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Outdoor GPS Shop – The experts view
The Garmin GPSMAP64sx is a great budget button GPS unit from Garmin.
It is an updated version of the Garmin GPSMAP64s but sadly it does not come with any base maps as standard, this is why here at the Outdoor GPS Shop we sell it with OSM UK and Ireland (very similar to the Garmin Topo Active mapping) so you can have a good usable GPS unit for not a massive amount of money.
It comes with a built-in electronic compass; this gives you far greater accuracy at small movements and it also has an altimeter that works from the air pressure (giving you improved accuracy).
If you can afford it with the 1:50k Topo Great Britain Pro map card it is a great addition as you then get full GB Ordnance Survey maps on this unit.
Explore the world with reliable navigation in hand
- Rugged and water-resistant design with button operation and a 2.6″ sunlight-readable colour display
- Know where you’re at with a high-sensitivity receiver with quad helix antenna and multi-GNSS support (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo), and 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter available on GPSMAP 64sx models
- Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth® and ANT+® technology available on GPSMAP 64sx models
- Battery life: up to 16 hours in GPS mode
Navigate your next adventure with the GPSMAP 64sx handheld navigator series. Whether you’re hiking, cycling, geocaching or climbing, you are free to explore more with the best-in-class Garmin handheld navigation in the palm of your hand. And the series now has multi-GNSS support, too.
Keep your Fix
With its quad helix antenna, high-sensitivity receiver and multiple global navigation systems support (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo), the GPSMAP 64sx series locates your position quickly and precisely, and maintains its location in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
With 8 GB of onboard memory and a microSD™ card slot for expandable storage, you can conveniently download even more maps.
The GPSMAP 64sx series also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required) that lets you load satellite images and integrate them with your maps.
GPSMAP 64sx handhelds let you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible devices. Your friends can enjoy your favourite hike or cache without waiting for you to plug in to your computer; simply press “send” to transfer your information to another Garmin handheld.
With smart notifications, you can wirelessly receive emails, texts and alerts from your compatible device. Stay connected without having to dig into your backpack for your smartphone.
The GPSMAP 64sx series features paperless geocaching. Upload GPX files straight to your device, and view key information such as location, terrain and hints from Geocaching.com.
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Unit only, with OSM UK and Ireland, with Birdseye Voucher (25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps), with TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k
|PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS||6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm|
|DISPLAY SIZE||3.6 x 5.5 cm; 2.6″ diag (6.6 cm)|
|DISPLAY RESOLUTION||160 x 240 pixels|
|DISPLAY TYPE||Transflective, 65K colour TFT|
|WEIGHT||230 g with batteries|
|BATTERY||2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended|
|BATTERY LIFE||16 hours|
|INTERFACE||High-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible|
Maps & memory
|ABILITY TO ADD MAPS|
|STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY||microSD™ card (not included)|
|TRACK LOG||10,000 points, 200 saved tracks|
|COMPASS||Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)|
Outdoor recreation features
|AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS)||Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)|
|CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE|
|SUN AND MOON INFORMATION|
|GARMIN CONNECT™ COMPATIBLE (ONLINE COMMUNITY WHERE YOU ANALYSE, CATEGORISE AND SHARE DATA)|
1. What are each of the map options available with this unit?
– GPS Unit Only
The map page will be blank on this unit unless you put a map card in the unit, or you download some mapping using a Birdseye Plus voucher.
If you already have an Ordnance Survey map card (micro SD) from another Garmin GPS, you could put it in this unit.
– Garmin OSM Maps
OSM mapping is a proper digital map, as you zoom in you get more info and as you zoom out you get less BUT it is not an Ordnance Survey maps, therefore it does not differentiate between Bridleways and Footpaths, it just marks them as paths.
It covers UK and Ireland.
– With Birdseye PLUS Voucher (25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps)
You activate the map credit against your Garmin account and then once you have this map credit in place you have one year to download your 25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps.
25,000 sq km is larger than the size of Wales and the area you choose can be split (i.e. you can choose areas from all over the country).
Don’t worry, if you buy the unit from Outdoor GPS Shop you will get a step by step guide of how to download this mapping.
– With TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k
This is full GB at 1:50k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit.
The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).
Outside National Parks the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.
Don’t worry, here at the Outdoor GPS Shop we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.
2. Does this unit come with batteries?
No, but it just requires x2 AA batteries. We would recommend some good quality rechargeable batteries, as it will use a set every day.
3. What is the difference between the GPSMap 64x and 64sx?
The GPSMap 64sx includes a barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass and wireless connectivity.
Only From Us
- Unit set up by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team.
- Receive the Outdoor GPS Shop quick start guide, unit specific. Written in-house for you by one of the Outdoor GPS Shop team.
This product is posted out using Royal Mail Special delivery which is guaranteed next working day delivery (before 13.00).
Any order placed online before 11.30 am will be despatched the same working day.
In the box
- GPSMAP 64sx
- Charging/data cable