GPSMAP 60CSx
®
with sensors and maps
owner’s manual
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Introduction > About This Manual
Introduction
Thank you for choosing the Garmin® GPSMAP®
60CSx. The GPSMAP 60CSx uses the proven
performance of Garmin GPS and full-featured
mapping to create an unsurpassed portable GPS
receiver. 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 manual conventions, the
Table of Contents, the software license agreement,
product registration, and product care information.
The Main Pages section contains an overview of
the Satellite, Trip Computer, Map, Compass and
Altimeter Pages.
The Main Menu section describes features found on
the Main Menu and information about 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.
The Getting Started section provides an overview of
the unit, how to turn the unit on, and acquire satellites.
The Basic Operation section provides information
about setting up waypoints, routes, and tracks.
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Introduction > Table of Contents
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 60CSx......................... vi
Cleaning the Case .................................................. vi
Cleaning the Screen................................................ vi
Storage.................................................................... vi
Water Immersion.................................................... vi
Warning.............................................................. vii
Important Information...................................... viii
Getting Started.................................................. 1
Unit Overview...................................................... 1
Installing the Batteries..............................................2
Using the GPSMAP 60CSx Keypad................... 3
Turning on the GPSMAP 60CSx......................... 4
Adjusting the Backlight............................................4
Initializing the GPS Receiver.............................. 5
Using the GPSMAP 60CSx................................. 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
Transferring Data to a microSD Card.......................9
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
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Introduction > Table of Contents
Finding an Intersection...........................................24
Searching for a Point of Interest.............................24
POI Loader & Custom Points of Interest................25
Using Tracks...................................................... 26
Track Profiles..........................................................30
Navigating a Saved Track.......................................31
Creating and Using Routes.............................. 32
Creating a Route.....................................................32
Navigating a Route............................................ 33
Editing a Route.......................................................34
Vertical Profiles of routes.......................................36
Using the Route Page Options................................36
Main Pages...................................................... 37
Satellite Page..................................................... 38
Using the Satellite Page Options Menu..................38
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
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Compass Page................................................... 48
Using the Electronic Compass................................49
Compass Page Options...........................................51
Sight ‘N Go Navigation..........................................51
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing Pointer.........53
Data Fields..............................................................54
Altimeter Page................................................... 55
Altimeter Page Options..........................................56
Plot Over Time or Distance....................................57
View Pressure or Elevation Plots ..........................57
Zoom Ranges..........................................................58
View Points.............................................................59
View Points on Map...............................................59
Calibrating the Altimeter........................................61
Changing the Data Fields.......................................62
Trip Computer Page.......................................... 63
Main Menu....................................................... 64
Tracks Page....................................................... 64
Route Page......................................................... 65
Highway Page.................................................... 65
Setup Menu Page.............................................. 66
System Setup..........................................................66
Display Setup..........................................................67
Interface Setup........................................................67
Tones Setup.............................................................70
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Introduction > Table of Contents
Page Sequence Setup..............................................70
Map Page Setup .....................................................70
Routing Setup.........................................................71
Geocache Setup......................................................72
Marine Setup...........................................................73
Time Setup..............................................................73
Units Setup.............................................................74
Heading Setup.........................................................75
Calibration Setup....................................................75
Altimeter Setup.......................................................76
Welcome Setup.......................................................77
Jumpmaster.............................................................78
Proximity Waypoints......................................... 82
Calendar............................................................. 82
Calculator........................................................... 83
Stopwatch.......................................................... 84
Sun and Moon.................................................... 85
Hunt and Fish.................................................... 86
Games Menu...................................................... 87
Memory Race.........................................................87
Virtua Maze............................................................88
GekoSmak..............................................................88
Nibbons...................................................................89
Gekoids...................................................................89
Beast Hunt..............................................................89
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Appendix......................................................... 91
Specifications.................................................... 91
Physical...................................................................91
Performance............................................................91
Power......................................................................91
Interfacing.......................................................... 92
Data Field Definitions........................................ 93
Optional Accessories........................................ 95
What Is WAAS/EGNOS?.................................... 97
Map Datums and Location Formats................ 99
What Are Map Datums?.........................................99
What Is a Location Format?...................................99
FCC Compliance.............................................. 100
Limited Warranty............................................. 101
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Introduction > Software License Agreement - Product Registration
Software License Agreement
Product Registration
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.
Contact Garmin
BY USING THE GPSMAP 60CSx, YOU AGREE TO BE
BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
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.
Help us to better support you by completing our
online registration today! Connect to our Web site at http://my.garmin.com. Keep the original sales receipt,
or a photocopy, in a safe place.
Contact Garmin if you have any questions while using
your unit. In the USA contact Garmin Product Support
by phone: (913) 397-8200 or (800) 800-1020, Monday–
Friday, 8 AM–5 PM Central Time; or go to
www.garmin.com/support/.
In Europe, contact Garmin (Europe) Ltd. at
+44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) or
0808 2380000 (within the UK).
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Introduction > Caring for the GPSMAP 60CSx
Caring for the GPSMAP 60CSx
Storage
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.
Do not store the GPSMAP 60CSx 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®
software).
Cleaning the Screen
Water Immersion
The GPSMAP 60CSx case is constructed of
high-quality materials and does not require user
maintenance except cleaning.
Clean the GPSMAP 60CSx screen using a soft,
clean, lint-free cloth. Use water, isopropyl alcohol,
or eyeglass cleaner 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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The GPSMAP 60CSx 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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Introduction > Warning
Warning
Failure to avoid the following potentially hazardous
situations could result in an accident or collision
resulting in death or serious injury.
•
When installing the unit in a vehicle, place the unit
securely so that it does not obstruct the driver’s
view of the road or interfere with vehicle operating
controls, such as the steering wheel, foot pedals,
or transmission levers. Do not place in front of or
above any airbag. (See diagram).
Do not mount
where driver’s
field of vision is
blocked.
Do not place
unsecured on
the vehicle
dashboard.
Do not mount in front of an airbag
field of deployment.
•
•
When navigating, carefully compare information
displayed on the unit to all available navigation
•
sources, including information from street signs,
visual sightings, and maps. For safety, always
resolve any discrepancies or questions before
continuing navigation and defer to posted road signs.
Always operate the vehicle in a safe manner.
Do not become distracted by the unit while
driving, and always be fully aware of all
driving conditions. Minimize the amount of
time spent viewing the unit’s screen while driving
and use voice prompts when possible. Do not
input destinations, change settings, or access any
functions requiring prolonged use of the unit’s
controls while driving. Pull over in a safe and legal
manner before attempting such operations.
This unit is designed to provide route suggestions.
It is not designed to replace the need for driver
attentiveness regarding road closures or road
conditions, traffic congestion, weather conditions,
or other factors that may affect safety while driving.
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 provided in accordance with California’s Proposition 65.
See www.garmin.com/prop65 for more information.
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Introduction > Caution
Important Information
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
some inaccurate or incomplete data. In some countries,
complete and accurate map information is either not available
or is prohibitively expensive.
The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003
requires the recycling of certain electronics. For more
information on the applicability to this product, see www.erecycle.org.
