Garmin GPSMAP 62 series waterproof Outdoor Handheld
Garmin unveils the GPSMAP 62 series of rugged outdoor handheld devices, an updated of their GPSMAP 60 series product line beloved by hunters, hikers and geocachers. The new GPS offers 2.6-inch sunlight-readable color display, up to 20 hours of battery life and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix and quad helix antenna.
The GPSMAP 62 series will be offered in three models, the basic GPSMAP 62 includes a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, the GPSMAP 62s adds a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, barometric altimeter and wireless connectivity for sharing routes, tracks, waypoints and geocaches between other compatible Garmin handhelds. The GPSMAP 62st comes 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. “
“The GPSMAP 60 series has been one of our most popular product lines, and the new GPSMAP 62 series improves the form and functionality to make a best-in-class device even better,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Whether you’ve been using Garmin for years or are buying your first handheld, GPSMAP 62 is ideal as it combines our new breakthroughs in outdoor recreation technology with the comfortable feel of an old favorite.”
The price of new models is still unknown.