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  • Bright, sunlight-readable TFT transflective display with 65K color measures 2.6 in. with 240 x 160 pixels to present imagery in crisp and colorful detail
  • Quad helix antenna and high-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS receiver quickly locate your position and maintain precise location even in heavy cover and deep canyons
  • Preloaded TOPO 100K mapping includes full coverage of the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
  • TOPO mapping includes national, state and local parks and forests, terrain contours, elevation information, trails, rivers, lakes and points of interest
  • Worldwide base map features shaded relief; easily add more maps such as TOPO U.S. 24K and City Navigator (sold separately) with microSD card slot and 4GB internal memory
  • Included 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription allows you to download an unlimited amount of satellite imagery (subscription can be extended at $29.99 per year)
  • 3-axis electronic compass with accelerometer tilt compensation shows where you're heading even when you're standing still, without the need to hold the unit level
  • Barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your altitude; use it to plot barometric pressure over time, helping you keep an eye on changing weather conditions
  • Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth® and ANT+™ lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible devices
  • Also connects wirelessly to Garmin VIRB action cams and accessory sensors, including Garmin tempe™, foot pods and heart rate monitors (cams and sensors sold separately)
  • Smart Notification wirelessly receives email, texts and alerts from your iPhone 4s or later; stay connected without having to dig into your backpack for your smartphone
  • With photo navigation, you can download geotagged pictures from the Internet and navigate to them
  • Enjoy paperless geocaching with 250,000 preloaded caches, locations, hints, terrain and difficulty descriptions from
  • Free BaseCamp software lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks, and allows you to create adventures that you can share with friends and fellow explorers
  • Live Tracking lets you invite others to follow your outdoor adventure in real time; send an invite via email or social media and followers can view live data on Garmin Connect
  • Hunt/fish calendar; sun/moon info; tide tables; custom points of interest; picture viewer; 5,000 waypoints; 200 routes; track log with 10,000 points and 200 saved tracks
  • The slim and lightweight Garmin 64st GPS features an active battery life of up to 16 hrs. with 2 AA batteries; IPX7 rating protects against 1m immersion for up to 30 min.


MapSource™ features data in DVD format to augment the info already on your GPS basemap. It allows you to view color maps on a computer with zoom/pan functions for easy map browsing. You can select maps in areas of interest and transfer them to a compatible GPS. English language only.

Compatible GPS Receivers: Astro, Colorado 300, Colorado 400c, Colorado 400i, Colorado 400t, Montana, Monterra, GPSMap 62 series, Edge 605, Edge 705, eTrex 20, eTrex 30, Legend HCx, eTrex Legend C, eTrex Vista HCx, eTrex Vista C, GPSMAP 276C, GPSMAP 278, GPSMAP 376C, GPSMAP 378, GPSMAP 478, GPSMAP 60C, GPSMAP 60CS, GPSMAP 60CSx, GPSMAP 60Cx, GPSMAP 620, GPSMAP 640, GPSMAP 76C, GPSMAP 76CS, GPSMAP 76CSx, GPSMAP 76Cx, nüvi 500, nüvi 550, Oregon 200, Oregon 300, Oregon 400c, Oregon 400i, Oregon 400t, Rino 520HCx, Rino 530HCx, Dakota 10, Dakota 20