NOTICE REGARDING WINDSHIELD MOUNTING;
SPECIAL NOTICE TO DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA
AND MINNESOTA: State law prohibits drivers in
California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their
windshields while operating motor vehicles. Check your state
and local laws and ordinances for similar restrictions. Other
Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be
used. Garmin does not take any responsibility for any fines,
penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of
disregarding this notice or as a result of any other state or local
law or ordinance relating to use of the unit. (See California
Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005,
Section 169.71.)
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GPSMAP 60CSx Owner’s Manual
Getting Started > Unit Overview
Getting Started
Unit Overview
LCD
display
screen
Power key
Auxiliary GPS
antenna connector
(under weather cap)
USB connector port
(under weather cap)
GPSmap 60CSx
Carry lanyard
attachment slot
Internal
antenna
External Data/
Auxiliary Power Port
(under weather cap)
Battery
compartment
locking D-Ring
Battery
compartment cover
Keypad
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Installing the Batteries
The GPSMAP 60CSx 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 67 to set the battery type.
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 Battery
Compartment cover by aligning the back cover with the unit and turning the D-Ring 1/4 turn clockwise.
USE BY 2009
Remove the batteries from your GPSMAP 60CSx
when you do not expect to use the unit for several
months. Data is not lost when batteries are removed.
Note: Lithium batteries are not recommended
because the initial voltage of new batteries may
exceed 1.5 volts each, which may cause the
GPSMAP 60CSx to turn off.
To install the Lanyard:
1. Place the loop of the Lanyard through the slot
at the at the upper left side of the unit.
2 Route the strap through the loop and pull tight.
Wrist Strap
Installation
Refer to page 9 for information on accessing the
microSD data card in the battery compartment.
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Using the GPSMAP 60CSx 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/COMPASS Key
GPSmap 60CSx
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.
• Press and hold to turn the compass
on or off
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.
Getting Started > Unit Overview
Turning on the GPSMAP 60CSx
When the GPSMAP 60CSx 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 60CSx 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 60CSx, 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 67 for information on changing the display
colors and backlight timeout and brightness levels.
Welcome Page
Satellite Page
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Initializing the GPS Receiver
The first time you turn on your GPSMAP 60CSx, the
GPS receiver must collect satellite data and establish
its current location. To ensure proper initialization,
the GPSMAP 60CSx 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 60CSx:
1. Press and hold the POWER key to turn on the
GPSMAP 60CSx.
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.
Getting Started > Unit Overview
Using the GPSMAP 60CSx
This section explains how to enter and select
information with the GPSMAP 60CSx.
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. (You may
need to be held down for a period of time to start a
secondary function, when the instructions 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 many settings, but you can
also revert to the factory (default) settings.
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. Highlight a field using the
ROCKER to begin entering data or selecting options.
Field
On-screen buttons
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Selecting Options and Entering Data
To enter data and select options, use the ROCKER to
highlight 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.
Status Bar
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• 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 the unit
or optional Serial Port Data/Power Cable or
Cigarette Lighter Adapter.
• Satellite signal status is shown when searching
for or acquiring satellites (
), when a 2D fix
(
) 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 by default
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 via Universal Serial Bus.
) appears when
• Electronic compass icon (
the electronic compass is turned on.
Getting Started > Unit Overview
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 closes as soon as the condition is
remedied.
Calculating Route
Message
Using the Mapping Databases
Many of the GPSMAP 60CSx 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 certain units)
can be loaded with detailed maps from optional
MapSource® disks for your PC to enhance the
versatility of your GPSMAP 60CSx. 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 60CSx. To
transfer data to the microSD card you can use the USB
Mass Storage feature explained on page 68.
You can purchase high capacity microSD cards at
your electronics supplier. See the Garmin Web site
(www.garmin.com/cartography/) for MapSource
products.
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Getting Started > Unit Overview
Transferring Data to a microSD Card
Some units are equipped with a pre-installed microSD
card. Other units configured for use in large geographic
regions (eg. Pacific) require a much larger capacity
microSD card to store enough map data (not provided).
To install or remove the microSD card:
1. Remove the Battery Compartment Cover from
the back of the unit and remove the batteries.
2. Locate the card tray at the center of the battery
compartment and check to be certain the card
is installed in the tray.
3. 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.
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 and Help files.
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.
Unlock
Lock
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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Detail of microSD card
tray
Back of GPSMAP
60CSx (with Battery
Cover removed)
Basic Operation > Basic Operation
Basic Operation
This section explains some of the more common
operations you can perform with your GPSMAP
60CSx 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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Basic Operation > Basic Operation
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 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
that 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.
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, press MARK.
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 as you create them, 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. Highlight each field and use the waypoint
symbol chart, and alphanumeric keypad to
make changes.
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.
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.
When you average a waypoint after it has
been saved to the waypoints list and the Mark
Waypoint page is closed (even if you return to
that waypoint location), the unit appears to
be averaging the waypoint, but it is actually
averaging a new point at your current location.
Therefore, only average a waypoint when you
first create it.
To use averaging to calculate a more
accurate location:
Original
location
New location
1. Before saving a new waypoint, press the
MENU key to pen the Options list..
2. Highlight the Average Location option, and
press ENTER to open the Average Location
Page.
Moving a waypoint
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Waypoint options
3. Select the waypoint you want to project, and
press ENTER. The Waypoint Page opens.
4. Press MENU to open the Options menu.
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.
3. Observe the Estimated Accuracy and
Measurement Count fields. They should be
taking averages of your location.
4. 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.
Enter
bearing
and
distance Project Waypoint
Page
Projected waypoint
on the map
To project 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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Proximity Waypoints
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to define an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location.
Proximity
icon
Radius
field
Empty line
Proximity
Alarm Tones
button
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.
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 and adjust
the Radius field if you want to enter a value
different than the default of 1 mile.
To select alarm tones and turn proximity
alarms on or off:
1. To select an alarm tone, select the Proximity
Alarm Tones button and press ENTER to
open the Proximity Alarm Tones Setup Page.
2. Highlight each alarm field and press ENTER to
view the list of tones.
3. Select a tone from the list and press ENTER.
4. Activate the alarms by placing a check at the bottom of the page.
Speed Alerts are
proximity points obtained
from services provided
by using the optional POI
Loader. (see page 25)
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To clear one or all proximity waypoints
from the list:
To remove or review a single entry, highlight
the waypoint, press ENTER, and then select
Remove or Review.
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 60CSx 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)
The Man Overboard (MOB) feature is another
method for creating a waypoint. (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.)
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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Waypoint Options Menu
Find Menu with
optional
Cities Options Menu
MapSource data
When you access a Find group list, it contains only
those items near your current location or the pointer.
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The options menu for each category contains a
submenu of search options, such as Find By Name,
Find Nearest (near your current location), 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 limit 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.
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 to the item (Go To).
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Using the Find Item Information Page
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.
OR
Highlight the Recent Finds icon, and press
ENTER to open the Recent Finds 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.
To use the Options Menu:
Recent
Finds icon
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 navigate.
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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—sample 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
referencing another location by entering
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
bearing and distance from your location. See
page 14 for more information.
Find Near Here—returns 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.
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 32 for more information.
View Sun and Moon—view Sun and Moon
tables for this item location. See page 85 for
more information.
View Hunt and Fish—view Hunt and Fish
tables for this item location. See page 86 for
more information.
