GPSMAP 60Cx
®
color map navigator
owner’s manual
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INTRODUCTION
Thank you for choosing the Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx.
The GPSMAP 60Cx uses the proven performance of
Garmin GPS and full-featured mapping to create an
unsurpassed portable GPS receiver. Take a moment
now to compare the contents of this package with
the packing list on the box. If any pieces are missing,
contact your Garmin dealer immediately.
About This Manual
To get the most out of your new navigation system,
take time to read this manual and learn the operating
procedures for your unit in detail. This manual is
organized into the following sections.
The Introduction contains the Table of Contents.
The Getting Started section provides an overview of
the unit, how to turn the unit on, and how to acquire
satellites.
The Basic Operation section provides information
about setting up waypoints, routes, and tracks.
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The Main Pages section contains an overview of the
Satellite, Trip Computer, Map, and Compass Pages.
The Main Menu section describes features found on
the Main Menu, and information on how to change
settings.
The Appendix contains information such as
specifications, optional accessories, and maintenance
information. You can also find warranty and FCC
information in the Appendix.
An Index is provided at the end of the manual for
reference.
Manual Conventions
This manual uses the term Warning to indicate a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
This manual uses the term Caution to indicate a
potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided,
may result in minor injury or property damage. It may
also be used without the symbol to alert you to avoid
unsafe practices.
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Table of Contents
Introduction....................................................... i
About This Manual .............................................. i
Manual Conventions ................................................ i
Software License Agreement ............................ v
Product Registration .......................................... v
Contact Garmin........................................................v
Caring for the GPSMAP 60Cx ........................... vi
Cleaning the Case ................................................. vi
Cleaning the Screen ............................................... vi
Storage ................................................................... vi
Water Immersion ................................................... vi
Warning ............................................................. vii
Caution ............................................................. viii
Getting Started................................................. 1
Unit Overview ..................................................... 1
Installing the Batteries .............................................2
Using the GPSMAP 60Cx Keypad ..................... 3
Turning on the GPSMAP 60Cx .......................... 4
Adjusting the Backlight ...........................................4
Initializing the GPS Receiver ............................. 5
Using the GPSMAP 60Cx ................................... 6
Understanding Terms ...............................................6
Selecting Options and Entering Data.......................7
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Using the Status Bar ................................................7
On-Screen Messages................................................8
Using the Mapping Databases .................................8
Basic Operation ............................................. 10
Creating and Using Waypoints ....................... 10
Marking Your Current Location ............................10
Creating Waypoints Using the Map .......................11
Creating a Waypoint Using Coordinates ...............11
Editing Waypoints .................................................12
Deleting Waypoints ...............................................12
Averaging the Waypoint’s Location ......................13
Projecting a Waypoint............................................14
Proximity Waypoints .............................................15
Man OverBoard (MOB) ........................................16
Using the Find Menu ........................................ 16
Find By Name ........................................................17
Recent Finds ..........................................................18
Using the Find Item Information Page ..................18
Find Information Page Options Menu ...................18
Finding a Waypoint................................................20
Finding a Geocache ...............................................20
Finding a City ........................................................21
Finding an Interstate Exit ......................................22
Finding an Address ................................................22
Finding an Intersection ..........................................24
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Searching for a Point of Interest ............................24
Using Tracks ..................................................... 26
Navigating a Saved Track ......................................29
Creating and Using Routes ............................. 31
Creating a Route ....................................................31
Navigating a Route ................................................32
Editing a Route ......................................................34
Using the Route Page Options ...............................35
Main Pages ..................................................... 37
Satellite Page .................................................... 38
Using the Satellite Page Options Menu .................38
Map Page........................................................... 39
Using Additional Map Data ...................................40
Changing the Zoom Range ....................................41
Map Orientation .....................................................41
Map Page Options .................................................41
Guidance Text ........................................................42
Setting up the Map Page ........................................43
Measuring Distance ...............................................46
Turning Declutter On or Off ..................................47
Restoring Defaults .................................................47
Compass Page.................................................. 48
Compass Page Options ..........................................49
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing Pointer ........49
Data Fields .............................................................51
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Trip Computer Page ......................................... 52
Trip Computer Page Options Menu .......................52
Main Menu ...................................................... 53
Tracks ................................................................ 53
Track Page Options................................................54
Route Page........................................................ 54
Highway Page ................................................... 54
Setup Menu Page ............................................. 55
System Setup .........................................................56
Display Setup .........................................................57
Interface Setup .......................................................58
Tones Setup............................................................59
Page Sequence Setup .............................................59
Map Page Setup ....................................................60
Routing Setup ........................................................60
Geocache Setup .....................................................61
Marine Setup..........................................................62
Time Setup .............................................................62
Units Setup ............................................................63
Heading Setup........................................................64
Welcome Setup ......................................................65
Proximity Waypoints ........................................ 66
Calendar ............................................................ 66
Calculator .......................................................... 67
Stopwatch ......................................................... 67
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Sun and Moon................................................... 68
Hunt and Fish ................................................... 69
Games Menu ..................................................... 70
Memory Race ........................................................71
Virtua Maze ...........................................................71
GekoSmak .............................................................72
Nibbons ..................................................................72
Gekoids ..................................................................72
Beast Hunt .............................................................73
Appendix ........................................................ 74
Specifications ................................................... 74
Physical ..................................................................74
Performance ...........................................................74
Power .....................................................................74
Interfacing ......................................................... 75
Optional Accessories ....................................... 78
Connecting Your GPSMAP 60Cx to a Computer ..79
What is WAAS/EGNOS? ......................................80
Loran TD Setup................................................. 81
Map Datums and Location Formats ............... 82
What are Map Datums? .........................................82
What is a Location Format?...................................82
FCC Compliance............................................... 83
Limited Warranty .............................................. 84
Index ............................................................... 86
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Software License Agreement
BY USING THE GPSMAP 60Cx, YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
Garmin grants you a limited license to use the software
embedded in this device (the “Software”) in binary
executable form in the normal operation of the product.
Title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights in
and to the Software remain in Garmin.
You acknowledge that the Software is the property of
Garmin and is protected under the United States of America
copyright laws and international copyright treaties. You
further acknowledge that the structure, organization,
and code of the Software are valuable trade secrets of
Garmin and that the Software in source code form remains
a valuable trade secret of Garmin. You agree not to
decompile, disassemble, modify, reverse assemble, reverse
engineer, or reduce to human readable form the Software or
any part thereof or create any derivative works based on the
Software. You agree not to export or re-export the Software
to any country in violation of the export control laws of the
United States of America.
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Product Registration
Help us better support you by completing our online
registration today! Have the serial number of your
GPSMAP 60Cx handy and connect to our Web site
(http://www.garmin.com). Look for the Product
Registration link on our Home page.
Use this area to record the serial number in case your
GPSMAP 60Cx is lost, stolen, or needs service. Be
sure to keep your original sales receipt in a safe place
or attach a photocopy inside the manual.
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Contact Garmin
If you should encounter any difficulty while using
your GPSMAP 60Cx, or if you have any questions,
in the U.S.A. contact Garmin Product Support by
phone: 913/397.8200 or 800/800.1020, Monday–
Friday, 8 AM–5 PM Central Time; or by e-mail at
sales@garmin.com.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at
44/0870.8501241.
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Caring for the GPSMAP 60Cx
The GPSMAP 60Cx case is constructed of
high quality materials and does not require user
maintenance except cleaning.
Cleaning the Case
Clean the unit’s outer casing (except for the screen)
using a cloth dampened with a mild detergent solution
and then wipe dry. Avoid chemical cleaners and
solvents that may damage plastic components.
Cleaning the Screen
The GPSMAP 60Cx screen should be cleaned using
a soft, clean, lint-free cloth. Water, isopropyl alcohol,
or eyeglass cleaner can be used if needed. If these
are used, apply the liquid to the cloth and then gently
wipe the screen with the moistened cloth.
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Storage
Do not store the GPSMAP 60Cx where prolonged
exposure to temperature extremes may occur (such as
in the trunk of a car) as permanent damage may result.
User information, such as waypoints and routes are
retained in the unit’s memory without the need for
external power. It is always a good practice to back
up important user data by manually recording it or
downloading it to a PC (transferring it to MapSource).
Water Immersion
The GPSMAP 60Cx is waterproof to IEC Standard
60529 IPX7. It can withstand immersion in 1 meter
of water for 30 minutes. Prolonged submersion can
cause damage to the unit. After submersion, be certain
to wipe and air dry the unit before reuse or charging.
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Warning
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous
situations could result in an accident or collision
resulting in death or serious injury.
When navigating, carefully compare information displayed
on the GPSMAP 60Cx to all available navigation sources,
including information from visual sightings, and maps. For
safety, always resolve any discrepancies or questions before
continuing navigation.
Use the electronic chart in the GPSMAP 60Cx only to
facilitate, not to replace, the use of authorized government
charts. Official government charts and notices to mariners
contain all information needed to navigate safely.
WARNING: This product, its packaging, and its components contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer,
birth defects, or reproductive harm. This Notice is being provided in accordance with California’s Proposition 65. If you have any
questions or would like additional information, please refer to our Web site at http://www.garmin.com/prop65.
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Caution
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous
situations may result in injury or property damage.
Use the GPSMAP 60Cx only as a navigational aid. Do
not attempt to use the GPSMAP 60Cx for any purpose
requiring precise measurement of direction, distance,
location, or topography. This product should not be used to
determine ground proximity for aircraft navigation.
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is operated by the
United States government, which is solely responsible for
its accuracy and maintenance. The government’s system
is subject to changes which could affect the accuracy and
performance of all GPS equipment, including the GPSMAP
60Cx. Although the GPSMAP 60Cx is a precision
navigation device, any navigation device can be misused or
misinterpreted and, therefore, become unsafe.
Map Data Information: One of the goals of Garmin is to provide customers with the most complete and accurate cartography
that is available to us at a reasonable cost. We use a combination of governmental and private data sources, which we identify in
product literature and copyright messages displayed to the consumer. Virtually all data sources contain inaccurate or incomplete
data to some extent. This is particularly true outside the United States, where complete and accurate digital data is either not
available or prohibitively expensive.
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GETTING STARTED
Unit Overview
Power Key
LCD
Display
Screen
Auxiliary GPS
Antenna Connector
(under weather cap)
USB connector port
(under weather cap)
GPSMAP 60Cx
Carry Lanyard
attachment slot
Internal
antenna
External Data/Auxilary
Power Port (under
weather cap)
Battery compartment
locking D-ring
Battery compartment
cover
Keypad
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Installing the Batteries
The GPSMAP 60Cx operates on two AA batteries
(not included), which are located in the back of the
unit. You can use Alkaline or NiMH batteries. See
page 56 for information on setting the battery type.
Remove the batteries from your GPSMAP 60Cx when
you do not expect to use the unit for several months.
Stored data is not lost when batteries are removed.
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Wrist Strap
Installation
USE BY 2009
USE BY 2009
To install the batteries:
1. Remove the battery cover
by turning the D-Ring 1/4
turn counter-clockwise and
pulling the cover loose.
2. Insert the batteries,
observing the proper
polarity. A polarity diagram
is molded into the battery
compartment.
3. Reinstall the battery cover
by aligning the back cover
with the unit and turning the
Battery
D-Ring 1/4 turn clockwise.
Compartment
To install the Lanyard:
1. Place the loop of the Lanyard through the slot
at the at the upper left side on the back of the
unit.
2 Route the strap through the loop and pull tight.
Refer to page 9 for information on accessing the
MicroSD data card in the battery compartment.
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Using the GPSMAP 60Cx Keypad
POWER Key
ROCKER Key
• Press and hold to turn the unit
on or off.
• Press and Release to adjust
the backlighting.
IN/OUT Zoom Keys
• Press to zoom in or out on the
Map Page.
• Press to scroll up or down a
list on any other page.
• Press up, down, left, or right to
highlight options and to enter data, or
move the map panning arrow.
PAGE Key
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FIND/MOB Key
• Press and release at any time
to view the Find Menu.
• Press and hold for MOB*
MARK Key
• Press and release at any time
to mark your current location.
QUIT Key
• Press and release to cancel data entry or exit a page.
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• Press and release to cycle through the
main pages.
