Summary: Before I begin my review, I want to give the reader some information about my background to put this review in proper context. This is the first GPS unit I've ever owned. I'm an avid hiker and I also enjoy backpacking. I'm also an occasional geocacher.
Summary: I just received my map 60cs-x in January from Amazon. Anyway, I really like my "old" Map60cs and its 56 mb of internal memory, but that is now my daughter's unit. The Map 60cs-x comes with 64 mb of trans-flash memory which is "semi"-removable.
Summary: Comments about Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Portable Navigator: I'm lost without checking a map or having a 100% reliable GPS. Garmin seems to be the best for reliability. This model is best when I'm not in the car, or when I borrow my neighbor's boat for a day.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Long Battery Life, Reliable Performance, Strong Construction, Versatile
Summary: The GPSMAP-60CSX is fun and has every feature you could want. It is expandable with the micro card and offers a great value for you recieve although a little on the pricey side. The bonus kit is not worth the extra money, therefore I reccommend buying the unit by itself.
Upgrade unit software to take advantage of 4GB MicroSD
Earth Trekker "Winsome Traveler", Amazon
26 November 2007
Summary: This unit is not so great for typical driving; you'd be better off with a unit designed specifically for a vehicle that is stationary and enunciates verbal directions. The 60CSx only beeps. But for outdoors or a convenient GPS to take along on out of town trips, it is very useful.
Summary: Earlier in the summer I made the plunge and purchased a hand held GPS unit. I researched for a couple of weeks. Using the internet of course and also asking friends who are or were familiar with units as civilians, law enforcement as well as a couple of former soldiers.
Summary: I really like the Garmin gps and I would recommend it to anyone. The book is a bit thick but it does explain it every well and It has come in handy. The screen is very clear and just the right size to carry. The unit is light enough to carry all day and not be a bother.
Summary: Awesome product. Very happy with the screen size (it's larger than my buddies Etrex Vista but the overall dimensions are quite similar.) SIRF chipset kept me locked on even in the fairly dense pines of northern Arizona during last weeks camping/geocaching trip.
This is one of many GPS units I own and by far my…
30 January 2007
Excerpt: This is one of many GPS units I own and by far my favorite. I backpack regularly and this thing is right on the money for satellite coverage, even in dense tree coverage - which is the reason I bought this unit.