Map Information—shows the name of the
map from which the map item originated.
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 60CSx
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 about creating a geocache
point, see Geocache Setup instructions on page 72 and
www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60csx/.
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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 the
downloaded cache location is shown in the
comment field.
When a geocache is found, the unit marks the cache
as found, logs an entry into the calendar, and provide
an option that, when activated, shows the nearest
cache.
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 from the options list,
and press ENTER.
Finding an Interstate Exit
Use the Exits icon on the Find Menu to find an
interstate exit.
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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Exits list
Available services
Exits
icon
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.
Finding an Address
If you downloaded optional 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>,because 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.
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 Information page
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Finding an Intersection
If you downloaded optional 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, the Find feature matches them 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>, because 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 optional 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.
4. Highlight the item you want from the list, and
press ENTER to open the information page for
the selected item.
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. However, when 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.
Narrow the
search criteria
using the
Options Menu.
POI Loader & Custom Points of Interest
You can create your own category for points of interest
by using the Garmin POI Loader utility, downloadable
from the Garmin Web site: www.garmin.com/products/poiloader/. Follow the
Help instructions to use the POI Loader.
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Using Tracks
To clear the track log:
The Tracks feature creates an electronic bread crumb
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 page 92).
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%.
Percentage
of memory
used
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.
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.
List of
saved
tracks
Tracks Page
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Data Card Option
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• Wrap When Full—sets the track log to record
over the oldest data with new data when full.
• Record Method—Distance records track
points after a specified distance is traveled.
Time creates track points after a specified time
has elapsed. Auto, choose from five intervals.
• Interval—records a track according to the
Record Method (Time, Distance, or Auto) and
Interval (Time, Distance, or Frequency). Enter
a specific distance, time, or frequency.
• Color—selects the color of the active track.
• Log Track to Data Card—records the current
track log to the microSD card in addition to the
unit’s internal memory. Using this option allows
you to record a large number of track points
(depending on the capacity of the microSD card.)
This feature is a tool for use by advanced GPS
users with special applications for track log data.
Track logs on the data card are .gpx GPS position
data files, and are not used by your unit. To learn
more about .gpx files, search the Web for subjects
titled GPX or GPS Exchange Format.
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 Activate the Save button. A message asks 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.
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.
Track
name
Track
distance
Calculated
area
Track
color
Saved Track Page
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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.
4. Select No, and press ENTER to save only
a portion of the track log. The entire track
appears on the map.
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 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.
2. Highlight the Log Track to Data Card option,
and then press ENTER. Observe that a
(yyyymmdd) .gpx file appears in the Data Card
Tracks list.
Options
Menu
Log Track To Data Card Page
To log tracks to the microSD card:
1. From the Track Log Setup Page... highlight the
Data Card Setup button, and press ENTER to
display the Data Card setup page.
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This file is a continuous compilation of all
track data for the indicated date. As long as
this feature is enabled, a new file is created
for each day you use the unit. Recording
continues until the card is filled.
Because these track logs share card space
with MapSource mapping data, space for
additional map storage is reduced.
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Press the MENU key and select Card Info
to view the amount of card storage space
available.
3. To read or transfer the .gpx files use the USB
cable to connect to your PC and enable the
USB Mass Storage feature as explained on
page 68. You can open the track logs using
Garmin MapSource or another .gpx filecompatible application.
4. To delete these track logs from the microSD
card, highlight individual logs, and then press
ENTER. Use the Delete All button to clear the
entire list.
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.
4. When finished defining the area, press ENTER
to open the Calculated Area Page with a Save
button.
Note: Do not remove the microSD card from
the unit while logging a track, because it can
corrupt the data.
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 visible.
Start calculation Save calculated track
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5. Press ENTER to save the new track to the
Saved Tracks list on the Tracks Page
Track Profiles
After you save a track, you have a record of the path
you traveled and a track altitude profile.
To view a track profile:
1. Open the Saved Track Page, and press
MENU.
2. Highlight Profile, and press ENTER to view
the Track Profile.
Elevation
Begin
marker
Distance
from Begin
and End
points
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End
marker
Track Profile Page
The beginning of the track is marked by a
flag. You can scroll across the track profile by
pressing left or right on the ROCKER.
As you scroll across the profile, the elevation
for each point on the profile is shown at the
top of the page, and the distance from the
Begin point and the End point are shown at the
bottom.
3. At any point along the profile, you can press
ENTER to show that point on the map.
4. Press MENU to use Zoom Ranges and Hide
Symbols options. To zoom ranges only, press
up or down on the ROCKER.
You can create a Track Elevation Profile from track
point altitude data or from Digital Elevation Models
(DEM) maps (MapSource U.S. Topo), which include
elevation data contained in the map. When these types
of maps are available, a Use Map Data - Use Track
Data option menu appears when you select Profile.
Refer to the Garmin Web site, www.garmin.com/cartography/ontheTrail/, for more
information about MapSource U.S. Topo maps.
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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:
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 showing the entire track. You
are then prompted to select the point you want
to go back to.
2. Use the ROCKER to move the pointer to the
point on the map, and press ENTER to start
navigating the TracBack.
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.
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.
2. Press and hold the ENTER key to open the
Mark Waypoint Page.
3. Customize the user waypoint, highlight OK,
and press ENTER to save it.
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Creating and Using Routes
a Route is a sequence of intermediate waypoints that
lead you to your final destination. The GPSMAP
60CSx lets you store 50 routes with up to 250 points
each.
Routes
icon
Setting up a route
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 also create more complex routes
using a PC and MapSource mapping programs and
then transfer them to the unit memory. Auto-Routes,
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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 and navigate 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 the ROCKER to highlight the New button,
and press ENTER to open the Route Page.
4. With the <Select Next Point> field highlighted,
press ENTER to open the Find Menu.
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 also rename the route.
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Basic Operation > Basic Operation
Navigating a Route
After you create a route, you can begin navigation
immediately or save it to the Saved Routes list.
Routes can use existing roadways 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 a graphic of the
turn. If there are not enough roads at your location to
calculate a route, a message to that effect appears.
To navigate a saved route:
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 71.
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.
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.
Using the Follow Roads option on the Routing Setup
Page increases the number of turns and shows an
Route Page
Route on the Map
Page
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Basic Operation > Basic Operation
3. To view the list of turns on the route, press
PAGE to open the Turn Preview Page.
The Turn Preview Page shows the turn and
guidance text and a small field at the bottom
shows the turn number in sequence and total
turns in the route.
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.
5. To view a route profile, press
the MENU key and select Profile from the Options Menu
(if using DEM topo maps.)
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.
Enter a
new route
name
Active Route Page when
following roads
Turn Preview Page
Route Page
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4. Highlight the route name field at the top of the
Route Page, and press ENTER.
5. Use the ROCKER to operate the on-screen
keypad and edit the route name.
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.
6. You can 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.
To delete a route:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight the Routes icon, and press ENTER.
3. Highlight the route to be deleted and press
ENTER. Then select Delete from the menu.
4. To delete all routes, press MENU to open the
Saved Routes Options Menu. Highlight Delete
All Routes, and press ENTER to clear the list.
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 to the next point.
