Archive for May, 2011

My Review of Garmin GPSMAP 62S GPS

May 24, 2011

Originally submitted at REI

The robust Garmin GPSMAP 62s offers all the features of the GPSMAP 62, plus a compass, barometric altimeter and wireless connection to other compatible Garmin units.

Ant-s or No ANTs?

By cactusmitch from Flagstaff, AZ on 5/24/2011


3out of 5

Describe Yourself: Advanced

Some GPS stuff I know about: DeLorem, the dongle, Magellan, WALL mart dash mount, POI factory, Google Maps, LG Ally Android phone, Garmin Forerunner 305.

ANT is one of the short range wireless protocols being introduced. I have a Chirp on order from REI for just under $20 and will need to program it before leaving it on the trail somewhere. An open source “Chirp” like thing is what I want, but until then,,, why can’t I have the sales info like specs tell me which models are ANT enabled?

Garmin does aircraft and other big money stuff and has a reputation for not really helping their rec. customers that much. Shame!