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Old 01-13-2014, 05:33 AM   #1
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Garmin GPSMAP 64 Series Thread

So this is why the 62 was being so deeply discounted recently:

Major updates:
  • iPhone connectivity
  • Rechargeable or AA battery system
  • Glonass
  • More internal memory

Introducing the GPSMAP 64 Series Updating Popular Outdoor Handheld

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"The GPSMAP 64 series boasts a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable transflective color display and a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with a quad helix antenna for superior reception. With the addition of GLONASS satellites, the time it takes for the receiver to “lock on” to a position is (on average) approximately 20 percent faster than using GPS alone. This allows users to get their position quickly and precisely even in heavy cover and deep canyon.

Additionally, the 64s adds wireless connectivity for data transfer between other compatible Garmin handhelds and mobile apps, and for Smart Notification technology. With this, users can receive emails, texts and alerts right on the device (when paired with an iPhone 4S and later). This allows users’ smartphones to be safely protected from the elements. "

"All of the devices in the GPSMAP 64 series have a unique dual-battery system, where both standard AA batteries and a rechargeable NiMH battery pack (sold separately) can be used. Plus, all of the GPSMAP 64 devices have internal memory (4GB for 64/64s and 8GB for 64st), and a microSD card slot to store additional data and maps. "

I have no idea yet if they've improved the electrical connection or are relying on mini-usb.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:49 PM   #2
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Gpscity shows the same car charger as the Oregon or Dakota... Would really be nice if it had a plug like to 60 series, but looking doubtful.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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Gpscity shows the same car charger as the Oregon or Dakota... Would really be nice if it had a plug like to 60 series, but looking doubtful.
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It looks identical in all other respects to the 62 series. It does have some interesting features, but it won't be of much use to bike riders.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:06 AM   #4
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Seems to be the same mini-usb connection again, to bad.

The live tracking is a nice feature though, wonder if they will add it to the Montana, Oregon series as well, probably needs a hw update as I don't think there is bt chips in them.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:43 PM   #5
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Very bizarre that Garmin would target this handheld for "Smart Notifications". I guess I'm just out-on-the-fringe but it seems to me that the logical place for this feature is with the On The Road units (or high-end handhelds - Montana/Monterra). Of course the Montana only has proprietary Bluetooth so pairing with an iPhone is out of the question.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:28 PM   #6
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Very bizarre that Garmin would ------- .
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Hi. Has anyone got any time using the gpsmap 64 yet?

I ordered the 64st the other day, and now i stumbled onto some rumors that unlocked city navigator will not run on the device… Guess i just have to wait and see, but any experience you have would be appreciated.
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That would surprise me very much. Where did you read this?


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Old 06-24-2014, 11:26 AM   #9
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That would surprise me very much. Where did you read this?


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There was one guy on gpsunderground… And some scattered info. I find it hard to get conclusive answers though. If this is the case, it would seem that garmin is once again making a desperate attempt to reduce piracy.
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What's the date on the GPSunderground post? Garmin did include some code in the previous to last update which checked for map validity but it caused problems with some legitimate maps, so the code was removed in a hastily released update.


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Old 06-25-2014, 10:45 AM   #11
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What's the date on the GPSunderground post? Garmin did include some code in the previous to last update which checked for map validity but it caused problems with some legitimate maps, so the code was removed in a hastily released update.


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Aha. I can´t remember the date…

Does not matter anyway as the device is in the mail already. Will just have to wait and see...
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So, what's the verdict? Is it working for you? There's been so little said about the 64.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:37 AM   #13
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So, what's the verdict? Is it working for you? There's been so little said about the 64.
If you look past the fact that borrowed CN maps will not work, it seems to be a good gps… Guess i have to survive using whatever free maps i can find, while the great guys of software hacking do their job :)
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If you look past the fact that pirated CN maps will not work, it seems to be a good gps… Guess i have to survive using whatever free maps i can find, while the great guys of software hacking do their job :)
Just a warning: you won't survive long here if you speak of pirated maps.
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Just a warning: you won't survive long here if you speak of pirated maps.
Noted… Edited my post. Do not see the big problem though…
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