The 60CSx has an uncanny ability to maintain a fix. However, in sunlight and bright overcast, the readability is reversed – the 60CSx is the easiest to see, and the Oregon the least. You have to get the DVD. Garmin does not do this locking crap to its Topo US version. The 60CSx screen is 38mm across and 56mm tall. You can use this to transfer track logs that have been saved on the data card to your PC.

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About 15 pages in total. Of the Garmin high-end mapping GPS units it has the edge for screen visibility in bright light. The time to the first position fix was similar to the other units. I’m confident that if I got lost, I’d have plenty of juice to spare. I recorded a day hike on an Ohio trail that spent much of its length under trees in a canyon whose depth sometimes exceeded feet; it never failed to record my track. The 60CSx has a special find category for geocaches, but provides nothing like the paperless geocaching facilities found in the Oregon.

Well I’m about to give up on my Garmin 60CSx.

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Review

If you have to go used, 60csx is the only way 60cs go. I 600csx 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. Both of these are great units and you are unlikely to be disappointed by either.


The unit is pretty user friendly. Be the first one to answer this question! On the other hand, unless you capture a lot of waypoints, does it matter that much? You also get a large color TFT display and turn-by-turn routing capability. Even in bright sunlight, the transreflective screen shows up well.

I have taken it out on to some trails and have had no issues. The 60CSx is nearing the end of production, but at the time of writing is still available.

If you are using the 600csx basecamp version, try downgrading to 4. The screen is colorful and clear. This is a highly sensitive receiver which makes use of the SerifStar chipset. I had a route containing some 20 Waypoints each waypoint can contain up to 16 Chrs info which was downloaded to the unit using MemoryMap application and OSGB 1: Nor is there a list of simple, clear, step-by-step instructions to do the things most owners want most often.


You have to get the DVD.

I remember having to constantly “scroll around” to get an idea of where I was with my Vista. The 60Csx is a must if you do much traveling.

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How do I install the OSM generic routable. Pressing the power button briefly cycles through the backlight brightness settings. I’ve been trying to download maps on it and mpa what I’ve done so far:. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace’s independent gear reviews. You can connect the computer using either a USB or serial cable.

Oregon Map Screen Capture. However, soon it will have very attractive competion, and it should interesting to see what Garmin does then!

Old Reliable The best handheld Garmin made, or will ever make in my opinion. Then enter the key with the ENTR button.

While their more budget-conscious trail products eTrex retain tactile interfaces the move now is for touchscreen versatility. And also the article on choosing a GPS.