I upgraded from my old Garmin 62s to the 64s. I really do like it. Signal wise, it’s not quite as good as the old trusty 60csx, but there are other features that make up for that.
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 60csx. I just came across the Garmin 62S now.
Well I had an [Earthmate PN-40 “Delorme PN-40](http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FVLTNA?ie=UTF8&tag=deth&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001FVLTNA">DeLorme “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 write up 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.