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Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver

Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver
alaScore 72

314 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 1 expert reviews and 313 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Apr 19, 2006. We have compared these reviews to 496712 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 72/100 = Good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Garmin GPSMap 60CS Review


57 reviewers gave an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars at Amazon, which said the 60CS "is packed with navigational features, but Garmin knows that a great device has to go beyond a simple color display to be the cream of the crop. With that, Garmin...

Oct, 2005

Consumer review (

A good hiking unit -


Compact color screen with mapping ability. Expandable with use of Micro SD card. Garmin accessories are widely available. The sensitivity of the antenna is great

Unit seems to burn through rechargeable batteries pretty quick. I can only get about 12 hours of uninterrupted use out of a set

Feb, 2009

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we bought this unit to take with us on a fishing trip to Canada and is was used and abused and with stood it all, it did what we needed it to do and everyone could use it with ease. I am taking it on a hunting trip next and I am sure it will be very...

we can find a case to put it in so the glass in front don't get scratched up

Jun, 2008

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The handheld rescue guide and so much more!!


this unit is the best out there at the current time for hiking, backpacking, boating, exploring the great outdoors. Getting lost with this unit would be very hard. Although to the pure gps afficanado...Who could find quirks in this unit ... It going to...

This unit for me has been a solid buy. The accurate sirf gps chip in this thing has locked onto at least 5 to 12 satelites at any given time. The expaned sd slot is really helpfull also, allowing you to load various regions of your choice

Not many in this area. If you are planning on using this extensivly in the car, it may not be a good choice. This unit is geared to hikers, boaters..outdoor activities which is why I bought it anyway. The inabilty to store a vast amount of waypoints...

Mar, 2008

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Garmin Veteran


In the past I have used a Garmin II Plus and a Garmin V. It was a difficult decision figuring out which model to purchase but not which brand. Garmin technical support has always treated me well and been able to resolve any issue..

The Garmin 60CSx is by far the most useful tool/toy I have in my inventory. I am using it on road trips, while bouncing around the woods on my ATV, while hiking, and while geocaching. I am surprised to see how fast and how many satellites it picks up....

If you plan on doing road trips, don't even order this GPS without also planning to purchase the City Navigator software

Dec, 2007

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mt whitney


Get a screen protector or case.

is able to track very well with dense cover and through canyons. Rugged and easily manageable for quick reference while hiking or walking. Just used it to track how much walking I would do when we went to Disneyland. Tracked very well yet lost...

purchase of costly maps

Jul, 2007

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Good Quality


Overall this is a good quality, accurate, rugged gps system. If you are looking for routing, you will spend as much upgrading this than simply buying a good auto unit. Since this unit is geared for hiking and geocaching, you would think that it would...

Quick warm up time, large screen, quality construction, stores a huge amount of cache waypoints and information, transfer waypoints from computer to device... no more entering information manually.., nice to have a digital compass

You need the backlight to see the screen unless your in direct sunlight, default maps in my Magellan 200 are more complete than in this unit, topo maps shown are not included, routing is useless unless you spend the money for the detailed maps, icons...

Jun, 2007

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Garmin 60CSX


The top of the line Model for Geocaching. This is the best, very accurate, quick warm up time, everything you want in a hand held GPS

Maps, and finding maps for it. it comes with a base map which is basically main highways. to get detailed maps you have to buy Garmin Software if you can find it and afford it

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Gpsmap 60CSx


Excellent display with great colors. seems to be easy to use as i haven't looked at the manual yet. Purchased for geocaching and is set up nice for that

No voice with street Nav

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

Good, but...


Great device, but "total ascent" feature drives me crazy. :-( I climb from 2000m to 3000m and GPS shows i climbed "total ascent" 800hm. Strange. But more often, i climb "total ascent" 1000hm (checked on Suunto 203 altimeter and on PC), but GPS shows...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The GPSMAP 60CS is an all-purpose unit - packed with exciting new features and delivering the kind of color that consumers want in their handheld GPS's. This lightweight, rugged, waterproof unit raises the bar to offer a 256-color, highly reflective display that provides easy viewing in almost any lighting condition. This transreflective TFT technology provides excellent viewing while maximizing your battery life (30 hours, typical use). The GPSMAP 60CS is packed with extra features, including rapid automatic route calculation, an integrated outdoor calendar, a dedicated geocaching mode, and indoor/outdoor GPS games that turn the outdoors into a giant gameboard. The GPSMAP 60CS also offers an electronic compass and barometric altimeter for highland adventures. These sensors, when combined with GPS technology, provide enhanced bearing and elevation readings.


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

Built-in Display

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


Built-in camera: No


RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Green / Yellow
Form Factor:Handheld

Dimensions & Weight



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
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Software

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

GPS System

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

GPS Type

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP


Map storage:Internal storage


Waterproof: Yes


Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: No
Photo navigation: No
Routes quantity:50
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks quantity:20
Waypoints per route:250


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap:No / Yes
Interface:serial & USB
Internal memory:1 / 24

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


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

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Media Qty:1
Media Type:DVD
Series:Instructional DVD/Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Start Guide
Title:GPS 60/GPS 60 Series
Type:Pocket guide/Self-training course/User manual

Technical Details

Area calculation: Yes
Color of product:Green / 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