MENU Key
• Press and release to view page
options.
• Press twice to view the Main Menu.
ENTER Key
• Press and release to enter highlighted
options, data or confirm on-screen
messages.
* Man Overboard (MOB) feature stores a waypoint and
then navigates back to it.
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Turning on the GPSMAP 60Cx
When the GPSMAP 60Cx is turned on, the
Introduction Page appears, followed by the Satellite
Page. The unit must collect satellite data and establish
its current location.
To turn the GPSMAP 60Cx on and off:
1. Press and hold the POWER key. When
the unit turns on, a tone sounds and the
Introduction Page appears, followed by the
Satellite Page.
2. To turn off the GPSMAP 60Cx, press and hold
the POWER key again.
Adjusting the Backlight
You may want to adjust the backlight to see the
display better.
To adjust the backlight level:
1. Press and quickly release the POWER key.
2. Press up on the ROCKER to increase the
brightness, or press down to decrease.
3. Press ENTER or QUIT to close the Backlight
adjustment window.
Backlight Adjustment Slider
See page 57 for information on changing the display
colors and backlight timeout and brightness levels.
Welcome Page
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Initializing the GPS Receiver
The first time you turn on your GPSMAP 60Cx, the
GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish
its current location. To ensure proper initialization,
the GPSMAP 60Cx is shipped from the factory in
AutoLocate mode, which allows the receiver to “find
itself” anywhere on Earth. To receive satellite signals,
you must be outdoors and have a clear view of the
sky.
To initialize your GPSMAP 60Cx:
1. Press and hold the POWER key to turn on the
GPSMAP 60Cx.
2. Hold the unit in front of you with the top tilted
upward. While the GPS receiver is searching
for the satellite signals, a “Locating Satellites”
message is replaced by an “Acquiring
Satellites” message until enough signals are
acquired to fix its location.
When the receiver has signals from at least
three satellites, the display at the top of the
page changes to indicate position accuracy
and location coordinates.
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3. Press and release the PAGE key until the Map
Page appears. You are now ready to begin
GPS aided navigation.
You can also observe a sky view array of the satellites
overhead with your location centered in the array. The
outer circle represents the horizon and the inner circle
a position 45 degrees from the horizon. The numbers
shown indicate the number assigned to each satellite.
A bar graph at the bottom of the page shows the
strength of signals from each satellite.
The outer
circle
represents
the horizon.
The inner
circle is a
location 45
degrees from
the horizon.
Heading bug
indicates your
direction of
movement
Strength of
each satellite
signal
If the unit cannot get a satellite fix, a list of solutions
appears. Select an appropriate solution and press
ENTER to continue.
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Using the GPSMAP 60Cx
This section explains how to enter and select
information with the GPSMAP 60Cx.
Understanding Terms
As you progress through this owner’s manual, you are
directed to press a specific key or highlight a field on
the screen. When you are directed to press a key, you
should press and quickly release the key. If the key
needs to be held down for a period of time to start a
secondary function, the instructions will tell you to
do so. When a field is highlighted on the screen, it is
highlighted in yellow. The position of the highlight is
controlled by the ROCKER.
On-screen button—use the ROCKER to highlight a
button, and press ENTER to select the button.
Scroll bar—when viewing a list of items too long to
appear on the screen, a scroll bar appears along the
right side of the list. To scroll through a list, press up
or down on the ROCKER or use Zoom In to scroll a
set of items and Zoom Out to scroll the entire screen.
Default—the factory setting saved in the unit’s
memory. You can change the settings, but you can
also revert to the factory (default) settings when you
select Restore Defaults when offered as an option.
Highlighted
field
The following terms are used throughout this manual:
Highlight—move the highlighted area on the screen
up, down, left, or right with the ROCKER to select
individual fields.
Field—the location on a page where data or an
option can be shown and entered. Select (highlight)
a field using the ROCKER to begin entering data or
selecting options.
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Field
On-screen buttons
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Selecting Options and Entering Data
To enter data and select options, use the ROCKER to
highlight, select, or choose an item in a list or a field
on the screen.
To select and activate an option:
1. From any page, press MENU. An Options
Menu appears with a list of additional options
for that page.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the highlight up,
down, right, or left on the menu to highlight the
option you want, and press ENTER to select it.
To exit a menu or return to the previous
setting:
Press QUIT. The QUIT key moves backward
through your steps. Press QUIT repeatedly to
return to the starting page.
Using the Status Bar
At the top of each page, the status bar provides status
information for several unit features.
• Power to the unit is provided by either batteries
or from an auxiliary source (AC, DC or USB
Adapter). The Battery Power icon (
) shows
the remaining power as the battery is depleted.
) appears when
• The Auxiliary Power icon (
the unit is powered by an external source such
as the USB Data Cable provided with your
unit or optional Serial Data/Power Cable or
Cigarette Lighter Adapter.
• Satellite signal status is shown when searching
), when a 2D fix
for or acquiring satellites (
(
) is attained and when a 3D fix (
) is
attained (four or more satellites are received.)
• The Backlight icon ( ) appears when the
backlight is on. Backlighting is off when
you turn the unit on. The Backlight uses a
significant amount of battery power.
)
• The USB Cable Connection icon (
appears when the unit is in communication with
a PC Universal Serial Bus.
Status Bar
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On-Screen Messages
When a significant event in the operation of the unit
occurs, an on-screen message appears to advise you of
the occurrence. In each case the condition is described
and often a remedy provided. Press ENTER to
acknowledge the message and close the window.
On-Screen Messages
In some instances the message may indicate a
temporary condition such as the “Calculating
Route” message and close as soon as calculation is
completed.
Calculating Route
Message
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Using the Mapping Databases
Many of the GPSMAP 60Cx features require detailed
mapping data in order to be fully operational, so you
may want to transfer maps before using the unit. The
MicroSD card provided with your unit can be loaded
with detailed maps from optional MapSource disks for
your PC can enhance the versatility of your GPSMAP
60Cx. With selected MapSource detailed mapping data,
you can view listings of nearby restaurants, lodging,
shopping centers, attractions and entertainment, and
even retrieve addresses and phone numbers for any
listed location. The amount of data transferable is
limited to the capacity printed on the MicroSD card.
Map data transfer requires the USB Interface Cable
provided with the unit to transfer MapSource data
from a PC to the MicroSD card in the GPSMAP
60Cx. Inserting the MicroSD card in a standard SD
card adapter and card reader allows for faster transfer.
You can purchase additional higher capacity MicroSD
cards at your electronics supplier. See the Garmin
Web site (http://www.garmin.com/cartography/) for
compatible MapSource products.
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The GPSMAP 60Cx is equipped with a pre-installed
MicroSD card.
To install or remove the MicroSD card:
1. Remove the Battery Compartment Cover
from the back of the unit and remove the two
batteries.
2. Locate the card tray at the center of the
battery tray and check to be certain the card is
installed in the tray.
3. If you desire to remove the card, slide the tray
cover up, then lift it toward you to remove the
card from the tray.
4. To re-insert the card, lay the card in the tray,
close the tray, and replace the batteries and
cover when finished.
To transfer map data to the MicroSD card:
1. Lift the weather cover from the USB port on
the upper back of the unit. It recommended
that you use the USB port rather than the
Serial Connection port for faster data transfer.
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2. Connect the USB cable provided with the unit
to the USB port on your PC and to the miniUSB port on the back of the unit.
3. Follow instructions for selecting and
downloading maps provided with the
MapSource map data disk.
USB Port
under weather
cover
MicroSD card tray
is located beneath
the batteries in the
battery compartment.
Slide the tray cover back to
OPEN, then lift to remove
or insert the MicroSD card.
Close and slide forward to
LOCK.
LO
CK
Unlock
Lock
SanDisk
Transferring Data to a MicroSD Card
Detail of MicroSD card tray in
Battery Compartment
Back of GPSMAP 60Cx
with Battery Cover
removed
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BASIC OPERATION
This section explains some of the more common
operations you will perform with your GPSMAP
60Cx including creating and using waypoints, using
the Find Menu, and how to create and use tracks and
routes.
To mark your current location:
1. Press and hold the MARK key until the Mark
Waypoint Page appears. A default three-digit
name and symbol are assigned to the new
waypoint.
Waypoint
symbol
Waypoint
name
Creating and Using Waypoints
Waypoints are locations or landmarks you record and
store in your GPS. They are locations you might want
to return to later. You can add waypoints to routes and
even create a Go To directly to the selected waypoint.
Waypoints can be created using three methods. You
can press the MARK key while at a location, create a
waypoint on the Map Page, or enter coordinates for a
waypoint manually.
Marking Your Current Location
Use the MARK key to quickly capture your current
location to create a new waypoint. You must have a
valid position (2D or 3D) fix to mark your current
location.
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Mark Waypoint Page
2. To accept the waypoint with the default
information, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
Or
To change any information on the Mark
Waypoint Page, highlight the appropriate field,
and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad. After entering and confirming your
changes, highlight OK, and press ENTER.
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Creating Waypoints Using the Map
You can quickly create a waypoint using the
Map Page. When you pan the map and move the
arrow over a map item, you will see a highlighted
description of the item.
To create a waypoint using the Map Page:
1. On the Map Page, use the ROCKER to move
the pointer to the map item you want to mark
as a waypoint.
2. Press and quickly release ENTER to capture
the pointer location and open the information
page for the map item.
3. Highlight Save, and press ENTER.
If the map item selected contains no
information, a “No map information at this
point. Do you want to create a user waypoint
here?” message appears. Highlight Yes, and
press ENTER.
4. To change any information on the Waypoint
Page, highlight the appropriate field, and
press ENTER to open the on-screen keypad.
After entering and confirming your changes,
highlight OK, and press ENTER.
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Information page for a Information page for a
map point with data map point without data
Creating a Waypoint Using Coordinates
You can manually enter location coordinates to create
a waypoint. This method is useful for creating a
waypoint at a specific latitude/longitude position from
a chart.
To create a new waypoint by entering
location coordinates:
1. Create a new waypoint.
2. On the Waypoint Page, highlight the Location
field, and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad.
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3. Use the ROCKER to enter location
coordinates. Highlight OK, and press ENTER
when finished.
Manually
enter waypoint
coordinates
4. Press QUIT to exit.
Editing Waypoints
You can edit waypoints when created or at a later
date. You can change the symbol, name, note,
location, elevation, and depth.
To edit a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
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3. Select the waypoint you want to edit, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Make changes by highlighting each field
and use the waypoint symbol chart, and
alphanumeric keypad to enter new data.
5. Press QUIT when finished.
Deleting Waypoints
You can delete waypoints from the Waypoint Page.
NOTE: When you delete a waypoint, you cannot
recover it from the unit.
To delete a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint you want to delete, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Highlight the Delete button, and press ENTER.
A confirmation message appears.
5. Highlight Yes, and press ENTER to delete the
waypoint.
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To move a waypoint on the Map Page:
1. On the Find Menu, Highlight the Waypoints
icon, and press ENTER to open the Waypoints
Page.
2. Select the waypoint you want to move, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
3. Highlight the Map button, and press ENTER to
show the waypoint on the map.
4. Press ENTER again to place a MOVE marker
next to the waypoint.
5. Use the ROCKER to move the waypoint to a
new location on the map, and press ENTER.
Original
location
New location
Averaging the Waypoint’s Location
You can average a new waypoint location over time to
produce a more accurate location.
NOTE: You must have a GPS Satellite fix before
you can average a waypoint’s location. You
cannot average a waypoint after it has been
saved to the waypoints list and Mark Waypoint
page closed.
To calculate the average location:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint for which you want to
calculate the average location, and press
ENTER.
4. Press MENU to open Options Menu
5. Highlight Average Location, and press
ENTER to open the Average Location Page.
The unit begins calculating the average
location of the waypoint.
Moving a waypoint
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5. Select Project Waypoint, and press ENTER
to open the Project Waypoint Page.
6. Enter the distance and bearing to the projected
waypoint in the appropriate fields at the bottom
of the page, and press QUIT when finished.
Waypoint
Options menu
6. Press ENTER to save the location.
Projecting a Waypoint
You can create a new waypoint by projecting the
distance and bearing from a specific location to a new
location.
