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: I purchased the Garmin GPS 60 to get the anchor drag alarm, which product advertising and information says it has. The so-called alarm gives one, and only one, barely audible " beep" and that is it. This clearly is not an "anchor drag alarm". An alarm must be continuous until it is shut off. This would never awaken a sleeping individual, and is consequently useless as an "ancor drag alarm". Product advertising and information is very misleading and wrong.
Summary: I returned this product for a full refund due to unclear instructions and no repsonse from customer service. The instructions provided in the owner's manual on entering bearing and distance to find a new waypoint were unclear. I was unable to reach the Garmin customer service via email (maybe their server was down) or by phone. I tried to phone them 2 or 3 times during business hours and was unsuccessful in reaching a person.
Summary: The maps that come with this unit are wortless. If you want good maps, be prepared to shell out $100. My biggest gripe is that my GPS WILL NOT talk to my computer! That makes it IMPOSSIBLE to load my $100 maps. I tried to connect to both of my PCs at home AND my PC at work. All came up with the same message - USB Device Not Recognized. My friend in Utah has the same problem - and a bad temper. He threw his Garmin against the wall and killed it.
Summary: I would love to have given this a full review but having waited a month it still hasn't turned up. The bill has though! After several emails to Amazon I had to order a different one as they would not send a replacement or cancel the order in time for me to use it on my holiday. I'm not impressed. Added to that Amazon say they have refunded my money but it hasn't reached my credit card so I'll end up paying interest on it.
Summary: As an avid traveler, I feel you can't get anywere without a good GPS system. This horrific monstrosity made my life a living hell for 3 days, I ended up lost in the North of England, with only my wits on me. The GPS map itself is terribly out of date, and to be frank I would have had better luck with the 1970's AA map.
Summary: I purchased the unit a year ago and found it to be unreliable even in open land without trees around. It's so bad that I no longer bother to use it. It frequently reports weak satellite signals. When it does so it brings up a messsage that you have to clear by pressing ENTER before it will restart to track. This is very difficult if you have both hands occupied riding a horse or cycle. When it works it gives a good result. Not at all recommended.
Summary: Finger weg wenn ihr euch euer erstes GPS für Geocaching kaufen wollt. Hier findet man zwar etwas mit, aber es dauert sehr sehr lange. Das Problem: Hier lauft ihr nach einer Kompassrose durchs Feld. Für 5-100€ mehr bekommt ihr gute GPS Geräte mit Karte. Die müsst ihr zwar selbst besorgen ( OSM ist da sehr hilfreich ) aber man findet deutlich schneller sein Ziel.
Summary: Mit dem Gewicht der GPSMAP 60xxx total überfordert! positiv: ? negativ: instabil, was ein ablesen während der Fahrt,fast unmöglich macht Verstellmöglichkeiten in Richtung Fahrer bescheiden Als Notitzblockhalter würde dieses Produkt, wenn der hohe Preis nicht wäre taugen ;.
Summary: Gerät war defekt hat keine Satelitten halten können. Das Gerät habe ich direkt an Garmin als Reklamation geschickt und habe nun ein neues Gerät Baugleich erhalten. Dieses Gerät funktionier einwandfrei und ich bin damit zufrieden.