Garmin GPSMap 65s


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Overview

Includes free Gold Support Package

- GPS Training review on the Garmin GPSMAP 65s - the expert's view -

The Garmin GPSMAP 65s is the updated version of the Garmin 64s. 

The case size is identical, but the Garmin GPSMAP 65s is a multi-band GPS unit, meaning it is one of the most accurate handheld GPS units on the market.

You can also transfer routes directly onto the Garmin GPSMAP 65s using the explore app, therefore taking the PC/ Mac out of the equation.

I personally think it is one of the best GPS units on the market, with the slightly smaller screen (compared to the 66s series) you get great battery life so ideal for the high-level four-season walker.

 

Overview of the Garmin GPSMAP 65s

Explore the world with reliable navigation in hand

Don’t miss a detail with this large, sunlight-readable colour display.

Lead the way in challenging locations with multi-band technology and expanded GNSS satellite support.

Plot your next move with built-in navigation sensors.

Organise your adventure from anywhere with the Garmin Explore website and app

Travel with up to 16 hours of battery life in GPS mode.

Please call - 01669 621044 - and speak with one of our friendly GPS experts. 

----- ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN YOU PURCHASE YOUR GPS FROM GPS TRAINING -----

PLUS - We don't just sell you a box with a GPS unit in. In with the price we teach you how to use it via our online training course (online resource), give you free factsheets and training manuals (in with your unit) and are only ever an email or telephone call away if you ever need any help.

PLUS - All GPS units are kept in stock and is sent out Royal Mail Special Delivery, so it will be with you the next working day.

PLUS - We also will take your old GPS as a trade-in, to get a value for your GPS unit please click here.

Buy and Learn from the experts - GPS Training.

With this GPS purchase, you get our 'gold' support package for 1 year at no extra cost (see below) - worth £145.00

GPS Support with GPS Training
Features

EXPANDED GNSS SUPPORT

Multi-band technology and expanded GNSS support (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and IRNSS) provide optimal accuracy in steep country, urban canyons and forests with dense trees.

ABC SENSORS

Navigate every trail with ABC sensors, including an altimeter for elevation data, barometer to monitor weather and 3-axis electronic compass.

PRELOADED TOPOACTIVE EUROPE MAPS

Preloaded TopoActive Europe maps provide detailed views of routable street and off-road networks, waterways, natural features, land use areas, buildings and more (See FAQ's tab).

SMART NOTIFICATIONS

Receive emails, texts and alerts right on your handheld when paired with your compatible device.

GARMIN EXPLORE APP

Plan, review and sync waypoints, routes and tracks by using the Garmin Explore app1 and website. You can even review completed activities while still in the field.

GEOCACHING

Get automatic cache updates from Geocaching Live, including descriptions, logs and hints.

MICRO SD SLOT

Using your compatible device and microSD memory card, conveniently download TOPO 24K maps and hit the trail.

Specs
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS 6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm
DISPLAY SIZE 3.6 x 5.5 cm; 2.6-inch diagonal (6.6 cm)
DISPLAY RESOLUTION 160 x 240 pixels
DISPLAY TYPE Transflective, 65K colour TFT
WEIGHT 217 g with batteries
BATTERY TYPE 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
BATTERY LIFE 16 hours
WATER RATING IPX7
HIGH-SENSITIVITY RECEIVER green tick
INTERFACE High-speed mini USB and NMEA 0183 compatible
MEMORY/HISTORY 16 GB (user space varies based on included mapping)

Maps & memory

PRELOADED MAPS Yes (TopoActive Europe; routable)
ABILITY TO ADD MAPS green tick
BASEMAP green tick
AUTOMATIC ROUTING (TURN BY TURN ROUTING ON ROADS) green tick
MAP SEGMENTS 3,000
BIRDSEYE 250 BirdsEye Imagery files
INCLUDES DETAILED HYDROGRAPHIC FEATURES (COASTLINES, LAKE/RIVER SHORELINES, WETLANDS AND PERENNIAL AND SEASONAL STREAMS) green tick
INCLUDES SEARCHABLE POINTS OF INTERESTS (PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS, SCENIC LOOKOUTS AND PICNIC SITES) green tick
DISPLAYS NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL PARKS, FORESTS, AND WILDERNESS AREAS green tick
STORAGE AND POWER CAPACITY Yes (32 GB max microSD™ card)
WAYPOINTS/FAVOURITES/LOCATIONS 5,000
TRACKS 200
TRACK LOG 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
ROUTES 200, 250 points per route; 50 points auto routing

