GPSMAP® 62sc

Part Number: 010-00868-20
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Overview

GPSMAP 62sc handheld navigator features a 3-axis tilt-compensated compass, a barometric altimeter, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with photo navigation, and support for Custom Maps and BirdsEye Satellite imagery (subscription required). Rugged and waterproof, GPSMAP 62sc employs a quad helix antenna for unparalleled reception, has a high-speed USB connection and connects wirelessly to compatible handheld devices.

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Get Your Bearings

GPSMAP 62sc has a built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass, which shows your heading even when you’re standing still, without holding it level. Its barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude, and you can even use it to plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.

Share Wirelessly

With GPSMAP 62sc, you can share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible devices. Your friends can enjoy your favorite hike or cache — simply press “send” to transfer your information.

Document Your Journey

With GPSMAP 62sc's built-in 5 megapixel autofocus camera, you'll be able to capture the highlights of your outings. Each photo is automatically geotagged with the location of where it was taken, allowing you — or those you share your photos with — to easily navigate back to that spot in the future.

Keep Your Fix

With its quad helix antenna and high-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® satellite prediction, GPSMAP 62sc locates your position quickly and precisely and maintains its GPS location even in heavy cover and deep canyons. The advantage is clear — whether you’re in deep woods or just near tall buildings and trees, you can count on GPSMAP 62sc to help you find your way when you need it the most.

BirdsEye satellite image

Add Maps

A worldwide basemap with shaded relief comes installed, but adding even more maps is easy thanks to our array of detailed topographic, marine and road options. With 3.5 GB of onboard memory, you can conveniently download 24K and 100K TOPO U.S. maps and hit the trail, plug in BlueChart® g2 preloaded cards for a great day on the water or City Navigator NT® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads (see maps tab for compatible maps). GPSMAP 62sc also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. In addition, the 62sc is compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device.

Get Connected

You've been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyze your activities. With a simple connection to your computer and to the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect™. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google™ Earth. Explore other routes uploaded by millions of Garmin Connect users and share your experiences on Twitter® and Facebook®. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore and share.

Find Fun

GPSMAP 62sc supports geocaching GPX files for downloading geocaches and details straight to your unit. The device stores and displays key information, including location, terrain, difficulty, hints and descriptions, which means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts! Simply upload the GPX file to your unit and start hunting for caches. Slim and lightweight, 62sc is the perfect companion for all your outdoor pursuits. Visit OpenCaching.com to start your geocaching adventure.

Plan Your Next Trip

Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Specs

Physical & Performance:

Physical dimensions 2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 160 x 240 pixels
Display type transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight 9.3 oz (262.1 g) with batteries
Battery 2 AA NiMH batteries (included)
Battery life 16 hours (2 AA batteries)
Water rating IPX7
Floats No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Interface high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible

Maps & Memory:

Basemap Yes
Preloaded maps no
Ability to add maps Yes
Built-in memory 3.5 GB
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000
Routes 200
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Features & Benefits:

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Touchscreen No
Barometric altimeter Yes
Camera yes (5 megapixel with autofocus; automatic geo-tagging)
Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatible Yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Sun and moon information Yes
Tide tables Yes (with optional Bluechart)
Area calculation Yes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units) Yes
Picture viewer Yes
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes

In the Box

  • GPSMAP 62sc
  • Carabiner clip
  • 2 AA NiMH batteries
  • Battery charger
  • USB cable
  • Quickstart Guide

Maps

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