Select Distance to enter a radius so that when you are within the entered distance, the GPSMAP
60CSx leads you to the next point on your route.
Select Manual to transition to
the next waypoint anytime while
navigating a route.
Route leg
transition
options
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Basic Operation > Basic Operation
Vertical Profiles of routes
The Profile Page can show a profile of a route when
using DEM (US Topo 24K maps)
To create a vertical profile of the route:
1. Open the Routes Page from the Main Menu,
select a saved route or create a new route and
then press the Menu key.
2. Select Profile and press ENTER to display
the route profile, answer the “use data” prompt
and press ENTER.
Note: Profiles are available only if Garmin
MapSource U.S. Topo 24K map data is used.
Options Menu
Route Vertical
Profile using U.S. Topo
24K DEM mapping
data
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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.
• 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
when MapSource U.S. Topo 24K map data is
used.
• Copy Route—makes a copy of the saved route
with the same name 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.
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Main Pages > The Six Main Pages
Main Pages
The GPSMAP 60CSx 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. Add more pages from the Main Menu. (See page 70) 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 that page. To view
the Options Menu for a page, press the MENU key.
Satellite Page
Satellite Page
Options
Trip Computer
Page
Trip Computer
Page Options
Map Page
Compass Page
Map Page
Options
Compass Page
Options
Altimeter Page
Main Menu
Altimeter Page
Options
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Main Pages > Satellite Page
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
The larger circle beneath the satellite icons represents
the horizon surrounding you and the smaller circle
a position approximately 45o above your current
position. Imagine that you are in the center of a clear
dome with the satellites moving over its outer surface.
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— your GPS determined elevation.
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Main Pages > Map Page
Map Page
The GPSMAP 60CSx 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 60CSx 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.
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 and type of data fields you
want to show on the Map Page, and press
ENTER.
Data fields
Show sub-menu
Map Page data fields
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Main Pages > Map Page
To change the content of a data field:
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 MapSource mapping data enhances
the versatility of your GPSMAP 60CSx. With
MapSource data, 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 marine information,
such as navaids, wrecks, obstructions, and anchorage
locations.
To view the data currently loaded on your GPSMAP
60CSx unit and microSD card, see page 45.
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 right or left ROCKER to select the
Map Setup-info page. The list of maps stored
in the unit 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 93 in the Appendix.
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Main Pages > Map Page
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.
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. Set the map
orientation using the Setup Map option.
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 in
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 maps,
“mapsource” appears below the scale.
Map ranges
The following options are available:
• Stop (Resume) Navigation—stopsor resumes
navigation. (disabled when no active navigation)
• Recalculate—recalculates a route. (disabled
when no active navigation)
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Main Pages > Map Page
• 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 wide,
3 (2 small and 1 wide), 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 the 1 wide 2
wide, 3, or 4 data fields option is selected.
• Guidance Text—shows messages on the screen
advising you of your next navigation move
when navigating to a destination.
• Setup Map—accesses six pages of Map
display settings so you can customize the map
to your preferences. (See page 43)
• Measure Distance (Stop Measuring)—
measures the distance from your current
location to the map pointer.
• Turn Declutter On (Off)—hides or shows
items on the map that can block road details
when the map is zoomed out.
• Restore Defaults—returns the map page to the
factory set defaults.
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Guidance Text
When navigating, guidance text appears above the
map. Guidance Text shows useful information when
navigating to a destination.
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 message of some type
always appears whether or not you are navigating.
If you select Show When Navigating, a guidance
message appears until you select Stop Navigation
from the Options Menu.
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Main Pages > Map Page
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 submenu of general options. To access this menu,
press the MENU key while viewing the page.
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—selects 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—sets the map scale at which the Track
Up feature appears. All scales above this setting
revert to the North Up map orientation.
• Auto Zoom—zooms the map scale to include
the beginning and ending points of a route.
• Detail—selects the degree of map detail shown.
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Main Pages > Map Page
• Lock On Road—locks the current position
pointer to show on the nearest road,
compensating for variances in map position
accuracy.
Map Setup – Tracks Page
The Map Setup – Tracks Page contains settings for
Saved Tracks, Track Log, Track Points, and the Go To
Line.
• Go To Line—selects either a bearing or course
line for navigating a track.
Map Setup – Points Page
Use 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.
Map Setup – Points Page
Map Setup – Tracks Page
• Saved Tracks—sets the maximum zoom range
at which saved tracks are shown on the map.
• Track Log—sets the maximum zoom range at
which active track logs are shown.
• Track Points—sets the maximum number of
track points used to record a track.
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Main Pages > Map Page
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 None, Small, Medium, or Large.
Press MENU to view options for showing maps.
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).
• Marine Colors—toggles marine colors on or
off on the Map Page.
Map Setup – Text Page
Map Setup – Information Page
The Map Setup – Information Page shows a list
of downloaded detailed MapSource maps such as
topographic, marine charts, and other maps with autorouting capability. Use the ROCKER to highlight a
map, and press ENTER to show it on the map display
or turn it off.
Map Setup – Information Page
Map Setup – Marine Page
• Spot Soundings—toggles spot soundings on
or off on the Map Page (depth measurements
shown on the map).
• Light Sectors—select Off, Auto, or ON
(Navigational light locations).
• Symbol Set—select the symbol set to use
(Auto, GARMIN, NOAA, International).
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Main Pages > Map Page
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.
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.
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Push pin
indicating the
beginning
point of the
measurement
Measured
distance
End point of
measurement
labeled REF
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Main Pages > Map Page
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.
OR
To turn Declutter off, press MENU, select Turn
Declutter Off, and press ENTER.
Map with Declutter off Map with Declutter on
Restoring Defaults
Use the Restore Defaults option to return the map
settings to factory settings.
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Main Pages > Compass Page
Compass Page
When navigating, the Compass Page provides
navigation data and directions. It uses a graphic
compass ring, a bearing or course pointer and digital
data fields to show information such as current speed,
distance to the next point on the route, and estimated
arrival time.
The rotating compass ring indicates the direction you
are heading. The Bearing and Course Pointer indicate
the direction (bearing) to your destination, relative to
your current heading direction. The compass ring and
bearing or course pointer work independently to show
your direction of movement and the direction to your
destination. You can choose the Bearing Pointer or
Course Pointer for guidance.
Scale
The course pointer
indicates your
course of travel and
the distance you
drift off course.
Bearing
pointer
The Compass
ring moves to
indicate North
orientation.
Compass Page
Course Pointer
The bearing
pointer indicates
the direction to
your destination.
Bearing Pointer
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Main Pages > Compass Page
The compass ring is an electronic compass that
functions like a magnetic compass when you are
stationary. When you are moving and reach a pre-set
speed, it uses data from the GPS receiver to maintain
your heading. When you stop (after a pre-set time), it
again operates like a magnetic compass. The compass
ring is especially helpful when using a paper map
or chart with your GPSMAP 60CSx for navigation.
When the electronic compass is on, a compass icon
appears in the status bar.
Using the Electronic Compass
When you turn the electronic compass off, it stays
off until you turn it on again. However, sometimes
when you turn the electronic compass on, the
GPSMAP 60CSx overrides the compass and uses the
GPS receiver to track your heading. In fact, when
you are moving at a steady rate, the GPS receiver
operates the compass. When stationary, the electronic
compass provides you with accurate headings. You
can customize the criteria for switching between the
electronic compass and the GPS as explained in the
Heading Setup section on page 75.
