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.
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..
I've owned this unit for several years and I love…
18 February 2009
Excerpt: I've owned this unit for several years and I love it! Watertight. Tough enough to use as a hackey-sack. Display is great: large - so you can see lots of your surroundings and easily visible in all lighting conditions. Great reception: quickly gets a fix even under thick conifer stands, deep in mountain valleys. Compass and barometric altimeter are very accurate and calibration is a breeze. Micro SD memory is a great improvement. Great battery longevity.
Summary: Lots of people are expecting this GPS to be the perfect GPS. I really like it so far and I don't have any complaints. Most of the complaints you'll see are people comparing the features of this GPS to the 60CS. The issues most people are complaining about are really minor. Icons: Ok the new icons are more cartoon like. None of them are hard to tell what the function is which is the point of an icon.
Summary: I purchased my Garmin GPSmap 60CSx in June 2006 from Amazon, because they had the best price available ($100 less than any place else I could find). I also purchased and installed Garmin MapSource USA Topo software on my 60CSx. I recently returned from a 10 day canoe trip in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which is in northern Minnesota adjacent to the US-Canada border. I paddled and portaged over 100 miles, and used my Garmin GPSmap 60CSx throughout the trip.
Summary: Comments about Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Portable Navigator: Face it everyone needs a navigator when you are going somewhere you have never been so do the right thing and invest in this one. The directories are so clear and easy to follow you won’t find yourself making those wrong turns like you use to. The graphics are amazing on this thing. It’s a very small device that doesn’t take up a lot of room or get in way of your view. Very easy to read and navigate.