This is not a question, but a "works with" report.
With some tweaking I got OpenCPN
4.4.0 working with a Garmin
GPSmap 62s and Windows 10 Pro x64 (on a Dell Latitude E7450) over a USB-cable.
You need Garmin
(I think it is just a driver) from here: https://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=1627
There is a warning that it is not supported on Windows Vista and later and indeed the installer smells very Windows 2000, but it works for me on Windows 10 without any compatibility settings.
On the GPS
you need to set: Menu > MainMenu > Setup > System > Interface: Garmin Spanner. Do this before you plug
in the USB cable.
Restart the GPS
in the USB cable. You should get the question: "USB cable detected. Would you like to go to Mass Storage
?" Select and enter No.
go to Option > Connections. Add a new connection with these properties: Serial
, DataPort: Garmin-USB, Baudrate 9600, Priority 1.
In my case the following was already selected and I did not change them: Protocol NMEA 0183
, Control Checksum, Use Garmin (GRMN) mode for input, Accept only sentences, Transmit sentences.
The GPSmap 62s is a device for landlubbers, but even without OpenCPN it has some nice marine
features like Anchor