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post #1 of 12 Old 02-16-2012, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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garmin gps 60cx?

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has or does anybody use this? It is the garmin 60cx, I know someone selling one for $150 i just want to hear some feed back about it. Thank you

http://www8.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/#
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It'd a good gps. Screen is lower quality and user interface isn't the most user friendly but the gos itself works great. I think I've seen them sell new for not much more than that 150 though. Also, unless the software has been added, it doesn't have routable maps so don't count on it to get you to the local walmart. Its a mapping gps good fir saving tracks and waypoints and such.

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I have a garmin nuvi 755 I think it is I'll sell you for $125. Works great on and off road!!!


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thanks im looking more into it. it has to be european maps right now and i would like a hand held for hiking and biking as well
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I have the 60csx, which has the better receiver for greater accuracy.

I found the mapping disapointing, with the small screen.

I also have an Oregon, which has far superior mapping capabilities, and there are plenty of free open source maps available if you don't want to pay for (or copy) Garmin maps.

It's also great for paperless geocaching, and despite having a touch screen, is a tough little unit. I use it for rambling and offroading.


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I have the 60csx, which has the better receiver for greater accuracy.

I found the mapping disapointing, with the small screen.

I also have an Oregon, which has far superior mapping capabilities, and there are plenty of free open source maps available if you don't want to pay for (or copy) Garmin maps.

It's also great for paperless geocaching, and despite having a touch screen, is a tough little unit. I use it for rambling and offroading.
thanks
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Someone on the trail had one of those last weekend. Turned it on in the middle of the desert. No satellites according to the unit. When we moved to the pine covered of the section it said we were in Los Angeles, and still had no satellites, two hrs passed. 2 hrs more passed, he locked one satellite.

Old technology.

Save your money and get the new Montana:
http://sites.garmin.com/montana/

If I were in the market for a new off road capable GPS this would be the one, large size, geocache capable, talks you, screen self orients. Just about all the 3790LMT features in a ruggedized package.
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Someone on the trail had one of those last weekend. Turned it on in the middle of the desert. No satellites according to the unit. When we moved to the pine covered of the section it said we were in Los Angeles, and still had no satellites, two hrs passed. 2 hrs more passed, he locked one satellite.

Old technology.

Save your money and get the new Montana:
http://sites.garmin.com/montana/

If I were in the market for a new off road capable GPS this would be the one, large size, geocache capable, talks you, screen self orients. Just about all the 3790LMT features in a ruggedized package.
thats awesome thanks for showing me that
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X2 on the Montana, really nice set of features.
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I have a TomTom VIA ($105 bucks)-you get free internet map updates and I haven't had any trouble in the Nv desert where our cell phones get no reception-



I haven't triedit in the Sierras yet !

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Someone on the trail had one of those last weekend. Turned it on in the middle of the desert. No satellites according to the unit. When we moved to the pine covered of the section it said we were in Los Angeles, and still had no satellites, two hrs passed. 2 hrs more passed, he locked one satellite.

Old technology.
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Guess you guys where running under tin heads, that old technology (SirFIII Chipset) is accurate and does acquire satellites well enough with the standard antenna of the CS models on free line of sight to the sky (Quad Helix antenna on x models worksed better though).
However 150 bucks is too much IMO


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