To project a waypoint:
Enter
distance
and
bearing
Project Waypoint
Page
Projected waypoint
on the map
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
3. Select the waypoint you want to project, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Press MENU to open the Options menu.
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Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to define an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location.
Proximity
icon
Radius
field
Empty line
Proximity
Alarms
check box
To add a proximity waypoint
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Proximity icon, and press
ENTER to open the Proximity Waypoints
Page.
3. Highlight an empty line, and press ENTER to
open the Find Menu.
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4. Select a waypoint from the Waypoints List or
from any other group of map points, and press
ENTER to open the information page for the
item.
5. With the Use button highlighted, press ENTER
to add the point to the list on the Proximity
Waypoints Page.
6. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Radius field
if you want to enter a value different than the
default of 1 mile.
To turn proximity alarms on or off:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Proximity icon and press ENTER
to open the Proximity Waypoints Page.
3. Highlight the Proximity Alarms check box,
and press ENTER to initiate the alarm feature.
When you trigger an alarm, a tone will sound
and a “Near Proximity Point” message
appears. When you move outside the set
radius, a “Leaving Proximity Point” message is
shown.
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To clear one or all proximity waypoints
from the list:
To remove or review a single entry, press
ENTER.
Or
To remove all waypoints from the list, press
MENU, highlight Remove All, and press
ENTER.
Using the Find Menu
Use the Find Menu to search for waypoints, cities,
and exits included in the GPSMAP 60Cx basemap.
You can also find saved waypoint and geocache
points. Additional icons appear depending on the
optional BlueChart or MapSource data loaded to the
unit. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
Man OverBoard (MOB)
Another method for creating a waypoint is the Man
Overboard (MOB) feature. Typically an application
for marking a location on water where you cannot
stop quickly and must return to a point where there
are no landmarks for reference.
Waypoint Options Menu
To create a waypoint using the MOB
feature:
1. Press and hold the FIND key.
2. Press ENTER to open the Map Page showing
the path from your current location to the MOB
point. Use the Compass Page for additional
guidance to the MOB point.
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Find Menu with optional
MapSource data
Cities Options Menu
When you access a Find group list, it contains only
those items near your current location or the pointer
(if active).
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The options menu for each category contains a
submenu of search options such as Find By Name,
Find Nearest, Select Symbol (for waypoints), Change
Reference (by moving the pointer to a new location),
Nearest Containing (a keyword you enter), Select
Category (for those groups such as Food & Drink, and
Lodging). Use these options to shorten your search.
4. Use the ROCKER and ENTER key to operate
the on-screen keypad and enter the name of
the location you want to find. When the Find
list contains a match, highlight OK and press
ENTER.
Find By Name
If you know the name of the location you want to find,
use the Find By Name option.
To find a location using Find By Name:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the icon for the
type of item for which you want to search, and
press ENTER.
Or
To search the entire database, select the All
Points of Interest icon, and press ENTER.
3. Press MENU, highlight Find By Name, and
press ENTER.
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Find By Name
On-screen
keypad
5. Highlight the location in the Find list, and press
ENTER. The item’s information page opens,
allowing you to save the item as a waypoint,
show the item on the map, or automatically
create a route (Go To) the item.
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Recent Finds
The Recent Finds Page shows a list of the last 50
items you have searched for or gone to recently.
To go to a recently found item:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu, then press
FIND again to display the list of recent finds.
2. Highlight the Recent Finds icon, and press
ENTER to open the Recent Finds Page.
Using the Find Item Information Page
When you select an item from the Find item list and
press ENTER, an information page shows detailed
information about the item. Each information page
contains three on-screen buttons. Different buttons
appear depending on whether you are selecting a Find
item to navigate to or adding a Find item to a route
list.
Find Information Page Options Menu
The Options Menu for each information page contains
options for using a Find item as a tool for navigation.
Recent
Finds icon
To use the Options Menu:
List of
recently
found items
3. Use the ROCKER to select the item you want
to go to, and press ENTER to open the item’s
information page.
4. Highlight Go To, and press ENTER to begin
navigation.
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1. With an information page open for a Find item,
press MENU to open the Options Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to select an option, and
press ENTER:
Average Location—samples a waypoint location
over time and average the result for a more accurate
location reference. See page 13 for more information.
Project Waypoint—create a new waypoint by
referencing another location by entering bearing and
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distance from the referenced location. See page 14 for
more information.
Find Near Here—returns you to the Find Menu
where you can search for map items near the item
defined on the information page.
Change Reference—point to a new location on the
Map Page using the pointer to search from that point.
Set Proximity—program an alarm to sound when you
are within a specified radius of an item defined by the
information page. See page 15 for more information.
Add To Route—include this item on a new route or
add it to an existing route. See “Using Routes” on
page 31 for more information.
View Sun and Moon—view Sun and Moon tables for
this item location. See page 68 for more information.
View Hunt and Fish—view Hunt and Fish tables for
this item location. See page 69 for more information.
Map Information—show the map from which
the map item originated. See the Appendix for
information about downloading detailed maps.
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To find an item near another item:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Select an icon on the Find Menu, and press
ENTER.
3. Highlight an item in the Find list, and press
ENTER to open the information page.
4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu,
Highlight Find Near Here, and press ENTER.
The Find Menu opens again with each
category containing items near the item
selected on the information page.
5. Select a category icon and press ENTER to
open a Find list of items near the item.
To find an item from another location on
the map:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Select an icon on the Find Menu, and press
ENTER.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu,
Highlight Change Reference, and press
ENTER.The Map Page appears.
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4. Use the ROCKER to pan the arrow (pointer) to
the map location you want, and press ENTER.
The Find list shows a list of items near the new
map location.
3. Use the ROCKER to select a waypoint, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
Waypoints
icon
Finding a Geocache
Finding a Waypoint
The Waypoints Page contains a list of all saved
waypoints. Waypoints are stored in alphanumeric
order and are also identified by a symbol assigned
from a list of symbol types.
To find a waypoint:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Waypoints icon, and press
ENTER to open the Waypoints Page.
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Use the Geocache icon to view the list of geocache
locations created using your GPSMAP 60Cx or
downloaded from your computer. A geocache location
is a waypoint with a special geocache symbol
assigned to give special significance and to allow it to
be separated from others on the waypoints list.
For more information on creating a geocache point,
see Geocache Setup instructions on page 61 and
www.garm.com/products/gpsmap60cx/.
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To find a geocache:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Geocache icon, and press
ENTER to open the Geocache Page. You can
view either found geocaches or those that
have not been found.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a geocache
on the list, and press ENTER to open the
information page.
4. Highlight the Go To button and press ENTER
to navigate to the geocache location. When
you navigate to a geocache, the Compass
Page changes to Geocache Navigation
mode and any additional information about
downloaded cache location is shown in the
comment field.
When a geocache is found, the unit will mark the
cache as found, log an entry into the calendar, and
provide an option that, when activated, will show the
nearest cache.
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Finding a City
Use the Cities icon on the Find Menu to find any city
listed in the mapping database (either in the basemap
or from downloaded detailed mapping data).
To find a city:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Cities icon, and press ENTER
The Cities Page shows a list of cities near your
current location.
Cities
icon
Cities nearest to
your location.
City information page
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3. Select a city from the list and press ENTER to
open the information page for the selected city.
Or
If the city you want is not listed, press MENU,
select a search method, and press ENTER.
Finding an Interstate Exit
Use the Exits icon on the Find Menu to find an
interstate exit.
Exits list
Available services
Exits
icon
To find an interstate exit:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Exits icon, and press ENTER.
The Exits Page shows a list of interstate exits
near your location.
3. Use the ROCKER to select an exit, and
press ENTER to open the information page.
This page contains the exit description, a
list of available services near the exit, and
the distance and bearing from the exit to the
highlighted service.
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4. Select a service from the list, and press
ENTER to open the information page for the
selected service.
5. Select Save, Map, or Go To from the bottom
of the page.
At the bottom of these Information Pages are onscreen buttons for Go To, Map, and Save.
Finding an Address
If you downloaded detailed mapping data, use the
Addresses icon on the Find Menu to find an address.
When you enter the street number, street name, and
city, the find feature matches that data with addresses
in the map database.
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To find an address:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Addresses icon, and press
ENTER to open the Addresses Page.
If your unit has a GPS fix, the <Enter Region>
field is populated with your current region.
You do not have to specify a city in the <Enter
City>, as the database has information for the
entire region. However, you can select a city
if you want to reduce the possible number of
address matches.
3. Highlight the <Enter Number> field, and press
ENTER.
4. Type the street number using the on-screen
keypad. When finished, highlight OK and press
ENTER again.
5. Highlight the <Enter Street Name> field, and
press ENTER. The street list opens.
6. Use the on-screen keypad to enter enough
of the street name to show a match. When
finished, highlight OK, and press ENTER. A list
of matches appears.
7. Select the address you want, and press
ENTER to open the Address information page.
Addresses
icon
Addresses Page
Matching addresses
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Finding an Intersection
If you downloaded detailed mapping data, use the
Intersections icon on the Find Menu to search for
an intersection. When you enter the two street names
and a city, and the find feature matches that data with
intersections in the map database.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to enter a street name
in the <Enter Street 2> field. When finished, a
list of matches appears below.
7. Select an intersection, and press ENTER to
open the information page.
To find an intersection:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the Intersections icon, and press
ENTER to open the Intersections Page.
3. If your unit has a GPS fix, the <Enter Region>
field is populated with your current region.
You do not have to specify a city in the <Enter
City>, as the database has information for the
entire region. However, you can select a city
if you want to reduce the possible number of
intersection matches.
4. Highlight the <Enter Street 1> field, and press
ENTER.
5. Type the street name using the on-screen
keypad. When finished, highlight OK and press
ENTER again.
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List of matching
intersections
Intersection
information page
Searching for a Point of Interest
If you downloaded MapSource detailed mapping,
you can use the All Points of Interest icon on the
Find Menu to locate a nearby restaurant, lodging,
landmark, public building, and so on.
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To find a point of interest:
1. Press FIND to open the Find Menu.
2. Highlight the All Points of Interest icon, and
press ENTER to show a list of all points near
your current location.
3. Highlight an item in the list, and press ENTER
to open the information page for the item.
Or
Press MENU to open the Options Menu where
you can select options to help you narrow your
search.
Narrow search
criteria using the
Options Menu
4. Highlight the item you want from the list, and
press ENTER to open the information page for
the selected item.
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If you are searching for a restaurant that is part of
a national chain, only the restaurant nearest to your
location is shown when you search using the Find
Nearest option. If you search using the By Name
option, all of the locations for that chain in the
mapping database are shown with the closest to your
current location listed first.
Custom Points of Interest
You can create your own category for points of interest
by using the Garmin POI Loader utility available
from the Garmin web site: www.garmin.com/products/
poiloader/. Follow instructions for use on the web site.
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Using Tracks
To clear the track log:
The Tracks feature creates an electronic breadcrumb
trail or “track log” on the Map Page as you travel. The
track log contains information about points along its
path, including time, location, elevation, and depth
for each point (depth requires NMEA input, see pages
58 and 75).
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER. to
open the Tracks Page
3. Highlight the Clear button, and press ENTER.
A confirmation message appears.
4. Highlight OK, and press ENTER.
The track log starts recording as soon as the unit gets
a location fix. The percentage of memory used by the
current track log appears at the top of the Tracks Page.
After you clear the track log, it shows 0%.
To set up a track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER
to open the Track Log Setup Page.
Percentage
of memory
used
List of
saved
tracks
Tracks Page
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Wrap When Full—when selected, the track log
records over the oldest data with new data.
Record Method—Distance records track points after
a specified distance is traveled. Time creates track
points after a specified time has elapsed. Auto allows
you choose from five intervals.
Interval—records a track according to the Record
Method and Interval. Enter a specific distance, time,
or frequency.
Color—select the color of the active track on the
map.
To save the entire track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3 Highlight the Save button and press ENTER.
A message appears asking you if you want to
save the entire track.
4. Select Yes, and press ENTER to save the
track. A “Saving Track” message appears
followed by the Saved Track Page.
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Track
name
Track
distance
Calculated
area
Track
color
Saved Track Page
Use the Saved Track page to rename the track, view
the track distance and calculated area, and specify a
color for the track on the Map Page
To save a portion of the track log:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER to
open the Tracks Page.
