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: 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.
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 bought this mostly for hiking and also for geocaching. For those uses this GPS does all you need. Sure the base map comes with only the larger highways and basically no landmarks aside from large lakes and points marking towns; but if I do a little planning ahead I don't need the map. What I do is trace with paths, or mark with points any landmarks that are important for where I will be going in google earth.
Summary: This is a good, but higher level basic GPS. Picks up satelites reasonably well, except in heavier tree cover. Clear and readable display. The unit performs as advertised. What I don't like about it is the 1MB memory limitation. I'm interested in downloading National Park topo maps and the 1MB memory limits me to one quadrant in the typical western US MapSource Western National Parks.
Summary: We had an eTrex, which my clumsiness sent to the bottom of a creek, never to be seen again. I like this unit a lot more than the eTrex: - the screen is much sharper and easier to read - the device's softwre is more sophisticated; you can store much more information about each waypoint - the USB connection is really handy. Downloading waypoint information from the computer beats entering it by hand on the eTrex!
Summary: Nice unit, locks on fast and keeps the signal, it even worked inside my house. The base map that is loaded isn't much and only has some cities. The Garmin web sites indicate a "Marine Data Base" is loaded but I can't find it and we have a number of buoys near our house. It does have larger cities loaded. The Trip and Waypoint Manager software is pretty weak and I had problems getting it to load on my XP machine. Good crisp display and many options for the displays.