Summary: The GARMIN 60 GPS is a nice GPS that is "base" no-frills model. I was able to plug it in, load the software, and start entering waypoints within 5 minutes. The plug and play USB port worked without a hitch.
Summary: I bought this specifically for geocaching. The instructions are insufficient to figure out how to punch in coordinates that you already know. Maybe I need a 13 year old to figure this out, because the 12 year old I know couldn't, and neither could I!
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.
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.
I used this in Iraq, where we often needed a ten digit…
28 June 2008
Excerpt: I used this in Iraq, where we often needed a ten digit grid location for a variety of reasons. This unit will most often find satellites within an acceptable period of time. But the compass needle does not turn as you do unless you are actively moving, which I did not like.
EXCELLENT PRODUCT, ACCURATE, VERY ROBUST, GOOD BATTERY LIFE
Marcus Clifford, OutdoorsMagic
8 January 2007
Summary: Best outdoor GPS i've owned or used, really robust and waterproof (both tested accidently many times), accurate and quick to aquire satellites. Best coverage unit i've had under moderate tree cover.
Pros: Waterproof, robust (been dropped several times and still perfect), fast aquisition time, accurate, good feature set, good connectivty (USB, External Ariel, power/data)
Cons: None, if I had to say something I would say the belt clip is a bit flimsy (mine broke when I accidently got it caught in my harness) but able to be relpaced with a £2 mobile phone belt clip (same attachment) so not really a weakness.
Summary: This was my 1st GPS after never really wanting one or wanting to spend any money on one, but now im a total convert, The basic software that comes with it is ok for quickly adding new waypoints etc. Invest in some decent rechargable batteries as standard AA's go flat quick in the cold.
Pros: Price (get it from amazon) Ease of use. Clear sceen even in sunlight or darkness. Good Battery life Comes with all the cables. Feature packed.
Summary: £118 from amazon, used it in a car, on a bike, and on foot, extremely quick signal acquisition even from 'cold', worked fine in a car without an aerial, user interface is good and simple to use, more features than you can shake a stick at, battery life is good and comparable to what garmin quote (28...
Pros: price signal acquisition accuracy features battery life mapping compatability easu of use good size clear screen
Summary: AS a frequent rambler, I use it often. It shows accurate, comprehensive data that I require with only one problem. Battery usage is excessive and I am going to have to buy lithium rechargeable high capacity batteries - adding to overall cost.
Summary: I would consider a 5 star rating but this bracket but it can rotate behind the unit holder, and I'm not talking about where it can be adjusted (and tightened) via the 2 clamping knobs. The GPS catches on my Land Rover Defender window so it is not a real problem for me but...