|Garmin GPS 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator
|List Price: $535.99
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Garmin's MAP60 CSx is an all-purpose upgradeable handheld locator that lets you load up your own digital maps for better reference. The reflective 256-color display lets you find your way on the map in almost any lighting. It's got a long-life battery for up to 20 hours of outdoors adventuring. The new MicroSD card slots make it simpler than ever to find those out-of-the-way places -- just put them on a MicroSD card and load it up. Internal Memory - 64MB MicroSD Card slot Celestial tables Quad helix antenna Battery life - 20 hours (requires 2 AA batteries) Includes belt clip and USB cable
The venerable Garmin 60CS just got a whole lot better. The 7.5-ounce GPSMap 60CSx now features an insanely accurate, high-sensitivity GPS receiver by SiRF that tracks your position even in tree cover and canyons. Plus, you get a bright, sunlight-readable color TFT display and an included a 64 MB microSD card for storage of optional map detail. Add all that to the 60CSx's integrated barometric altimeter and electronic compass, and you've got a unit that is ready to take you anywhere on land or sea.
The 60CSx is a refreshing upgrade of the 60CS, and features a removable microSD card for detailed mapping memory. View larger.
You can use the 60CSx's memory card slot with preprogrammed microSD cards from Garmin (sold separately) that provide topographic maps, city streets, and nautical charts. In fact, the unit is compatible with most Garmin MapSource products including BlueChart, City Navigator, U.S. Topo 24K, and U.S. Topo and Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots. The unit comes preloaded with an Americas autoroute basemap that provides automatic routing capabilities including highways, exits, and tide data. There's also a preloaded marine point database. You can even get turn-by-turn directions when you're driving, and an integrated trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more.
The device features the powerful SiRF GPS navigation chip for supreme accuracy in all conditions. You also get an electronic compass and a barometric altimeter.
You also get a large color TFT display and turn-by-turn routing capability.
The 60CSx's 2.6-inch, 256-color TFT color display is designed to present mapping and trip information clearly and accurately in any lighting conditions. Plus, the case is lightweight, rugged, and water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes). When using two AA alkaline batteries, you'll get up to 20 hours of battery life from the unit. The unit's barometric altimeter system features automatic pressure trend recording while providing current elevation, ascent/descent rate, minimum/maximum elevation, total ascent and descent, and average and maximum ascent and descent rate. Meanwhile, the electronic compass allows you to get accurate headings while standing still.
Another key feature of the 60CSx is the 10,000 point automatic track log; 20 saved tracks (500 points each) let you retrace your path in both directions. There's also a large-numbers option for easy viewing, as well as a dual-position display mode.
The 60CSx's trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more. Meanwhile, a fast processor allows the 60CSx to provide quick auto-routing, turn-by-turn directions, and audio alerts when you use the optional MapSource software, which can be stored on the unit's included 64 MB microSD card. Downloading information is quick with the USB or serial port interfaces. Using the dedicated serial port, the 60Cx can share navigation instructions with repeaters, plotters, and autopilots. The four-position rocker pad and dedicated high-use buttons make navigating through the unit's features easy, even when your fingers are cold or wet.
Finally, the GPSMap 60CSx is packed with some extra fun features. An integrated outdoor calendar provides ideal hunting and fishing times, plus moon rise/set/location information. There is a dedicated geocaching mode for those of you into the hot GPS community treasure hunt game. Finally, there are indoor/outdoor GPS games to help you and your friends enjoy the outdoors.
If you like the features of the 60CSx, but don't need an electronic compass and a barometric altimeter, check out the Garmin 60Cx.
What's in the Box
60CSx unit, 64 MB microSD card, belt clip, USB interface cable, MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager CD, lanyard, owners manual, and quick-start guide.
