Garmin GPSmap 60CSx review | Field test
Vierhouten, The Veluwe - Hunting observation spot
Garmin MapSource software
Garmin outdoor GPS Field test
After thoroughly studying and trying out all settings, it was time to use the Garmin 60CSx in practice. I started with installing the free firmware update through the Garmin Webupdater, which only cost a few minutes and equipped the GPS receiver with the latest software version. Then I created a few waypoints through the Garmin MapSource software in combination with Google Earth. This took me some more time than I had planned and I really had to search before I was able to place the correct coordinates in the Garmin. But practice makes perfect as the saying goes.
Garmin 60CSx test
Walking my route
When I had finally finished setting a route, I took the Garmin 60CSx and my camera and got in the car to drive to the Veluwe, a woody area in the Netherlands, to go for a long walk. After walking for a couple of hundred feet, a heading error occurred. This is rather logical if you consider the fact that the Garmin does not count with hedges, fences etcetera on your route, but just lays out a crow-fly distance. I was very grateful for the heading pointer to help me stay on-track.