Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Handheld
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- Bluetooth: No
- CD Player / Recorder: No
- Category: Portable Devices Dedicated For Navigation
- Compact Flash Card: No
- DVD Player / Recorder: No
- FM Tuner: No
- Internet Connectivity: No
- MP3 Playback: No
- Map Storage Medium: On board Memory Card
- Memory Stick: No
- Monitor Format: 16:9
- Monitor Size in Inches: 3
- Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor
- Multimedia Card: No
- On Demand Map Access: No
- Screen Size in Inches: 3
- Secure Digital Card: No
- Smart Media Card: No
- TV-Tuner: No
- Telephone Included: No
- Touchscreen: No
- Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
- TransFlash Card: Yes
- USB: Yes
- Voice Control: No
- iPod Control: No
- xD-Picture Card: No
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Top Customer Reviews
Both the GPS60Cx and CSx are very accurate GPS'. We maily use them for Geocaching and walking and we have never been let down by either, normally 100% reception even in the woods with accuracy maintained at 20ft or less most of the time.
The built in mapping is as you would expect, towns and major roads only just marked, but we have also purchased the UK Topo Maps v2 which easily fit on a 2Gb card.
Combine these two products and the whole experience is very good. The maps have some limitations (they are not as complete as the OS maps they are derived from), but they are good enough to make a real difference. They are also fully routable, so you can use this in your car as a traditional sat-nav if you want, but it won't talk to you.
The functionality, ability to customise the screens, the usually good (see below) lock onto satellites, the accuracy, the ability to record a 10,000 point tracklog at 100m resolution, and the ability to log the track to the SD card as you go along are winning points. The last point is the reason I bought this unit - if the unit breaks 6 days into a 7 day trip I can still recover all my tracklog from the SD card.
But I've had 2 apparent software issues with this unit. Originally the unit would randomly turn off if kept on the altitude screen - this was fixed after a software update downloaded from Garmin's website. I now reguarly check their website for software and firmware updates (make sure you install both). However, now the unit sometimes has a problem where it cannot hold a lock on to satellites at speed and has to re-acquire the fix every second. This means when driving you loose your speed and direction information, get a break in the tracklog on the GPS screen and when you download the track to a computer you have to join up 100's of individual track sections from the active log, all recorded at a few second intervals apart (thankfully this is easy to do with the latest version of Garmin's Mapsource software).
The unit gets 3 stars. It would have got 5 except for the unit's software issues, Garmin's international support (Garmin only accepts units for repair in the region that they were originally purchased in) and the high cost.
Planning routes is easy. I still use my old walking books to find a route. Using the PC I can plot this route either on the Topo map software or the Fugawi Ordnance Survey maps (which are compatible)then upload it to the GPS device, which takes only a second. Although I still take the walking book and map with me I find I am using the Garmin almost exclusively to guide me and have become far more intrepid for having the assurance that I am still on track!
The battery life of the device has been a very pleasant surprise.Read more ›
I use one for mountain biking. I can upload a route or track to it (10mins) - do the ride - and then download the data to my pc to analyze the ride.
Since I bought it I have been riding in the peaks twice a week. Rides used to take twice as long because I had to stop every 400m to check that I was going in the right direction. Now I just ride.
I don't bother with the Garmin Topo maps as they are expensive and woefully incomplete. For basic road layout there are plenty of free Garmin maps on the web. These don't have auto - routing but there is a program called metrowhizz which allows the auto-routing function to work with them.
For off road another useful site is the Scottish Mountaineering Club - some nice chap has done a contour overlay of most of the country.
Could it be improved? Yes. HRM function? Phone? MP3 player? Can probably all be added but no doubt these will be for future (more expensive again) models.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A reliable GPS with sensitive antenna. My previous GPS was a Garmin E-trex which frequently gave position errors when walking on the edge of woodland or in deep gullies and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Moel Hebog
I am a fan of Garmin products and this model is compact but still good on detail. Easy to use.Published 14 months ago by ALAN T
Poor maps and very difficult to use
Sorry I bought it now. Much better apps available on current smart phones but these weren't available then.
It has more Functions than most people will ever need. Not sure about accuracy of the Altimeter.Lots of reviews elsewhere.Published 15 months ago by exfarmer
I bought this GPS to replace my old 60csx, a fine gps tool that does all I need OK no OS mapping but I do not need that
I asked the seller if they could make a swift delivery... Read more
Excellent GPSmap very reliable, lots of options on the menu . Strongly recomanded for Mountaineering, Bushcraft, Treking, Mountain biking, Driving or just simple walking. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2013 by pablogonzales
Delighted with this GPS. Reliable, quick to pick up satellite signals and imp[ressively accurate positioning. I wouldn't mind betting this unit could pick up a signal in a cave. Read morePublished on 3 Jan. 2013 by AJ
I'm an environmental scientist by trade, and a keen geocacher, so this unit took a lot of use, both for work and pleasure. Read morePublished on 10 April 2012 by Chris
I am an hillwalker and a motorcyclist!
For hill navigation I have found the unit to be excellent but that is not my main focus today! Read more