3. Highlight the Save button and press ENTER,
a message appears asking you if you want to
save the entire track.
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4. Select No, and press ENTER to save only a
portion of the track log. A map showing the
entire track appears
5. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the track line that you want to be the
beginning point, and press ENTER.
6. Use the ROCKER to move the arrow to the
point on the track line that you want to be the
ending point, and press ENTER. A “Saving
Track” message appears followed by the
Saved Track Page.
7. With OK highlighted, press ENTER.
To view a track on the map:
On the Saved Track Page, select the Map
button, and press ENTER to open the Map
Page. A map showing the entire track appears.
Begin and End markers and user waypoints
are added to the track.
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Saved track on the Map Page
Use the Area Calculation option on the Options Menu
to calculate the area of a track.
To calculate the area of a track:
1. With the Track Log Page open and the Track
Log on, press MENU to open the Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Area Calculation, and press ENTER
to open the Area Calculation Page.
3. Press ENTER to start the area calculation.
As you begin to move and define the area’s
boundaries, a Stop button appears at the
bottom of the page.
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4. When finished defining the area, press ENTER
to open the page with a Save button.
Navigating a Saved Track
You can save your track log to use later as a
TracBack. When initiated, a TracBack route takes you
back to the oldest stored track log point.
To Use the TracBack feature:
Start calculation
Save calculated track
5. Press ENTER to save the new track to the
Saved Tracks list on the Tracks Page.
1. With the Saved Tracks Page for the track or
the Track Log open, highlight the TracBack
button, and press ENTER to open the
TracBack Page. A map showing the entire
track appears and you are prompted to select
the point you want to TracBack to.
2. Use ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the map, and press ENTER to start
navigating the TracBack.
Directions
to the first
turn
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3. Select either Follow Road to route back to
the selected point using available roadways,
or select Follow Track to retrace your original
path of travel. Highlight the Don’t Ask Again
option, and press ENTER if you want to use
the same option each time you use TracBack.
The Map Page opens, with directions to the
first turn on the track at the top of the page.
4. Move in the direction of the first turn. When
you reach the first turn, directions to the next
turn are shown, and so on, until you reach
your destination.
5. To exit, press MENU, and select Stop
Navigation.
3. Customize the user waypoint, highlight OK,
and press ENTER to save it.
Creating a
Waypoint on a
Track
To create a user waypoint on a saved
track:
1. With a saved track shown on the map, use
the ROCKER to move the pointer to the place
on the track that you want to mark as a user
waypoint. If the pointer is placed on the map
where no map item is located, a prompt asks if
you want to create a waypoint.
2. Press and hold the ENTER key to open the
Mark Waypoint Page.
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Creating and Using Routes
Route navigation allows you to create a sequence of
intermediate waypoints that lead you to your final
destination. The GPSMAP 60Cx lets you store 50
routes with up to 250 points each.
Creating a Route
You can create or modify a route using the Routes
Page, and you can add waypoints to a route from
the Find Menu. You can create more complex routes
using a PC and MapSource mapping programs and
then transfer them to the unit memory. Auto-Routes,
which are generated when you select Go To for a
Find item, map item, or waypoint, cannot be saved.
Saved routes with more than 50 waypoints cannot be
navigated using the Follow Roads option.
To create a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Use ROCKER to highlight the New button, and
press ENTER to open the Route Page.
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4. With the <Select Next Point> field highlighted,
press ENTER to open the Find Menu.
Routes
icon
Setting up a route
5. Use the Find Menu to select a route waypoint
from one of the Find Menu groups and open
the information page for the selected waypoint,
city, exit, point of interest, and so on.
6. Highlight the Use button, and press ENTER to
add it to the route.
7. To add more points to the route, repeat steps 4
to 6. You can rename the route if you want.
8. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER to begin navigating.
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Methods of navigating to a destination
• If you select the Go To button on the Waypoint
Page or other Find Menu items, the GPSMAP
60Cx creates a straight path (point to point)
from your current location to that location.
• If you select the Navigate button on a Route
Page, the GPSMAP 60Cx creates a route
composed of several user waypoints or
Find Menu items, with the last being your
destination. It navigates directly from point to
point. Before each turn in the route a turn page
shows a guidance message and graphic of the
turn. You can view the turns at any time by
pressing up or down on the ROCKER while
the route is active.
• Both navigation methods change when you
select the Follow Roads option on the Routing
Setup Page. Both Go To navigation and point to
point routing become routes that allow you to
navigate using roads.
The routes use existing roadways (either those
in the basemap or from downloaded detailed
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mapping) to automatically calculate a route to
your destination. Turns on roadways are added
to the Active Route Page and are preceded by
a guidance message with graphic of the turn. If
there are not enough roads at your location to
calculate a route, a message appears.
Navigating a Route
After you create a route, you can begin navigation
immediately or save it to the Saved Routes list.
To navigate a saved route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Highlight a saved route, and press ENTER to
open the Route Page.
4. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER.
5. To stop navigating, press MENU, select Stop
Navigation, and press ENTER.
When navigating a route, a guidance message and
graphic view of turns in the route appear as you
approach each one. Using the Follow Roads option on
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the Routing Setup Page increases the number of turns
and shows an Active Route Page with a list of turns. If
you selected the Off Road option you can view only
the list of points for a route from the Active Route
Page. See Routing Setup on page 60.
To preview the turns for an active route:
1. On the Routes Page, highlight a saved route,
and press ENTER to open the Route Page for
the selected route.
2. Highlight the Navigate button, and press
ENTER to begin navigation and show the route
on the Map Page.
3. To view the list of turns on the route, press
PAGE to open the Active Route Page. To view
an individual turn on the list, use the ROCKER
to highlight it, and press ENTER.
The Turn Preview Page shows the turn and
guidance text and a small field at the bottom
showing the turn number in sequence and total
turns in the route.
Active Route Page
when following roads
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Turn Preview Page
4. To scroll through all turn previews, press up or
down on the ROCKER. Press QUIT to close
the Turn Preview Page and return to the Active
Route Page.
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Editing a Route
After you create a route, use the Route Page to edit,
change the route name, and review route points.
To change the name of the route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Select a saved route, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight the route name field at the top of the
Route Page, and press ENTER.
To review individual route points:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Select a saved route, and press ENTER.
4. Highlight a point on the Route Page, and press
ENTER to open an options menu.
5. Highlight Review and press ENTER to open
the information page for the route point.
Enter a
new route
name
Route point
review options
Information page
Route Page
5. Use the ROCKER to operate the on-screen
keypad and edit the route name.
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6. Select Save (save the point as a waypoint),
Map (show the point on the Map Page), or Go
To (navigate to the point), and press ENTER.
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To delete a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
4. Highlight Delete All Routes, and press
ENTER to clear the list of saved routes. A
confirmation message appears, asking “Do
you really want to delete all routes?” Select
Yes, and press ENTER.
To select the off-road transition for a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER
to open the Routes Page.
3. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
4. Select Off Road Transition, and press
ENTER to open the Off Route Transition Page.
5. Highlight the Route Leg Transition field, and
press ENTER to view the list of options.
6. Select the method to use (Manual or
Distance) when advancing the route to the
next point.
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Route leg
transition
options
Select Distance to enter a radius so that when you are
within the entered distance, the GPSMAP 60Cx leads
you to the next point on your route.
Select Manual to transition to the next waypoint
anytime while navigating a route.
Using the Route Page Options
The Route Page shows all points stored in memory
for the route selected on the Routes
Page. Press MENU to open the
Route Page Options Menu. Select
the option and press ENTER to
display the option page.
Options Menu
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Remove All—removes all waypoints from the saved
route.
Reverse Route—reverses the order of the route
points in the saved route.
Profile—creates a vertical profile of the route.
NOTE: This option is available only if Garmin
MapSource U.S. Topo 24K map data is used.
Refer to the Garmin web site, www.garmin.com/
cartography/onthetrail/, for more information.
Copy Route—makes a copy of the saved route with
the same name, only followed by a number.
Delete Route—deletes the saved route.
Change Data Fields—select different values for the
two data fields at the bottom of the page.
Restore Defaults—restore route settings to the
factory default settings.
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MAIN PAGES
The GPSMAP 60Cx has six main pages: Satellite Page, Trip Computer Page, Map Page, Compass Page,
Altimeter Page, and the Main Menu. You can cycle through these pages by pressing the PAGE key to move
forward or pressing the QUIT key to reverse. Additional pages can be added using the Page Sequence option on
the Main Menu. The Active Route Page appears only when you are actively navigating.
Each page has an Options Menu, which contains the setup options and functions that apply to the page. To view
the Options Menu for a page, press the MENU key.
Satellite Page
Trip Computer
Page
Satellite Page
Options Menu
Trip Computer Page
Options Menu
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Compass Page
Map Page
Options Menu
Compass Page
Options Menu
Main Menu
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Satellite Page
The Satellite Page shows the receiver status, satellite
locations, satellite signal strength, and the receiver’s
current location when the unit receives signals from at
least three satellites.
Receiver
status
Location
Satellite
location
Satellite
signal
strength
Satellite Page
Heading bug
indicates your
direction of
movement
Using the Satellite Page Options Menu
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Use With GPS Off/On—enables you to turn the GPS
receiver on or off.
Track Up/North Up—indicates whether satellites are
shown with the rings oriented with North toward the
top of the display or your current track toward the top
of the display
Multicolor/Single Color—indicates whether each
satellite is shown in a different color or the same
color.
New Location—use if you have moved the unit more
than 600 miles and you are having trouble locking
onto satellite signals.
GPS Elevation—shows GPS determined elevation.
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Map Page
The GPSMAP 60Cx comes with a built-in basemap
that includes a database of cities, interstates, state
and county highways, exit information, and lake and
river outlines. The standard basemap can be enhanced
using MapSource or BlueChart data.
Two map operating modes, position mode and pan
mode, determine what cartography is shown on the
map display. Position mode pans the map to keep
your present location in the display area. The position
marker shows your travel on the Map Page. When
you press the ROCKER, the GPSMAP 60Cx enters
pan mode, which moves the map to keep the white
arrow (map pointer) within the display area.
When you are in panning mode, you can move the
map pointer about the page to highlight and identify
map items. If there is more than one map item under
the pointer, a list appears with the item highlighted on
the map, also highlighted on the list.
You can add and configure up to four optional data
fields to the top of the page to provide a variety of
travel and navigational information.
To show data fields on the Map Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Data Field, and press ENTER. The
Show sub-menu appears.
3. Select the number of data fields you want to
show on the Map Page, and press ENTER.
Data fields
Show sub-menu
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MAIN PAGES >
To change a data field display:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER. The first data field is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to open the list of data field
options.
Data field
options
Using Additional Map Data
Optional Map Source mapping data disks enhance the
versatility of your GPSMAP 60Cx. With MapSource
data disks, you can view listings of nearby
restaurants, lodging, shopping centers, attractions and
entertainment, and you can retrieve addresses and
phone numbers for any listed location. With additional
BlueChart data, you can access information such as
marine navaids, wrecks, obstructions, and anchorage
locations.
You can view the data currently loaded on your
GPSMAP 60Cx unit and MicroSD card.
To review map information:
4. Use the ROCKER to select an option, and
press ENTER.
5. Use the ROCKER to move to the next field
and repeat steps 3 and 4.
1. On the Map Page, press MENU.
2. Highlight Setup Map, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to select the Map Setup-info
page. The list of maps stored on the MicroSD
card appears. A check mark indicates the map
is shown on the Map Page.
For an explanation of each data field option, see page
76 in the Appendix.
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Changing the Zoom Range
You can change the Zoom Range on the Map Page to
view a smaller area in greater detail or view a larger
area with less detail. Press IN to decrease the Zoom
Range and show an area with greater detail; press
OUT to increase the Zoom Range and show a larger
area with less detail.
Zoom in
Map Orientation
There are two map orientation options: North Up
orients the map like a paper map. Track Up orients the
map in the direction of travel. When using Track Up,
the North arrow indicates the orientation.
Map Page Options
Use the Map Page Options Menu to customize the
Map Page. With the Map Page open, press MENU. To
select an option, highlight it, and press ENTER.
