Garmin GPS 60 Handheld
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Garmin GPS 60 Handheld

  • System Type: Handheld
  • User Interface: Keypad
  • Number of Channels: 12 Channels
  • Map Capabilities: Internal Map cartridges / Data cards
  • WAAS Features: WAAS enabled
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Garmin GPS 60 Handheld

Navigate wilderness environments expertly and with ease with the help of the latest technology when using the Garmin GPS 60. Whether the adventure is hiking, fishing, hunting, boating, or simply exploring off the beaten path, handheld GPS units provide an excellent way for outdoor enthusiasts to help chart their courses and prevent them from getting lost. Users love this device's 28-hour battery life, comfortable grip, and waterproof and weather-resistant properties. This GPS receiver also features an alarm, the various phases of the moon, information on when the best times are to hunt and fish in applicable localities, an LED backlight that makes reading the device easy when outdoor light levels are low, and 1 MB of memory for storage of specific points. Its small size means you can keep it with you in comfort while out enjoying nature.

Product Review Summary

Based on 55 user reviews
84% recommend this product
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  • Accurate (5)
  • Rich features (2)
  • Good Quality (2)
  • Easy to Use (1)
  • Nice Screen (1)
  • Portable (1)
  • Lacks features (3)
Good For
  • Travel (5)
  • Navigation (5)
  • Camping (3)
  • Hunting (2)
  • Boating (2)
  • Adventure (1)
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Consumer Reviews


Best out there

byirishharmon Oct 28, 2008
6 Helpfuls 7 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Rugged and reliable.
Cons Rocker switch could be better.
Recommended it? Yes

This is the best hand held I have ever owned. It also works with my sailboat nav system. I have found it to be very accurate and it has gotten me out of some tight spots when we unexpectedly ran into snow covered trails. Read full review »


This is the GPS to beat!

bymissourimule Jul 28, 2008
4 Helpfuls 5 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Positional accuracy, sat lock under cover, great display, great features, rugged unit,...
Cons None! Buy it, you'll like it. Check out a place like or
Recommended it? Yes

This is a remarkable piece of equipment; and like just about everything made by Garmin, it can be trusted.

It is built quite solidly, and is weatherproof, unless you plan on diving with it. The color screen is great, easy to see in most any light. Most importantly, with the new SIRF chip,... Read full review »


Terrible Experience with Customer Support

bypajamaman Jun 19, 2008
10 Helpfuls 11 Helpfuls Was this review helpful?
Pros Works very well when it works. Fast, good display, nice user interface.
Cons Limited sample size (1 unit) my conclusion is that Garmin has very poor quality control.
Recommended it? No

I bought it as I was traveling to Croatia and wanted a rugged, waterproof GPS.

I discovered after buying it that the maps were very expensive ($300). And Garmin does all it can to prevent open source mapping applications from accessing the internals of their devices. So I used it without... Read full review »

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Product Details and Features

Other Features

PC Interface NMEA-0183 • Serial • USB • Serial RS-232
Brand Garmin
Antenna Type Quadrifilar Helix
Expansion Slot Type micro-SD slot
Environmental Protection IPX7 Waterproof Standard


Battery Type and Quantity 2 x AA Batteries

Technical Features

Included Software/Maps South America Maps • Marine Cartography • North America Maps
Marine Features Fish Finder • Fishing Calcluator • MOB (Man Over Board)
Trip calculator Moving average • Trip Timers • Maximum speed • Total average • Time of sunrise/sunset • Points-of-Interest (POI) • Track Log • Odometer
Audible Features Clock Alarm • Proximity Alarm • Off-Course Alarm • Arrival Alarm • Anchor Alarm
Features Built-In Altimeter • Compass • Calender • Waypoint Icons • Area Calculation • Geocaching Mode • Waterproof • Sun and Moon Information


Resolutions 160 X 240

Key Features

System Type Handheld
User Interface Keypad
Number of Channels 12 Channels
Map Capabilities Internal • Map cartridges / Data cards
WAAS Features WAAS enabled

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