Summary: First of all i think that this gps is awesome, the display is brilliant, the colour screen is wonderful, the battery life better than expected however the aquision of signals and locking on to signals sucked big time. I am a forest ecologist and i am currently working in two forests in Jamaica.
Summary: The Garmin 60cs is a very great piece of technology. I got my unit about a week ago and have slowly been learning its functions. To use the general gps functions are pretty self-explanatory, especially if you have had any previous gps experience.
Summary: This is my first GPS device. My main use is tracking my progress on longer bike rides. The 60CS has a nice "track" feature, which records your journey. When used along with the odometer, you can get some nifty data on how fast you were going, time spent stopped, etc.
Summary: Great unit that would have gotten 5 stars had my USB connection not get ripped out of the unit after finishing a sync once. Used the included cable, and the fit was... tight. Went to unplug the USB, and the entire USB connection came with the cable, ripping it off the device's PCB.
Summary: GPSMAP 60cs is a nice unit but if you can wait for their next generation handheld, you should. I recently did a 2000 mile motorcycle trip along with several back country hiking excursions and for the normal kinds of things you want a gps to do, (where am I, how do I get there, what direction am I...
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.
Summary: I have been using it a lot and i am amazed. Although it is not intended for beginners, it is a complete tool for fun and survival. The signal reception is good even indoors, what is a new thing for me. This is my third GPS device, and it is as tough as my early GPS12 and handful as my Ique 3600.
Summary: I just received my map 60cs-x recentlly from Amazon, I don't know why they say its not released yet. It's been available since December 2005. Anyway, I really like my Map60cs and its 56 mb of internal memory, but that is now my daughter's unit.
Summary: Basically the unit is very good indead. It is well made, easy to read and performs its functions well. HOWEVER, my unit was defective in that the altimeter/barometer proved not to give correct readings when being adjusted to a known source. I have sent it back to Garmin for repair.