How do you create a route? Terrible!
read the instructions and thoroughly disappointed! You can not enter Latitude or Longitude!
Nasty to enter any details.
Can't even enter a track and get it to work.
This is the worst I've ever seen, frankly it is unbelievably bad.
Maybe it's good for the city but for what else I can't see it being of any use.
Garmin, you're a shocker!
Edit a way point doesn't seem to work either, perhaps you can only use tis unit with a computer input? oh well back to the instructions that don't even correctly tell you how to enter a way point.
wasted 2 hours so far, I would give up but 'm trying to help a friend who gave up after he did a long expensive trip only to find this unit useless. Couldn't enter a track either.
I have a diploma of electrical engineering and am computer literate, (you thought I was an idiot, didn't you ha ha.)
I have the 62sc GPS. I bought it on the strength of its rep., a very bad mistake. The back is not even shower proof, as there are no seals and the batteries must be taken out for recharge, this design is twenty years out of date. The twist lock for the back will quickly wear, I believe. Also, the screen is also very small. So much for reputation. A big expensive mistake! See and try before you buy! Oh yes, there is absolutely no screen protection at all, youll need to make something up. It should have a soft rubber coller, but doesn`t, rubbish!
I have used my new 62s for 6 months now and i find it the most inaccurate gps i have ever used ,and would sugest any one looking at one of these to have a good look else where i believe garmin are bringing out a new small handheld it may be worthwhile waiting .
strayes every direction not at the ground zero
Pretty GPS but not for mappers and GIS users
I make maps and put data into GISes. I bought a Garmin62s 7 weeks ago and found it of no use to me.
So my new Garmin GPSmap60csx arrived yesterday to replace the 62s and I have just put it through its paces with my 3 freeware programmes for downloading waypoints and tracks.
Garfile is sweet, creates a .mif filefor all waypoints and tracks in the GPS that with the flick of a finger one imports to Mapinfo and then opens as a .tab file in Mapinfo.
DNR Garmin is just as sweet and saves the .gpx files as a single .dbf file which requires one to use Table and Create points when opening it in MI.
GPSU will likewise create a single .dbf files amongst many others.
DNR Garmin and GPSU both create .shp files which I think are what are needed for Arcview/ESRI.
The newer model GPSmap62s did none of these things and I had to go a very roundabout route saving each single .gpx waypoint file as an .xml file in separate pages of Excel, cutting and pasting each separate .xml file into one page of Excel, saving the .xml files as .xls and then opening .xls in Mapinfo before opening Table and Create points.
The moral is buy the GPSmap60s series (the csx has all the bells and whistles, and the sx means that it good for rainforest and tight gullies as the aerial is Extra Sensitive) and download the freeware Garfile. Couldn't be more easy. The GPSmap60csx can be had through ebay,, new, for $298 BuyItNow price plus postage. Other ebay dealers may be around $305-325 using ByItNow.
The proof is definitely in the pudding-if ou make maps and create GISes with the mapped data, don't touch the GPSmap62s even if it is the latest, with slightly nicer page displays and buttons and an equally good aerial.
Good quality HHGPS
We use two 62s at work which we have used for about 12 months. These units were selected as they hold 2,000 waypoints and have acceptable accuracy for the work we do. The Garmin MapSource software is ok to use and the device interface is acceptable. When creating large CSV files for upload into the 62s I have found it best to use another program (G7towin etc) to open the CSV file then save it as a "gdb" file etc for upload. My personal GPS is a Vista HCx and I can transfer files between them in need (via G7towin). The menu system is easy to use.
Controls, Menu system, Accuracy
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