Excerpt: The Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx is one of the leading GPS units found at wal-mart, and has tons of features, and can be used for many different activities. GEOCACHING Geocaching is a major sport which has recently become very popular. You use a GPS device to detect and find different “Caches” and …
Summary: I'm a geocacher with 20,000+ finds. I used the 60Csx for years and LOVED it! I touted it as the VERY BEST geocaching GPSr on the planet. But then my 3rd 60Csx failed and I sent it in for exchange. The factory refurbed 60Csx I received was different.
Summary: Fantastic GPS. It's a workhorse of our SAR team. Solid, indestructable, reliable. Touch screen versions do not have that advantage in cold rainy weather, where button-based navigation of this device is superior. Buttons are big enogh to be responsive even when you wear gloves.
Summary: I've spent some time trying to find the right GPS. I think this is the one if you are a hiker or into mountaineering. I don't care anything about driving directions or treasure hunting (although this will work for that too) - I've got my EVO with several good apps for driving directions.
Summary: I took the plunge and upgraded to the 60CSx when my long time travel parter, the 60CS was stolen from my vehicle. I had a few complaints about the 60CS, but only complaints that you would have after owning it for a long time.
Summary: Downloaded a map of london onto the unit and it wiped out my Topo US 24k West SD chip. On line at Garmin does not warn you of this prior to download. Customer Service said they could not make this up to me and basically they were sorry that their site does not address the issue prior to download.
I have to agree with most people. It does have its…
20 February 2010
Excerpt: I have to agree with most people. It does have its faults but for the price, and you can find a good price if you are diligent. It is absolutely amazing at locating satellites and hence its postion!
Garmin's GPSMAP 60CSx marks the end of a paradigm…
11 February 2010
Excerpt: Garmin's GPSMAP 60CSx marks the end of a paradigm for Garmin. While their more budget-conscious trail products (eTrex) retain tactile interfaces the move now is for touchscreen versatility. While this review doesn't touch upon the validity of such a strategy, I did think it worth mentioning.
Design: A rugged construction and rubberised buttons…
24 December 2009
Excerpt: Design: A rugged construction and rubberised buttons make this a good unit to take on a trek. Its IPX standard waterproofing which means you can submerge this unit in water, so heavy rain will not affect this unit. The screen is bright and large enough to see all of the detail provided.
Summary: All alpinists understand how crucial it is to always know what their elevation is. Unfortunately, keeping an accurate account of elevation is impossible with this GPS due to its altimeter, which cannot be deactivated, according to Garmin Tech Support.