Question about the Garmin 60CSX

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Bob Tosi, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. SnowMule

    SnowMule still learning what is and isn't edible Super Supporter

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    C = Color
    S = Sensor package (Barometer + electronic compass)
    X = eXpandable memory (µSD card)

    Some (eTrex, Rino) have an H, for the High-sensitivity SiRF receiver... 60/76 has this in all flavors.
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    I think SiRF came in with the "x" on 60/76. Seems to be big difference between mine.
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  3. Bob Tosi

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    can one get a 60CX or a 76CX?
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    Yes while thay last.

    I just got 76Cx from WestMarine.com for $180 but now back to full retail. Just keep watching on Amazon and WestMarine, Cabelas, REI, etc.
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    soupbone Been here awhile

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    THIS IS WHAT I AM LOOKIN AT TOO. BUT SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE NEXT GEN? :earI'M JUST NOT UP ON THIS STUFF.TIA
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    Don't understand what "This" you are talking about.

    60/76Cx are still available,."Next" generation 62/78 are out and available but are not "better" 60/76, many things were deleted or changed for the worse and there are new features so they are just different.

    A ton of people are scooping up old 60/76 at blow out prices and waiting on new units to improve to 60/76 standards.
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    soupbone Been here awhile

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    the "this" was either a 60/76 . sorry to confuse anyone. buying the 60 today. thanks again for your patience.:D
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    Had a 76Cx on fleabay and got beat out by a $1.50!!!! for a selling price of $176.50:eek1
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    WestMarine.com had them for $180 NEW just before Christmas. Keep watching for their sale price.
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    just my logic but alot of others also seem to use it.
    and yes sometimes i do zoom in when i'm riding.

    also the 60 doubles as an ideal handheld unit when hiking, geocaching or even driving.
    the size and button orientation is ideal to palm it with one hand and control it (at the bottom) with the other hand (obviously not when driving). the 76 is larger/bulkier for all of these activities so why not get a multi-function unit in the 60 for $20 more? seems the 76 is used best used only when it's soldily mounted.
    i've seen both side by side and the 76 is huge in comparison. also noticed the black surround on the 60 makes the screen/contrast easier to use and quickly catch your focus on, then the silver surround on the 76 which tends to wash out the contrast/location of the screen. in the end what ever works for ya.

    see a pic here:
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...sqC7AQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=8&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0

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    Must be a funny angle or something in the picture because they look like they both would fit in the exact same size box. My observation was that the 60 was thicker and did not fit in my pocket as well.

    76 can be operated very easy with one hand like texting a phone when out of mount. On the bike I just never have a problem.

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    When riding on a rough surface, I usually have to actually grab the GPS to hold hand steady relative to the GPS so my thumg can do the pushing.

    Bottom line, all the talk about problem with buttons above the display is all BS openions by people who have never actually used a 76 and are not backed up by fact.

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    When using as hand held, it is easy to use with only one hand like texting on phone.

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    So I find a 76cx on eBay and of course I wasn't paying attention and got screwed. It sold for only 115$
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    Ordered my 60 CSx from Amazon last week and here it is: 199.99 and 6.17 shipping to Colorado. Looks like a well made unit. Check the Amazon reviews on this unit and the decision is easy.
    FWIW: Amazon must ship from an elevation lower than Colorado because the air filled packing was deflated and the original box rattling around in the shipping box. Next time I'll give them a heads up.
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    Guys,
    Have been running all over Guatemala with a 60CSX in a Ram mount.The lanyard is my safety hooker and really the Ram mount is no issue, it works great. I glued a couple of pieces of thin cardboard to the inside of the mount to keep everything tight. The mount is charming and cheap. It is easily adjustable.

    Guess I hit thousands of speed bumps called topes down here.
    And roads too rough to describe.
    No issue for the mount. My bike is a KTM Adventure.

    I am running City Nav'NA, OSM maps for C. America, the base map and Garmin World map.

    I have to turn them on and off as necessary depending on what works best for the area I am in. I have been in some tough mapping areas in the mountains here.

    If you plan on C. America this is a good way to go.

    Does anyone know about how to make more than one map show up at a time.

    The OSM map seems to be all or nothing.

    I would like all the maps to display at once sometimes.

    OSM maps route just fine. They are free.

    I lost two paper maps sucked outof my tankbag map case by the wind.

    Thank god for GPS.
    And all the help I got in this forum.
    Thank you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    bill
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    :pissed I hate those damn things.
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