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arash

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2010, 11:23:06 PM »
I'm waiting for it to buy but heard it's not ready to buy yet. Is it true? has anyone bought it?

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2010, 05:27:35 AM »
Amazon says "This item has not yet been released.". Price - $450 - strikes me as a bit high. I'm sure it will come down, but that may take awhile. Oregon 450 is going for $350 and 60csx for $265.

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2010, 05:03:44 AM »
Am i correct saying the 62s is identical to the 62st other than the pre loaded maps?

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2010, 05:27:12 AM »
Yes about the preloaded maps, and I think it also comes with more internal memory, to accommodate the pre-loaded maps.

The pre-loaded topos generally aren't well reviewed since they aren't routable and the roads aren't precisely drawn.

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2010, 06:21:02 AM »
Garmin's website indicates the st has 500Mb of free internal memory; the s has 1.7Gb.  The st would have more internal memory with the rest being used for the preloaded maps.  The extra preloaded map to make it a 'T' could be removed (and restored later).  At less than $10 for a 4Gb micro memory card the extra cost is usually not considered worth it.

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2010, 09:31:47 AM »
Garmin's website indicates the st has 500Mb of free internal memory; the s has 1.7Gb.  The st would have more internal memory with the rest being used for the preloaded maps.  The extra preloaded map to make it a 'T' could be removed (and restored later).  At less than $10 for a 4Gb micro memory card the extra cost is usually not considered worth it.

I saw that after I wrote above.  But since it wasn't consistent with what they said about the OR series, which listed more memory for the T the last time I checked, I figured they just used the wrong numbers on the web page.

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2010, 10:30:18 PM »
Still madly in love with my 60CSX, but definitely curious to hear more about the 62S vs 60CSX...

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2010, 07:44:40 PM »
Still madly in love with my 60CSX, but definitely curious to hear more about the 62S vs 60CSX...

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2010, 07:42:32 AM »
This is my first gps.  The UI is abysmal but manageable after a while, but only just.  
The topo maps vary considerably in accuracy and usefulness.  Many trails are shown as roads.
The user manual is virtually worthless.   I really doubt you will get 20 hours out of a set of batteries.  I haven't kept accurate records but I'm guessing more like 15.  The screen can be very
hard to see sometimes.  I admit is kind of a fun toy but I would return it except that my wife
won't accompany me on our upcoming trek in S America without it.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2010, 07:49:28 AM by lost911 »

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2010, 07:04:34 AM »
The touchscreen models (Oregon and Dakota) have much better user interfaces, and they are also cheaper. The 62 series is selling at a premium since it's new and some people actually prefer the "retro" pushbutton interface.

That being said, there is still a huge gap in terms of interface between the Oregon and an iPhone. Garmin is trying to move ahead in this area - the Nuvi 37x0 series is more iPhone-like (they even copied the appearance), with a multi-touch screen, but still rough around the edges. Will be interesting to see if any of these improvements migrate to their outdoor products (especially the big, beautiful screen).

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Re: GPSMAP 62 series first look
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2010, 07:23:00 AM »
Will be interesting to see if any of these improvements migrate to their outdoor products (especially the big, beautiful screen).
I'm looking forward to this also :)