battery life.
The GPSMAP 62sc is part of the Garmin GPSMAP 62-series which includes the following features:
‣Built-in 5 megapixel digital camera - the 'c' in 62sc
‣Electronic compass and barometric altimeter - the 's' in 62sc
‣Internal 3.5GB memory
With its built-in 5 megapixel digital camera, the 62sc enables you to take photos and 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.
The GPSMAP 62sc also 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 3.5GB memory you can store up to 2000 waypoints, 200 routes and 10,000 points on 200 saved tracks.
Preloaded to the GPSMAP 62sc memory is a worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Topo or topographical maps are also available separately which provide rich map data with contours, elevation, roads and rivers, etc. The scale of these topo maps is 1:100k. If you want the topo maps preloaded to the unit then you could buy the GPSMAP 62st (without camera) or the GPSMAP 62stc with topo maps and digital camera.
The Garmin GPSMAP 62sc 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.
Additional mapping such as Garmin GB Discoverer maps are also available for use with the GPSMAP 62sc. GB Discoverer maps are sold separately on SD/microSD card from ActiveGPS and once installed provide Ordnance Survey (OS) LandRanger maps at a scale of either 1:25K or 1:50k depending on the map purchased. Topographical maps are at a scale of 1:100k. To view the different maps that are available for the GPSMAP 62sc click here.
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Garmin GPSMAP 62sc Features
‣Bright 2.6-inch LCD sunlight readable colour display (160 x 240 pixels)
‣Preloaded Worldwide BaseMap with shaded relief
‣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)
‣3.5GB internal memory
‣Supports paperless geocaching
‣Wirelessly share geocaches waypoints, tracks and routes between compatible units
‣microSD card slot for additional 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 62sc Map Coverage
Garmin GPSMAP 62sc is preloaded with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief. Please note: Additional maps can be loaded to the GPSMAP 62sc. The GPSMAP 62sc features a SD/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 62sc
‣2 AA NiMH batteries
‣Quick start manual
Garmin GPSMAP 62sc Accessories
Looking for accessories to use with the Garmin GPSMAP 62sc handheld device? We sell a vast selection of genuine parts and spares including GPSMAP 62sc slip case, retractable lanyard, carabiner clip, battery charger, bike/handlebar mount, Garmin Tempe and chirp Geocaching Beacon.
Garmin GPSMAP 62sc Maps
Garmin GPSMAP 62sc 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 62sc 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 62sc 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: 3.5GB
‣Accepts data cards: microSD card
‣Waterproof: Yes, IPX7
‣Dimensions: Width - 61mm, Height - 160mm, Depth - 36mm
‣Weight: 260.1grams with batteries
‣Garmin GPSMAP 62sc manual
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Page updated: 20th December 2016