GPSMAP 60CSx vs 62s for map draw speed and routing

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Corona, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. Corona

    Corona Dreaming of Dreaming

    May 27, 2010
    Berkshire, United Kingdom
    I am currently in Turkey having ridden from the UK and have been some what frustrated at the performance of the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx. In the UK it behaved fine but in some of the large urban areas (for example Istanbul) it really chugs at certain zoom levels when trying to draw the map. This can lead to some real issues when it is taking 20 seconds or so to display what you want. In addition it just cant do routing for locations that are really far apart. It takes ages working the route out and then says its run out of memory.

    What are peoples experiences of this and what is it like compared to the new GPSMAP62?
  2. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

    Jan 11, 2006
    I've never had the 60csx, but I do have the 62s.

    Where did you get your maps for Turkey?

    Have you tried OSM maps?

    It might be easer to build your routes in Mapsource or Basecamp first, using OSM maps, then download them to the gps.

    Is there an SD card installed in the gps?

    The 60CSx device comes with a 64-megabyte microSD flash memory card. The device uses this card to load maps and other GPS data. Users are not restricted to the original memory card. You can increase the storage capacity of the device by buying a high-capacity microSD card from any electronics retailer.

  3. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

    Mar 19, 2008
    Near Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Unlike the 62, the 60 has no memory at all unless it has a SD card installed. So it just wouldn't work at all if there wasn't one in it.
  4. rpminmn

    rpminmn n00b

    May 26, 2009
    Actually, it does have some internal writable memory and can work without a SD card. You can upload tracks, waypoints and routes without an SD card. You just can't treat it like a USB drive. And you are stuck with the minimal basemap and can't upload new maps.