Garmin 60cx

Garmin 60cx Stacks up to the Competition

The Garmin 60cx is a 12-channel, hand-held, variable-use positioning device. Like all GPS devices, its primary purpose is navigation. It can help you find routes to specific destinations by giving you step-by-step directions. This device can also store up to 50 routes. It uses the Wide Area Augmentation System technology to achieve an error margin of three meters or less.

The Garmin 60cx offers MapSource and Waypoint manager

The Tracklog function records the path you have traveled and stores it for use later. It includes MapSource and Waypoint manager. This means that Base Maps, Street Routing, Topographical and Marine maps work. This unit can store up to 1000 waypoints. This is much higher than most competing brands. The unit weighs about 7.5 ounces, so it is a bit heavier than most models. It is designed for users who may need to use it in multiple environments, and it works well at night.

The major upgrade on the Garmin 60cx device is the sensitive SiRFSTAR III chipset. This is one of the most sensitive and accurate chipsets available. Another major addition is the external storage with MicroSD Flash memory. The device is powered by two AA batteries. They come with a 64Mb MicroSD card. If you want to you can purchase cards with capacity of up to 512Mb.

The external antenna is a Quad Helix model. Along with the SiRFSTAR III chipset, this gives you a sensitive and very accurate GPS receiver. That means it should work about anywhere. That is exactly what you want with a hand-held device.

In conclusion, the Garmin 60cx is one of the highest quality hand-held devices on the market. It is fairly rugged, including being waterproof. It has very high sensitivity level and a high level of accuracy. As far as a good all-around GPS, this one is pretty hard to beat. It is well worth the money.