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Garmin GPSMAP 60

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback, whereas the memory and price get negative reviews.

usability, screen, performance, reliability, size

price, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 60 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, reliability, screen, performance, design

price

74% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPS60 Marine PackGarmin GPSMAP 60 Map Navigator, European Basemap

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, performance, screen, size, reliability

price, memory

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 60C Water Resistant Hiking GPSGarmin GPSMap 60C 56MB Handheld GPSGarmin GPSMAP 60 Personal Navigation Unit

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Garmin GPSMAP 60

 

The GPSMAP 60 provides an excellent value for the money in a handheld, weatherproof GPS unit. It has most of the features you're likely to need in a handheld and is expandable as well, thanks to the extra built-in memory. There are no spoken...

Built-in Americas basemap24MB internal memory160x240 4-gray level LED backlit LCDRugged, weatherproof construction

no media expansion

The Garmin GPSMAP 60 GPS is Garmin's latest hand-held GPS unit for land...

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Garmin GPSMap 60 Review

 

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Garmin GPSMap 60C Review

 

UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For more current recommendations, please refer to our handheld GPS buyers guide or our Garmin handheld GPS comparison chart. The Garmin GPSMap 60C is basically the same unit as the 60CS, minus the barometric...

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Questionable pricing

 

Although the GPSmap 60 is functional on at least a basic level, it has a black-and-white display and a relatively high price point. With no expandable memory, slow acquisition times and a confusing control scheme, there's no reason not to spend a...

International base map, long battery life, USB connection

Expensive, black-and-white display, slow signal acquisition

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Garmin GPSmap 60

 

The GPSmap 60 is essentially a GPS 60 with a bump in memory and an international base map.

International base map, long battery life, USB connection

Expensive, black-and-white display, slow signal acquisition

Although the GPSmap 60 is functional on at least a basic level, it has a black-and-white display and a relatively high price point. With no expandable memory, slow acquisition times and a confusing control scheme, there's no reason not to spend a...

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functional

 

durable, Water resistant, easy to get used to, dependable

map very stripped. only the main roads, and there are no updates available

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Very Good

 

This is a nice unit. Would buy it again.

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Great for going deep woods

 

This is a great GPS for people who go off road hiking etc. It has many features that a car gps system doesn't have. One of the most useful tools is making waypoints. You can save your location and then it will help you get back there. You can track...

Quality Construction

Difficult to Use

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Garmin GPSMAP 60C Excellent GPS Unit

 

Optimized for both land and marine navigation, Garmin's handheld GPSMap 60 includes a built-in Americas basemap with automatic routing capabilities. The 12-parallel-channel GPS receiver is designed to provide precise GPS positioning using correction...

Map page view larger and compass page view larger

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GPS Garmin 60csx

 

A lot of supremacy that we can get if used this GPS series, this GPS have high-sensitivity GPS receiver that tracks your position even in tree cover and canyons. I am choice used this GPS series because most of my activity was in the jungle that the...

simple, help full and good GPS series

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Product Specifications

Backwoods, boundary waters, blue highways - the GPS 60 is your trusted guide to the great outdoors. The GPS 60 along with the GPSMAP 60 are packed with several of the features found in the 60 series color units, but sport an affordable, high-resolution, monochrome display for outdoor enthusiasts on a budget. The rugged, waterproof GPS 60 is the perfect, low-cost, navigator for wherever your spirit of adventure takes you. The GPS 60 is a non-mapping unit that comes factory pre-loaded with a 1 MB marine point database that includes worldwide cities. Like the other products in the 60 series, this trusty handheld is compact and lightweight, with a user-friendly interface. It's reliable and extra-precise as WAAS can make it. The unit also offers a dedicated geocaching mode, indoor/outdoor games, an alarm clock, sunrise/sunset and moon phase tables, optimal hunting and fishing times - plus much more. The GPS 60 makes it easy to navigate the great outdoors on a budget.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):28hour(s)/30hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:2.6"
Diagonal Size (metric):6.6 cm
Resolution:240 x 160

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:6.1in
Weight:5.4oz
Width:2.4in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Central America / Mexico / South America / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial / USB
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Heading / MOB (Man Overboard) / Speed / Time/date/Bearing / Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Heading / MOB (Man Overboard) / Speed / Time/date / VMG (Velocity Made Good)/Bearing / Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Heading / MOB (Man Overboard) / Speed / Time/date / VMG (Velocity Made Good) / XTE (Cross Track Error)
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking/Hiking / Marine
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:60/60 Marine Pack/60C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPS/Garmin GPSMAP

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:20
Waypoints:1000/500
Waypoints per route:250

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide
Title:GPSMAP 60C/GPSMAP 60CS
Type:Pocket guide/User manual
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