The GPSMAP 62sc has been replaced by the GPSMAP 64 st. More detail on the new version is included below.Check out our complete Handheld GPS Review to compare all of the models tested.
This is the most accurate and most reliable GPS unit we've tested. Its large external antenna locked on our position faster and plotted slightly more accurate locations than other units tested. In below freezing conditions its push buttons are far more dependable than a touchscreen. The 62sc is our favorite GPS for cold weather applications that demand the greatest accuracy. We recommend it to mountaineers, boaters that wear gloves, and those that do a lot of navigation in low visibility conditions. However, for most activities our testers prefer the Garmin Oregon 600, which is easier to use, has a much better screen, and weighs significantly less. The Garmin eTrex 20 is our top choice for weight conscious applications such as backpacking.