- High-Sensitivity GPS Receiver
- Color-Handheld Mapping Ideal For Both Marine & Outdoor Use
- Bright, Sunlight-Readable Color Tft Display
- 64 Mb Micro Secure Digital Card For Storage Of Optional Map Detail
- Fast Usb Connectivity Makes Loading Charts & Maps Quick & Easy
- I love this GPS
This GPS is absolutely outstanding. It always knows exactly where I am going and never disappoints when it comes to geocaching. I nearly always have a +- 12 ft radius in a (small) city. Only thing I wish I had was auto-route capabilities, it is annoying marking waypoints for every little curve on the road....more info
- Great GPS for on the trail
I have owned a Garmin 60CSX for the past 3 years. It's a great GPS and well worth the money. I use it every day Geocaching and it works great. If you need cache information you should look at the Garmin Colorado or Oregon. But, when it comes to GPSs for use off road on the trail this one is the best you can get. It's easy to use (I've never read the manual), the color is great, it works well in heavy tree cover, in gorges, inside and even in aircraft at 38,000ft. It's very accurate!! I have dropped mine about 10times and you couldn't even tell. It's been submerged while kayaking a few times and it still works well. The electronic compass works really well. The road navigation works fairly good for being an outdoors GPS. It routes well and can do turn by turn navigating. If you want one for your car go and purchase one made for cars. This is a great backup or when your in someones car without anything. The USB downloads are easy to use. The updates from Garmin have been great. If you're looking for well priced GPS to go hiking, this is the one. ...more info
- Not for Geo Cachers
As a geo cacher, i bought this to use inside my vehicle and outside. Before i owned the Magellan Explorist 500. It worked great, did not buy new so it died. But i was looking for something just like it.
The Garmin 60CSX did NOT come with a decent base map, only had major highways, ONLY. They wanted an extra $100 for maps. The backlight had to be reset every time you turned the gps on. The images werent contrasted enough so the light had to constantly be turned on.
When we were looking for a local geo cache we came close, but could not find the immediate direction it was facing due to the compass. You have to atleast be going 5mph to use the compass. Otherwise it does not point anywhere while on foot.
This device wants you to save everything including the found caches on its internal memory. Could not figure out how to save to the Micro SD card.
For all the hype its getting just like the new Colorado, i would not recommend if you want to geo cache. I recommend the Magellian Explorist 500. This device has a rechargable battery, unlike the Garmin which has double A batteries. We ran down 4 batteries in 2 days!! Could get expensive, so we took it back....more info
- Good GPS but there is a learning curve.
This is a great GPS but does require a small learning curve. Buy this unit if you are good with electronics. This may not be a good fit for some older folks. We got this unit for my father and he felt a little overwhelmed by it. Good battery life and rugged. It does exactly what it is supposed to do if you are willing to learn the functions and play with it a little....more info
- Best GPS for the field
this is the 3rd one purchased so far in the past 2 years. No, they didn't break, we just needed more units and it was the obvious choice....more info
- Well Pleased
I purchased this gps at suggestion of a freind.I have had an etrex for years that I never use because it never picks up signal in heavy wood cover. The 60csx never has lost signal even when I have no cell phone service. I use it hunting and riding 4-wheelers. It is alot more user freindly than the etrex also. I think this a great unit and have had zero trouble with it. Would highly reccomend....more info
- Great unit
The Garmin 60Csx unit performs very well. Its reception of satellite signal is outstanding. It even tracks inside buildings. The case package and belt clip is durable. The display is bright and clear both in bright light and darkness with its back light. The user interface menu is a little awkward but navigate able once accustom to. I purchased this unit with Garmin MapSource U.S. Eastern Parks Topographical. I am very happy with this hiking GPS. ...more info
- Garmin 60Csx
If you are doing anything with a GPS (except for strictly using it in a car), this is the model you want. Forget the newer, "gee-whiz" PDA/GPS/Mobile-phone devices - they simply will not work as well as this excellent, single-purpose device - though they're more expensive.