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Best Use Hiking
Preloaded Map Topo
Basemap Yes
Preloaded Geocaches Yes
Wireless Communication Yes
OS Compatibility Windows, Mac
Display Size 2.2 x 1.4 inches
Screen Pixels 240 x 160
Visual Map Display Yes
Color Screen Yes
Number of Routes 200
Number of Waypoints 5000
Internal Memory 8 GB internal/expandable microSD card slot
Expandable Memory Yes
Compass Yes
Altimeter Pressure-based
Quad Helix Antenna High-sensitivity
Position Accuracy 3 meters
Battery Type Lithium
Batteries 2 AA
Average Battery Life 16 hours
Dimensions 6.3 x 2.4 x 1.4 inches
Water-Resistance Rating IPX7
Weight 9.2 ounces
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't understand the previous reviews.... I bought this unit to replace an older Garmin eTrek Legend that has been my faithful companion for years. My reaction to the new unit? IT IS GREAT. The button location, labeling, and function is excellent compared to the eTrek. For a previous Garmin user, this unit is a snap to learn. My reason for buying a new unit was to get one with improved satellite sensitivity. I took it out today into a heavily forested river canyon where I have never been able to get a track before. The 64st worked perfectly. It never lost satellite lock and I got an accurate, detailed track. I LOVE THIS NEW GPS. Does it have quirks and things I would like different? Sure, there are some...but they are minor and when I evaluate the overall function, accuracy, and dependability that I bet my life on in the can't be beat.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Accurate I'll keep this brief as I myself don't care for long winded reviews of features that are already listed by the manufacturer. I have used the GPSMAP 64st in both Wisconsin and on Saint John, VI. I hiked many miles through dense forest and the "tracking" features worked perfectly. I even uploaded a custom map showing reefs and POI's on Saint John and I REALLY liked the ability to switch between the TOPO and the custom map. The screen needs no back lighting during the day and is GREAT in the bright sunlight while not having to use extra power from the batteries (which last as listed for about 16 hours or regular use). I only needed two sets for over a week of use. I haven't had any freezing issues in compass mode and I like the buttons (instead of touch screen) for future hunting use when it's cold. I understand from others that touch screens can get finicky when below 30 degrees. So far I really like this unit and will update as I use it more.
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great GPS This was my first Garmin GPS so it did take a little while to figure out how to use all the features and find things quickly in the menus. My suggestion is to watch a few YouTube videos to familiarize yourself with this unit to avoid the frustrations that some of the other reviewers had. I have used this unit all through out Alaska without issue. I really liked the geocaching feature. Overall a good unit at a fair price. If you don't like it you can always return your purchase back to REI within a year.
Date published: 2016-04-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from poor choice on 64st I purchased a 64st as I have been very happy with my 60csx and my 62sc, however the 64st is still in the beta stage. The major problem is the unit locks up when switching back to compass mode. Garmin did a soft ware up date and still did not work. I exchanged the unit for another one and the same thing happens. I have read other reviews and others have the same issue. glad I bought it at REI where I know I can return it without a hassle. Oh, in order to un-lock the unit you must remove the battery, that's a pain when you are out geo-caching
Date published: 2014-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Choice for Hiking and Outdoor Activities This is my second GPSMap 64ST. I returned the first one to REI due to significant inaccuracy issues in the trip odometer. I like this unit. It acquires a fix quickly, is as accurate as you'd expect for a device of its size and cost, has a very nice screen display and has reasonable battery life once a number of settings are changed to minimize battery consumption. This unit does not have the inaccuracy problems noted in the first 64ST I purchased. I only gave the device four stars since it is not as good as the Garmin 60CSx it replaced and the Garmin support is not that great. Here are the downsides: - Unless you change a number of settings (GLONASS off, battery save on, short backlight duration) and use the screen sparingly, battery life is abysmal. With the default settings, you cannot get through a 6-7 hour hike starting with a pair of fully charged NiMH batteries. I have never tried using Bluetooth since it would shorten the battery life further. - The menus on the 64ST are not intuitive and the default settings do not appear to have been designed by someone who actually uses this device for hiking or outdoor activities. Making the situation worse, the device comes with no user manual. - The supplied documentation (Quick Start Manual) directs the purchaser to Garmin Express for support. Unfortunately, Garmin Express is not provided for anything but the latest Mac OS, leaving those without El Capitan without an option for downloading a manual. - Once you manage to obtain a User Manual, it still does not provide a lot of detail. It is much better than the User Manual, but still lacking the details you'd like to understand about the different profiles and settings.
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from gpsmat 64st UNBELIEVABLE, just got this, spent an hour on tech support with a very cool guy at TECH SUPPPORT. still confused. have just spent 4 hours trying to download the birds eye stuff and putting in a 32gb micro card. this thing is the hardest thing to use i have ever seen and i am fairly computer savvy. i hate it. times infinity. and you can't even put your waypoints in folders on the unit itself so out in the field, you have like a million waypoints all on one list. , only on basemap can you organize your waypoints. i am not going to be carrying my desktop computer around while hiking ! i am so glad about rei's return policy cause it is going to be used with this THING. who has time to spend 10 hours on the computer to just try to load a map.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great... if/when you get it working. I've had this unit for about a month now and I probably wish I hadn't bought more than I am glad that I have. While there are many great things about this a unit, there are so many bad/frustrating/impossible elements that it makes it difficult to really enjoy. As far as the good goes, it's a beautiful screen and great detail. It's not as big as a touchscreen unit like the Montana, Oregon or Monterra, but if you do a lot in the cold weather like I do, touchscreens aren't practical 6 months out of the year. It also picks up a satellite signal almost instantly. I have used a DeLorme PN-60w and Magellan 710 in the past and this unit by far picks up a strong signal the fastest, usually locking in within 15 feet within a few seconds. It has fairly intuitive menu screens and does just about everything you would expect a GPSr to do... But that's assuming you can get it to do what you want. The documentation is pretty terrible. It's not easy to find answers to pretty pressing, common and/or immediate issues. For example, most other units have 24K maps either available with the unit or as a pretty easy to access upgrade. Not this one. Like previous version, you have to buy those maps separately. And installing them is easy... unless you want more than one map overlay running at one time. Then it gets complicated. And I mean really complicated. And there's not one place to go for answers. I also don't like how things are organized... that is to say that nothing really is. You can't sort geocaches into folders, so they are all in just one big list. You can sort through waypoints by icon, assuming that you were prescient enough to do that and that your icon choice is not used for anything else. (A lot of them are, as you might imagine.) It's pretty clear that Garmin does some things well, like the satellite acquisition element, but other pieces, like data structure pieces, leave a lot to be desired. If DeLorme had a PN-80 with a color screen, I would return this one and buy that immediately. I'm going to probably have to spend as much as the unit cost in additional maps in order to get directions, see lake contours and get topographical information worth anything on the unit. I'm not thrilled about that, but I don't really have a lot of choices.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mind Blown (Not in a good way) Initially I was really liking my new Garmin GPS. I used it on several hikes in the northeast and it worked flawlessly. Recently I've decided to go to Norway and do some backcountry hiking and quickly found out that many international maps are over $180 each!!! I'm very frustrated and will probably be selling this unit as I don't see spending thousands of dollars on maps practical.
Date published: 2016-01-09
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Is there turn by turn direction via voice or beep when hiking on the trails? (Not navigation in the cities) Do I have to plan the route on the BaseCamp first then send it to the unit before I can use it to navigates me on the trails?

