Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussion

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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby 2trux » Wed 2009-08-26, 00:06:20

I bought a Nuvi 255W on Saturday, updated the firmware and saw that it was eligible for the upgrade.

Downloaded the 2.1Gb file for 2010.20 to my E: drive, but killed the extraction process, since it was extracting it to my C: drive and I was rapidly running out of space (why didn't the install check for free space). While I have the replacement disk on the shelf, I just haven't had the time to do it.

GizmoGuy411 wrote:For those with subscriptions, or who want to buy the latest version, City Navigator North America NT 2010.20 is available.


I bought the Nuvi to augment our 60csx. Ontario passed a law last Spring (going into effect this ?Fall), that specifically outlaws handheld GPS use by drivers. When I drive, I normally lay the 60csx on the dashboard and navigate by it.

After I update the maps, I'll look at the Pilotsnipes GSAK macro. We have friends who use it with their Nuvi.

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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Thu 2009-08-27, 20:00:01

2trux wrote:... Ontario passed a law last Spring (going into effect this ?Fall), that specifically outlaws handheld GPS use by drivers. ...


That is interesting. You mean you can't even use your handheld if it has a car mount? Do they specify a minimum screen size too?

Then what if you tethered your 60CSx to a laptop and used laptop display instead of the handheld?
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby ScouterJoe » Thu 2009-08-27, 21:57:57

Everytime a gov't makes a rule, it reduces everyones freedom.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby cheechgang » Thu 2009-08-27, 22:03:49

ScouterJoe wrote:Everytime a gov't makes a rule, it reduces everyones freedom.


Move to Canada. Oh wait... nevermind...
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby Stumpy75 » Wed 2009-09-09, 21:13:58

Looks like I'm joining the crowd here. I just ordered a 76Cx. Should be here on Friday. Got tired of getting 40' accuracy under a heavy tree cover! :roll:

Got a 2GB card to go with it, and I already have City Navigator for my old GPS, which Garmin says I can transfer to the new one for no cost. It's not the NT version, but Garmin says it will work and load the entire country just fine. I already had a lot of the accessories for my old 76C, so I don't have to buy a bunch of stuff. I didn't get the 76CSx because I don't think I would ever use the compass or the altimeter.

Eventually, my old 76C will be for sale, but I want to make sure the new one works as good as the old one before I sell it.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby Mighty_Mo » Wed 2009-09-09, 22:54:57

GizmoGuy411 wrote:
2trux wrote:... Ontario passed a law last Spring (going into effect this ?Fall), that specifically outlaws handheld GPS use by drivers. ...


That is interesting. You mean you can't even use your handheld if it has a car mount? Do they specify a minimum screen size too?

Then what if you tethered your 60CSx to a laptop and used laptop display instead of the handheld?


Very interesting. When we entered Canada last Monday my DeLORME PN-40 was in a RAM windshield mount and the Canadian entry officer said nothing.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby TheBearclaws » Thu 2009-09-10, 00:33:51

He was to busy checking to see if you ever had a DUI.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby 2trux » Thu 2009-09-10, 10:08:28

Supposedly, the law, passed last Spring was to go in effect, as early as "this Fall".

All being said, we bought a Nuvi and are looking forward to using it to augment our 60csx. Last weekend we found 4 drive by caches, using just the Nuvi.

Mighty_Mo wrote:Very interesting. When we entered Canada last Monday my DeLORME PN-40 was in a RAM windshield mount and the Canadian entry officer said nothing.

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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby yogi57 » Thu 2009-09-10, 13:39:56

2trux wrote:Supposedly, the law, passed last Spring was to go in effect, as early as "this Fall".

All being said, we bought a Nuvi and are looking forward to using it to augment our 60csx. Last weekend we found 4 drive by caches, using just the Nuvi.


I like our Nuvi for caching.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2010-04-03, 05:28:05

Latest software versions checked and updated in lead post.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby SuchaNana » Fri 2010-07-16, 21:43:47

Christmas in July Letter...


DEAR SANTA,
I TRULY, REALLY, MOSTLY WANT THE GARMIN GPSMAP 62ST
with all those bells and whistles... 8)

wow - JUST THE SITE ITSELF IS FUN (sounds like 430-5am camping)...
http://sites.garmin.com/gpsmap62/

if it will gently wake me up just PRIOR to when keystone decides to publish, then i would like that app too...

but honestly Santa, for the top-of-the-line hand-held push button unit,
wouldn't ya think that i shouldn't even hafta push those buttons?

i WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE the reads-my-mind version please...i've been a VERY good girl this year, so far... :wink:

however, if Xmas is out of the question, could you send one to GeoBash for me to win? thanks and luv bunches to Mrs. SC,
SuchaNana...Life is STILL an Adventure...

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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby cheechgang » Fri 2010-07-16, 22:15:09

On the 60cx, what is this red dot symbol?
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby yogi57 » Fri 2010-07-16, 22:32:03

Mars?
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby SuchaNana » Sat 2010-07-17, 02:50:33

cheechgang wrote:On the 60cx, what is this red dot symbol?


geez...it's probably the new NASA's WISE Space Telescope...
Mapping Space in Infrared you know... :wink:
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby Rufustrunt » Fri 2010-09-03, 02:40:08

I have a compass that seems to work pretty well, plus there is one in my car, it is kinda neat i guess....


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