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Garmin GPSmap 60CSx review | Main menu

Published on: Thursday, April 10th 2008                   Written by: Ilse Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Garmin 60CSx Main menu

B esides the many submenu pages, the GPSmap 60CSx also has an enhanced main menu. This main menu offers extra functionality possibilities such as; Tracks, Routes, Highways, Settings, Proximity, Calendar, Calculator, Stopwatch, Sun & Moon, Hunt & Fish and Games. Through 'Tracks' you can save and store your route with extreme ease by selecting 'on' or 'off'. In total you can save 10,000 track points divided over 20 tracks. The software lets you backup tracks so in fact a lot more than 20 tracks can be saved. Reproduction of the routes can be adjusted at will, for example, to give a route its own colour or to decide the interval. Upon doing so you can view the route on a map.

Garmin GPSmap 60CSx review

 

Highway menu

Highway menu

Garmin 60CSx Main menu

'Routes' offers the possibility of storing routes. Some 50 can be stored on the Garmin 60CSx. You can clearly define your route through the map or through the created waypoints. This enables you as a user, to go the same route twice without having to set everything from the start. One thousand waypoints can be created through the 60CSx. When you have made a route, you can also start navigation through this menu. The menu 'Highway' is able to show the same information as the Compass page, yet without rendering of the compass ring; instead it offers graphic support.

Proximity menu

Proximity menu

Garmin 60CSx Settings menu

The 'Settings' menu takes you to a submenu where you can adjust all the settings in relation to the Garmin 60CSx, such as; image reproduction, map, time, battery type, desired display, calibration and more. The menu option 'Proximity' offers the possibility of giving an alert when you're too far off-track. You can choose from twenty signals to warn you. This is a very convenient function, especially when you don't want to watch the GPS every second, while remaining ensured you will be prevented from going too far into the wrong direction before realizing you're off-track.

 

Calendar menu

Calendar menu

Garmin Calendar function

The 'Calendar' function does not offer an organizing function but gives you handy information such as when the sun rises or sets (rendering in time), what the moon's position is and whether or not fish catching is recommended under the current moon position. The 'Sun & Moon' function lets you select a specific day for which more extensive information on the position of the sun and moon becomes available.

Sun & Moon menu

Sun & Moon menu

Garmin Hunt & Fish function

Besides that the 'Hunt & Fish' function predicts the best times for fishing and hunting. Giving a date and location will give you a prediction, in the form of a small text plus the best times to hit the road for a fishing or hunting trip. It doesn't work the other way around unfortunately, which means you can't see the best day at one glance; you always have to insert a date. And if you get really bored en route, you can always play a game on your Garmin GPS device. The 'Games' menu has some six games available.

 
 
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