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Garmin GPS 60

Garmin GPS 60
alaScore 71

93 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 2 expert reviews and 91 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 50/100 and users rate it 75/100. The average review date is Oct 13, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 496712 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 71/100 = Good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : James Hutchinson (

Garmin GPS 60


Functional but expensive

MapSource software, external antenna port, USB connection

City-point mapping is no substitute for graphical base map, slow signal acquisition, cluttered with irrelevant software

Although the GPS 60 looks like it means business, it doesn’t live up to expectations. A USB connection and Garmin’s MapSource software are small consolation for the lack of mapping and slow signal acquisition. There are better — and cheaper — handheld...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (

GPS unit itself


This unit has more fitures than my old Garmim GPS. But there is a whole lot more instructions to read and functions needed to handle, all this just to get started. I am reading the manual again for the third time and only part way thru getting the GPS...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (

GPS 60 Series Instructional DVD


shipping was great - I received the product in one day and really appreciated that as it came in time for my husband's birthday...

Really love the barometric altimeter. Still learning how to operate the device.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

GPS 60 Series Instructional DVD


not enough info on disk

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (

The whole family can use it!


Great for Geocaching!!

No Problems. Great product.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (

Garmin GPS 60


GPS60 have superior ability to track GPS signals

Good signal

Style less

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Garmin GPS 60 smart guide


In my opinion, GPS 60 is a GPS unit with mapping coming from the factory-filled with a previous point 1 MB navy database that includes cities in the world. Like other products in 60 series, which can be trusted hanheld this brief and mild, with a...

can dive deep in water for 30 minutes

battery life

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Lost Direction ?


I have a Garmin GPS 60 series, I use for the purpose of the survey project telecommunications. GPS is very helpful in the work, especially in the mark, tracking, etc.. Physically, this GPS is be easy to handled because of its size (6.1 x 15.5 x 3.3...

easy of use

sensitivity receiver not good

Jan, 2009

Consumer review (

Garmin GPS 60


Have here at home. The Garmin maps were right on the money (abet at 1:100K scale). I will note though, they don't provide much detail but they suffice for my needs. Another thing that sold me on the Garmin maps (and hence this unit) is that many (not...

Durable and weather resistant, great/bright display, accurate topo maps, easy to use and understand

Not compatable with Mac's (bummer), some the topo maps roads are also quite dated

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

My experience


I was able to pick this unit up at REI when they were selling it for $299 rather than the 449 it used to sell for. When they brought out the new Garmin 60 CSX they dropped the price to the one I paid. It may be possible to still find them even lower. I...

Feb, 2007

Product Specifications


Built-in camera: No


RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Yellow
Form Factor:Handheld


Display number of colors:Monochrome
Display Resolution:160 x 240
Display size (HxV):1.5 x 2.2
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.5 x 2.2
Gray scale levels:4
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):28
Battery Type:AA / AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - cold:45
Acquisition times - warm:15
Channels quantity:12
DGPS accuracy - position:3-5 m
DGPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
GPS accuracy - position:590.6
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: No
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):No / Yes
Marine (chartplotters, sounders):No / Yes
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No


Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:2D


Automatic routing: No
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Photo navigation: No
Routes quantity:50
Tracks quantity:10000 / 20


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-15 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):-15 - 70

Other Features

Basemap: No
Interface:Serial, USB
Internal memory:1 / 1024
Power supply type:VDC
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):28
Battery Type:AA / AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Color of product:Yellow
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Thumb Stick
Number of Waypoints:500
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: No
Unit-to-unit transfer: No

Weight & Dimensions