GPS 60


GPS 60
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title GPS 60
Manufacturer Garmin
Page By tommi
Page Type Jan 21, 2007 / Jan 21, 2007
Object ID 1824
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Product Description

The rugged, waterproof GPS 60 is the perfect, low-cost, navigator for wherever your spirit of adventure takes you:

* Large, sunlight-readable, four-level grayscale display with bright LED backlight makes it easy to find your way — day or night
* 28 hours of battery life for more hours of outdoor enjoyment
* Both serial and USB connections for fast and versatile download transfer
* 1 MB of internal memory for storing points of interest from the MapSource® Points of Interest CD

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.

GPS 60 Features

* Sunlight-readable, four-level grayscale transflective FSTN display (1.5" W x 2.2" H; 2.6" diagonally)(160 x 240 pixels)
* 1 MB of internal memory for storing MapSource POI data
* Internal memory is preloaded with worldwide cities
* Permanent user data storage; no memory battery required
* Each day’s best hunting and fishing times—along with sunrise/sunset times—on the integrated Outdoor Calendar
* Special geocaching navigation mode
* Geolocation games, such as Virtual Maze, Nibbons, Geko™ Smak, and Memory Race
* Fast map transfer, with support for both USB and serial port interfaces; navigation instructions can be shared with repeaters, plotters, and autopilots using NMEA protocols through the dedicated serial port
* Dedicated "mark", "page", "enter", "quit", "menu", "find",and "zoom out/in" buttons; four-position rocker pad
* 2.4" x 6.1" x 1.3" (W x H x D) unit dimensions
* Weighs 5.4 ounces (without batteries), 7.5 ounces (with batteries)
* WAAS GPS receiver with accuracy to 10 feet in North America; built-in quad-helix antenna for better satellite reception
* 28 hours of battery life under typical-use conditions (uses two "AA" batteries)
* Multi-platform navigation for easy navigation in a car or boat, or on foot
* Waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (can be submerged in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
* 50 reversible routes, 10,000 track points with tracBack® technology (navigate to any track point on the displayed map), and 500 waypoints with additional graphical icons for location identification
* Proximity alerts for anchor drag, arrival, off-course, proximity waypoint; built-in alarm clock
* Trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more

Extent Of Delivery

Package Includes:

* GPS 60
* PC/USB interface cable
* Wrist Strap
* Belt clip with button
* Database: Worldwide City Point
* MapSource® Trip & Waypoint Manager CD
* Quick start guide
* Owner's manual



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tommi - Jan 21, 2007 3:24 pm - Voted 5/5

Good and low priced
Its a good basic GPS, the low price makes it very attractive, possible to get smaller GPS but you have to pay for that.
Adequate features, a good allrounder for a good price.
Used it this year in extreme bad conditions, ice rain, thunderstorm and it worked fantastic!

Dean - Feb 1, 2007 5:42 pm - Voted 5/5

My experience
I was able to pick this unit up at REI when they were selling it for $299 rather than the 449 it used to sell for. When they brought out the new Garmin 60 CSX they dropped the price to the one I paid. It may be possible to still find them even lower. I have been using the Magellan Sport Trak Pro and I picked up this one to give me a back up unit. I've been able to compare both the Magellan and Garmin units side by side and each has features I really like. One disconcerting note is that I actually get better reception in the trees with the Magellan over this unit and that really surprised me since they are both quad helix type of units. However, I like a couple of the screens on the Garmin better, particularly the one that shows a lot of data on one screen. I like the battery life of the Garmin more than the Magellan as I get about two hours more of use out of the Garmin
(again side by side comparison). I like the readability of the Garmin. I do like the go to screen on the Magellan better but that probably comes from the fact that I've been using this unit since 2003. As I continue my use I'll post updates but you most likely can no longer buy the Sport Trak Pro anyway so that becomes a moot point. Still, the Garmin unit is a dandy, I could get along fine with just it and the exciting thing is that the Garmin units are getting better and better. I really enjoy GPS technology, but I still carry my map and compass since that is what I learned on many years ago.

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