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The newly designed GPSMAP 62s is a remake of the venerable 60 series featuring a faster chipset and totally redesigned software. Major new features of interest to bikepackers are the track manager (much easier uploading of routes), custom raster maps and new track following software. In general the unit is easier to use and runs faster than the older 60 series (or VistaHCx line).
The 62 series comes in various flavors: 62, 62s, 62st, 62sc, 62stc. Here’s what the abbreviations mean: s = adds sensors (electronic compass and altimeter). c = adds 5MP digital camera. t = adds pre-loaded topo maps.
Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 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: 9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries
Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life: 20 hours
Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
Ability to add maps: yes
Built-in memory: 1.7 GB
Accepts data cards: microSD™ card (not included)
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
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