The specification for the features and functions of the Garmin GPSMAP 62St Handheld GPS Navigator sound quite impressive. It has the ability to display 100k topographic data for the U.S. and worldwide basemap via a 160×240 pixel, 2.6 inch, sunlight-readable colour screen and can connect to other devices either wirelessly or via the the high-speed USB connection.
This Garmin GPS product sounds like it will be fast, helpful and reliable but what do real users think?
Most reviewers were well-pleased with their purchase of the Garmin Montana 650t handheld GPS. One reviewer, who gave the locating and mapping device a five-star rating, said that the Montana was the best GPS he had ever owned. He said that by owning the device, he saved a lot of time while on the trail or in traffic.
Still yet another reviewer who gave the Garmin Montana high marks liked the touchscreen on the device, which was much easier to read than previous Garmin units. He said he especially liked the dual battery option, which enables you to use a rechargeable battery or alkaline AA batteries. He said, overall, that the Garmin Montana 650t handheld GPS was a superlative product.
A reviewer who shared a negative comment said he did not like the Garmin 450 GPS as it consumed more energy and therefore used up batteries much more quickly than other GPS units, even those under the Garmin brand. Although he did not like this particular model, he did like another Garmin handheld GPS, which he felt was a far better choice. He said that the Garmin Oregon 450 handheld GPS was also difficult to read in bright sunlight.
However, those comments could easily be set aside when you review the comments made by people who liked the navigator. For example, a positive reviewer said that he bought the Garmin Oregon 450 handheld GPS navigator so he and his six-year-old could take part in geocaching activities. He liked the accuracy of the Oregon 450, which he said gets you to where you are going with the utmost precision.
Reviews of the Magellan eXplorist 610 handheld GPS were, for the most part, positive with a few negative comments thrown into the mix. One positive reviewer, typical of many of the positive commenters, said that he was exceptionally pleased with his purchase. He commented that he was impressed by the mapping capabilities of the GPS, especially when he could readily access detailed maps of hiking trails in his area.
In addition, he found that the camera on the unit operated well and produced good images. He liked using the camera while hiking as well as for geocaching activities. He raved about the accuracy of the unit and liked the menu, which made navigating on the touch screen a breeze. He said that he definitely would recommend the unit to anyone who wanted a reliable handheld GPS with enhanced features.
Best Handheld GPS Reviews – Finding your way around in the Great Outdoors just got a lot easier, thanks to the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 handheld GPS navigator. This GPS device features a barometric altimeter so you know how high or low you are climbing on various types of topography.
In addition, the DeLorme Earthmate PN-60 handheld GPS pinpoints your direction by way of a 3 axis electronic compass, which works notably well whether you are standing still or moving over a rocky terrain. You will like the picture and map selections and the fact that this GPS is designed with 3.5 GB of available memory.
Best Handheld GPS Reviews – Of the almost 650 reviews, most consumers gave the Garmin 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator Four and Five-Star Ratings…
This GPS device is indeed a popular choice among people who like to spend time in the great outdoors as most reviewers, many outdoor enthusiasts, gave this product a four or five-star rating. Most of the reviewers were pleased with their purchase and sprinkled their reviews with such exclamatory comments as “Great Unit!” “Nothing Comes Close!” and “Works Great!”
One reviewer, who gave the Garmin 60CSx handheld GPS a 5-star rating, said he really liked the unit and did not have any complaints. He said, of the complaints he saw, he thought the issues were minor, if not trivial.