It just wasnt for me, if a friend wanted a gps for navigating, id say yes
8 November 2012
Summary: I bought this product for geocaching, was curious to see what Garmin had to offer. For me it was frusterating to use, i couldnt get it to the screen i wanted when i wanted it. It didnt have special features like the cache size, any hints or previous log ins from other cachers, it just gave location coordinates. Its not the GPS's fault, it was me. Im sure its a great unit, i had mine for two days and traded it for a compound bow.
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: 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 left 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--but then if you want a road worthy navigtor, look elsewhere.
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: Defect in the altimiter function (no graphing) with little factory feedback after multiple attempts to reach support. Otherwise FAST signal updates and unbelievable accuracy! Reception is reliable as well. I have owned 5 gps prior...other than the frustration with POOR (NO) factory support it is GREAT!
Summary: If you are a self contained bicycle tourist this is the computer for you. Giant digits, wireless, holds your maps, and tells you when to turn. 56 MB is plenty for most tours, just lay out your trip and download the maps you'll need. 56MB is enough to hold all of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Nova Scotia. You'll get better coverage on tours because you don't need most of the big cities that take up the most memory.
Summary: I'm writing this to save other new users from the time consuming research and expensive lessons I've learned about the Garmin 60C, and Garmin GPS in general. THE GOOD: The Garmin 60C is a beautiful GPS. It is compact, fits nicely in the hand, has a clear color screen, has great battery life, is fast to acquire satellites, has a good antenna which works even in my truck, has clear button layout, has easy to navigate screens, and is intuitive despite its many many options.
At this price both support and product should be better
Michael D. Mcneil, Amazon
18 February 2005
Summary: Like others who have reviewed this product, I've had the same problem with the metal holster screw breaking (rendering the belt clip useless) just by bumping the GPS device while it was clipped to my belt. I've had the device for just a couple of weeks and decided to purchase the product because it seemed to have everything I would want (not using it for driving, just for geocaching), but at this price, I would really expect the product to be designed to be a bit more...