Summary: for the price this is one of the best GPS units ever made. no frills, just simple ability to give you an accurrate location and track your movements. Memory is a bit limited, and accurracy not as good as you can get now, but if you can still find one of these for under $100 and you just want a simple hardworking GPS and don't need a pretty color display, buy one.
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: It is too bad that this item at it's original price has been discontinued and that much more expensive alternatives by Garmin are now on the market. Our family has used this GPS mainly for geocaching, but simply tracking your steps on hikes and marking interesting spots, including good fishing holes, made it a family favorite as well as a great economical gift.
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: 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.
Summary: I purchased two of these units the first one worked OK. The second one has a problem. In a side by side comparison the signal qualities of the two units vary. I checked there accuracy and tracking with OziExplorer moving map software. The first unit tracks pretty good, but the second units position is off a large percentage of the time and sometimes as much as 400 meters. I sent the faulty unit to Garmin to be repaired.
Summary: This is a great gps... very easy to use. I didn't want a complicated interface, and this one is about as simple as it gets. The page key navigates you thru the different functions, and you can mark a spot with two keystrokes. It automatically leaves a trail of where you've been, so as long as it's on you can't get lost, (unless the batteries run down, but one set lasts for five or six trips, at least).
Repeatable locations to one inch, if you average for days!
C. Bailey "cbailey139", Amazon
11 September 2009
Summary: This will be an oddball review. I own four GPS60 units and use them in amateur surveying. I bought them because they do waypoint averaging and accept an external antenna and external power. I leave all four averaging their waypoints for minutes or hours or even days at a time, typically with external antennas (from Garmin or Gilson). When I'm not out surveying I usually leave one or two doing waypoint averaging using a couple of external antennas on my roof.
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: Great unit. Does everything I need and more. I got a good start on using it with just the quickstart guide. It connects to a PC using the Waypoint software that comes with it and with Googleearth Plus. It takes about 5 seconds to acquire satellites and only lost reception for a second in heavy cover with overcast skies.