Garmin Unveils GPSMAP 62 series, Updating Iconic Outdoor Handheld


Boasting a 2.6” sunlight-readable color display, up to 20 hours of
battery life and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and quad helix antenna
for unparalleled reception, the GPSMAP 62 series features three distinct
waterproof models to suit various activities and interests. The basic
GPSMAP 62 includes a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief. The
GPSMAP 62s adds a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and
wireless connectivity for sharing routes, tracks, waypoints and
geocaches between other compatible Garmin handhelds. GPSMAP 62s also
includes a barometric altimeter that tracks changes in pressure to
pinpoint your precise altitude. Users can also plot barometric pressure
over time, which can help keep an eye on changing weather conditions. In
addition to these key features, GPSMAP 62st includes preloaded 100K
topographic maps for the entire United States (or preloaded 50K
topographic mapping of Canada for the Canadian version). Coverage on
GPSMAP 62st includes major trails, urban and rural roads, interstates,
highways, coastlines, rivers and lakes as well as national, state and
local parks, forests and wilderness areas. In addition, you can search
for points of interest by name or proximity to your location and view
descriptive details for terrain contours, topo elevations, summits and
geographical points.

Geocachers can
help the environment and be more efficient by going paperless with the
GPSMAP 62 series, quickly downloading cache information directly to the
device. Each model stores and displays key information such as location,
terrain, difficulty, hints and description, so that you don’t have to
tote printouts with you. Learn more about geocaching, getting started
and going paperless at

Subscribers to BirdsEye Satellite
can use BaseCamp software to quickly transfer
high-resolution satellite images to any Garmin GPSMAP 62 device and
seamlessly integrate those images into the handheld’s maps to get a true
representation of the surroundings. More details can be found at

Customizing maps for your Garmin outdoor handheld has never been easier.
Through a few simple steps, Garmin’s
Custom Maps can bring the details, labels and landmarks of your
existing paper or electronic map to a product in the GPSMAP 62 series,
or a compatible Garmin Oregon, Dakota or Colorado. Compatible with both
PC and Mac, this free utility complements the myriad of mapping products
already offered for Garmin devices, including City Navigator, NT for
turn-by-turn directions on city streets, Blue Chart g2, for marine
charting, and TOPO U.S. 24K and 100K map software for incredible terrain
detail (each sold separately).

Experiences will live on long after the activity has ended, thanks to Garmin
(, the
free-to-join online community of more than 20 million activities for
sharing, storing, analyzing and enjoying at
Outdoor and fitness enthusiasts alike can share activities on Facebook
and Twitter, export to Google Earth or relive the activity in table
view, calendar view or on a variety of maps including our new embedded
Google Earth view.

Each device in the GPSMAP 62 series has a high-sensitivity GPS receiver
with HotFix, which automatically calculates and stores critical
satellite information and can use that information to quickly calculate a
position. The GPSMAP 62 series is made even more versatile through its
universal mounting system that is compatible with the same accessories
as Garmin’s Oregon, Dakota and Colorado products. Other key upgrades
include photo navigation and onboard memory for downloading maps. GPSMAP
62s and GPSMAP 62st models also feature high-speed USB for faster map
transfers with your computer, as well as a 3-axis tilt-compensated
electronic compass, which shows the user’s heading even when standing
still, without the need to hold it level. In addition to the preloaded
topographic details for the entire United States, GPSMAP 62st features
500 MB of available built-in memory. GPSMAP 62 and GPSMAP 62s are ready
to be customized to fit any user’s activity, thanks to 1.7 GB of onboard

The post Garmin Unveils GPSMAP 62 series, Updating Iconic Outdoor Handheld appeared first on Garmin Blog.

Leave a comment

All blog comments are checked prior to publishing
[time] minutes ago, from [location]
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Please click Accept Cookies to continue to use the site.
You have successfully subscribed!
Recently Viewed