Garmin GPSMAP 76S
The Garmin 62s is great for navigating the outdoors.
Price Paid: About $400 CAN
The Garmin 62s is great for navigating the outdoors. It works far better than the my previous Garmin 76s which would lose its signal under the canopy of the trees.
The 62s is very powerful, capable of pulling in a signal even when confined to my office. Outside it has no problems at all locating satellites exceptionally fast. The controls are very simple and user friendly, yet does a variety of necessary functions. For mapping, the area calculator is great and does a fine job.
The best thing of all is its performance in the cold. I have hung this little instrument, by its convenient carabiner, from my snow machine when route finding and it is always able to show me where I am. Unlike the 76s which would not function in the cold.
It was expensive, but for its cold tolerance alone it is well worth the money.
I got this from the in-laws at Christmas last year.
I got this from the in-laws at Christmas last year. This is a neat gadget that is user-friendly. It has helped me out several times. I elk hunt here in Colorado and it is easy to get turned around. Some GPS units are too complicated. This one is not, and works well. Highly recommend it.