Asked by: Erik Wang
The Garmin GPSMAP 64st GPS does have a beep function. It does not have a voice direction function. You will need to enter waypoints for your route before going on the hike if you want the unit to help you navigate.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-21

Is there a protective cover available?

Asked by: Fire Archaeologist
We unfortunately do not sell the cases for the GPSMAP 64 series. they can however be ordered directly from Garmin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-14

Are there maps of Canada on this unit? If not, are some available?

Asked by: Fogrover
The GPSMAP 64st come with a 100K Topo map of just the United States. It will have a base map of Canada but no topography or points of interest. Additional maps for Canada can be purchased directly from Garmin.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-14

How long will it generally last on AA batteries?

Asked by: jdubbs
The GPSMAP 64st has an average battery life of 16 hours with two AA batteries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-22

Are the pre-loaded 64 topo US maps "all" regions? I'm between the 64st and 610. Can you tell me the difference between the two? It wouldn't appear as though the 610 is worth the difference. Especially if I have to spend another $100 for one regional topo.

Asked by: megakim
The GPSMAP 64st comes with a 100K Topo Map of the entire United States. The Montana 610 will have a few more features such as a bigger screen that is touch screen compatible, voice activated turn-by-turn navigation (with optional mapping for detailed roads). The Montana 610 does not come with a Topo Map.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-20

Can you input Latitude & Longitude coordinates and then be directed to that location?

Asked by: ACE1950
Yes, you can input latitude and longitude coordinates into the Garmin GPSMAP 64st GPS unit and then navigate to that waypoint.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-21

If I buy an additional 24k topo map on a microSD card, can I still do all the pre-trip planning,establish folders, set waypoints, etc. on my computer and then send it to the device?

Asked by: Grizz 1
No, with a Micro SD card you will have to do that planning on the GPSMAP 64st or other Garmin GPS unit.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-21

is it WAAS capable?

Asked by: hs125
Yes, it is WAAS capable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-07-20
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