Over the years i've watched others struggling to get a satellite lock, loose their satellite signal, their device locking up, and all sorts of problems. I watched and appreciated the abilities of a GPS, but wanted nothing to do with all the problems i had been seeing so i just didn't buy one.
As new technology is developed, the prices for "older" technology always drops. At some point the "older" technology reaches a point of where it is excellent and new innovations are added to the device. Such is the situation with the Garmin 60Csx - it is the best for what a handheld GPS is made to do - it locks onto satellites fast and accurately and rarely loose the signal. Though there are lighter units, smaller units, and more energy efficient units this 60Csx simply outperforms them all. Incidently, the battery life in real-world useage (in the mountains or trips around home) is more than adequate, the weight difference between other "light-weight" models is indistinguishable, and the larger size of the 60Csx helps ensure it isn't accidently left somewhere.
This GPS locks onto satellites so fast i am still amazed by it. When i bought mine, i was still living in West Michigan along the lakeshore. When i turned it on for the very first time, the device required maybe 2 minutes to have a "satellite" lock. Each subsequent time i turned it on the longest it took was maybe 30 seconds to get a satellite lock and usually half that.
When i moved to Bosnia and turned it on for the first time the 60Csx took another 2 or 3 minutes to get a satellite lock. It is just as fast here as in the States.
The accuracy is utterly amazing. I used to find a couple of geocaches and everything about it was easy to use. Initially, i forgot to "zoom" in the screen map, but as i neared the coordinates for 1st cache i remembered and went directly to the cache.
I've since used it in deep forest cover, valleys, and on mountains. It has been infallible....more info
- Can't handle vibration
This is a 5-star product when it works. But as is described in many places on the internet, it shuts off if there is vibration. For me, this means I cannot use it while skiing, because as soon as I start doing moguls, it shuts off.
I described the problem to Garmin, and they asked me to return it to them. But then they sent the same unit back to me saying everything is normal with it.
I found a do-it-yourself repair described on the internet. You can crack open the 60CSX case and apply dielectric (conductive) grease to the electrical connection that is known to be the failure point. Sure enough, this fixed the problem (but probably voided the warranty), though now after 9 months of using the device, the problem has returned. If you buy this unit, be sure to hunt down the instructions for applying conductive grease. There are lots of helpful instructions and photos on the web....more info
- Great GPS for trail riding!
I bought the GPS60CSx after doing some research and based on the recommendation of a friend. Let me say that I was not disappointed. I use this GPS when I ride the mountain bike trails, as well as ATV riding. The reason that I gave it 4 stars, is the available of software for Macs. I had to go to Garmin's site and download software, as it was not included out of the box.
All in all, this is a great unit that you can track your routes and vital stats. If you like, you can upload them to sites like Google Maps and Map My Ride. Sorry that this is not too in depth, but what else can I say that the other reviewers haven't already....more info
- Handheld GPS Revisited
Another handheld GPS, or a new dash mount version, that was the question when I decided to upgrade from my good old Garmin Etrex Legend. Did I want flexibility, or a pretty voice talking to me from the dash while navigating the highways to Myrtle Beach? After much thought and comparison, I decided that flexibility coupled with the fact that I am an original gadgeteer that likes to be able to take a handful of technology, set down in my easy chair, and really get into the nuts and bolts of things.
After much research and comparisons of several of the available handheld units, the Garmin GPSMap 60csx Navigator really struck a cord with me, with many reviews citing very good accuracy, many mapping functions and loads of information available to the user. Great receiver sensitivity was also a common trait mentioned and the ability to load it with about kind of map data that you could think of was also stated.
I decided that this was the one best suited for my needs, and set out to find the best price with a dependable vendor, and it didn't take long to figure out that Amazon.com had one with my name on it. Good price, free shipping, and quick delivery made me a happy gadgeteer once again, sitting in my easy chair and mapping my next vacation. All of the rave reviews that I had read were right on the money.
