Product Comparison: Garmin GPSMAP 64 vs Garmin GPSMAP 64s


General Specifications
About the Product
GPSMAP 64 features a 2.6" sunlight-readable color screen that supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required) and Garmin Custom Maps. Rugged and water resistant, GPSMAP 64 uses a quad helix antenna for superior reception.
Sleek, rugged, high-performance handheld GPSMAP 64s features a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable color screen and a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver with a quad helix antenna for superior reception. GPSMAP 64s includes a 3-axis electronic compass with barometric altimeter, wireless connectivity and a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
Brand
Garmin
Garmin
Model
GPSMAP 64
GPSMAP 64s
Origin
USA
USA
Key Specs
Type Of Tracking
GPS / GLONASS
GPS / GLONASS
Sensors
Barometric altimeter, Compass
Barometric altimeter, Compass
Screen
2.6" TFT color display
1.43 x 2.15 TFT color display
Messaging
2-Way
2-Way
SOS Button
No
No
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Garmin GPSMAP 64 Worldwide with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • It's a gps and if it has a signal, it can sort of tell you where you're located (fyi, my phone is more accurate).
  • This GPS seems to have no problem picking up a signal under the trees, though it is winter, so the foliage is a little thinner but not like in temperate climates.
  • The GPS showed the trail ! So I just followed.the highlighted trial on the GPS for the next 3 miles threw several more river crossings and no visible trail until it came out on a camping aria, also marked on the GPS.
  • This thing is nearly worthless. I needed it for a hike into a remote area with no cell signal and I wanted a secondary gps unit in case we were lost.
  • It lost the satellite signal so many times on the trail, that I ended up using my GPS in my phone.
Garmin GPSMAP 64s Worldwide with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • The new quad helix antenna allows you to get a very swift fix on your position by utilizing signals from not only GPS but also from the GLONASS satellite constellation.
  • No Cons to this unit. the 64st is perfect for what I needed a GPS to do and then some.
  • Picks up GPS and Glonass signals indoors and at half strength in a commercial airliner.
  • Love how quick it acquires signal.
  • I don't recommend the 64s model without topographic maps.
Size & Weight
Height
6.3 in.
6.3 in.
Width
2.4 in.
2.4 in.
Depth
1.4 in.
1.4 in.
Weight
8.1 oz.
8.1 oz.
Map Features
Preloaded Maps
Basemap
Basemap
Map Coverage Area
USA
USA
Map Updates
SD Card
SD Card
3D-Map View
Yes
Yes
Other Functions
Waypoints/favorites/locations 5000, Routes - 200, Track log - 10000 points, 200 saved tracks, Custom maps compatible, Automatic routing
Waypoints/favorites/locations - 5000, Routes - 200, Track log - 10000 points, 200 saved tracks, Custom maps compatible
What customers say about "Map Features"
Garmin GPSMAP 64 Worldwide with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • The apps uses very detailed 10 ft elevation change USGS maps overlayed over your position.
  • The built-in map is much more detailed than the one that comes with the 60CSx. When you are on a hike and you come to a road-- even a back-country dirt road, the 64st will likely be able to tell you the name of the road.
  • The topographical maps on GPS File Depot were better than the maps that Garmin had on their servers. My suggestion to Garmin is to turn down the Nirvana, MC Hammer, and Vanilla Ice, look out your window and realize we are almost to 2020.
  • Love how quick it acquires signal. My only complaint is the topo map. GARMIN real gives you the finger with there top maps.
  • Downloading maps feels like it's stuck in 1995. I mean seriously, your application design looks like Bill Gates did it for Windows 95.
Garmin GPSMAP 64s Worldwide with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • There are some good things about the 64st. The built-in map is much more detailed than the one that comes with the 60CSx.
  • The updated maps are very nice and useful and I find it works great.
  • The birdseye and the topo maps are very helpful and easy to use and the basecamp program it all syncs up to on the computer works great.
  • I recently took it hiking through the mountains of Eastern Europe, and with it loaded with free maps from Open Street Maps I never once questioned my location.
  • Very dated interface, and map acquisition.
Features
Compatibility
PC
iOS, PC
Interfaces
USB, NMEA 0183 compatible
Bluetooth, SD Card slot, NMEA 0183 compatible
Battery Life
16 hours
16 hours
Internal Memory
4 GB
4 GB
Power Source
2 AA batteries
2 AA batteries
Protection
IPX-7 Waterproof
IPX-7 Waterproof
Accessories Included
USB cable, Lanyard
1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription, Carabiner clip, USB cable
Extras
Area calculation, Geocaching-friendly, Hunt/fish calendar, Sun and moon information, Picture viewer
Area calculation, Automatic routing, Hunt/fish calendar, Sun and moon information, Picture viewer
What customers say about "Features"
Garmin GPSMAP 64 Worldwide with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • Only feature I haven't tested is the waterproof claim I'm sure it is it seems sealed up expect it to perform.
  • Overall, the unit has been very reliable, the battery use is really not that bad especially given the features of the unit. If I use the unit for 9 hours a day straight without turning it off only using two typical AA batteries I can easily get three to four days out of the batteries.
  • The battery lasted the entire 5 days and held up to the non-stop rain with no issues. Defently get one if you are a hiker !
  • The battery life is horrible. Even after setting the device for maximum battery life and turning it off overnight, I awaken to find what were brand new AA alkaline batteries, nearly dead.
  • Compared to previous models the battery life is rather short. This can be mitigated by turning off GLONASS and WAAS reception, as well as turning down the back lighting. Throw and extra set of AA's in your pack as a contingency.
Garmin GPSMAP 64s Worldwide with High-Sensitivity GPS and GLONASS Receiver
  • The battery lasted the entire 5 days and held up to the non-stop rain with no issues. Defently get one if you are a hiker!
  • Intuitive for the most part if you have owned a Garmin in the past and would be simple for a new user to get up and running fast.
  • This little gps took a serious beating that day. Despite the beating, it still functioned just fine.
  • Built-in Bluetooth connectivity also seemed interesting and possibly useful.
  • My GPS was about 2 years old and developed a problem with the screen.
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE, FCC
CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
249.99 $
299.99 $


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