Garmin rambles on with GPSMAP 62 navigator range

Garmin has just announced the launch of the GPSMAP 62 series of rugged handheld GPS devices. The news is sure to get all would-be adventurers hot under the collar, but somehow we can't see the more hardcore walkers/ramblers giving up their OS maps just yet.

The range is divided up into the GPSMAP 62, the GPSMAP 62s and the premium GPSMAP 62st. All the devices get a 2.6-inch sunlight-readable colour display, up to 20 hours battery life and quad helix antennas for decent reception.

With the 62s you'll get a 3-axis tilt-compensated electronic compass and wireless connectivity enabling you to share routes and tracks between other compatible Garmin handhelds, as well as a barometric altimeter.

Meanwhile the 62st adds 1:100,000 scale recreational mapping with street-level detail, land use descriptions of 33 countries across Europe and a POI search by name or proximity.

All are waterproof and prices will start from £259.99.