I highly recommend both product and Amazon....more info
- GPS 60CSX Review
I received this product on time and am very satisfied with the purchase. This GPS is everything that has been written about it. ...more info
- Great for geocaching
Decided on this unit after wearing out a 60C geocaching over several years. The electronic compass on the 60CSx takes a bit of getting used to after years with a satellite-based compass, but I've been quite pleased with the unit overall. The memory card feature for storing maps is a huge improvement over previous GPS models that I've used; I bought a 2 GB card to go with this, and now have street maps for the eastern half of the US, with plenty room for more.
Interestingly, my unit came with a 128 MB card rather than the 64 MB card listed in the product description.
- Best GPS unit I have owned or used!
I have the Garmin GPS MAP 60CSx. I am a scoutmaster in the boy socuts, so I use a GPS a lot. I also enjoy geocaching quite a bit. I used to have a Magellan, which, while a satifactory unit, ate batteries enormously.
.....The Garmin has MUCH bettery battery life, lasting on the order of 10 times longer on a set of batteries.
.....I also am much happier with the 60CSx's screen layouts, and colors. It is very easy to tailor the screen data information to what I want to have on each screen. It holds at least 500 waypoints, and is very compatible with geocaching downloads from the website.
.....I waffled between the 60Cx and the 60CSx at first. The only differencs is that the CSx has an altimeter, and an electronic compass. I went for the CSx with both features. Having used the GPS a lot, I feel that for the extra $50 it is not that great an advantage.
.....Since I usually carry a compass anyway, I find it much easier to just pull it out and take a reading. To use the electronic compass, you must calibrate it by doing several turns whild holding it level. I rarely use the electronic compass (which is supposed to help when not moving, as opposed to regular GPSs shich show a direction only when moving). Therefore, I say go for the one without this feature and save the $50. ...more info
- Great GPS at this price point
The GPS 60CSx is a great choice for a handheld unit. Pretty decent battery life, screen is bright even in sun, and has enough customizable features and settings to work for just about anyone. I will definitely tell my friends to get this one if they are looking for a GPS....more info
- excellent product - free maps available
I'm very pleased with the product. It works as advertised. I would encourage anyone looking for maps to load onto this to do a search for "gpsfiledepot". There are many excellent, free maps available as well as instructions for making your own custom maps. Maps are both Mac and Windows compatible....more info
- Geocaching Tool
I bought this specifically for Geocaching and it has done a great job helping us find caches that we could not find with satellite pictures. I would like to get the street map software and try this out as I hear that it works great when you need to find your way from one cache site another using roads. The 2 AA batteries lasted about 30 hours so I can not complain there. The only thing this GPS needs is a mosquito repellent dispenser....more info
- Garmin 60CSx
This unit is easy to use and the controls are user friendly. The face is easy to read and includes a backlight which can be adjusted. It includes a data chip which stores mapping data, although you have to purchase an additional chip which has enough memory to utilize the Pacific area. This could have been easily avoided by dividing all the regions into smaller sections. It's unfortunate that Garmin was not more forthright with their advertising concerning this feature. ...more info
- It's perfect
As everyone else here has said, the unit is great.
I just wanted to highlight that it uses
A) standard AA (or NiMH) batteries
B) MicroSD memory
(mine came with a 128 MB card, but for $8 I bought a 2GB)
C) MicroUSB cable
Pretty much anything you will ever need to replace is available everywhere for cheap. It's as if the heavens above smiled on Garmin and the perfect GPS was born.
I even like the turn by turn better than my TomTom.
- Awesome product that performs just as expected.
I have owned this unit for over a month now and I can say nothing but good things about it. I was out in the woods with a friend looking for orchids, and while my friend's GPS would occasionally lose its signal entirely, this unit kept a steady lock on the satellites and claimed a +-20 foot accuracy even within the deepest of swamps. The built-in compass means that you can just point and watch the map rotate around to determine direction to a waypoint or geocache that you're trying to locate (or see your previous track into the woods and find a way to get back to it).
