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Garmin - GPSMAP 64s 2.6" Handheld GPS with Built-in Bluetooth - Orange-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Only solid thing about this is it's GPS connection

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    Todd
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    I bought this to give me extra insurance when I'm off the grid away from reliable cell tower connections for navigation which it has. However, I'm not at all impressed with its usability. For just under half the price of a smartphone you don't get what you'd expect for the money. Smartphones' mapping features exceeds the Garmin GPSMAP by leaps and bounds. Google does a much better job with the visual usability of their map programs than Garmin does. Heck there are also several GPS snartphone apps that blow Garmin's stuff out of the water. In order to get satellite images of the maps onto the device you have to sign up for a subscription (which is free for the first year) then download it to your computer, then to your device. Then the resolution is meh. Also the user interface is clunky. Scrolling around the map is very clunky. Plus there are a lot of features I just can't find myself needing. I wish I could customize the menu option so I wouldn't have to needlessly scroll through the stuff I'll never need when accessing my maps. They have a feature where it connects to your phone but it's just to receive text messages. How about a way that let's my smartphone use the device's reliable GPS connection to power the navigation on the smartphone? I will say that the build of this device is solid for hiking, riding bikes, etc. off the beaten path. I also really appreciate how it just runs on a couple batteries for quite a while. But everything else falls short. I explored the option of getting a GPS extender for my smartphone like Dual Electronics XGPS150A Multipurpose Universal Bluetooth GPS Receiver with extra battery back up. But it came down to do I want the hassle of power management of my phone and GPS receiver when I'm off the grid for multiple days or do I deal with the hassle with the mediocre Garmin? I obviously chose the latter but I'm still not sure if that was the best option.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Hi Todd,

      Thank you for your review and sorry to hear about your issue with the GPSMAP 64s. You can customize the main menu on this device. Below is a link on how to customize the main menu on the GPSMAP 64s.

      https://www8.garmin.com/manuals/webhelp/gpsmap64/EN-US/GUID-15DBBD27-F3BC-4C6C-91A0-24E1F826E4AB.html

      Thanks
      Chris Garmin

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor manual

    Posted
    Dtwo
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    The unit itself is fine but to figure it out one would need a constructive owners manual not the 10 page one furnished with the unit. To save on paper Garmin chose to include a manual that does not aid a new user to work this nicer GPS to its best. I have three other Garmin GPS and they came with a REAL instruction manual . A sad explanation of selling a worthwhile piece of equipment with a really sad aid to using it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and accurate

    Posted
    Drysky
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    I use the Garmin 64s primarily for off trail navigation and it has not failed me. I have always been a map and compass guy and still am, but I find I use the Garmin more and more. Very happy with the 64S.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good signal

    Posted
    Jimbo
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    Good signal in the trees, compass works better than my cellphone. Interface is a little odd at first, touchscreen would be nice, but it's a huge price jump. Would definitely buy again at this price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and easy to use!

    Posted
    TheGriffen
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    Love using it for geocaching only bummer is Garmin charges extra for topo maps when I thought it would already be installed. Misleading label on box Hmmm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid GPS

    Posted
    BAAB
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    Replacing a GPSMAP 62s, I have had for 7years. Similar operation, but several new improvements GLONAS, more memory, etc. I use mainly for hiking and geocaching

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Old Technology

    Posted
    MrB80
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    The technology is not as modern as I hoped. The graphics are very basic and doesn’t allow for satellite picture overlays.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

    Posted
    Arthur
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    This is my first ever real GPS, and it is awesome! Very simple and straight forward to use and I love how it comes with Birds Eye for a Year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great handheld GPS for Geochaching

    Posted
    Iyetlth
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    I bought this to go gold detecting in Arizona using TOPO24 maps but with its built in features it makes a great little hand held for geocaching using GPS

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great so far

    Posted
    Soilderboy
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    Works great so far testing in my neighborhood. Here in a month I'll test it out while training in the desert and can give better review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Garmin

    Posted
    TomH
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    The Garmin - GPSMAP 64s 2.6" Handheld GPS with Built-in Bluetooth - Orange is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great GPS

    Posted
    Nstuckart3
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    Can't wait for hunting season to really see what this GPS is capable of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact and easy to use

    Posted
    Baloo
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    Good size and easy to use. Very similar to older models

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    southflorida
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    I bought this product to do some measuring for appraisals. It does the job!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loved it

    Posted
    IgorD
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    Even better than the previous (excellent version).

    I would recommend this to a friend