Garmin 60csx .vs 62s

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by AFCFORME, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    You can use the mass storage for pictures, documents, GPS projects and for storing downloaded OSM image files. This has allowed me to install Garmin Basecamp on two desktops and a netbook and move between computers.

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  2. NorthernTraveler

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    I've talked with Garmin support on some of their newer units.... not models mentioned here, but ones I'm looking at to replace my 276c's.

    The models I'm looking at allow 50 tracks... they don't say how many points per track.... and a tracklog of 10k points.

    Support said that the active log could up up to 10k points, and the sum of track points in ALL the tracklogs (remember - 50!) is also 10k points. Ouch! Could be they were wrong, but I've got one of those units and will be doing some testing to see what is what. I'll let you know when I've done that.... but it's several weeks out at the earliest.

    I've been compiling a spreadsheet of Garmin GPS capabilities for several years.... and some of that information is darn hard to come by.

    Here's what I'm tracking....model, # of waypoints, # of routes, # points per route, #tracks, #points per track, # points in tracklog, # of map segments, screen size, screen resolution, # screen colors, type of memory, max memory, antenna type, interfaces.

    I also need to take some time and start implementing Dr. Rocks method of finding out the max number of Via points... there is a maximum number of route points allowed... you may have 50 routes of up to 250 points, but that doesn't mean you can have 12500 route points.

    Good luck on getting the info you want from support.... most of them don't seem to understand the questions that I'm asking. Newer Garmin documentation doesn't even list the number of points per route on some of these models!
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  3. Aanarchy

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    Is it worth upgrading to the 62s from the 60CSx?

    - 62 has tilt compensated compass. My 60 is mounted horizontal to the ground (most of the time), and it's a little harder to read while I'm moving. But I just can't follow it easily when it's angled. Turns are on the wrong side most of the time. I watched the cursor move from top to bottom once when I was headed due north. Drives me nuts.

    - 62 has capacity for more track points in one track (if I've read this thread correctly). Important on longer trips.

    - 62 has wireless route sharing. I guess that could be useful, hasn't ever been a recognized need.

    The 62s will cost me $350 and a new Touratech locking mount $150, so $500 to upgrade. That will pay for all the stuff I just ordered for a 2008 450 EXC-R I just bought.

    And on the downside - the 62 has gone to the flimsy mini-USB connector in favor of the durable and secure 4-pin connection. (Why does Garmin do stuff like that?) Is the vulnerability of the USB connection really an issue? Is it a deal killer?
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  4. Countdown

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    Yes USB is not intended for out door or vibration, 76 has 12 V power input.
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  5. Emmbeedee

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    If you like everything else about the 62, and there's a lot to like, go for the 78 instead. It has the rugged power cable type in addition to the USB port. I have a 62S and it's light years ahead of the 60/76 models in every functional aspect.

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  6. dlh62c

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    I really like my 08 450 excr. I bought it new. I ride with my 60Cx and a Ram mount and it works great. I use it for single track and hard DS rides. I have had a few crashes where the unit popped out of the mount but no damage. I have the 60 powered directly from the battery downstream from the fuse.

    On the down side don't be surprised if you experience some engine oil burning - from the bike not the GPS.
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  8. 250senuf

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    It's not that cables don't exist. The point is that USB is NOT suitable for outdoor use, period. Several posts around of people frying their GPSs due to using USB for power on the moto. :deal
    Get a GPS that has the robust power plug. 60, 76, 78.
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  9. dlh62c

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    You might want to tell Garmin that. The power cable I use is made by Garmin. I would suggest using dielectric grease on the connection. It helps to prevent oxidation and corrosion of the contacts.

    daryl
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  10. Countdown

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    You are correct but the real solution is to make a transparent overlay map (see another thread on this) of all the trails in that specific OHV area. Then use tracks for planned ride on subset of all trails.

    The second way is to connect tracks of all the trails together in one long track and Name it ACTIVE LOG then download it into Track Log.
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  11. MeterPig

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    I recently mapped some slow single track at .1 miles. Turns out, not enough points. I am going to go back and map it at 5 second intervals. I am a little concerned of running out of space. We shall see.

    I have the 76csx.
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  12. Countdown

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    See my GPS class on: http://www.dualsportwest.com/Gps/GpsOverview lots of setup stuff.

    I recomend automatic, & most often. It is smart enough to not save points on straight fast road but save lots of points on slow twisty trail.

    It would be very hard to fill the 2,000 point Active Log in one day but there is no size limit on the back up file on your data card. Again see my class.
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