The fact that it keeps track of unlocated geocaches as a separate set of waypoints (although you can view them in the overall waypoint list) makes it a great tool for geocaching.
The included map is not very good (but that is to be expected with any unit, it seems), but I was able to find freeware maps on-line that are nicely detailed down to streets, water features, etc. I can't speak as to the quality of the topo maps, as I haven't gotten them. I also have not tried using street mapping and route calculation, as this is not what I purchased this unit for.
It has also proved to be a good exercise tool, keeping track of time and distance traveled while walking, and also giving you an instantaneous speed reading as well as overall moving and overall (moving and still) average speeds. I have logged over 69 miles hiking over about 4 weeks with this unit so far.
- lots of fun
We are new to geocaching with a GPS but we were finding caches the first day. I still haven't downloaded the maps, and have no problem finding our way around. I look forward to trying it on the water and I especially like the elevation feature even though it needs calibration. The controls are on the face and very easy to use. The book explains everything very well, in language that the kids can understand. They are the primary users at 9-14 years old. excellent machine! One trip several had their GPS's and with a little patience, ours took us to our goal more accurately than any of the others.
Remember, for your own safety, it is a tool that is man made and you need to know how to read and use maps and compass on your own -just in case something goes wrong....more info
- Great product but can be improved
This product is very user frendly plus has lots of features. Nevertheless things like backlight under night conditions must be activated before use and results somewhat frustrating....more info
- This is the current standard for outdoor, trail GPS units
There are plenty of "what were they thinking" when you get comfortable with the unit, and plenty of things for the engineers to work on with the next model. That said, this unit works brilliantly even in partial cover, getting satellite locks when other units fail. This isn't the sexiest handheld GPS out there, the Garmin Oregon and Colorado units, along with the Magellan Tritons seem better on paper. However, all of those seem to be having serious issues that still need to be resolved. (See the relevant amazon listings for some of the customer complaints.) This is, however, a reliable, established GPS that covers most of what anyone would want on the trail. The compass and pressure altimeter are nice additions to make this a general-purpose device....more info
- Wonderful Portable GPS Unit
I purchased the GPSMAP 60SCx almost 2 years ago and it has not disappointed me yet. I bought it for hiking and as a GPS on my motorcycle (with handlebar mount) and I think it handles both applications marvelously. It has traveled cross country on my bike, flown from Massachusetts to Hawaii (yes, it works in an airplane), and used for every vacation trip we have taken since the summer of 2007.
I originally purchased it with a 2gb memory chip (when memory was much more expensive) because I knew the 64mb chip would not cut it for my map use and I did not want to keep loading and unloading maps. The entire US/Canada mapset uses just about 950mb. So that gave me plenty of extra space for waypoints, tracks and routes. I don't think I ever used more than about 65% of the entire SD memory capacity.
Recently, I began to wonder what the limitation on the SD memory was and because memory is so cheap, I tried an 8Gb chip ($15). I was told that 2Gb was the limit but not so. The Card Info option shows that I am now using about 16% of the memory with the entire mapset loaded and my usual set of local waypoints and tracks. It is probably overkill but I guess if I were to get the marine maps and the topo maps too - hey, why be limited. I haven't tried a 16gb chip (yet) but I can't see why it wouldn't work too. What about having the whole world available in memory.
Oh, and while I would not try this on purpose, the unit did get dumped into the ocean by accident last summer. It floated to the surface and was no worse for the wear. I just rinsed it off with fresh water and it kept on 'tickin'. And as for breaking down due to vibration, I can say that being mounted to a motorcycle handlebar might qualify for being a fairly good test for vibration durability, and 2 years of riding with this bugger in all kinds of weather and in the pothole capital (the northeast) seems to me to be a good testimony of this unit's ability to endure. But then, I can only tell you about my experience.
