Garmin GPSMAP 64st, TOPO. 100K with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
Garmin is a leading brand when it comes to GPS devices and this device is geared for those who the outdoors means, well, the real outdoors. The Garmin GPSMAP 64st has a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiving in conjunction with a quad-helix antenna which keeps your coordinates while hiking through deep cover and valleys. The 250, 000 Preloaded Worldwide Geocaches and ability to support additional mapping means this unit is not for the average user. It is Garmin’s answer to outdoor enthusiasts. In a world dominated by constantly developing technology, the GPSMAP 64 comes with some pretty amazing functions that not only make it desirable but also essential.
If you prefer buttons to touch screen then this GPS is the top pick for reliability and the technology is by far the best of the buttoned devices. The handheld Garmin GPSMAP 64 is lightweight and portable. It weighs in at 9.3oz/ 263g including battery and measures 3.6×6.1×16.0cm/ 1.4×2.4×3.3in and is facilitated by an IPX7 waterproof rating. The water rating makes it perfect for not just land but water-based activities too.
The handheld Garmin GPSMAP 64st has a display that is 6.6cm/ 2.6in diagonally and offers a 65-K colour TFT. To make it more appealing, it has inbuilt 4GB memory and is USB, NMEA 0183 compatible. You can calculate the area with customizable map options, automatic routing and it stores up to 5,000-waypoints and 200 routes. A bonus feature is the ability to add other maps that do not come already installed on the device. Also, daily updates on information about the sun and the moon are available.
The Garmin GPSMAP 64st comes with the sought after GPS/GLONASS Quad Helix Antenna. This feature gives the GPSMAP 64 units the ability to connect with GLONASS and GPS simultaneously. As a result, the high-sensitivity GPS feature is enhanced and all 24 satellites unlocked. The unit functions efficiently and delivers results in a short space of time. The unit can operate dual battery system. The portable Garmin GPSMAP 64 houses 2x AA batteries providing a long-lasting 16-hour battery life.
With a permanent Geocache system, the GPSMAP 64 allows you to select from over 250,000 preloaded geocaches. The geocaches have supporting descriptions to give hints on the direction to take. Thus, purchasing this unit not only offers navigation but also provides full geocaching ability. There is also an extensive Mapping system in these machines. The Garmin GPSMAP 64 units comes with preloaded maps. However, the extensive map support feature is supported by the memory expansion. A microSD card slot and internal memory work together to accommodate existing maps and make room for new ones. There is an option to subscribe for the City Navigator NT, TOPO 24K, BirdsEye and BlueChart satellite imagery.
With an average-sized screen and waterproof feature, the GPSMAP 64 is ideal for basically every outdoor activity. We think it is best for geocaching, fishing, hiking, trekking, backpacking and hunting activities. Pretty much anything that involves out of the city and into nature. If you intend to go out for rugged outdoor activities, then this is your companion.
This particular unit goes over and beyond the basic handheld GPS functions. There is an in-built LiveTrack app. Using LiveTrack, you can connect your device to any other as long as it also has the LiveTrack app. So, goodbye to getting lost or hiking alone. LiveTrack enables users to keep in touch with their family and friends in real time. Additionally, the 250,000 geocaches supported by Geocaching (meaning they are always up to date), will eliminate the process of manually entering coordinates as well as the need to print out the geocache information. With the microSD slot supporting the huge 4GB internal memory, there is no need to decide what to keep or delete. This surely makes outdoor adventures more adventurous. The sunlight-readable 2.6-inch colour display makes it possible to use the device every day, any time. Moreover, because the units come with a dual battery system, being stranded is out of the question. The primary battery has a 16-hour lifespan. Following which the NiMH backup can be used and recharged while inside the device.
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With the Garmin GPSMAP 64st as your companion, you will be able to create, save and share your journey’s waypoints, tracks, routes, and geocaches with family, friends, and fellow adventurers. With Bluetooth and ANT+ wireless connectivity, it can also function as a health and activity tracker. The only downside is that the GPSMAP 64st does not have an emergency locator beacon but then again, for this price range, we think this unit is impressive and would recommend it to anyone looking for adventure and requires a reliable and sturdy GPS tracker.