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Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver

Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver
alaScore 71

455 reviews

Apr, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 455 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and screen. The maps and performance also get good feedback. Many are critical about the price.

usability, performance, maps, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Comments about the reliability and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative comments about the design and durability.

usability, price, performance, screen, reliability

durability, design

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin GPSMAP 60CS (Colour)Garmin GPSMAP 60CS (Colour)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver


alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60CS GPS Receiver 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 really like the durability and screen. The maps and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price, and reviews about the route planning and design are mixed.

usability, performance, maps, screen, durability


88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2015

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 by: anythingbutthegirl (

Don't do it


This thing breaks and falls apart like a child's toy with minimum use. My battery cover is now held on with gaffer tape. Not exactly a good thing in the humidity of the tropics and the dust of Afghanistan/Iraq where I work.

Good GPS service

Not suitable for use outside a shopping mall

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: cnet_best_stuff (

In depth review link inside. 60C is a really good GPSr to get.


See my very in-depth review with 20 pics:

Long battery life, runs on AA batteries, etc

Not perfect reception, no expandable memory, etc

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: DelSolSea (

GARMIN 60C S ! A++++++++++++


First off you have to see the $ as VALUE instead of PRICE with this unit! After you get over this bit of detail the Garmin GPSMap 60C S has all the rest of the details you will ever need in a portable GPS covered for you.

Bigger Memory for Maps & Waypoings / Portable Nave / Rugged / Dependable

Must see $ as VALUE not PRICE

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Cejpat (

rugged prosumer gps does it all in color, lite-weight


The GPSMAP 60CS is my first gps unit ... never used on before.

lite-weight, color screen, on target +-20 feet, day/nite modes, street map killer

virtually no included accessories (ac/dc power cord, cigarette lighter cord), accessories individually outrageously expensive

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: rhoelzel (

Fabulous GPS Handheld Unit


Very user friendly

Have'nt found anything yet....except a few minor updates

Apr, 2005

Consumer review by: mourenee (

The best mid-level autorouting GPS on the market


I own several Garmin units and this one is my workhorse. The one handed operation is great for navigating in a vehicle, although I would suggest you go with the vehicle mount if you plan to use it alot. Personally, I like to put it in the cup holder...

One handed operation, slick data entry system, built-in compas for directional updates while not moving

Mapsource map data for Europe are Expensive, US maps are optional on this unit

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: (

A great toy or tool.


The quality is excellent and the unit is pretty easy to use. It comes with good documentation. It connects to the PC via USB which is a bonus, most other units use a serial cable. I tried a magellan Sprotrak Color and it didn't come close to this unit i

It would be great if there was some way to load your own custom maps in addition to the packaged maps which Garmin sells

Nov, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Love this GPS


Have had 2 other units over the years and this one is a great upgrade. I went from a garmin Vista to the 60CS I use it with Mapsource software and the detail is fantastic. The color screen is easy to read in the sun or at night

Have to look around to find a deal

Oct, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Wonderful GPS


This is my first GPS. I've seen the rest, now I feel I own the best. The color screen and incredible detail make this a handheld that has become a critical piece of equipment, not a novelty. I trust it and no longer worry which road/trail I am taking

Just recently it started shutting off myseteriously. After reading the prvious review here and contacting Garmin, I have placed a two small pieces of a disposable coffee cup in the battery compartment. So far so good, but I haven't done any real testing

Sep, 2004

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

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:10000
Waypoints per route:250

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