To turn the electronic compass on or off:
1. Press and hold the PAGE key to turn the
electronic compass on or off. The Compass
Icon
appears in the status bar when the
electronic compass is on. When you are not
using the electronic compass, turn it off to
conserve batteries. When it is turned off, the
unit uses the GPS receiver for navigation.
2. Hold the GPSMAP 60CSx level to get an
accurate electronic compass reading. (You
obtain the most accurate reading if the
compass has been recently calibrated. See the
following page for calibration instructions.)
Setting the speed and time for Compass
Auto On/Off:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Highlight Setup, and press ENTER to open
the Setup Menu.
3. Highlight the Heading icon, and press ENTER
to open the Heading Setup Page.
4. Highlight the Switch to compass heading
when below field, and press ENTER.
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Main Pages > Compass Page
To calibrate the electronic compass:
Speed
setting
Time delay
options
Heading Setup Page
5. Use the numeric keypad to enter a speed.
6. Highlight the for more than field, and press
ENTER to set the time delay from the time
options list.
Calibrating the Electronic Compass
Calibrate the electronic compass outdoors when you
first use the GPSMAP 60CSx. To ensure continued
accuracy, calibrate after installing new batteries,
after moving more than 100 miles (160 km), or
experiencing a temperature change greater than 68º F
(20º C). The accuracy of the compass is also affected
if the unit is not held level or you are near objects that
affect magnetic fields, such as cars or buildings.
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1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options menu.
2. Highlight Calibrate Compass, and press
ENTER to open the Calibration Page.
3. With the Start button highlighted, press
ENTER, and follow on-screen directions for
holding and turning the unit.
A “Just Right,” “Too Fast,” or “Too Slow”
message appears notifying you to adjust your
turning speed, as needed. Hold the unit level
while turning.
A “Calibration Successful” message appears
when finished.
If a “Calibration Failed” message appears,
repeat the process.
4. Press ENTER to return to the Compass Page.
Hold the unit
level and turn
slowly.
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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.
Compass Page
Options
The following options are available:
• Sight ‘N Go—allows you to navigate to an
object within your sight by pointing the unit at it.
• Stop or Resume Navigation—turns active
navigation for a route or a Go To on or off.
• Recalculate— recalculates the path to a
destination.
• Course or Bearing Pointer—toggles between
the course pointer and the bearing pointer.
• Data Fields—allows you to select from 2, 3 or
4 data 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 93 for definitions of each option.
• Calibrate Compass—accesses the Compass
Calibration Page.
• Restore Defaults—returns to the factory
settings.
Sight ‘N Go Navigation
Sight ‘N Go allows you to set a course to a point you
can see in the distance.
To use Sight ‘N Go to navigate:
1. Press MENU to open the Compass Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Sight ‘N Go, and press ENTER to
start the Sight ‘N Go feature. The compass
ring with pointer is in-line with the two sighting
marks on the case (the top arrow of the
ROCKER and tic mark at the top of display
bezel.)
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3. Hold the unit at eye level and line up the
two sighting marks with the distant object.
With Press ENTER to lock the direction. The
Sighting Page opens.
5. Enter an estimated distance from your current
location to establish a projected waypoint
location.
Project Waypoint Page
Sighting Page
4. Highlight Set Course, and press ENTER to
open the Compass Page.
Begin traveling to your destination on a course
line using the course pointer as a guide.
OR
Highlight Project Waypoint, and press
ENTER to open the Project Waypoint Page.
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6. Highlight the Go To button, and press ENTER
to open the Map Page and begin navigation to
the projected waypoint. The Compass Page
shows a bearing pointer for guidance.
To stop navigation:
1. Press MENU to open the Map Page Options
Menu.
2. Highlight Stop Navigation, and press ENTER.
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Main Pages > Compass Page
Using the Course Pointer or Bearing
Pointer
The bearing pointer and course pointer work
independently of each other. The bearing pointer
indicates the direction to your destination, and the
course pointer 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 in your path.)
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 (an 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.
The bearing pointer always indicates the direction to
your destination from your current location.
Move to the right or left to get back on course. This is
most efficient if you are navigating on water or where
there are no major obstacles in your path. It also helps
you avoid hazards to either side of the course, such as
shoals or submerged rocks.
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Main Pages > Compass Page
Data Fields
You can show two wide, three or four data fields on
the Compass Page.
0.25 mi
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.
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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 and press ENTER.
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Main Pages > Altimeter Page
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.
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.
Altimeter Page
The Altimeter Page shows you the current elevation,
rate of ascent or descent, a profile of elevation
changes over distance or time, or a profile of pressure
changes over time.
Data fields
Range grid
measurement
scale
Rate of ascent
or descent
Elevation
profile
Altimeter Page
Current
elevation
The Status field at the bottom of the page shows the
current elevation and your current rate of ascent or
descent when moving. It can also show the ambient
pressure and time of measurement.
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Main Pages > Altimeter Page
You can configure the Profile field in the center of the
page to show either elevation or ambient pressure plots
as selected from the Altimeter Page Options Menu.
Data fields at the top of the page can be customized
and show a variety of recorded or current data.
Altimeter Page Options
Use the Altimeter Page Options Menu to customize
the Altimeter Page. With the Altimeter Page open,
press MENU to open the Options Menu.
The following options are available:
• View Elevation Plot (View Pressure Plot)—
shows the elevation or the pressure plot.
• Zoom Ranges—allows you to adjust the Zoom
Ranges for elevation, distance, or time when
you show the View Elevation Plot over distance
or time.
• Reset—allows you to reset the elevation data
and the maximum elevation data.
• Calibrate Altimeter—If you know the correct
elevation for your location, you can increase the
accuracy of the altimeter using the “Calibrate
Altimeter” option.
• Restore Defaults—clears recorded data from
the page and begins recording new data.
Altimeter Page
Options
• Plot Over Time or Plot Over Distance—plots
the elevation over a period of time or plots the
elevation over a distance.
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Main Pages > Altimeter Page
Plot Over Time or Distance
These two measurement options (changes over a set
period of time or changes over a set distance) apply
only to the View Elevation Plot option. The View
Pressure Plot option is measured by time and pressure
only.
View Pressure or Elevation Plots
Select the View Elevation Plot option to plot a profile
of elevation changes that occur as you navigate over
a set distance or period of time. Select View Pressure
Plot to view a record of changes in barometric
pressure for a set period of time. When one option
is active, the other option is shown on the Options
Menu.
To view elevation or pressure plots:
1. Use the ROCKER to select the option you
want from the Altimeter Options menu, and
press ENTER to show the plot.
2. Adjust the time and distance measurement
using the Elevation Plot Zoom Ranges
explained on the pages that follow.
Elevation over
Distance plot
Pressure over
Time plot
NOTE: To clear the plot and start again, you
must clear the Track Log.
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Main Pages > Altimeter Page
Zoom Ranges
You can set the zoom ranges for elevation, distance,
or time when you show the View Elevation Plot.
• Ranges for vertical distance are shown as you
press up or down on the ROCKER.
• Ranges for linear distance are shown as you
press left or right on the ROCKER.
