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.
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: This is the best GPS unit I've ever owned, and I've owned a few over the years starting back in 1994 with the Magellan Trailblazer. Last year I decided to step up to a mapping unit with the Magellan Triton 500. It was a piece of garbage. The compass spun around like I was in the Bermuda Triangle.
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.
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.
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.