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New Garmin GPSMAP 62 Series

 
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roylake
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: New Garmin GPSMAP 62 Series Reply with quote

Garmin has the new GPSMAP 62 series on their website. Sug Retail is $349-$549. Looks interesting.

On a side note Cabelas has the 60CSX on sale for $199.99, the Nuvi 500 for $199.99 and the Dakota 20 Bundle for $249.99. The sale is in store or online from June 10 to 20th. I think there is still a $50 rebate on the Dakota 20 until June 20th.
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Jasowac
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just thought I would post up that Garmin shipped my 62s today. Very Happy
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jasowac wrote:
just thought I would post up that Garmin shipped my 62s today. Very Happy


Sweet, tell us what you think! The one thing holding me back is not being able to do Wherigo's.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to be interviewing Jake from Garmin next week about the 62, and he is shipping me a review unit to use for a month so I can review it on an upcoming show.

If anyone has any questions for Garmin about the 62 or 78 let me know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sir_zman wrote:
I'm going to be interviewing Jake from Garmin next week about the 62, and he is shipping me a review unit to use for a month so I can review it on an upcoming show.

If anyone has any questions for Garmin about the 62 or 78 let me know.


Yea, I'm a newbie and I've got a 78. Can you help me figure out how to use it. Laughing

Good unit, glad I traded up from my 76.
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m&tcacheseekers
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is garmin going to make the 62 and 78 wherigo capable??
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
Jasowac wrote:
just thought I would post up that Garmin shipped my 62s today. Very Happy


Sweet, tell us what you think! The one thing holding me back is not being able to do Wherigo's.


Bump! How is the New GPSr working? What are the likes dislikes?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, I got shipped out to Afghanistan a couple of days before the GPSr arrived in the mail, and I don't want to risk having it shipped over here to me. I'll be back home the end of september. Its been sitting brand new in the box for almost two months! it kills me not to be able to use my new gaget!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jasowac wrote:
sorry, I got shipped out to Afghanistan a couple of days before the GPSr arrived in the mail, and I don't want to risk having it shipped over here to me. I'll be back home the end of september. Its been sitting brand new in the box for almost two months! it kills me not to be able to use my new gaget!


Stay safe and let us know how it goes when you get a chance to play with it!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I am back home, and have been using my new GPSMAP 62s extensively. I haven't done a whole lot of geocaching with it yet, since it is hunting season. My previous GPSr's were an Etrex and a magellan...both base models in black and white. So Most anything would seem like an improvement.

I imagine the capabilities are simalar to the Oregon. I have loaded birds eye, City Navigator, and Topo maps (from the GPSfiledepot website). The aspect that I am most impressed with is the reception. I can get reception in my basement. It's incredible. I am always tracking 8 or 9 satellites and accuracy always reads around 12 feet. I am going to try to find the Lair of Three Headed women, since I tried that one this spring and the GPS was worthless with those cliffs. I have also exceeded 20 hours on the battery life with normal fleet farm value pack batteries.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jasowac wrote:
I am going to try to find the Lair of Three Headed women, since I tried that one this spring and the GPS was worthless with those cliffs.

Glad to hear that you like your new GPS. But I had to chuckle when you think it will help you find that cache. I've also DNFed it a few years ago but not because my GPS was useless. Usually the best thing is a metal detector and a big shovel. Laughing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
Jasowac wrote:
I am going to try to find the Lair of Three Headed women, since I tried that one this spring and the GPS was worthless with those cliffs.

Glad to hear that you like your new GPS. But I had to chuckle when you think it will help you find that cache. I've also DNFed it a few years ago but not because my GPS was useless. Usually the best thing is a metal detector and a big shovel. Laughing Very Happy


I thought the same thing. NO GPSr is going to help you in there!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
Jasowac wrote:
I am going to try to find the Lair of Three Headed women, since I tried that one this spring and the GPS was worthless with those cliffs.

Glad to hear that you like your new GPS. But I had to chuckle when you think it will help you find that cache. I've also DNFed it a few years ago but not because my GPS was useless. Usually the best thing is a metal detector and a big shovel. Laughing Very Happy


I thought the same thing. NO GPSr is going to help you in there!


Nope. The space isn't that big; having good coords doesn't really help.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Besides it's a KB cache! Good luck!
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Jasowac
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for all of the doubters out there...I found the Lair of the Three-Headed Women today. GPSr took me right to ground zero with no loss of reception.
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