• Ranges for time are shown for a time plot when
you press left or right on the ROCKER.
Zoom ranges for
Elevation over
Distance plot
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Ranges for View Pressure Plot pressure values are
shown when you press up or down on the ROCKER.
Values for time are shown in the same manner as for
elevation plots.
To adjust zoom ranges:
1. Select the type of plot you want to view, and
use the ROCKER to highlight Zoom Ranges
on the Options Menu.
2. Press ENTER to open the Zoom Ranges
Page. Press up or down on the ROCKER to
adjust the vertical distance or pressure, and
press left or right to adjust either the time or
distance.
OR
Pressing up or down on the ROCKER while
a plot is displayed switches the screen to the
Zoom Range mode.
3. Press ENTER to return to the Plot Page.
Zoom ranges for
Pressure over
Time plot
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Main Pages > Altimeter Page
View Points
You can scroll through a recorded elevation or
pressure profile to view data for any point along the
profile. When the red vertical and horizontal cross
hairs are stopped at a location along the profile, the
screen shows the elevation or pressure, time of day,
and date when the point was recorded.
Red crosshairs
To use the View Points option:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Select View Pressure Plot or View Elevation
Plot, and press ENTER to open the Plot Page.
3. Press left or right on the ROCKER to scroll the
cross hairs across the profile.
As the cross hairs move across the profile,
the status window at the bottom of the page
changes to show the date, time, and altitude or
pressure for the point at the intersection.
View Points on Map
You can view the location of
Map Page.
points on the
To view altitude points on the Map Page:
View point for an
altitude plot
View point for a
pressure plot
1. With the Altimeter
Page open, use the
ROCKER to move
the red crosshairs to
the point you want to
view.
Elevation over Distance
plot point on the Map Page
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2. Press ENTER to show the altitude point on the
map. The point is marked by the Map Pointer
with location coordinates, the compass bearing
and distance from your current location.
3. Press QUIT to close.
Resetting Data
You can reset the elevation data and the maximum
elevation data by selecting these options from the
Reset Page.
To reset the elevation data and max
elevation fields:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Reset, and press ENTER to open the
Reset Page.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a reset option,
and then press ENTER to place a check
mark in the box next to the selected item. You
can reset elevation data such as Minimum
Elevation, all Ascent and Descent data, or only
the Maximum Elevation.
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Reset Page
4. Highlight the Apply button, and press ENTER
to reset the data fields. A confirmation
message appears.
You can reset or delete data for any of the
other features represented on the list by
placing a check mark in the box next to the
item.
5. Highlight Apply, and press ENTER to reset
the selected options.
6. To reset all categories shown on the page,
highlight Select All, and press ENTER. Then
repeat step 5 above.
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Calibrating the Altimeter
Because the GPSMAP 60CSx relies on the barometric
pressure to determine the elevation, and the pressure
at any given elevation can fluctuate, you can calibrate
the altimeter to increase its accuracy. You must know
the elevation or pressure at your current location.
To manually calibrate the altimeter:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Calibrate Altimeter, and press
ENTER to open the Calibration Page.
3. At the message “Do You Know The Correct
Elevation?” highlight the Yes button, and press
ENTER.
OR
If you do not know the elevation, select No to
use the pressure option. If you do not know
the pressure, select No to use the default GPS
elevation.
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4. Use the ROCKER to enter the new elevation
or pressure, then highlight OK and press
ENTER to return to the Altimeter Page.
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Main Pages > Altimeter Page
Changing the Data Fields
The Altimeter Page has two data fields that you can
customize. (For definitions, see page 93.)
To change a data field:
1. Press MENU to open the Altimeter Page
Options Menu.
2. Highlight Change Data Fields, and press
ENTER.
3. Use the ROCKER to highlight a data field, and
press ENTER to view a list of available data
field options.
4. Press up or down on the ROCKER to highlight
an option, and press ENTER to place it in the
data field.
Data
fields
Data field
options
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Main Pages > Trip Computer Page
Trip Computer Page
The Trip Computer Page provides you with a
wide variety of travel data that can be 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
You can customize the trip computer screen to meet
your personal requirements. Select the type of data in
the same manner as for the similar data fields on the
Map Page. (See page 40 for details.)
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Trip Computer Page Options Menu
Press MENU to view the following options:
• Reset—because you want to record new data
for each trip, a Reset option is available.
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. When you make selections,
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.
• Big Numbers—allows you to view significant
trip data at a glance by showing fewer data
fields with larger numbers.
• 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
data fields to factory settings.
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Main Menu > Tracks Page
Main Menu
The Main Menu contains settings and features not
found on the main pages and sub-menus. 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 Page
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
enable the TracBack feature for the current track log.
For more information, see page 26.
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
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NOTE: If a page from the menu is added to the
Main Page sequence, the icon no longer appears
on the Main Menu. (See page 70).
Tracks Page
Track Log Setup
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Main Menu > Route Page - Highway Page
Route Page
Use the Routes page to create a route to a destination.
For more information, see Routes on page 32.
Highway Page
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 shown and the
method of selection is the same as the Compass Page
and is explained in detail on page 54.
To navigate using the Highway Page:
1. While navigating, press the PAGE key to cycle
to the Main Menu, select the Highway icon and
press ENTER, 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/resume
navigation, recalculate, configure data fields
from four to three with a destination guidance
message, change the data fields, or restore
defaults to factory settings.
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 shows the direction you
should move to stay on course to the next point. Use
the In and Out keys to change the five scale settings
for zooming in or out on the highway.
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Main Menu > Setup Menu
Setup Menu Page
To access the System Setup Page:
Use the Setup Menu Page to customize your GPSMAP
60CSx.
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
Each feature is explained in the following pages.
System Setup
Use the System Setup Page to control settings for GPS, WAAS, battery type, language, external power, and proximity alarms.
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From the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
System icon, and press ENTER.
• GPS—sets the unit to operate in Normal mode,
Battery Saver mode, GPS Off, or Demo
Mode.
• WAAS/EGNOS—allows you to enable or
disable WAAS/EGNOS (see page 97 for
WAAS/EGNOS information).
• Battery Type—allows you to select the battery
type you are using (Alkaline or NiMH) for
more accurate capacity reporting.
• 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
points of interest (POI’s) proximity alarms are
on or off.
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Main Menu > System Setup
System Setup Options Menu
The System Setup Options Menu
contains Restore Defaults and
Software Version. Use Restore Defaults to return the
System Setup fields to their original values and Card
Info to view micro SD card status. Software Version
shows the software version and unit identification
number.
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 to save battery
power.
To access the Display
Setup Page:
switch from day to night at sunset and change
back at sunrise.
• Daytime Color Scheme/Nighttime Color
Scheme—sets 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.
Interface Setup
Use the Interface Setup Page to
control the input/output format
used when connecting your unit
to external devices.
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Display icon, and press ENTER.
• Display Mode—sets the display to Day, Night,
or Auto mode. Select Auto to automatically
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Main Menu > Display Setup - Interface Setup
To access the Interface Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Interface icon, and press ENTER.
Serial Data Format—sets the data format to one of
the following:
• GARMIN­—selects the proprietary format used
to exchange waypoint, route, track log and
MapSource data with a PC.
