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Garmin GPSMAP 60C SX

Garmin GPSMAP 60C SX
alaScore 79

2658 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2658 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60C SX. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and reliability. The price and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the maps.

usability, performance, price, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 60C SX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60C SX from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the screen and durability. The performance and maps are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability. Some have doubts about the route planning and size.

usability, maps, performance, durability, screen

price, size, route planning

98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1940 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60C SX from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the reliability and maps are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, price, maps, reliability

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin GPS 60CSx Handheld GPS NavigatorGarmin GPSMap 60CSx Handheld GPS Navigator

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: 3LUXE (

GPSmap 60CSx


Garmin International is part of a company that makes navigation equipment for the aviation and marine markets, as well as the consumer market. In fact, their first GPS handhelds supported Coalition forces in the Gulf War. So we think it's fair to say...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

Review: Garmin GPSMap 60CSx Arrives for Review


The Garmin GPSMap 60CSx handheld GPS arrived for review here at the old GPS Lodge and we're happy to take it on a few outings to test it. The Garmin 60 CSx is the top of the line handheld GPS out of the Garmin shop, and recently won the Gear of the...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Review


The Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx updated the now ancient Garmin 60CS with two important improvements. First, the 60CSx includes the SiRFSTARIII chipset, which has been getting rave reviews for its fast acquisition time and awesome coverage under canopy, in...

UPDATE: The 60CSx has been superseded by the Garmin GPSMAP 62s.

Feb, 2006


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Garmin GPSMap 60CSx


GPSMAP 60CSx is the product to get if you want the best and are afraid of our top-ranked product, which has a well-documented reputation for a steep learning curve. As mentioned, GPSMAP 60CSx is also a little higher on the price scale. But this...

Excellent geocaching features will be a hit with hobbyists

This unit is priced higher than many in our lineup

A rugged great unit with accurate location information.

Expert review by: Ben Bowers (

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx


No matter where you are, you will never need to ask for directions again.

Do you like GPS navigation devices or do you still use an atlas? Despite being overshadowed by the explosive popularity of aftermarket GPS navigation products in the automotive sector, handheld units such as the the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx are still...

Expert review by: James Hutchinson (

Garmin GPSmap 60CSx


An overpriced upgrade

Colour screen, expandable memory, barometric altimeter, Highway mode is useful

Expensive, slow acquisition times, somewhat confusing button placement

The GPSmap 60CSx has all the hallmarks of a decent handheld GPS device. However, it still offers too little at too high a price.

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: DivermanSteve (

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Portable Navigator


This is a great unit for hiking. I've used it all over the Cascade Mountains in western Washington, and don't have any complaints. I've also mounted it on my dashboard and motorcycle handlebar for roadtrips, and it's a little more difficult to use. The...

Size, ruggedness, ability to get a strong signal

Screen is difficult to read when mounted on a dashboard or motorcycle handlebar (I've done both for long roadtrips)

May, 2009

Consumer review by: hateguy98 (

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Portable Navigator


This is my first unit for a field environment except other military GPS's. I found this one to work better than what I have been issued. It is definitely worth the money. I have not had the time to hook it up to my computer and am still waiting on...

It locks position quickly and gives me a 10 digit grid.Positions are really accurate

Costs a lot

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Mike (

Know what you are buying!!!


Color screen, good antenna

Basemap is less than useless. Battery life short.

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Krahmerg (

Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Portable Navigator


Great GPS. Picks up satellites real quick and is very accurate. I use it for Geocaching and love the ablity to upload caches right from the website. Saves a ton of time. The electrinoc compass is nice when caching. You can stand still and it finds...

Great accuracy; easy to use; electronic compass; great battery life

Maps cost too much

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications

The GPSMAP 60CSx is a refreshing upgrade of the GPSMAP 60CS, one of the most popular Garmin's models for outdoor and marine use. This unit features a removable microSD card for detailed mapping memory and a waterproof, rugged housing. The microSD card slot is located inside the waterproof battery compartment. Users can load map data and transfer routes and waypoints through the unit's fast USB connection. In addition, this unit features a new, highly sensitive GPS receiver that acquires satellites faster and lets users track their location in challenging conditions, such as heavy foliage or deep canyons. The GPSMAP 60CSx also incorporates a barometric altimeter for extremely accurate elevation data and an electronic compass that displays an accurate heading while standing still. Considered the mainstay among serious outdoor enthusiasts, the GPSMAP 60CSx offers a large color TFT display and turn-by-turn routing capability. The unit comes with a blank 64 MB microSD card.


Run Time (Up To):18hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

Connectivity:Serial / USB/Serial / USB
GPS Functions / Services:12-hour pressure trend / Altimeter / Ascent/descent rate / Distance / Electronic compass / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Heading / Local pressure / MOB (Man Overboard) / Speed/Electronic compass / Distance / Elevation / MOB (Man Overboard) / Heading / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Speed / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Local pressure / Ascent/descent rate / 12-hour pressure trend / Altimeter
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line: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/Quick Start Guide
Type:Pocket guide/User manual