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The Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx is a handheld GPS device designed for the outdoor enthusiast and falls at the top of the GPS 60 series.

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Pros

allows for microSD expansion for maps

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ruggedized design, waterproof

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good screen visibility - even in sunlight

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long 18 hour battery life

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affordable price

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great update over the previous generation 60CS

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excellent satellite acquisition times and sensitivity

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custom storable POIs, waypoints, favourite locations, routes etc...

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Hi sensitive SIRF III chip

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comes with a detailed user manual

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Cons

aging device - older hardware, interface etc...

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not suitable for car navigation - poor route calculation

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loses the sleep mode found on the older 60CS

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limited number of user inputted data - device is unable to use free space on external storage

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unintuitive user interface - steep learning curve

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx is a handheld GPS device designed for the outdoor enthusiast and falls at the top of the GPS 60 series offered by Garmin. Like the 60Cx model, this model features a color TFT monitor, high-sensitivity GPS receiver and a removable microSD card but also features a barometric altimeter and electronic compass. The IPX7 waterproof case can withstand an accidental dunk under water and still perform.  There is a built-in Americas autoroute basemap which includes highways, exits and tide data and has the ability to give turn-by-turn directions do your destination. The 256 level color, 1.5" x 2.2" TFT screen gives easy visibility in sunlight or darkness. The 60Cx ships with a blank 64 MB microSD card so you can store extra maps from the optional MapSource mapping software with a serial and USB connection for easy connectivity.

Specifications
  • Unit dimensions, WxHxD:  2.4" x 6.1" x 1.3" (6.1 x 15.5 x 3.3 cm) 
  • Display size, WxH:  1.5" x 2.2" (3.8 x 5.6 cm) 
  • Display resolution, WxH:  160 x 240 pixels 
  • Display type:  256 level color TFT 
  • Weight:  7.5 oz (213 g) with batteries 
  • Battery:  2 AA batteries (not included) 
  • Battery life:  18 hours, typical 
  • Waterproof (IPX7) 
  • High-sensitivity receiver
  • Interface:  serial and USB 
  • RoHS version available
 
Maps & Memory 
  • Basemap
  • Ability to add maps 
  • Accepts data cards:  64 MB microSD card (included) 
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations:  1000 
  • Routes:  50 
  • Track log:  10,000 points, 20 saved tracks 
Features
  • Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) 
  • Electronic compass 
  • Barometric altimeter 
  • Geocaching-friendly 
  • Outdoor GPS games
  • Hunt/fish calendar 
  • Sun and moon information
  • Area calculation
  • Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
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