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Garmin GPSMAP 60

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

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Opinions about the screen and design are generally positive. The maps and performance are also appreciated. Comments about the durability and reliability are mixed, while some have doubts about the price.

usability, performance, maps, design, screen


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin GPSMAP 60 Map Navigator, European Basemap

May, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60


alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60 from 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 People are impressed by the size and maps. The performance and price are also appreciated, but comments are divided on the memory.

usability, price, performance, maps, size

91% of the reviews on 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

May, 2016

Expert review by: (

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMap 60 Review


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Feb, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

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...

Dec, 2005

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Garmin GPSmap 60


Questionable pricing

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...

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Martin (



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

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

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Nicholas Staats (

Very Good


This is a nice unit. Would buy it again.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: m_elpi (

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

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: (

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


Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: sandro1402 (

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


Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: night_prince (

Garmin GPSMAP 60


And it's fully compatible with Garmin MapSource products such as BlueChart, 24K Topo, and City Select, which provides detailed streets for turn-by-turn guidance. However, it is important to note that the GPSMap 60 does not provide voice notification....

Serial & ; Usb Connections For Fast & ; Versatile Download Transfer


Apr, 2009

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.


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


GPS Software

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

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial / USB
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
Type:GPS receiver


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


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:10000
Waypoints per route:250

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide
Type:Pocket guide/User manual