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Garmin GPSMAP 60CX

Garmin GPSMAP 60CX
alaScore 72

736 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 736 reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60CX. 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 are impressed by the durability and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and maps get mixed reviews.

usability, performance, price, screen, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin GPSMAP 60CX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60CX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60CX from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and reliability are overall positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, screen, reliability, price

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

This summary is based on the product: GPS Map 64

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin GPSMAP 60CX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 654 user reviews of Garmin GPSMAP 60CX from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the screen and durability. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability and maps. Many are less positive about the memory.

usability, performance, price, durability, screen

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

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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (gpstekreviews.com)

Garmin GPSMap 60, 60CSx and 60Cx 2,6 inch Handheld Mapping GPS

 

The Garmin GPSMap 60 range including the 60, 60CSx and 60Cx are ideal for the mobile, outdoor GPS user including individuals involved in hiking, climbing and geocaching. It can however, give you automatic, turn-by-turn directions coming with a built-in...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin GPSMap 60Cx Review

 

The other significant upgrade is that the 60Cx no longer utilizes the unit's built in memory for MapSource maps, but loads them to a microSD card instead (the unit comes with a 64 MB card). This means you have unlimited map storage capability, plus you...

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Garmin Gpsmap 60cx

 

Garmin is well-known for making rugged and reliable recreation GPS units. The Garmin Gpsmap 60c is a perfect example of this because it has combined functionality with durability. It's waterproof and designed to withstand the wear and tear of outdoor...

Garmin is well-known for making rugged and reliable recreation GPS units. The Garmin Gpsmap 60c is a perfect example of this because it has combined functionality with durability. It's waterproof and designed to withstand the wear and tear of outdoor...

Consumer review by: shake (newegg.com)

rugged

 

I have it wired to my motorcycle battery and just leave the AA batteries out. Works great :) very happy

Been working for three years now. Dropped it in a creek once, while it was on. I can rinse it off in the kitchen sink with the spray nozzle. I mount it to my motorcycle handlebars and take it offroad on the bumpiest trails around

Extreme bumps rattle the batteries loose. These are bumps from being on my motorcycle, not from hiking

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Special_Kaye (newegg.com)

Coolest Toy Around

 

Installed map has little usable info other than major roads. Yes, it could get you across the state or country but it won't let you find a gas station or restuarant on the way. Plan on getting the detailed maps (at extra cost) to really get some good...

Fast. Accurate. Color Screen. Light weight. Fits comfortably in hands. Fairly easy to use with a little practice. Came with larger MicroSD card than advertised. Fast upload speeds. Speeds seem computer dependent. I have a very fast computer and it only...

Can chew up batteries pretty quick with out of the box settings, see below. Installed map is almost useless and requires purchase of detailed maps. Rechargable batteries take forever to charge on the USB connection. Large non-recessed screen makes it...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Special_Kaye (newegg.com)

Coolest Toy Around

 

Installed map has little usable info other than major roads. Yes, it could get you across the state or country but it won't let you find a gas station or restuarant on the way. Plan on getting the detailed maps (at extra cost) to really get some good...

Fast. Accurate. Color Screen. Light weight. Fits comfortably in hands. Fairly easy to use with a little practice. Came with larger MicroSD card than advertised. Fast upload speeds. Speeds seem computer dependent. I have a very fast computer and it only...

Can chew up batteries pretty quick with out of the box settings, see below. Installed map is almost useless and requires purchase of detailed maps. Rechargable batteries take forever to charge on the USB connection. Large non-recessed screen makes it...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Andrew Rayhons (newegg.com)

Wow

 

An overall great unit, I use for geocaching and it handles everything I throw at it. With the ability to do turn by turn routing, geocaching, and find waypoints (with the map pack), this unit easily deserves a 5 egg rating!

Great chipset, very fast satellite aquisition, great at routing and redirection. Easily read color screen, directions keep you on track no matter where you go. Menus are easy to use, and there is great functionality available

Not really a con, but you have to buy the map pack to get side streets / waypoints. Again, not a con, but a bummer to have to drop the hundred bucks on it. Does not speak street names or turns, just beeps, I knew that going into the unit, but still a...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Ethan G. (newegg.com)

Excellent GPSr

 

Some people mark this GPSr down because it's extra maps cost more. I don't see why, when the review is for the unit and not the maps. It is perfectly functional for everything you can imagine using a GPS for. I use it for hiking, boating, and...

It has a big color screen, high sensitivity chipset, rugged look and feel, capability to add maps, external memory.

The high price for maps is a bit of a drawback. I've had trouble displaying the road maps and topo maps at the same time. Slow upload time for maps, upwards of an hour.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: BD (pcnation.com)

GPSMAP 60CX HANDHELD/PORTABLE

 

I have seen some slightly negative comments about this device's street nav abilities. Let me say that this is not what this was primarily designed for, it is a hand held GPS. If you purchase the street mapping package it will do a good job of helping...

Good design and easy to use. I use this mainly for geocaching. It does get used as a street navigation device when I am in areas I am unfamiliar with.

I haven't seen any.

May, 2008

Consumer review by: rj4wd (pcnation.com)

GPSMAP 60CX HANDHELD/PORTABLE

 

Great product, I also own on of the Legend series gps, menu's are simular and using the 600CX was pretty easy from the start. Use the manual to get to know your GPS and all it's features. I originally upgraded to a Magellian handheld GPS, which I...

Rugged GPS, nice bright screen, personalize every screen. Very easy to use. Even gets a satilite fix indoors.

turn by turn routing can be very generalized.

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

The GPSMAP 60Cx is a refreshing upgrade of the GPSMAP 60C, 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. Considered the mainstay among serious outdoor enthusiasts, the GPSMAP 60Cx offers a large color TFT display and turn-by-turn routing capability. The unit comes with a blank 64 MB microSD card.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):18hour(s)/30hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.3in
Height:6.1in
Weight:7.5oz
Width:2.4in

GPS Software

Maps Included:USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial / USB
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / Heading / MOB (Man Overboard) / Speed / Time/date
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:60Cx
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPSMAP

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

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