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Recent reviews for this item:
Ryan, April 20, 2013 I'm impressed with the overall quality, user interface functionality, speed & accuracy of this unit.
The performance of the quad-helix antenna & high sensitivity receiver in dense brush & deep terrain is excellent - it surprised me by tracking well through a large metal roofed building, too. I was comparing GPSMAP 62sc with Oregon 650, but decided excellent reception, amazing outdoor screen visibility & the barometer/altimeter of the 62sc were more vital to my needs detailing access trails & calculating areas in mountainous forest than touch screen, screen resolution & data input ability. One online resource I found useful even after I'd decided on the62sc: outdoorgearlab Handheld-Gps-Reviews.
Gpscity not only had the best price at the time of my purchase,but their informative product tabs really helped me sort detailsout for myself above & beyond Garmin's website - in particular:Q&As, Reviews, Specs, Compare, Accessories, & especially Videos.
The only product downside I've encountered: useless map. ButGarmin knows you're going to want your own particular map choiceanyway - that's why they sell so many. For example, I wantedarea specific satellite imagery & topo, plus a couple city mapson a limited budget. However, Garmin would not sell me thedownload for cityXplorer Vancouver (<$10) due to compatibilityreasons, so I went searching online (after reading two reviewreferences about it here & at MEC) and I found Ibycus Topo 4.0for no charge - detailed city street maps plus vegetation & basictopo - definitely worth the minor technical effort to obtain, andfully compatible with the free Garmin BaseCamp download.
I also purchased a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription cardfrom gpscity, which I'm happy with, & it accurately underlays themap.
Notes about other items I purchased for this unit: Connecting theseparate vehicle power cable after mounting the GPS in itsseparate RAM cradle is simple once you know the plug orientation.The separate Tempe temperature sensor is great, & is fullyrecorded in the track log. I also switched the camera settingsfrom 3 megapixel to 5MP, & set it to record photos to a separate8GB micro SD card along with my 4GB mapset. My unit came with acarabiner but I purchased the belt clip, which I prefer, and useit with the separate tailor made case, which is excellent.
Very happy with my GPSMAP 62sc & gpscity.ca experience - perfect,thanks!
twisty, February 15, 2013 I have had many garmin and other gps receivers and by far the biggest plus for this model is the clarity of the screen even without backlight.
Frank, February 7, 2013 This little GPS is most likely the best value for money int
he handheld market. It has loads of space and a great
camera. If you don't want to spend too much then this one is
the unit for you. I've had a cheaper GPS before this one and
it just did not put me close enough, but this unit it very
Darrell, January 2, 2013 This is my first hand held GPS. I researched various units
for over 6 months before buying. I intend to use the gps for
hiking and ATV'ing. The Track and Route options are
excellent. My one comment with the Track option (maybe I
cannot find it!) is a Start/Stop button. It would be nice
to be able to Start and Stop the Track according to my
movements - instead of having to delete unnecessary portions
of the recorded Track later. Excellent interface between
BaseCamp and my maps - easy to manipulate the Routes, Tracks
and Waypoints. The camera is a nice feature for taking pics
of trail "markers" along the way. A lot of great features -
looking forward to more extended use later this winter.