- Great All Around GPS
I originally had a old Magellan Explorist 500 that I used for geocaching and hiking. Unfortunately it just became a little to outdated and I wanted to upgrade to something with the new SirfIII chip. I first purchase a Magellan Triton 400. That was a bad move. Although it was a nice unit the functionality was just not there and the unit lacks a lot of features. I then purchased the 60CSx from Amazon and have been incredibly pleased with the unit. The unit has quick satellite acquisition, good battery life, great accuracy and a very impressive feature set. On top of that the unit is versatile and works well for trail hiking, geocaching and driving so long as you have the required maps. The unit has a very rugged design and has taken quite a few falls and still works great. Negatives are all minor - purchase a screen protector, electronic compass needs constant recalibration and geocaches can't be loaded directly onto the unit via GPX files. All in all a great unit and top of the line if you are going to be geocaching. If you don't want to spend the big bucks on one of the underdeveloped touchscreen models this the tried and true GPS of choice....more info
- The best money can buy!
I purchased this a little over a year ago and yet I am still learning on a daily basis something new this bugger can do! My only gripe is that I can't seem to figure out how to turn off the "extrapolate data points when satellite lost" function. This would require a small software fix, but probably not even worth Garmin's time. Just have to remember to turn it off when I go inside. When outdoors though, this thing is the best!...more info
- Great GPS
Garmin Map 64 MB 60Csx With Barometric Altimeter & Compass
I had one of these before and really found it easy to use. When my first one was lost, I decided to replace it with the same. The large and bright screen makes geocaching so much easier to see. ...more info
This unit is everything you expect from a Garmin GPS. This is my fourth product from this manufacturer and all were excellent experiences.I love the top side controls. Superb costumer support.
To use this unit at night for instance is a thrill, to say the least.
The regular down loadable Topo maps are all but useless. If you need Topo, than the 24K series is the way to go.However only two or three of such is available and they are prohibitively expensive and slow to appear. A 3D viewing function would be nice to have, but presently its not in the cards. This lack of feature does not in anyway short change this unit.Some claiming the unit is not pocket friendly, but I find these statement very general and lack of useful definition.
- Garmin 60CSx a great GPSr
I wanted a GPSr for hiking and geocaching. I also considered the Garmin Oregon 400T and the Delorme PN-40. The Oregon is touchscreen like my Garmin Zumo (car/motorcylce) The Delorme costs less than both. I passesd on those 2 after much research as they both have issues which need to be resolved before I'd get one. So I settled on the tried and true 60CSx and do not regret it. It is accurate, has a great visible screen and long life battery's. The main reason I didn't get the Oregon is the much reported dim screen. The Delorme has quality issues and not as easy to learn to use. The 60CSx is very easy to learn. The Zumo was my first GPSr and couldn't be easier to use, it also doesn't offer all of the functions of the 60CSx. The 60CSx comes with a very detailed user manual and it will show you all of the functions of which there are many.
I don't mind that the 60CSx is not paperless for Geocaching, being reliable, bright screen and long battery life is more important to me. I keep track of all my geocaches both found and not found at groundspeak.com also a great place to find out all about GPS recievers.
Someday when Garmin has improved the Oregon to be as reliable I may consider getting one and using the 60CSx as a backup or give it to my kids who are now 5 and 7 but I see using it for many years.
Also get the Garmin carry case for it. It fits the 60CSx perfect allowing for the antenna, belt clip and protects the screen....more info
- Garmin 60 Csx
Very pleased with product. Very accurate. Locks on GPS satellites quickly. Compass and altimeter are very useful features....more info
- Excellent service
Great transaction and product delivered on time or beforehand and excellent condition, well wrapped....more info
- best damn unit i have had
i am very happy with this product, it is VERY accurate and Very dependable, with all the off roading and hunting we do this gps unit is the only essential item for anyone who needs one... from navigating large cities to finding the best trail through the mountians, this unit can do it all......more info