• 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 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 key to highlight the desired setting
and press ENTER.
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USB Mass Storage—allows the microSD card to be used as a USB Mass Storage device. It
also transfers Track Log Data to
Garmin MapSource.
To activate USB Mass
Storage:
1. Connect the unit to a PC
using the USB cable.
2. Highlight the on-screen
USB Mass Storage button and press ENTER.
3. Observe an illustration of the GPSMAP 60CSx
connected to a computer and an Unplug or Eject
icon shown on a PC’s system tray or a storage
device icon for the microSD on a Macintosh®.
4. Double-click on a PC’s My Computer to
observe a new Removable Disk Drive listed. If
drives are networked, see the note below.
If using a Macintosh, double-click on the icon to
view the directory of files on the microSD card.
Note: Like most USB storage devices,
the GPSMAP 60CSx is not compatible with
Windows® 95, Windows® 98 or Windows® ME.
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Main Menu > Interface Setup
To view storage information for the
microSD card:
Prior to downloading
data to the microSD
card, press the MENU
key with the USB Mass
Storage Page open to
view data card storage
information.
To transfer files to the
microSD card:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on a PC’s
desktop.
2. Browse the PC or Macintosh for the file to copy.
3. For a PC, highlight the file and select Edit
> Copy and open the drive identified with the
GPSMAP 60CSx.
Note: If you have several network drives
mapped to your computer, Windows® may
experience difficulty assigning a drive letter for
your unit’s microSD card. Either log on without
connecting to the network or click Start >
Settings > Control Panel > Administrative
Tools > Computer Management > Storage >
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Disk Management and remap the drive letter
for the GPSMAP 60CSx removable storage
device.
4. Select Edit > Paste. The file appears in the list
of files on the GPSMAP 60CSx microSD card.
5. For a Macintosh, click and drag the desired file
into the microSD card directory.
6. After data transfer, end the USB cable connection
by double-clicking on the Unplug or Eject icon in
your PC system tray and select Stop or unmount
the connection if using a Macintosh.
7. Pressing and releasing the unit POWER button
exits the USB Mass Storage Page at any time, but
can corrupt files if done while transferring data.
Interface Setup Options Menu
The Interface Setup Options Menu contains a Restore
Defaults option and an Advanced NMEA Setup
option. The Advanced NMEA Setup is designed for
use by knowledgeable users with specific NMEA
applications. (Refer to page 92.)
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Main Menu > Tones Setup - Page Sequence Setup
Tones Setup
Use the Tones Setup Page to
customize sound tones made
by the unit 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.
2. Highlight a tone option and press ENTER.
3. As you move down the list each different tone
sounds. Press ENTER to select a tone.
Page Sequence Setup
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:
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.
Map Page Setup
The Map Page Setup information is located on page 43.
Use the Page Sequence Setup Page to change the order
of the main pages, or add additional pages to the main
page sequence.
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Note: If you add a page to the main page sequence,
it no longer appears on the Main Menu.
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Main Menu > Routing Setup
Routing Setup
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.
Routing Setup Page Follow Road Options
Prompted—prompts you 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—sets how the unit
calculates follow road routes based on one of
the following preferences:
Prompted—you are prompted to select a
preference before the route is calculated.
Faster Time—calculates routes that are faster
to drive but might be longer in distance.
Shorter Distance—calculates routes that are
shorter in distance but takes more time to drive.
• Next Turn Pop-up—turns the Next Turn popup window on or off.
• Guidance Method—allows the unit to
calculate routes using the preferences below:
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Main Menu > Geocache Setup
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 or Off.
• Calculation Method—sets how the unit
searches for the route using the following
criteria:
Quickest Calculation—calculates the route the
quickest, but 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.
• Avoid—allows you to avoid certain road types
and maneuvers on your route.
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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.
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Main Menu > Marine Setup - Time Setup
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, set the
time zone, and set the unit to conform to Daylight Saving
Time. The time and date appear at the base of the page.
To access the Time Setup Page:
• 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 are a set distance off 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.
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the Time
icon, and press ENTER.
• Time Format—sets 12 or 24 hour format.
• Time Zone—sets the time zone for your city
so the GPSMAP 60CSx shows the correct
local time. Select Other to manually enter a
Universal Time Coordinate.
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Main Menu > Units Setup
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.
Units
icon
• Position Format—sets the coordinate 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).
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• Map Datum— sets the description for
geographic location for surveying, mapping,
and navigation and is not an actual map 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 99.
• Distance/Speed—sets the unit of measurement
to show your speed and distance traveled.
• Elevation (Vert. Speed)—sets the unit of
measurement (Feet (ft/min), Meters (m/min),
or Meters (m/sec) to show your rate of ascent.
• Depth—sets the unit of measurement (Feet,
Fathoms, or Meters) to show water depth.
(Requires interface to other devices or marine
chart data)
• Temperature—sets the unit of measurement
(Fahrenheit or Celsius) to show temperature.
• Pressure—sets the unit of measurement
(Inches, Millibars, or Hectopascals) to show
pressure.
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Main Menu > Heading Setup - Calibration Setup
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.
To access the Heading Setup Page:
On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Heading icon, and press ENTER.
• North Reference—provides headings based
on a true, magnetic, grid, or specific user value
north reference.
• Switch to compass heading when below:
(for more than)—sets speed and time delay for
electronic compass switching. See page 49.
Calibration Setup
The Calibration Setup Page allows you to calibrate
the compass and altimeter for increased accuracy in
navigation.
To calibrate the compass:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Calibration icon, and press ENTER. The
“Which sensor would you like to calibrate?”
message appears.
2. Highlight the Compass button, and press
ENTER to open the Compass Calibration
Page. Follow the instructions on page 50.
To calibrate the Altimeter:
• Display—sets the value (Cardinal Letters,
Degrees, or Mils) to show your heading.
Highlight Altimeter and press ENTER to
display the Altimeter Calibration Page. Follow
the instructions on page 61.
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Main Menu > Altimeter Setup
Altimeter Setup
The Altimeter Setup Page allows you to setup the
altimeter to self-calibrate each time you turn on
the unit, to function as a barometer, or to manually
calibrate when you have accurate elevation or
pressure data.
To set up the Altimeter:
1. On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Altimeter icon, and press ENTER.
2. Highlight the Auto Calibration field, and press
ENTER to select from on or off. When on,
elevation is corrected by the GPS receiver.
3. Highlight the Barometer Mode field, and press
ENTER to select Variable Elevation (used
when moving) or Fixed Elevation (used when
stationary, allowing the Altimeter to function
as a standard barometer). Trip data is not
recorded when in Fixed Elevation mode.
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Altimeter Setup
To manually calibrate the Altimeter:
1. Highlight the Calibrate Altimeter button, and
press ENTER. You can calibrate the Altimeter
using one of three methods:
Enter the correct elevation: this requires a
reliable source for determining the elevation
for your current location.
Enter the correct pressure: this requires
a reliable source to determine the accurate
barometric pressure at your current location.
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Main Menu > Welcome Setup
Allow the GPS Receiver to determine the
elevation: the GPS receiver estimates the
current elevation when determining its location.
The accuracy varies depending on the position
of satellites overhead. It won’t be as accurate as
an elevation entered from a known source, but is
sufficient for most navigation applications.
