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.
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. The unit was very inaccurate and nothing I did solved the problem. It's accuracy was always only about 50-60 feet.
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. Cost: Find the right sale and it's as low as 170. Amazon has had them at that price before.
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. I didn't like the ease in which it lost satellites in big cities or in dense canopy. Acquisition seemed like it took a bit too long sometimes and when you need the GPS, and it has to reacquire, it can be very frustrating when it is slow.
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. They stated you have to by a blank SD chip to download another map even though the online download states there is room to download additional maps.
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! It is difficult to program for someone who does not use it a lot, and one should also carry a good compass.
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. This product is not part of Garmin's future in the way that the Colorado, Oregon, and Dakota are.
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. Even in bright sunlight, the transreflective screen shows up well. This is a highly sensitive receiver which makes use of the SerifStar chipset..
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. You can't just use satellite data to determine elevation like with other GPS units. Instead, the unit takes some sort of average of what the satellites determine and over-mixes it with the altimeter data.