I had a garmin 62s which I liked but it seemed to be a bit of a step down from the older 60csxs in regards to satellite reception and accuracy. It wasn’t old etrex bad but it wasn’t up there with the 60csx. The 64s seems to be close to if not on par with the 60scx though The Nice thing with the newer ones its they can have the entire cache page on the device including some logs.
I really haven’t paid much attention to GPSrs recently since we haven’t really been getting out to geocache much. That will change in a couple of years but it just makes sense tow wait until we have a reliable vehicle to get out caching often since by that time there will likely be newer models if we want to upgrade our old Garmin 60csxs. I just came across the Garmin 62S now.
Well I had an Earthmate PN-40 “Delorme PN-40 which I liked a lot. It had good accuracy from what I could tell but I never really got the chance to use it. The first time I got very short battery life. I returned it and they repaired it. The second time I got it back and it just didn’t power on. Then I received it again and If I had to guess I put the batteries in backwards and it didn’t work.
Garmin’s customer support rocks. My 60csx was 2 years old and for no reason wouldn’t acquire satellites. We were on our way to Philly to visit my family when this happened and it was during vacation so it cut down on our geocaching but this stuff happens. On our way down the turnpike I thought many times of throwing the GPS out the window but didn’t I left it sit at the window all night and still had a blank satellite screen in the morning.
I just saw that Garmin is releasing a new gps. From what I read they may have actually improved over the 60csx. I think I will be getting on as soon as I can. I’m looking forward to playing with it. The best thing about it is the fact that it seems to support paperless caching better by having the cache writeup and previous logs right on the gps. That means we wouldn’t have to use the ipaq for caching which would be a good thing since Molly has a habit of letting the battery die completely in it.
I’ve been reading about the new Delorme PN-20 gps. It looks pretty interesting. It comes with Delorme’s USA Topo 6.0. The gps can show aerial photos too. Just seems real interesting to me. The couple of reviews I’ve read on it say it isn’t perfect but at least they’re adding something a bit different. I hope this becomes the norm by the time I need a new gps.