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.
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. Garmin was the brand that most of the guys came up with. Various units were discuss and after considerable time weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various models I made my decision.
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. Most times it was locked on 9 or 10 satellites. My only complaint is one I new about going in...this is a 'two handed' unit as the navigation buttons are located way at the bottom.
Summary: This is without a doubt the best non-professional GPS one can buy today. The only problem is with the topo maps which you are required to purchase either on a insertable memory card, or as software. In order to get any detail for hiking you need to use these maps. Compared to other Topo Maps, specifically National Geographic's State Topo or Delorme Topo 6, the Garmin maps are significantly outdated and inferior in quality/level of detail.
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. I purchased this GPS as a supplement to the traditional map & compass. I use it primarily to mark trail heads, track my location when hiking, and navigate the forest roads in the Nicolet & Ottawa National Forests.
Summary: My first day impression. I'm pretty certain you already know all of the written specs on this GPSr. Good: Very quickly locks satellite signals, even inside my house. The SIRF receiver technology is great. The display can easily be read in the day. Uses the same power cables as some of the older Garmins.
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. Garmin intends to sell trans-flash cards w/ pre loaded maps, but they are as yet un-available. However, 512 mb Scan-Disk trans-flash cards are available for about 45 bucks. That aughta hold just about every map in existance.
Summary: I bought this GPS to replace my old 60csx, a fine gps tool that does all I need OK no OS mapping but I do not need that I asked the seller if they could make a swift delivery as I needed it the following week, a reply came back very quickly saying that it would be dispatched that day, it was and I received it just as described, including UK mapping (not OS) a little pricy but worth it Well done seller