Zoom out
The current Zoom Range setting is shown in the
lower left corner of the Map Page. If no further map
information is available, “overzoom” appears under
the Zoom Range When using MapSource detailed
maps, “mapsource” appears below the scale.
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The following options are available:
Stop (Resume) Navigation—stops navigation and is
disabled when there is no active navigation.
Recalculate—recalculates a route and is disabled
when there is no active navigation.
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Data Fields—opens the Show sub menu so you can
select the number of data fields to show at the top of
the Map Page. Map Only, 2, 3, or 4 data fields.
Change Data Fields—allows you to select the type of
data you want to show in the data fields. This option is
available only if 2, 3, or 4 data fields is selected.
Guidance Text—shows messages on the screen
advising you of your next navigation move when
navigating to a destination.
Setup Map—access to six pages of Map display
settings so you can customize the map to your
preferences.
Measure Distance (Stop Measuring)—Measures
the distance from your current location to the map
pointer.
Turn Declutter On (Off)—eliminates the display of
items on the map that can block road details when the
map is zoomed out.
Restore Defaults—returns the map display to the
factory set map display defaults.
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Guidance Text
When navigating, guidance text appears above the
map.
Guidance text
To show guidance text:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Guidance Text, and press ENTER.
The Guidance Text sub-menu opens.
3. Select an option (Always Show, Never
Show or Show When Navigating), and press
ENTER.
If you select Always Show a guidance message
always appears whether or not you are navigating.
If you select Show When Navigating, a guidance
message shows until you select Stop Navigation from
the Options Menu.
Guidance Text shows useful information when
navigating to a destination.
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Setting up the Map Page
Use the Setup Map option to adjust how items are
shown on the Map Page
To customize the Map Page display:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Setup Map, and press ENTER to
open the Map Setup Page. The top of the page
contains icons for each setup page.
3. Use the ROCKER to move from icon to icon
when selecting a map setup page and to move
up and down the feature fields on each page.
General
Tracks
Points
Text
Information
Marine
4. With a Map Setup feature highlighted, press
ENTER to show the list of options for that
feature. Each map setup page has a sub menu
of general options. To access this menu, press
the MENU key with the page displayed.
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Map Setup – General Page
The Map Setup – General Page contains the settings
for Orientation, Below, Auto Zoom, Detail, and Lock
On Road.
Map Setup – General Page
Orientation—select how the map is shown. North Up
always shows north at the top of the page. Track Up
shows your current track toward the top of the page.
Below—set the map scale at which the Track Up
feature displays, all scales above that revert to the
North Up map orientation.
Auto Zoom—zoom the map scale to include the
beginning and ending points of the route segment.
Detail—select the degree of map detail shown.
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Lock On Road—you can lock the map pointer to
show on the nearest road, compensating for variances
in map position accuracy.
Go to Line—select either a bearing or course line for
navigating a track.
Map Setup – Tracks Page
The Map Setup – Tracks Page contains settings for
Saved Tracks, Track Log, Track Points and the Go To
Line.
Map Setup – Points Page
Us the Map Setup – Points Page to set the map scale
at which Map Points, User Waypoints, Street Label,
and Land Cover appear on the Map Page. Select
Auto, Off, or a specific zoom level.
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Map Setup – Points Page
Saved Tracks—set the maximum zoom range at
which saved tracks are shown on the map.
Track Log—set the maximum zoom range at which
active track logs are shown.
Track Points—set the maximum number of track
points used to record a track
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Map Setup – Text Page
Use the Map Setup – Text Page to select the text size
for descriptions of map items on the Map Page. You
can select from Small, Medium, or Large.
Map Setup – Information Page
Press MENU to view the list of options for displaying
maps.
Map Setup – Text Page
Map Setup – Information Page
The Map Setup – Text Page shows a list of
downloaded detailed maps such as topographic,
marine charts, and MapSource maps with auto-routing
capability. Use the ROCKER to highlight a map and
press ENTER to show it on the map display or turn
it off.
Map Setup – Marine Page
Use the Map Setup – Marine Page to customize
settings for marine colors, spot soundings, light
sectors, and symbol sets when using downloaded
marine charts (MapSource BlueChart marine mapping
data).
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Marine Colors—toggles marine colors on or off on
the Map Page.
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Spot Soundings—toggles spot soundings on or off on
the Map Page.
Light Sectors—select Off, Auto, or ON.
Symbol Set—select the symbol set to use (Auto,
GARMIN, NOAA, International).
Measuring Distance
You can measure the distance between two map items.
To measure distance between two points:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Measure Distance, and press
ENTER. An on-screen arrow appears on the
map display at your current location with REF
below it.
3. Move the arrow to the reference point (the
starting point you want to measure from),
and press ENTER. A push pin icon marks the
starting point on the map.
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4. Move the arrow to the point you want to
measure to. The distance between the two
points is shown in the upper-right corner of the
Map Page.
5. Press QUIT to cancel.
Push pin
indicating the
beginning
point of the
measurement
Measured
distance
End point of
measurement
labeled REF
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Turning Declutter On or Off
You can remove unwanted items from the Map Page
display (declutter the display) such as map item titles
and icons. This is useful when the map is zoomed to a
scale that is partially obscured by titles and icons that
remain the same size regardless of the map scale.
To turn declutter on or off:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
menu.
2. Highlight Turn Declutter On, and press
ENTER.
3. To turn Declutter off, press MENU, select Turn
Declutter Off, and press ENTER.
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Restoring Defaults
Use the Restore Defaults option to return the map
settings to factory settings.
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Compass Page
During active navigation, the Compass Page guides
you to your destination with a graphic compass
display and a bearing pointer.
Bearing
Pointer
The rotating compass ring indicates the direction you
are heading. The Bearing/Course Pointer indicates
the direction (bearing) to your destination, relative
to your current heading direction. The compass ring
and bearing pointer work independently to show
your direction of movement and the direction to your
destination. You can choose a Bearing Pointer or
Course Pointer for guidance.
Scale
The Compass
Ring moves to
indicate North
Orientation.
Compass Page
When navigating, the Compass Page provides
navigation data and directions. It uses a graphic
compass ring, a bearing/course pointer and digital
data fields to show information such as current speed,
distance to the next point on the route, estimated
arrival time.
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The Course Pointer
indicates your
course of travel and
the distance you
drift off course.
Course Pointer
The Bearing
Pointer always
indicates the
direction of your
destination.
Bearing Pointer
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Compass Page Options
Use the options menu to customize the Compass
Page. With the Compass Page open, press MENU. To
select an option, highlight it, and press ENTER.
fields that appear on the Compass Page.
Change Data Fields—allows you to select the type
of data you want to show in the data fields. See page
80 for descriptions of each option.
Restore Defaults—returns to the factory settings.
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing
Pointer
Compass Page
Options Menu
The following options are available:
Stop (Resume) Navigation—turns active navigation
for a route or a Go To on or off.
Recalculate— recalculates to path to a destination.
Course (Bearing) Pointer—toggles between the
course arrow and the bearing pointer.
Data Fields—allows you to select the number of data
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The Bearing Pointer and Course Pointer work
independently of each other. One indicates the
direction to your destination, and the other indicates
your relationship to a course line leading to the
destination.
If the Bearing Pointer arrow is pointing straight
up, for example, you are going directly to your
destination. If it points any direction other than up,
turn toward that direction until the arrow is pointing
up and then continue in that direction. The Bearing
Pointer always points to the destination, regardless
of the direction you are moving. Most efficient if you
must move around obstacles (lakes, private property,
etc.) in your path.
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0.25 mi
The Bearing Pointer always indicates the direction
to your destination from your current location.
If you are using the Course Pointer option, and you
drift away from the line of travel from your original
location to your destination, the Course Deviation
Indicator (arrow with horizontal dotted line) provides
graphic indication of drift (right or left) according
to the scale shown at the edge of the compass ring.
Move to the right or left to get back on course.
Most efficient if you are navigating on water or
where there are no major obstacles in your path.
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Scale
The Course Pointer indicates your course of travel from
your original location and the distance off course.
To select the Course Pointer or the Bearing
Pointer:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu. The Bearing Pointer is the
factory set default option. When the Bearing
Pointer option is shown, the Course Pointer is
active and vice versa.
2. Highlight this option and press ENTER to
activate.
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Data Fields
You can show three or four data fields on the Compass
Page.
3 Data Fields
4 Data Fields
To show data fields on the Compass Page:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Data Field, and press ENTER. The
Show sub-menu appears.
3. Select the number of data fields you want to
show on the Compass Page (three or four),
and press ENTER.
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To change data fields:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER. The first data field is highlighted.
3. Press ENTER to select from a list of types of
navigation data to display in that field.
4. Use the ROCKER to highlight the option you
want, and press ENTER to place it in the data
field.
5. After making your selection and entry, use the
ROCKER to move to the next field and repeat
the process.
6. Repeat Step 3 to change remaining data fields.
To restore data fields to default settings:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Restore Defaults, and press ENTER
to return the page to factory settings.
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Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer Page provides you with a wide
variety of travel data useful when navigating a long
distance. It indicates your current speed, average
speed, trip odometer and many other helpful statistics
useful for navigation.
Trip Computer Page Options Menu
The following options are available:
Reset—Because you want to record new data for each
trip, a “Reset” option is available.
Before each trip, reset the trip information by
highlighting “Reset” and pressing ENTER.
The Reset Page offers options for resetting trip
computer data, clearing the Track Log and deleting
Saved Tracks, Waypoints and Routes. This page
allows you select individual items, select all and
unselect all. Once your selections are made, highlight
the “Apply” button and press ENTER. Answer
“OK” to the “The Data You Have Selected Will Be
Permanently Deleted” prompt and press ENTER to
complete the reset.
Trip Computer Page
You can customize the Trip Computer display to meet
your personal requirements, with list of data options
to choose from. Selecting the type of data to display is
done in the same manner as for the similar data fields
on the Map Page. (See page 40 for details.)
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Big Numbers—allows you to view significant trip at
a glace, which shows fewer fields with larger displays.
Change Data Fields—allows you to select the type
of data you want to show in the data fields.
Restore Defaults—allows you to return the page to
factory settings.
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MAIN MENU
The Main Menu contains settings and features not
found on the main pages and submenus, The time and
date are shown at the bottom of this page. The Main
Menu is accessible from any page by pressing MENU
twice. To select an item on the Main Menu, highlight
the menu item, and press ENTER.
Tracks
The Tracks Page shows the percentage of track
memory used, and a list of saved tracks. Use the
Tracks Page to set up, clear, or save a track log, or
activate the TracBack feature for the current track log.
To access the Tracks Page:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Tracks icon, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the Setup button, and press ENTER
to open the Track Log Setup Page.
Main Menu
NOTE: If a page is added to the sequence, the
icon does not appear on the Main Menu.
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Track Page Options
Route Page
Wrap When Full—select this option to record over
the oldest data with new data when the track log is
full
Highway Page
The Track Log Setup Page contains the following
options:
Record Method—select the method to use to record
track points. Distance records track points after a
specific distance is traveled. Time creates track points
after the specified time has elapsed. Auto allows you
to choose from five different intervals.
Interval—records a track according to the value and
interval. Enter a specific distance or time. The interval
field only appears when the Record Method is set to
Distance or Time.
Color—select a color for the track when it appears on
the map.
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Use the Routes page to create a route to a destination..
For more information, see Routes on page 31.
When navigating a route, the Highway Page guides
you to the destination using data fields and a graphic
highway. Up to four user selectable data fields show
information such as speed, distance, time to next point
on the route, etc. The list of data to display and the
method of selection is the same as for the Map and
Compass Pages and is explained in detail on page 40.
The Highway graphic provides visual guidance,
taking you point by point to your final destination.
Your course is represented by a center line down the
middle of the graphic. As you move toward each point
on your route, the graphic will show the direction you
should move to stay on course to the point. Five scale
settings allow you to Zoom In or Out on the highway.
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To navigate using the Highway Page:
1. While navigating, access the Highway Page
from the Main Menu and observe your path of
travel displayed on the highway graphic.
2. Press MENU to display the Options Menu. You
can do the following:
Stop Navigation, Configure Data Fields from
four to three with a destination guidance
message, Change the Data Fields or restore
Defaults to factory settings.
Setup Menu Page
Use the Setup Menu Page to customize your
GPSMAP 60Cx to your personal preferences.
