The venerable Garmin 60CS just got a whole lot better. The 7.5-ounce GPSMap 60CSx now features an insanely accurate, high-sensitivity GPS receiver by SiRF that tracks your position even in tree cover and canyons. Plus, you get a bright, sunlight-readable color TFT display and an included a 64 MB microSD card for storage of optional map detail. Add all that to the 60CSx's integrated barometric altimeter and electronic compass, and you've got a unit that is ready to take you anywhere on land or sea.
The 60CSx is a refreshing upgrade of the 60CS, and features a removable microSD card for detailed mapping memory. View larger. The device features the powerful SiRF GPS navigation chip for supreme accuracy in all conditions. You also get an electronic compass and a barometric altimeter. You also get a large color TFT display and turn-by-turn routing capability.
You can use the 60CSx's memory card slot with preprogrammed microSD cards from Garmin (sold separately) that provide topographic maps, city streets, and nautical charts. In fact, the unit is compatible with most Garmin MapSource products including BlueChart, City Navigator, U.S. Topo 24K, and U.S. Topo and Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots. The unit comes preloaded with an Americas autoroute basemap that provides automatic routing capabilities including highways, exits, and tide data. There's also a preloaded marine point database. You can even get turn-by-turn directions when you're driving, and an integrated trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more.
The 60CSx's 2.6-inch, 256-color TFT color display is designed to present mapping and trip information clearly and accurately in any lighting conditions. Plus, the case is lightweight, rugged, and water resistant to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (can be submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes). When using two AA alkaline batteries, you'll get up to 20 hours of battery life from the unit. The unit's barometric altimeter system features automatic pressure trend recording while providing current elevation, ascent/descent rate, minimum/maximum elevation, total ascent and descent, and average and maximum ascent and descent rate. Meanwhile, the electronic compass allows you to get accurate headings while standing still.
Another key feature of the 60CSx is the 10,000 point automatic track log; 20 saved tracks (500 points each) let you retrace your path in both directions. There's also a large-numbers option for easy viewing, as well as a dual-position display mode.
The 60CSx's trip computer provides odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, max speed, and more. Meanwhile, a fast processor allows the 60CSx to provide quick auto-routing, turn-by-turn directions, and audio alerts when you use the optional MapSource software, which can be stored on the unit's included 64 MB microSD card. Downloading information is quick with the USB or serial port interfaces. Using the dedicated serial port, the 60Cx can share navigation instructions with repeaters, plotters, and autopilots. The four-position rocker pad and dedicated high-use buttons make navigating through the unit's features easy, even when your fingers are cold or wet.
Finally, the GPSMap 60CSx is packed with some extra fun features. An integrated outdoor calendar provides ideal hunting and fishing times, plus moon rise/set/location information. There is a dedicated geocaching mode for those of you into the hot GPS community treasure hunt game. Finally, there are indoor/outdoor GPS games to help you and your friends enjoy the outdoors
Receiver: High-sensitivity SiRF architecture
Antenna: Built-in quad helix with remote antenna capability
Map storage: MicroSD card slot (includes 64 MB microSD card)
Preloaded map: Built-in Americas auto-route basemap, including highways, exits, and tide data
Map compatibility: Preprogrammed microSD data cards (sold separately), including MapSource BlueChart, City Navigator, U.S. Topo 24K, and U.S. Topo and Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots
Waypoints: 1,000 user waypoints with names and graphic symbols
Reversible routes: 50
Track log: 10,000-point automatic track log
Saved tracks: 20 (500 points each)
Trip computer: Odometer, stopped time, moving average, overall average, total time, maximum speed, and more
Position format: Lat/Lon, UTM, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, user grid, and more
Waterproof: Yes, to IPX7 standards (submersible in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
Batteries: 2 AA (not included)
Battery life: Up to 20 hours
Sensors: Electronic compass, barometric altimeter
Interface: USB and serial port
Display: 256-color transflective TFT
Display size: 1.5 by 2.2 inches (W x H)
Display resolution: 160 x 240 pixels
Water-resistant : Yes, to IPX7 standards (submersible in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes)
Item width: 2.4 inches
Item height: 6.1 inches
Item depth: 1.3 inches
Item weight: 7.5 ounces with batteries
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
What's in the Box: GPSMAP 60CSx, 64 MB microSD card, USB cable, belt clip, MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager CD-ROM, lanyard, quick-start guide, user's manual