Summary: I upgraded to the 60CS after my M4 cracked the screen on my Etrex while out marking UXO (unexploded ordnance). This is a great little GPS that is easy to use and highly accurate. A few of us had and used them all over Iraq while escorting convoys and running patrols. Choose your own icons to mark checkpoints, the latest IEDs you encounter, small arms fire, etc. Then when you get back to base, share your points with your buddies by just uploading them onto your computer.
Summary: This GPS is great. A color screen is a must and we have need no problems viewing the screening in direct sunlight. This unit is very durable too with a sporty look. The best part you can take it everywhere (hiking, biking,walking, running, even on trips). Money Well Spent!!!
Summary: Nice enough for the trail when you're on foot and not depending on it to tell you how to get somewhere. But it has turned me the wrong way on the road more times than not, one time it told me to turn right when the route it was displaying turned right.
Also its plug locations are just plain stupid. You may want to pop for a bracket if you do use it in the car.
Otherwise the software is quirky and the maps quite expensive.
Summary: Garmin has several features that relate to the time of day. Some examples are sun & moon times, estimated time of arrival. If you have traveled into a different time zone out of your original setting, the GPS unit leaves it up to you to calculate the correct time based on your original setting. This is very inconvenient when you have traveled from the west coast to the east coast thru four time zones.
Summary: I've had the Garmin 60CS for 4 months now. I use it with a mounting bracket on my Bike and also use it in my car. I will be getting the car kit and additional map software for it when I go RVing with the in-laws this summer. My job is in sports, fitness, and recreation and I find a lot of uses for this device.
Summary: I picked up "GPS for Dummies" book to begin my education on GPS units before plunking down my money. After deciding that I needed a unit which could be used in my truck, as well as for hiking to selected spots in the desert, I decided on the Garmin 60CS. I must say that I was very pleased and quite impressed with the multitude of features that this unit has.