To access the Setup Menu Page:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Setup icon,
and press ENTER.
Setup Menu Page
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System Setup
Use the System Setup Page to control settings for
GPS, WAAS, battery type, language, external power
and custom POI proximity alarms.
To access the System Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
System icon, and press ENTER.
System
icon
Battery Type—allows you to select the battery type
you are using (Alkaline or NiMH).
Text Language—sets the unit’s on-screen language.
External Power Lost—indicates whether the unit
remains on (Stay On) or turns off (Turn Off) when
external power is removed from the unit.
Proximity Alarms—indicates whether custom POI
proximity alarms are on or off.
System Setup Menu
The System Setup Menu contains Restore Defaults
and Software Version. Use Restore Defaults to
return the System Setup fields to their original values.
Software Version shows the Software Version and
Unit Id number.
GPS—sets the unit to operate in Normal mode,
Battery Saver mode, GPS Off, or Demo Mode.
WAAS—allows you to enable or disable WAAS (see
page 80 for an explanation of WAAS).
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Display Setup
Use the Display Setup Page to select a screen display
color scheme for day and night viewing. You can
set the backlight timeout and the level of brightness.
Shortening these times can significantly save on
battery power.
To access the Display Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Display icon, and press ENTER.
Daytime Color Scheme/Nighttime Color Scheme—
select the color scheme to use when operating in Day
or Night mode.
Backlight Timeout—sets the backlight to stay on
when it is turned on, or to time out after a selected
period of time has elapsed when using the battery.
The backlight stays on regardless of this setting when
external power is used.
Backlight Level—turns the backlight up or down.
Press up on the ROCKER to increase the intensity or
down to decrease.
Display Mode—sets the display to Day, Night, or
Auto mode. Select Auto to automatically switch from
day to night at sunset and change back at sunrise.
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Interface Setup
Use the Interface Setup Page to control the input/
output format used when connecting your unit to
external devices.
To access the Interface Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Interface icon, and press ENTER.
• NMEA In/NMEA Out—Supports input and
output of standard NMEA 0183 version 3.01
data.
• TEXT OUT—Allows ASCII text output of
location and velocity information. No input.
• NONE—Provides no interfacing capabilities.
If you select NMEA In/NMEA Out or Text Out,
additional fields will appear. The baud rate for NMEA
In/NMEA Out is locked at 4800. If selecting Text Out
highlight the Baud Rate field, and press ENTER.
Use the ROCKER to highlight the desired setting and
press ENTER.
Serial Data Format—sets the data format to one of
the following:
• GARMIN—the proprietary format used
to exchange waypoint, route, track log and
MapSource data with a PC.
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Tones Setup
Use the Tones Setup Page to customize sound tones
made by the unit. tones for a variety of unit features.
To access the Tones Setup Page:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Tones
icon, and press ENTER.
Page Sequence Setup
Use the Page Sequence Setup Page to change the order
of the main pages, or add additional pages to the main
page sequence when you press PAGE repeatedly.
NOTE: If you add a page to the main page sequence,
it will no longer appear on the Main Menu.
To access the Page Sequence Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Page
Sequence icon, and press ENTER.
To move, insert, or remove a page:
2. Highlight the desired option and press ENTER.
As you move down the list each different tone
will sound.
3. As you move down the list each different tone
sounds. Press ENTER to select a tone.
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1. To move a page in the order, highlight the
page, and press ENTER. Select Move, and
press up or down on the ROCKER to move
the page up or down in the list. Press ENTER
when finished.
2. To insert a new page, highlight the page you
want to insert before in the order, and press
ENTER. Select Insert, then select a page from
the list, and press ENTER.
3. To remove a page, highlight the page and
press ENTER. Select Remove, and press
ENTER.
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Map Page Setup
Guidance Method—allows the unit to calculate
routes based on:
Routing Setup
• Prompted—you are prompted to select a
preference before the route is calculated.
• Follow Road—creates a route that overlays the
roads shown on the map.
• Off Road—creates a direct line from your
current location to your destination. This is
useful when traveling outside of the detailed
map coverage area or where no roads exist.
Follow Road Method—select how the unit calculates
follow road routes based on:
The Map Page Setup information is located on page 43.
Use the Routing Setup Page to customize the manner
in which routing functions behave.
To access the Routing Setup Page:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Routing icon, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Follow Road Options button to
open the Follow Road Options Page where
you can select additional route options.
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• Prompted—you are prompted to select a
preference before the route is calculated.
• Faster Time—routes calculated are faster to
drive but might be longer in distance.
• Shorter Distance—routes calculated are
shorter in distance but take more time to drive.
Next Turn Pop-up—turns the Next Turn pop-up
window on or off.
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Follow Road Options
Off Route Recalculation—allows you to set whether
the unit prompts you when it is recalculating your
route (Prompted) or recalculates automatically. You
can turn off-route recalculation off.
Calculation Method—sets how the unit searches for
the route.
• Quickest Calculation—calculates the route the
quickest, but it might not produce the best route.
• Quick Calculation—takes more time to
calculate but generates a better quality route.
• Better Route—generates an even better quality
route but uses a longer calculation time.
• Best Route—generates the optimal route but
takes the longest time to calculate.
Calculate Routes For—sets route calculation for the
vehicle you are operating to optimize the route for
your vehicle type, as some roads have vehicle-based
restrictions.
Geocache Setup
Use the Geocache Setup Page to find and record
items hidden at geographic locations. See the Garmin
Web site (www.garmin.com) for details and how to
download geocache locations from the Internet .
NOTE: Before setting up and placing physical
geocache stations on public or private land, be
certain you are not in violation of ordinances or
laws governing use of these properties.
To access the Geocache Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Geocache icon, and press ENTER.
Avoid—allows you to avoid certain road types and
maneuvers on your route.
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Marine Setup
Use the Marine Setup Page to define alarm settings.
To access the Marine Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Marine
icon, and press ENTER.
Time Setup
Use the Time Setup Page to set the time format and
zone, and set the unit to conform to Daylight Saving
Time. The current time and date appear at the bottom
of the page.
To access the Time Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Time
icon, and press ENTER.
Anchor Drag Alarm—sets an alarm to sound when
you exceed a specified drift distance.
Off Course Alarm—sets an alarm to sound when you
are off your desired course.
Deep Water Alarm/Shallow Water Alarm—sets an
alarm to sound when you enter an area of water that is
too deep or too shallow.
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Time Zone—choose the time zone for your city so
the GPSMAP 60Cx will show the correct local time.
Select Other to enter a UTC Offset.
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Units Setup
Use the Units Setup Page to customize measurement
units.
To access the Units Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Units
icon, and press ENTER.
maps built into the unit. The default setting is WGS
84. The unit automatically chooses the best datum
based on your chosen format.
For more information about selecting Position
Formats and Map Datums, see page 82.
Distance/Speed—select the unit of measurement to
show your speed and distance traveled.
Elevation (Vert. Speed)—select the unit of
measurement (Feet (ft/min), Meters (m/min), or
Meters (m/sec)) to show your altitude.
Units
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Depth—select the unit of measurement (Feet,
Fathoms, or Meters) to show the depth.
Temperature—select the unit of measurement
(Fahrenheit or Celsius) to show temperature.
Position Format—the coordinates for the system
in which a particular location is shown. The default
format is latitude and longitude in degrees, minutes,
and thousandths of a minute (hdddomm.mmm).
Pressure—select the unit of measurement (Inches,
Millibars, or Hectopascals) to show pressure.
Map Datum—these describe geographic location for
surveying, mapping, and navigation and are not actual
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Heading Setup
Use the Heading Setup Page to specify the type of
heading display and the type of North reference used
to calculate your heading.
NOTE: Unless you have a working knowledge
of Headings and North Referencing, it is
recommended that you use the default values.
North Reference—provides headings based on a true
north reference.
Switch to compass heading when below (for more
than the user selected distance)—Select speed and
time delay for electronic compass switching.
To access the Heading Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Heading icon, and press ENTER.
Display—select the value (Cardinal Letters, Degrees,
or Mils) to show your heading.
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Welcome Setup
Use the Welcome Setup Page to insert a message,
such as ownership information, that appears when you
turn on your GPSMAP 60Cx.
Adding a welcome message
2. When finished, highlight OK, and press
ENTER to close.
3. Turn you unit off and then on again to view
your Welcome message.
Welcome message
To access the Welcome Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Welcome Message icon, and press ENTER.
To add a welcome message:
1. Use the on-screen keypad and the ROCKER
to enter your welcome message, and press
ENTER.
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MAIN MENU >
Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to define an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location. The alarm
circle can help you avoid restricted locations.
For more information on proximity waypoints see the
“Proximity Waypoints” section on page 15.
Calendar
Use the Calendar to view sunrise/sunset times, moon
phase, hunt and fish probabilities, archived waypoints
for activities you want to navigate to for any given
day and location.
To use the Calendar:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Calendar icon, and press ENTER.
The Calendar Page opens with the current
week shown.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the day you
want to add waypoints to and press ENTER to
show the Page for that day.
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4. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Highlight Add Point, and press ENTER to
open the Find Menu.
5. Select the type of point you want to place on
the Day Page. (See page 16 for details on
using the Find Feature) With the information
page for that point displayed, highlight the Use
button and press ENTER to place the point
reference on the Day Page.
6. To remove points from a Day Page, press
MENU to open the Options Menu. Select
Remove Points and press ENTER to display
the Remove Points Options List.
7. To view other calendar formats, Sun and Moon
or Hunt and Fish extended data for a specific
date and location, press MENU and use the
ROCKER to make your choice.
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Calculator
Select the Calculator icon to use your GPSMAP
60Cx as a calculator. You can select either a Standard
or Scientific calculator and Degrees or Radians from
the Options Menu.
Stopwatch
Select the Stopwatch icon to use the GPSMAP
60Cx as a stopwatch, which includes a lap timer. You
can also have the unit record the lap time based on
distance.
Options Menus
Calculator Page
To use the Calculator:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Calculator icon, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER and the ENTER key to
operate the calculator.
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To access the stopwatch:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Stopwatch icon, and press ENTER.
To start and stop the stopwatch:
1. Highlight the Start button, and press ENTER
to start the stopwatch.
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2. Highlight the Stop button, and press ENTER
to stop the stopwatch.
To use the lap feature:
With the stopwatch running, highlight the Lap
button, and press ENTER.
To reset the stopwatch:
With the stopwatch stopped, highlight the
Reset button, and press ENTER.
To time lap by distance:
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Lap by Distance and press ENTER.
To return to ‘Lap by Button Press’, repeat
these same steps.
To set a lap distance value:
1. Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Set Lap Distance and press ENTER.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the field you
want to change and press ENTER. Enter the
new value and press ENTER. When done,
highlight OK and press ENTER.
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Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Page provides you with a graphic
depiction of the sun and moon relative to the Earth.
Sun and moon positions can be shown for any time,
date, and location on Earth.
The Sun and Moon Page also shows sunrise, sunset,
moonrise, and moonset times for a selected time, date,
and location. Use the on-screen buttons to animate
the movement of the sun and moon and stop at a
given time or date. The button to the left animates
the display of the sun and moon. The center button
animates more rapidly, showing the phases of the
moon. The right button stops animation.
To view sun and moon locations for a
specified time, date, and location:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Sun & Moon icon, and press
ENTER.
3. To view the predictions for a different date
and time, highlight either the Date or Time
field, and press ENTER to open the on-screen
keypad.
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4. To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location field, and press ENTER
to open the New Location Options Menu and
choose from the options shown.
Press to
animate
moon phases
Press
to stop
animation
Press to
animate the
display of the
sun and moon
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Hunt and Fish
The Hunt and Fish Tables provide you with a listing
of predicted best times for hunting and fishing for a
chosen date and location.
To show hunting and fishing predictions
for a specified date and location:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Hunt & Fish icon, and press
ENTER. The current date and location appear
in the date and location fields at the top of the
page.
3. To view the predictions for a different date,
highlight the Date field and press ENTER to
open the on-screen keypad.
4. To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location field, and press ENTER
to open the “New Location” Options Menu.
Choose Use Map to select a point on the map
using the pointer arrow. Press ENTER to show
the table for that location. The Location field
will now state “Map Location”.
