REI has the Garmin GPSMAP 62S GPS on sale for $279.99 through May 30. This is a great price, a full $70 lower than the best deal we’ve seen before. Don’t let that end date fool you though; the last time they had a great sale (on the Oregon 450), they sold out.
The 62s has become my favorite unit, and I’m not quite sure why. Probably a mixture of how it feels in my hand, ease of accessing menu functions, visibility, and plain old nostalgia for the 60 series form factor. Whatever it is, my Oregon 450 often just sits on the shelf.
If the Verizon coverage maps are correct, I’m going to be incommunicado for much of the next few days, and won’t be responding to questions and comments in a timely manner, but here are a few resources that should help you decide whether or not to pull the trigger:
- Garmin GPSMAP 62s review
- Five reasons to upgrade your Garmin handheld
- Garmin GPSMAP 62s or Oregon 450?
- Garmin handheld GPS comparison chart
- Compare at Amazon
P.S. – They have a few other GPS receivers on sale too.