Summary: This is a great product. Picks up satellites quickly. It has so many features to master I am no where near using the full capabilities of this unit. I use the tracking feature mostly as I hike a lot, by myself, on mountain trails. It is very easy to get disoriented once you lose sight of civilization. With the tacking feature I can keep track of what direction I am going and a track back to where I started. Very comforting. I can also keep track of mileage and elevation.
Summary: I have two GPS 60's I bought to replace our old and very well liked 48's that have failing memory batteries. I have had them for 10 months now of full time cruising. We've been cruisng for 12 years now. First the positve. Accurate distance in feet to waypoint, very handy for marking where we drop the anchor and if the anchor has dragged. Handy to know where the anchor is (direction and feet) when the wind dies and a new boat comes in to anchor.
Summary: Great item, used for geochaching and basic nav. nice features, easy to learn and use. Problems I had, gps would not settle down, kept jumping with big variations for distance, from 1.3 miles to 53 miles, recalculating every 2-5sec. wanted me to leave trails to jump on the interstate. The biggest problem is the screen. You cant see a thing, even after adjusting the screen, contrast, brightness, you cant see the screen very well.
Summary: I am thourghly thrilled with my purchase. This little unit does way more than I hoped for. I am just looking for excuses to do some interesting treasure hunting and exploring with it on my side. Although the map sourse products are quite expensive and I haven't yet purchased any I am anxious to eventually buy and use them.
Summary: I love this GPS, so much in fact it goes everyplace I do. Bought it for geocaching, now I use it to track my workouts or to give me driving directions. It works better than the Navi I have in my car, I have tested both and the handheld unit beats the car everytime.
Summary: I just can't help but research, research, research any "big" purchases I make. I get almost obsessive about it, to tell the truth. I knew nothing about GPS except that I once had one in a rental car I had and loved it. Had they not been over $1000, I would have bought one immediately. So, after many long nights of meticulous research, I ended up selecting the gpsmap 60.
Summary: Unless I can gice an item an excellent rating, I do not take the time to write a review. This GPS receiver from Garmin is worth the effort! I bought the Garmin GPSMAP 60 in October, 2005. It is my first GPS and I did a lot of research to decide what I neeeded and what features and capabilities were important to me. One capability that I decideed was important is good reception. The first unit I got did not live up to my expectations.
Summary: Last year I did a motorcycle trip from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California. Along the way I planned stops at every NASA related site I could think of and in preparation for that trip I purchased a Garmin eTrex Legend. After a few days of playing around with it, it quickly became apparent that while the Legend is a nice little unit, it was woefully inadequate for my needs. So I picked up a GPSmap 60 and never looked back.
Summary: I love this unit. It is much easier to use than the old Magellan I own. Satellite acquisition is pretty quick, even in tree cover. When cold, I have consistent acquisition within 45 seconds. I input GPS coordinates from a topographical map as a waypoint, then navigated directly to it through heavy tree cover, and only lost the signal once. The unit menus are easily customized. The only draw back I find to this unit is the battery life.
Summary: This 60 was purchased to replace the more expensive 60CSx that died, with switch problems. This unit, same design and shape, works well. The monochrome display is hard to read, even with the light on full. The 60 uses battery power even when connected to the computer. We use our GPS's for Geocaching (we have 4, Garmin and Magellan). The 60 lacks some things the 60CSx has, but is a lot less money. Overall rating, I would give it a 4 of 5.