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Choose Use Find Menu to select a point from
the Find Feature database. Follow instructions
for using the Find Feature beginning on page
16. When a find item is selected, highlight
the “Use” button at the bottom of the item
information page and press ENTER. The
Location field will now show the name of the
find item.
5. To return to the current date, press MENU and
then ENTER.
Games Menu
The Games Menu contains six games (Memory Race,
Virtua Maze, GekoSmak, Nibbons, Gekoids, and
Beast Hunt) for entertainment. Some games use GPS
as a virtual component in the play.
Games Menu
To select and play a game:
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1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu
2. Select the Games icon, and press ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a game, and
press ENTER. A brief description of each
game appears.
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4. Press QUIT and highlight Yes when prompted
to stop playing.
WARNING: When playing any of the virtual
games (where you are moving on a real playing
field), use caution in selecting an area free of
hazards such a holes, obstructions, or proximity
to vehicular traffic. Playing these games may
distract your attention from observing objects in
your path.
Memory Race
This is a GPS virtual game
where the playing piece moves
where you move. To win the
Memory Race, remember which
square has which symbol then
clear the board by matching all
of the two symbol sets together.
Travel to each square, highlight
Open at the bottom of the
screen, and press ENTER to view the symbol.
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To adjust the grid size in custom mode:
1. Highlight the Grid Size or Square Size field,
and press ENTER to select from the options
lists. Press ENTER to make your selection.
2. Highlight Start, and press ENTER to begin the
game.
3. Highlight “Re-Center” and press ENTER to
place yourself back in the middle of the game
board.
Virtua Maze
This GPS game creates a virtual
maze on the screen. You are
placed at a central position in
the maze and must explore the
maze collecting flags. The lower
right corner of the screen tells
you how many flags remain.
The lower left corner contains a
timer showing the elapsed time.
The difficulty level determines how much of the maze
you can see at one time. Viewing less of the maze
makes the game more difficult.
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TIP: Press MENU, and select Cheat to start
cheat mode. Enabling this mode penalizes you by
five minutes and counts seconds by 10 instead of
2. Press ENTER to turn off cheat mode.
GekoSmak
GekoSmak is a GPS-based
game that features you as the
player piece. Periodically, gekos
appear on the screen. Before the
geko disappears, move toward
the geko and press ENTER to
smack the geko with a hammer.
If you get the geko, an “!” mark
appears above the hammer, if
not, only a hammer appears momentarily.
Field size choices are small, medium and large. Small
fields are approximately 20 yards by 30 yards and large
fields are 60 yards by 90 yards (about the size of an
American football field).
The difficulty levels are: Easy, Normal and Hard. These
levels determine how often Gekos appear. The pace
quickens and values vary as difficulty levels increase.
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Nibbons
In this GPS game, you
must walk around the board
collecting the flags as they
appear. As you walk, your
“tail” will grow. You may travel
anywhere on the screen but you
cannot walk on your tail, or you
will lose a life. As an added
challenge, you must also avoid
the skulls that chase after you.
Gekoids
This GPS game, which can be
played without GPS on, is all
about blasting gekoids. The
catch is, you are the ship and
you can survive only when you
avoid getting hit. Before you
begin to play, be sure to make
your game settings. Orient Map
“Northwards” rotates your ship in the center of the
map. The map is stationary and north is always up.
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Orient Map “Ship Up” rotates the virtual world
around your ship. Your ship always points Up. Press
ENTER to start and blast away.
Beast Hunt
Although not a true GPS game,
Beast Hunt requires some
navigation skills. You must find
and defeat the dragon with an
arrow before it breathes fire at
you or you fall into one of the
pits while navigating a maze
of platforms. Occasionally you
are transported by slides that
curve or move you diagonally.
The game consists of several difficulty levels and an
extended or limited visibility option. When you lose
a game, the screen shows the layout of hazards, slide,
and warning platforms. A scoreboard keeps track of
your wins and loses.
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To play Beast Hunt:
1. Select Beast Hunt from the Games Menu,
and press ENTER. The game overview page
appears.
2. Press ENTER to open the Difficulty Level
menu. Select a difficulty level (Trainee,
Beginner, Expert, or Master), and press
ENTER to open the Visibility menu.
3. Select a visibility option (Extended or
Limited), and press ENTER to begin play.
4. Use the ROCKER to jump from platform to
platform.
When you land on a shaded platform, you are
one or two steps from the dragon. A platform
with a circle is next to a pit. If you fall into a
pit, jump into the dragon or shoot an arrow at
where you think the dragon is, and miss, you
lose.
5. To defeat the dragon, press ENTER to place
an arrow in a shaded platform. Use the
ROCKER to point and press ENTER to shoot.
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Specifications
Physical
Power
Source:
Two 1.5 volt AA batteries, USB Data Cable, 12 V
Adapter Cable, or up to 36 VDC external power
Battery Life: Up to 18 hours (typical use)*
Weight: 7.5 ounces (213 g) w/batteries installed.
*Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as the
temperature decreases. Use Lithium batteries when operating the GPSMAP
60Cx in below-freezing conditions. Extensive use of screen backlighting,
electronic compass, and audible tones significantly reduce battery life.
Display:1.5" W x 2.2" H, 256-color, high resolution,
transreflective (160 x 240 pixels) with backlighting.
Accuracy
Size:
Case:
6.1" H x 2.4" W x 1.3" D
Rugged, fully gasketed, water resistant, IEC-529, IPX7
Temp Range: 5 to 158oF (-15 to 70oC)*
GPS:
<10 meters (33 feet) 95% typical*
*Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. DoD
imposed Selective Availability (SA) Program when activated.
*The temperature rating of the GPSMAP 60Cx may exceed the usable range of
some batteries. Some batteries can rupture at high temperatures.
DGPS: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet) 95% typical*
Performance
Velocity:
Acquisition Times*:
Approx. 1 second (warm start)
Approx. 38 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 45 seconds (factory reset)
Data Storage Life: Indefinite: no memory battery required
Receiver:
WAAS enabled
*On average for a stationary receiver with an open sky view.
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
Antenna:
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*
WAAS accuracy in North America.
0.05 meter/sec steady state
Interfaces: NMEA 0183 version 2.3, and RS-232 and USB
for PC interface
Map Storage:
Dependant on the formatted capacity of
the MicroSD Digital Card
(A small portion of the card capacity has been used in formatting the card for use.)
Built-in quad helix, remote antenna capability.
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Interfacing
USB Port under
Weather Cover
Serial Port under
Weather Cover
The following formats are supported for connection of
external devices.
Garmin Proprietary Sentences—PGRME (estimated
error), PGRMM (datum string), PGRMZ (altitude).
Use the USB Data Cable
provided with the product or
optional Power/Data Serial Port
Cable with Auxiliary AC Power
Adapter or Power/Data Serial
Port Cable with Bare Wire
Leads.
Data In
Refer to the Garmin web site:
www.garmin.com/products/
gpsmap60cx/
The NMEA 0183 version 3.01 interface format is
supported by the GPSMAP 60Cx and enables the unit
to drive up to three NMEA devices.
The following are the sentences for NMEA 0183,
version 3.01 output:
Approved sentences—GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA,
GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG,
GPWPL, GPBOD, GPAPB
Data In
(-) Ground
(+) Power
Power(+)
Ground(-)
Data Out
Data Out
Unit Power/Data Port View
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Data Field Definitions
The following list provides a brief definition of each
data field option. Some of these options are supported
only by devices interfaced to your GPSMAP 60Cx
Accuracy GPS - The current accuracy of you GPS determined
location.
Ambient Pressure - The uncalibrated current pressure.
Ascent-Average - The average vertical distance of ascents.
Ascent-Maximum - The maximum ascent rate in feet per
minute.
Distance - Next - The distance to the next point on a route.
Distance - Destination - The entire distance, from beginning
to end, of a route.
ETA - Next - The estimated time that you will arrive at the
next point on your route, if you maintain your current speed
and course.
ETA - Destination - The estimated time that you will arrive
at your destination, if you maintain your current speed and
course.
Elevation - The distance above or below mean sea level.
Elevation-Maximum - The highest elevation reached.
Ascent-Total - The total distance ascended.
Elevation-Minimum - The lowest elevation reached.
Barometer - The calibrated current pressure.
Glide Ratio - The ratio of horizontal distance traveled to
vertical distance.
Bearing - The compass direction from your current position to
a destination point.
Course - The desired path of travel from your starting point to
your destination point.
Depth - The depth of water from sonar NMEA input.
Descent-Average - The average vertical distance of descent.
Descent-Maximum - The maximum descent rate in feet per
minute.
Descent-Total - The total distance descended.
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Glide Ratio Dest - The glide ratio required to descend
from your present position and elevation to the destination’s
elevation.
Heading - Your direction of travel as indicated by a compass,
in degrees or cardinal letters (N,S,E,W).
Location (lat/lon) - Your current location as latitude/longitude
coordinates.
Location (selected) - Your current location described in the
selected units of measure (other than lat/lon).
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Odometer - The total distance you have traveled for all trips.
Off Course - The distance off your direct course line.
Trip Time - Moving - The length of time your vehicle has
been in motion, since the Trip Computer was reset.
Pointer - The arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the
next point on a route.
Trip Time - Stopped - The length of time that the vehicle has
been stopped (stationary) while the unit was powered On and
tracking your location (since the Trip Computer was reset).
Speed - Your current vehicle speed can be measured in miles
per hour, kilometers per hour or knots.
Trip Time - Total - The total time the unit has been tracking
since the Trip Computer was reset.
Speed - Maximum - The maximum speed you have attained
since the Trip Computer was reset.
Speed - Moving Avg. - The average speed while your vehicle
was moving.
Speed - Overall Avg. - The average speed determined by both
the moving and stopped time and speed.
Sunrise - The time of sunrise for the current date and location.
Sunset - The time of sunset for the current date and location.
Time To Destination - The estimated time enroute to your final
destination, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time To Next - The estimated time enroute to the next point on
your route, if you maintain your current speed and course.
Time of Day - The current time and date. It can be displayed
in 12 or 24 hour format in local time or universal (UTC) time.
To Course - Your direction of travel to get back on course.
Trip Odometer - The running total of distance traveled since
the Trip Computer was reset.
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Turn - The direction of, and distance to, the next turn on an
active route.
Velocity Made Good - The rate of closure on a destination
based upon your current speed and course of travel.
Vertical Speed - The rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
Vertical Speed Dest - The measurement of your rate of
acsent/decsent to a predetermined altitude.
Water Speed - The data acquired from measurement devices
interfaced to the GPSmap 60CS is used to calculate your current speed over water.
Water Temperature - The temperature of water at a measured
depth using measurement devices interfaced to the GPSMAP
60Cx.
Waypoint - Destination - The last point on a route, your
destination.
Waypoint - Next - The next point on your route.
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Optional Accessories
In addition to the standard accessories included with
your GPSMAP 60Cx, several optional accessories are
available to enhance the operation of the unit.
To obtain replacement parts and optional accessories,
contact your Garmin Dealer, or Garmin Product
Support in the U.S.A. at 800/800.1020, or Garmin
Europe at 44/0870.8501241
WARNING: Garmin accessories are designed
and tested specifically for use with Garmin
products. Accessories offered by other
manufacturers have not been tested or approved
for use with Garmin products. Use of such
accessories could cause damage to the GPSMAP
60Cx and void the terms of the warranty.
Auto Navigation Kit—provides the parts and map
data to use the GPSMAP 60Cx in an automobile.
Cigarette Lighter Adapter—provides auxiliary
power from an automobile cigarette lighter.
GA 25MCX Remote GPS Antenna—allows
enhanced satellite acquisition. Includes magnetic
mount and cable.
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MapSource Software CD-ROMs—offers several
detailed mapping options that are compatible with
the GPSMAP 60Cx. Visit to Garmin web site at
http://garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/ for a list of
compatible MapSource products.
Serial Port PC Interface Cable with Auxiliary AC
Power Supply—provides connection to a PC for data
transfer.
Carrying Case—protects the GPSMAP 60Cx when
not in use.
Marine Mount Kit—Allows installation on a boat.
Bicycle Handlebar Mount Kit—Allows installation
on bicycle handlebar.
Battery Pack—Rechargeable, NiMH, AA battery kit,
USA receptacle.
