Garmin GPSMAP 62stc vs Oregon 650t

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A product comparison between Garmin GPSMAP 62stc vs Oregon 650t handheld GPS. Comparing differences and similarities between the two Garmin.

Note: This comparison by GPSCompared is a basic guide based on published specifications and features at Garmin official website. And by no means that this comparison is definitive. There might be other similarities and differences which are not covered here.

Garmin Handhelds GPS
Garmin GPSMAP 62stcGarmin Oregon 650t
Models
Garmin GPSMAP 62stc
Garmin Oregon 650t
Garmin Oregon 650t
Introduction DateGarmin GPSMAP 62stc model was announced by Garmin’s on June 2, 2010
(It was part of Garmin GPSMAP 62 series, the series that was first introduced by Garmin on June 2, 2010)
Garmin Oregon 650t was announced by Garmin on January 7, 2013
View the product availability and current price from AmazonGarmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld NavigatorGarmin Oregon 650t 3-Inch Handheld GPS with 8MP Digital Camera (US Topographic Maps)
What's Difference
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)2.4" x 4.5" x 1.3" (6.1 x 11.4 x 3.3 cm)
Display size, WxH:1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)1.5"W x 2.5"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH:160 x 240 pixels240 x 400 pixels
Weight:9.3 oz (262.1 g) with batteries7.4 oz (209.8 g) with batteries
Battery:2 AA NiMH batteries (included)rechargeable NiMH pack (included) or 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Built-in memory:3.5 GB4 GB
Waypoints/ favorites/ locations:20004000
Touchscreen:NoYes
Camera:yes (5 megapixel with autofocus; automatic geo-tagging)yes (8 megapixel with autofocus; digital zoom)
Tide tables:Yes (with optional Bluechart)Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):YesYes (plus images and custom maps)
What's Common
Display type:transflective, 65-K color TFTtransflective color TFT touchscreen
Battery life:16 hours (2 AA batteries)16 hours
Waterproof:Yes (IPX7)Yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver:YesYes
Interface:high-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatiblehigh-speed USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
Basemap:YesYes
Preloaded maps:yes (topographic)yes (topographic)
Ability to add maps:YesYes
Accepts data cards:microSD™ card (not included)microSD card (not included)
Routes:200200
Track log:10,000 points, 200 saved tracks10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Electronic compass:Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Barometric altimeter:YesYes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):YesYes
Picture viewer:YesYes
Custom maps compatible:YesYes
Geocaching-friendly:Yes (Paperless)Yes (Paperless)
Hunt/fish calendar:YesYes
Sun and moon information:YesYes
Area calculation:YesYes
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):YesYes
Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):YesYes
What's Unavailable
Floats:NoNo
Official Specs and Features
Learn more from the manufacturer site.Read more about Garmin GPSMAP 62stc at garmin.comRead more about Garmin Oregon 650t at garmin.com
Amazon Customer Reviews
inclusive of the most helpful favorable review and the most helpful critical review (if available)
Click here to read the reviews on Garmin GPSMAP 62stc
Click here to read the reviews on Oregon 650t
Note: Amazon tend to group a few models into one section of customer reviews (i.e models that belong to same series). So when you read a review, do look at which model the review refers to.
Demo Video
Relevant video found at YouTube.comNANA
Check Price
View the product availability and current price from AmazonClick on this link Garmin GPSMAP 62stc Handheld NavigatorClick on this link Garmin Oregon 650t 3-Inch Handheld GPS with 8MP Digital Camera (US Topographic Maps)

Disclaimer: Information provided is believed correct and true to the best of our ability, however, GPS Compared is not responsible for typographical errors or incorrect data. To report any errors, please contact GPSCompared or visit the official Garmin product page for details specifications.

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