Sensors

GPS green tick
GLONASS green tick
GALILEO green tick
BAROMETRIC ALTIMETER green tick
COMPASS Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
GPS COMPASS (WHILE MOVING) green tick

Daily smart features

VIRB® CAMERA REMOTE green tick
COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN CONNECT MOBILE green tick
SMART NOTIFICATIONS ON HANDHELD green tick

Outdoor recreation features

POINT-TO-POINT NAVIGATION green tick
COMPATIBLE WITH BASECAMP™ green tick
AREA CALCULATION green tick
HUNT/FISH CALENDAR green tick
SUN AND MOON INFORMATION green tick
GEOCACHING-FRIENDLY Yes (paperless)
CUSTOM MAPS COMPATIBLE yes (500 custom map tiles)
PICTURE VIEWER green tick

Outdoor applications

COMPATIBLE WITH GARMIN EXPLORE™ APP green tick
GARMIN EXPLORE WEBSITE COMPATIBLE green tick

Connections

WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY Yes - Bluetooth®, ANT+®
In the box

In the Box 

- Garmin GPSMAP 65s

- USB cable

- Carabiner clip

- Documentation

Only from GPS Training you also get in the box:

- GPS Training getting started guide

- Getting started with Garmin BaseCamp factsheet

- Our 'gold' support package at no extra cost for 1 year - worth £145.00

Video

 

FAQ's

1. What are each of the map options available with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s?
 

This unit has Topoactive mapping on the internal memory and so this option comes as standard with any option you purchase. (Eg, if you purchase TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k, you will also get Topoactive mapping on the internal memory)

 

– Garmin GPSMAP 65s with Europe TOPO ACTIVE Mapping

Garmin TOPO ACTIVE mapping is a proper digital map, as you zoom in you get more information and as you zoom out you get less. BUT, it is not an Ordnance Survey map, therefore it does not differentiate between Bridleways and Footpaths, it just marks them as paths. 

It covers 47 European countries, compiled using the community-generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database. Coverage for: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia (Kaliningrad only), San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the Vatican City.

– Garmin GPSMAP 65s with Birdseye PLUS Voucher (25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps)

You activate the map credit against your Garmin account and then once you have this map credit in place you have one year to download your 25,000 sq km of 1:25k maps.

25,000 sq km is larger than the size of Wales and the area you choose can be split (i.e. you can choose areas from all over Great Britain).

Don’t worry, if you buy the unit from GPS Training you will get a step by step guide of how to download this mapping.

– Garmin GPSMAP 65s with TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:50k (2021 edition - most recent)

This is full GB at 1:50k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit.

The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).

Outside National Parks the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.

Don’t worry, here at the GPS Training we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.

– Garmin GPSMAP 65s with TOPO Great Britain Pro 1:25k (2021 edition - most recent) - This map card currently does not work with the Garmin GPSMAP 65s

This is full GB at 1:50k, 1:50k and 1:250k mapping on a map card, which sits in the back of the GPS unit. As you zoom in and out you pass through each of these three map sets.

The TOPO PRO means that it is the latest map card from Garmin, giving you off-road turn by turn routing within the National Parks, this means you can select a location many miles ahead and the GPS will route you via the footpaths to get to that location (like a car sat nav does).

Outside National Parks, the GPS will navigate you in a straight line from waypoint to waypoint.

Don’t worry, here at the GPS Training we set the unit up for you so you can easily use these features and we even include a quick start guide so you can quickly get up and running with your GPS unit.

 

2. Does the Garmin GPSMAP 65s come with batteries?

No, but it just requires x2 AA batteries. We would recommend some good quality rechargeable batteries for your Garmin GPSMAP 65s, as it will use a set every day.

3. What's the battery life on a Garmin GPSMap65?

As per our answer to question 1, the GPSMap65s unit is powered by 2 x AA Batteries, with good quality batteries as shown in our Video above you can achieve up to 16hrs battery life.

4. Is the Garmin GPSMap 65s a good GPS unit for all season use?

The Garmin GPSMap 65s is a great rugged unit for using in all weathers due to its good size buttons which can be used with gloves on, ingress protection rating of IPX7 offering great weather protection and has a Trans Reflective sunlight readable colour screen.