For a complete list of available accessories for use
with the GPSMAP 60Cx, refer to the Garmin web
site: http://garmin.com/products/gpsmap60cx/
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Connecting Your GPSMAP 60Cx to a
Computer
You can connect your GPSMAP 60Cx to your
computer using either a serial port or USB connector
cable.
NOTE: Fully install the supplied MapSource
program, Trip & Waypoint Manager, on your
computer before connecting the USB cable to the
computer.
To connect your GPSMAP 60Cx to your
computer:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back
of the GPSMAP 60Cx and insert the smaller
connector on the USB cable into the matching
port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your
computer's USB port.
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To connect to your computer using a Serial
Port connector:
1. Lift the Serial Port protective cover from the
back of the GPSMAP60CSx and insert the
round indexed connector on the cable into the
matching port.
2. Connect the remaining cable end to your PC
Serial port or other appropriate device.
3. Set your GPSMAP 60Cx interface setting
to the appropriate interface format. Refer to
Interface Setup on page 58.
Information About USB Drivers
The USB drivers should have been automatically
installed when you installed the MapSource program
that came with your GPSMAP 60Cx. When you
initially connect the GPSMAP 60Cx to a USB
port, your computer might prompt you to locate the
destination of the drivers for the device. You only
need to install the drivers once. After the drivers are
installed, your computer will always detect your
GPSMAP 60Cx when it is connected. USB drivers
might be updated periodically. You can find updates at
www.garmin.com.
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What is WAAS/EGNOS?
The Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) is an
FAA funded service to improve the overall integrity of
the GPS signal for users in North America. EGNOS is
the European version of WAAS.
The system is made up of satellites and approximately
25 ground reference stations positioned across the
United States that monitor GPS satellite data. Two
master stations, located on either coast, collect data
from the reference stations and create a GPS data
correction message.
According to the FAA’s Web site, testing of WAAS in
September 2002 confirmed an accuracy performance
of 1-2 meters horizontal and 2-3 meters vertical
throughout the majority of the continental United
States and portions of Alaska.
WAAS is just one service provider that adheres to the
MOPS (Minimum Operational Performance Standard)
for global Satellite Based Augmentation Systems
(SBAS). Eventually there will be several services of
worldwide geostationary communication satellites
that broadcast integrity information and differential
correction data as transmitted by ground reference
stations.
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All SBAS systems use the same receiver frequency;
therefore any operational SBAS system should be
capable of providing your GPS unit with increased
accuracy at any location in the world.
Currently, enabling WAAS on your GPSMAP 60Cx in
regions that are not supported by ground stations, may
not improve accuracy, even when receiving signals
from an SBAS satellite. In fact it can degrade the
accuracy to less than that provided by GPS satellites
alone. For this reason, when you enable WAAS on
your Garmin GPS receiver, the receiver automatically
uses the method that achieves the best accuracy. To
enable or disable WAAS,see page 56.
For more information, go to http://gps.faa.gov/
Programs/WAAS/waas.htm.
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Loran TD Setup
To set up Loran TD from the Setup Menu:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Setup icon,
and press ENTER to open the Setup Menu.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight the Location
icon and press ENTER to open the Location
Setup Page.
4. Highlight the Position Format field and press
ENTER to open the format list.
5. Highlight Loran TD, and press ENTER to open
the Loran Setup Page.
6. To change the settings of any of the five fields,
highlight the field, press ENTER select/enter
the setting, then press ENTER.
7. When finished, highlight the Save button, and
press ENTER
is not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation
and actually converts the TD coordinate to a useful
latitude and longitude coordinate before storing
the waypoint to memory or using it for navigation.
Because of this, the unit can navigate to a TD
coordinate anywhere in the world.
You must know your GRI chain number and
secondary stations to create a LORAN TD position.
For more information, read our LORAN TD Position
Format Handbook, available on the Garmin Web site,
at www.garmin.com/support/userManual.jsp.
If the active GRI Chain, secondary stations, or offsets
have been changed since the waypoint was created,
the waypoint will now reference the active GRI-chain
and secondary stations and adjust the TD coordinates
accordingly. Remember that the GPSMAP 60Cx
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APPENDIX >
Map Datums and Location
Formats
reference and the GPSMAP 60Cx can be set to match
most of those commonly used.
If you are navigating and comparing the GPS
coordinates to a map, chart, or other reference, set the
map datum in the GPS unit to the same datum as the
map to insure the most accurate navigation.
What is a Location Format?
Map Datums are based on a
mathematical model of the Earth.
What are Map Datums?
A datum is a mathematical model of the Earth that
approximates the shape of the Earth, and enables
calculations to be carried out in a consistent and
accurate manner. The datum is physically represented
by a framework of ground monuments whose
positions have been accurately measured and
calculated on this reference surface. Lines of latitude
and longitude on a map or chart are referenced to a
specific map datum. Every chart has a map datum
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Your current location can be viewed on the GPS in the
form of coordinates. Since different maps and charts
use different location formats, Garmin GPS units
allow you to choose the correct coordinate system
for the type of map you are using. The most common
format is latitude and longitude, which is used by all
Garmin units.
You can choose to change the location format to use
with other coordinate systems. UTM/UPS (Universal
Transverse Mercator/Universal Polar Stereographic)
are easy-to-use metric grids that are found on most
USGS topographic quadrangle maps. You can also
select one of several other grids, including a userdefinable grid (for the advanced user).
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APPENDIX >
FCC Compliance
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of the following measures:
The GPSMAP 60Cx complies with Part 15 of the FCC
interference limits for Class B digital devices FOR
HOME OR OFFICE USE. These limits are designed
to provide more reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation, and are more
stringent than “outdoor” requirements.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment
and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
The GPSMAP 60Cx does not contain any userserviceable parts. Repairs should only be made by
an authorized Garmin service center. Unauthorized
repairs or modifications could result in permanent
damage to the equipment, and void your warranty and
your authority to operate this device under Part 15
regulations.
Operation of this device is subject to the following
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and may cause harmful interference
to radio communications if not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
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APPENDIX >
Limited Warranty
This Garmin product is warranted to be free from
defects in materials or workmanship for one year from
the date of purchase. Within this period, Garmin will
at its sole option repair or replace any components
that fail in normal use. Such repairs or replacement
will be made at no charge to the customer for parts or
labor, provided that the customer shall be responsible
for any transportation cost. This warranty does not
cover failures due to abuse, misuse, accident or
unauthorized alteration or repairs.
THE WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
CONTAINED HEREIN ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY
LIABILITY ARISING UNDER ANY WARRANTY
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE. THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, WHICH MAY VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GARMIN BE LIABLE
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FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM THE USE, MISUSE, OR
INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT OR FROM
DEFECTS IN THE PRODUCT. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to
you.
Garmin retains the exclusive right to repair or replace
the unit or software or offer a full refund of the
purchase price at its sole discretion. SUCH REMEDY
SHALL BE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY FOR ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY.
To obtain warranty service, contact your local Garmin
authorized dealer or call Garmin Product Support for
shipping instructions and an RMA tracking number.
The unit should be securely packed with the tracking
number clearly written on the outside of the package.
The unit should then be sent, freight charges prepaid,
to any Garmin warranty service station. A copy of
the original sales receipt is required as the proof of
purchase for warranty repairs.
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APPENDIX >
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 E 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062 U.S.A.
Tel. 913/397.8200
Fax. 913/397.8282
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Unit 5, The Quadrangle, Abbey Park Industrial Estate,
Romsey, SO51 9DL U.K.
Tel. 44/0870.8501241
Fax 44/0870.8501251
Online Auction Purchases: Products sold through
online auctions are not eligible for rebates or
other special offers from Garmin. Online auction
confirmations are not accepted for warranty
verification. To obtain warranty service, an original or
copy of the sales receipt from the original retailer is
required. Garmin will not replace missing components
from any package purchased through an online
auction.
GPSMAP 60Cx Owner’s Manual
International Purchases: A separate warranty
is provided by international distributors for units
purchased outside the United States. This warranty
is provided by the local in-country distributor and
this distributor provides local service for your unit.
Distributor warranties are only valid in the area of
intended distribution. Units purchased in the United
States or Canada must be returned to the Garmin
service center in the United Kingdom, the United
States, Canada, or Taiwan for service.
The Garmin GPSMAP 60Cx has no user-serviceable
parts. Should you ever encounter a problem with your
unit, please take it to an authorized Garmin dealer for
repairs.
The GPSMAP 60Cx is fastened shut with screws. Any
attempt to open the case to change or modify the unit
in any way will void your warranty and may result in
permanent damage to the equipment.
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INDEX
INDEX
A
Accessories 78
Addresses 23
Appendix 74
D
M
Main Menu 53
Calculator 67
Calendar 66
G
Highway Page 54
Geocache Setup 61
B
E
Proximity Waypoints 66
GRI Chain 81
Backlight 4
Editing Waypoints 12
Route Page 54
Guidance Text 42
Battery Installation 2
Elevation, GPS 38
Set Up Menu 55
Bearing Pointer 49
Entering Data 7
Display Setup 57
H
ENTER Key 3
Geocache Setup 61
Highway Page 54
C
Heading Setup 64
How To
Calculator 67
F
Interface Setup 58
create a route 31
Calendar 66
Find 17
Map Page Setup 60
find
a
point
of
interest
25
Cautions viii
By Name 17
Marine Setup 62
project a waypoint 14
Cleaning vi
Imformation Pages 18
Page Sequence Setup 59
Compass Page 48
Information Pages
System Setup 56
I
Data Fields 51
Information Page Options 18
Time
Setup 62
IN/OUT Zoom Keys 3
Options Menu 49
Recent Finds 18
Tones Setup 59
Initialization,
GPS
5
Course Deviation Indicator (CDI) FIND/MOB Key 3
Units Setup 63
Initializing the GPS Receiver
50
Finding
Welcome
Setup 65
5
Course Pointer 49
An Address 22
Stopwatch 67
Installing
the
Lanyard
2
Creating and Using Waypoints 10
An Intersection 24
Sun and Moon 68
Interface Setup 58
Creating a Waypoint Using CoorAn Interstate Exit 22
Tracks Page 53
dinates 11
A City 21
L
Main Pages 37
Creating Waypoints Using the
A Geocache 20
Lanyard Installation 2
Manual Conventions i
Map 11
A Point of Interest 24
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Data Field Definitions 76
Deleting Waypoints 12
Display Setup 57
A Waypoint 20
FIND Key 3
Find Menu 16
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Map Page 39
Power Key 1, 3
Additional Map Data 40
Product Registration v
Data Fields 39
Proximity Waypoints 66
Declutter 47
Q
Options Menu 41
QUIT Key 3
Orientation 41
Set Up 43
R
Zoom Range 41
ROCKER Key 3
Map Page Setup 60
Routes 31
Marine Setup 62
Copying 36
Marking Your Current Location 10
Creating 31
MARK Key 3
Deleting 35
Measure Distance 42, 46
Editing 34
MENU Key 3
Navigating 32
Route Page Options 35
N
Turn Previews 33
North Up/Track Up 38
Route Page 54
O
Routing Setup 60
On-screen Button 22
S
On-Screen Messages 8
Satellite Page 38
P
Options Menu 38
PAGE/COMPASS Key 3
Secondary Stations 81
Page Sequence Setup 59
Selecting Options 7
POWER Key 3, 4
Setup Menu Page 55
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Software License AgreeOptions Menu 52
ment v
U
Status Bar 7
Units Setup 63
Stopwatch 67
Stop (Resume) Navigation 41 Unit Overview 1
Using the Keypad 3
Storage vi
Sun and Moon 68
W
System Setup 56
WAAS 80
Warnings vii
T
Warranty 84
Terminology 6
10
Waypoints
Time Setup 62
Averaging a location 13
Tones Setup 59
Creating 11
Tracks 26, 53
Editing 12
Area Calculation 28
Man Overboard 16
Clearing 26
Moving 13
Navigating 29
Projecting 14
Saving 27
Proximity 15
Set Up 26
User Waypoints on Tracks Welcome Setup 65
30
Z
Viewing on the Map 28
Zooming In and Out 41
Track Up/North Up 38
Zoom Range 41
Transferring Data to a
MicroSD Card 9
Trip Computer Page 52
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1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
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