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Find the perfect Garmin device for every situation. The world-renowned manufacturer of navigation devices also offers accessories for its devices in addition to GPS trackers.
What devices and accessories are there?
Garmin (actually "Garmin Ltd.") is known to most people for their car navigation devices. However, in addition to these, the manufacturer also offers a number of devices for outdoor enthusiasts. From the small and light GPS sports watch to the dedicated GPS tracker, there are many different device types and equipment variants. A popular model is the Garmin 62s.
The American company was founded in 1989 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. However, it is produced in Kansas and Taiwan. Incidentally, the name is made up of the initials of the two founders, Gary Burrell and Min Kao.
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How do the device classes differ?
There are different classes of Garmin devices:
- Mobile phone and vehicle/pedestrian/flight navigation
- Outdoor navigation
- Nautical equipment, ship navigation
- Cycling computer
What are the biggest detail differences?
Some devices have a color display, while others are purely designed to display maps using a simple grayscale LCD. Of course, both variants have advantages and disadvantages, because a (high-resolution) color display unfortunately also requires more power. On the other hand, the energy-saving B/W displays cannot provide such a fine display however work longer with one battery charge.
What about the map material for the devices?
Many handheld devices, regardless of the manufacturer, are supplied with a basic set of map material. This includes a lot of the basics of roads for the most important/largest cities, so you can usually get started right away. If you want a higher resolution of an area, e.g. B. needed on vacation, you usually have to purchase an additional card area from the manufacturer. The areas are usually separated by continents.