Next to an analog compass, the Garmin GPSMAP 66 and by extension the whole GPSMAP series is a fundamental piece of equipment for every outdoor enthousiast. The 66 being the latest flagship model model but even the 64 and 62 models are still as useful as the latest model. Specs vary a little bit but the basic functionality is as solid as a rock. The only reason I upgraded my 64 is for the bigger screen and syncing over Wifi. But i’ll get to that later.
This is a must have device in your EDC pack. I use it on hikes, long vacations, city trips, business trips, adventures, … I often even carry it on a day day base to remember places and locations. I hear you thinking why don’t you use your smartphone for that… True, but since I keep track of everything in Basecamp, it’s just a simple sync and everything is where I want it. From the smartphone I have to convert the GPS coordinates from degrees to UTM and then manually create an waypoint in Basecamp and with the right batteries the GPSMAP will outlast your smartphone! But we are running ahead of things, that’s for later, back to the beginning.Continue reading “Garmin GPSMAP 66”