Garmin Introduces the New Gpsmap 62 Series

With the GPSMap 62 series Garmin introduces the successor of the popular but device in the years outdoor GPS 60CSx. Of the envelope from the GPSMap 62 still strongly reminiscent his predecessor, technically a lot has changed but.

The GPSMap 62 series has a 2. 6″ large Transflective TFT display (non-touch screen) with a resolution of 160 x 240 pixels, which should be read particularly well in direct sunlight. The case is however not buoyant waterproof after IPX7 protection class.

Overall, the GPSMap 62 comes with 3 different models (62, 62 s and 62st) which in the technical equipment and the attached maps differ slightly series.

To the technical characteristics:

  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm
  • Screen: 2, 6″ (6.6 cm), 160 x 240 pixel resolution, transfelktiv, 65,000 colors, TFT
  • Weight: 260,1 g incl. batteries
  • Power supply: 2 AA batteries, NiMH, or lithium batteries are recommended
  • Duration: 20 hours
  • Waterproof after IPX7 protection class
  • Interface: USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
  • Internal memory: 1.7 GB models 62 and 62s, 500 MB for the 62st model
  • Memory cards: microSD models 62s and 62st (no card slot when the model 62)
  • Electronic compass: only for models 62s and 62st
  • Barometric altimeter: only for models 62s and 62st
  • Wireless data transfer from device to device: only for models 62s and 62st

The GPSMap is available in the United States from the 3rd quarter of 2010 and will cost between $350 and $550depending. A date or price for the market launch in Europe is not yet known.

For more information about the GPSMap 62 series there are on the website of Garmin and Garmin Blog.

Update : The GPSMap 62 is available now for around 280 euros, the GPSMap 62s available for 370 euros and the GPSMap 62st for 430 Euro at Amazon.de.