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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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I thought the stock was depleted on this discontinued model. Again, online at Costco for 199.99 with one year warranty. Still a good bang for your buck.

http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product....ketingItemName
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Thanks, Gearhed. I just ordered one. Looks like it has received a lot of pretty good reviews. I'm looking forward to replacing my eTrex Legend - it's been okay, but does tend to lose its signal all too often.
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Bought this model earlier this year and am VERY pleased with it...
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Just wondering what the major differences were between the Garmin 60cx and 60csx ?
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Tempting. I'm not sure I have the extra $200+ to spend on it right now![:I]
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Just wondering what the major differences were between the Garmin 60cx and 60csx ?
http://www.google.ca/#sclient=psy&hl...0cx+difference
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Thanx for the link Marko, it answered all my questions
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It is a great GPS. Used it on my trip to HI and logged all my hiking tracks.



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It's also available online for $240 for those without a Costco membership.
http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-gpsmap-60csx.html

I've been very happy with my etrex Legend HCx. It's a little lighter, smaller and cheaper and is accurate in most situations.
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Is anyone using this one yet? What do you think?

Garmin GPSMAP 62s
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-GPSMAP-...dp_ob_title_ce
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Is anyone using this one yet? What do you think?

Garmin GPSMAP 62s
http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-GPSMAP-...dp_ob_title_ce
If you join this group:
http://dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ga...ap_60Cx_60CSx/
you will be able to read through the Message archive, and you will see that while some people like the 62 series, there have been some issues with it, and some people consider the 62 series (and other recent Garmin models) to be a "downgrade" from the 60C(s)x.
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I picked up the Garmin 62s when it first came out.

The power button is improved (my 60CSx power button stopped working properly - it is basically a small plastic tube beneath the rubberized button, so if it breaks or goes off centre, you're screwed).

Like the 60CSx, there are too many useless features. The interface on the 60CSx is easier to use, and requires less navigation to do important things like turning on and off tracking. With the 62, I still haven't figured out how to display old tracks when I'm travelling, mapping, and walking around (I should probably read the manual again).

MapSource kicks butt over BaseCamp. Fortunately, I can boot up Windows on my Mac so that I can use the superior software.

Both are rugged, and have good reception. I do like the built in carabiner attachment on the new 62. I find the tracking is pretty accurate and I get good reception. When first turning it on though, you have to use Waypoint Averaging to get your starting location. This can take forever (like 5 minutes)!
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guntis - you can show all your old tracks on the 62. It took me a long time to figure out because it is counter-intuitive but you have to manually go into each track and set it to the "Hide on Map".
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Thank you!
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Supertopo/OutdoorGearLab did a GPS comparo, and the 62sc kicked ass.

Everyone I know with the 62-series can't believe how accurate and sensitive the receiver is. It's at the top of my list to replace my old non-high-sensitivity chipped 60 series...

http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Hiking...ws/Garmin-62sc
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