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

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

Postby Stumpy75 » Sat 2009-04-25, 00:55:05

Hi all:

Ok, I'm getting the itch to update to the SiRF III club. I currently have a 76C. Although it is a good unit, side-by-side comparisons to a 60Cx SiRF III set make it look pretty bad, especially under heavy tree cover.

Since the SiRF III has been on the market for a while, is there any lower models other than the 76 or 60 that is now using this chip? I have seen several less expensive models with the "x" desination, which used to mean that it has the SiRF III chip.

I'm having a problem with the Garmin site, as they no longer specify which units have the SiRF III other than the "x" designation(I think). They list all their units now as "high sensitivity receivers".

So, are the ones labeled with the "x" designation still the only ones with the SiRF III chipset?

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

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2009-04-25, 04:33:36

Well as all too often happens, the answer is not as simple as we would like.

First off, don't itch too much to join the SiRF III club. They lost a major patent infringement lawsuit with Broadcom last year, and it looks like Garmin and other GPS unit manufacturers have left them like rats leaving a sinking ship.

Garmin has flirted with at least a couple other "high sensitivity" GPS chip manufacturers, including the and the .

After reviewing the Garmin site, I was starting to assume that any unit with an "x" designation used the SiRF III chipset, and other units featuring ""high sensitivity" used one of the other chipsets. However after a little more research, I read that the eTrex H series uses the MediaTek chipset, and the RINO 530 HCx also uses a non SiRF III chipset.

So it is very possible that previous models that used the SiRF III chipset, may now be using an alternative. The fact that Garmin no longer mentions "SiRF III", tends to imply that.

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

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2009-04-25, 05:57:06

The following info was just added to the lead post:

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(As of 04/25/09 the latest WebUpdater for Windows was Ver. 2.4.2.0 from 04/22/09)

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- Garmin's "" is a lifetime map software subscription program, providing map updates as often as every 3 months for the lifetime of the GPS unit.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2009-04-25, 07:30:10

Just released!

(technically 2010.1)

Estimated ship date: 2009-04-28

Or instread, purchase this:

Garmin's "" is a lifetime map software subscription program, providing map updates as often as every 3 months for the lifetime of the GPS unit.

(My copy of CN NA NT 2010 is downloading via nüMaps, as I type this!)
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx/60CSx/76Cx/76CSx info & discussio

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

Postby Stumpy75 » Sat 2009-04-25, 16:06:55

I just updated a City Select NA v7(2005) with a City Navigator NA 2009 DVD. You have to specify the non-NT DVD when ordering. I have a 76C.

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

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

Postby Stumpy75 » Mon 2009-04-27, 00:16:32

Got it! I like having good reasons to update! :D :D

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

Postby cheechgang » Mon 2009-04-27, 01:15:36

OK, I have the 60Cx and currently have the non-NT version loaded. But if I understand correctly I do not update my vesrion with this Lifetime deal, but do a full upload of a new NT version of maps at the posted price and then get "lifetime" updates every 3 months or so.

I also understand "lifetime" to be the lifetime of this particular GPSr I have in my hand. If I upgrade GPSr's I start all over with a new lifetime subscription fee. How am I doing so far?


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