Whether on a far-flung adventure or in your local patch of wilderness, the Garmin GPSMAP 64sc will help you get where you want to be – and capture images of what you find there. This handheld GPS unit is equipped with an eight megapixel autofocus camera that automatically geotags photos with coordinates.
The 2.6" screen lets you easily navigate through the unit's many features as well as its worldwide basemap with shaded relief and satellite photos. A 3-axis compass is built-in so you will always know your heading. An altimeter lets you know how far you are above sea level, and can help predict weather trends. The unit runs on two AA batteries or the included rechargeable NiMH pack.
Purchase of this unit also includes a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, which provides up-to-date aerial images of the terrain you are navigating, along with information on parking areas, trailheads, and campsites. These views are also useful for geocaching activities.
The GPSMAP 64sc utilizes both GPS and GLONASS satellites for quicker signal acquisition than GPS alone. The unit's built-in 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass shows your heading even while standing still, no matter how it is positioned. The integrated barometric altimeter lets you track changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude so you will know your distance from sea level. The altimeter also lets you plot barometric pressure over time, which can help you keep an eye on changing weather conditions.
The 64sc also features built-in paperless geocaching software, so you can transfer your data to your computer with the supplied USB cord or upload it onto the Web. The unit's screen displays key information, including location, terrain, cache difficulty rating, and hints and descriptions of hiding spots. All of this means no more manually entering coordinates and paper printouts for your geocaching hobby.
You can wirelessly share your waypoints, tracks, routes, and geocaches using the built-in Bluetooth connectivity with other Garmin devices. This unit also features ANT+ technology so your GPS can communicate with other compatible devices such as Garmin's VIRB, tempe, and heart rate monitors. Smart notifications let you receive emails, texts, and more, right on the screen from your iPhone 4s or later.
You can store up to 5,000 waypoints on the receiver's built-in memory as well as 10,000 track log points and 200 saved tracks. A microSD card slot lets you load TOPO 24K maps for hiking, Trailhead Series TOPO maps for famous trails, BlueChart g2 charts for boating, or City Navigator NT maps data for turn-by-turn routing on roads.