Garmin GPSMAP 62sc and 62stc; Updated Handhelds
Garmin is unleashing the hounds this week with several outdoor announcements that update much of the handheld line. The new GPSMAP 62sc and 62stc both come with a 5-megapixel camera that geotags the pictures for you every time you snap one. They come with a 2.6-inch color display that is not touchscreen, offering easy sunlight readability, while still boasting 16-hour battery life. both come with integrated electronic compass and a barometric altimeter.
Garmin laid out the surnames for us; "s" for sensors - the added 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and altimeter, the "c" for camera and the 't" for topographical maps that come pre-loaded. Those TOPO maps by the way offer 3D digital elevation model (DEM) data, allowing you to see what elevation changes lie ahead on your route.
Both the GPSMAP 62sc and 62stc come with wireless ANT+ sharing, which allows you to send other similarly equipped models tracks, routes, waypoints and geocaches. It's a great feature when you can pre-plan a route, show up to the trailhead and share all of the day's hike detail in under a minute.
The GPSMAP 62sc is listed at $499, while the GPSMAP 62stc is listed at $599.
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Posted by Scott Martin at June 3, 2011 3:54 PM