2. When finished, a “Completed” or “Failed“
message appears.
Welcome Setup
Use the Welcome Setup Page to insert a message,
such as ownership information, that appears when you
turn on your GPSMAP 60CSx.
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.
2. When finished, highlight OK, and press
ENTER to close.
3. Turn your unit off and then on again to view
your welcome message.
Welcome message
on
Welcome Page
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Main Menu > Jumpmaster
Jumpmaster
Jumpmaster Setup Page
Jumpmaster is an accessory designed for experienced
skydivers. A jumpmaster is the individual in charge
of a group of skydivers coordinating a group or
cargo drop. A list of abbreviations and acronyms for
Jumpmaster settings can be found on page 81.
To access the Jumpmaster:
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On the Setup Menu Page, highlight the
Jumpmaster icon, and press ENTER.
The Jumpmaster follows military guidelines for
calculating a jumpmaster’s high altitude release point
(HARP). This accessory can auto-detect when you
have jumped to begin navigating toward the desired
impact point (DIP) using the barometer and electronic
compass.
You can set the Jumpmaster to one of three types of
jumps: HAHO, HALO, or Static. The jump type
selected determines what additional setup information is
required. For all jump types, altitudes (drop or opening)
are measured in feet above ground level (AGL).
To set the type of jump:
1. Highlight the Jump Type field, and press
Enter to view the list of jump options.
2. Select the jump type, and press Enter. The
page changes to display options for the
selected jump type setup.
A desired impact point (DIP) must be set for all
jumps. This is a waypoint that you have previously
marked or another location from the Find Menu where
you want to land.
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Main Menu > Jumpmaster
To set the drop and open altitude values:
1. Highlight each field and press Enter to open
the numeric keypad.
2. Enter the desired values and select OK to
enter each value.
Jumpmaster is capable of handling doglegs in wind
direction.
For HAHO and HALO jumps, wind speeds and
directions can be entered for every 1,000 feet of canopy
drift (CD) and every 2,000 feet of free fall drift (FFD).
The wind setup must be completed before entering
values for forward throw and course to HARP.
Wind Setup
Wind speeds and directions are added on the Wind
Setup page.
Wind speeds are measured in knots and directions
are based on origination of wind. This information
is usually based on data collected from National
Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) or by a drop zone support team leader
(DZSTL) monitoring the course of a Pilot Balloon
(PiBal) released from the ground at the DIP and wind
streamers dropped from aircraft once the HARP is
calculated.
Wind Setup
To use the Wind Setup Page:
1. Select Clear All from the Option Menu of
this page to clear the list of wind speeds and
directions.
2. Enter wind speeds and directions as a pair to
be valid. Those pairs left blank are ignored in
calculations.
3. Press the Quit key to return to the
Jumpmaster Setup Page.
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Main Menu > Jumpmaster
Forward Throw and Course to HARP allow a user
to determine the direction and magnitude the aircraft
carries them after jumping and before free fall or
canopy drift begins.
To set Forward Throw and Course to HARP:
1. Highlight the field, and press Enter to open the
numeric keypad.
2. Enter the values and select OK to close.
Constant Setup
The Constant Setup Page allows you to fine-tune
certain aspects of the planned jump.
determined by the jumpmaster based on specifications
for the jump.
A number of K values can be specified for different
jumps. HAHO jumps use K-open while HALO jumps
use K-open and K-freefall. Static jumps use K-static.
K-values are based on the parachute canopy rating.
Each parachute should be labeled with a K value.
Common values may range from 3.0 for K-freefall to
48.0+ for HAHO K-open.
All jump types also can use a “Percent Max” to
increase or decrease the range or their jump. Entries
less than 100% decrease drift distance to the DIP
while those greater than 100% increase drift distance.
More experienced jumpmasters may choose to use
smaller numbers while those less experienced may
use larger numbers.
Safety Factor is used in HAHO jump types to allow
a margin or error for a jump. Safety factors are
usually integer values, no smaller than two, and are
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Main Menu > Jumpmaster
To use the Constant Setup Page:
1. Highlight each field in order, and press Enter
to open the numerical key pad.
2. Enter the appropriate value in each field, select
OK, and then press the Quit key to return to
the Jumpmaster Setup Page.
Clicking the Goto HARP button begins the
navigation process and takes you to the Wind Setup
page if that information is missing or automatically
setting up the route with the calculated HARP
and then the selected DIP before taking you to the
Navigation page.
A check box at the bottom allows for auto-navigation
to the DIP. If you want your unit to determine when
you have jumped, this box should be checked. A
message appears describing how to manually navigate
the route.
Select Restore Defaults from the Option Menu of this
page to reset the values.
The following is a list of abbreviations and acronyms
commonly used and relate specifically to this feature:
AGL—(Above Ground Level) indicates the altitude
measurement.
CD—(Canopy Drift) measured while the parachute is
open.
DIP—(Desired Impact Point) describes the location
where landing should occur.
Drop Altitude—measures the altitude when the
jumpmaster exits the aircraft, measured in AGL.
DZ—(Drop Zone) describes the area where the
landing should occur.
DZSTL—(Drop Zone Support Team Leader) defines
the individual in charge at the drop zone.
FFD—(Free Fall Drift) defines the distance traveled
before the parachute is open.
FTH— Forward Throw Horizontal, describes the
distance traveled forward due to aircraft speed.
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Main Menu > Proximity Waypoints - Calendar
K values—defines the wind drag values for
parachutes.
Proximity Waypoints
HAHO—(High Altitude High Opening) describes a
type of jump.
Use the Proximity Waypoints Page to define an alarm
circle around a stored waypoint location. The alarm
circle can help you avoid restricted locations.
HALO—(High Altitude Low Opening) describes a
type of jump.
For more information on proximity waypoints, see the
“Proximity Waypoints” section on page 15.
HARP—(High Altitude Release Point) describes the
location at which the jumper exits from aircraft.
Calendar
MSL—(Mean Sea Level) defines the basis for altitude
measure.
Opening Altitude—describes the altitude when the
jumpmaster opens his chute, measured in AGL.
PRP—(Primary Release Point) defines the
combination of HARP plus the forward throw of
aircraft.
Static Jump—describes a type of jump in which
wind speed and direction are assumed constant for the
duration of the jump.
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Use the calendar to view sunrise and sunset times,
moon phases, hunt and fish probabilities, and 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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Main Menu > Calculator
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 the MENU key, and
use the ROCKER to make your choice.
Calculator
Select the Calculator icon to use your GPSMAP
60CSx as a calculator. You can select either a standard
or scientific calculator and degrees or radians from the
Options Menu.
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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Main Menu > Stopwatch
Stopwatch
Select the Stopwatch icon to use the GPSMAP
60CSx as a stopwatch, which includes a lap timer.
You can also have the unit record the lap time based
on distance.
To stop the stopwatch:
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 a lap by distance:
To access the stopwatch:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
2. Select the Stopwatch icon, and press ENTER.
To start the stopwatch:
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Highlight the Start button, and press ENTER
to start the stopwatch.
Press MENU to open the Options Menu.
Choose Lap by Distance, and press ENTER.
To return to the Lap by Button Press option,
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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Main Menu > Sun and Moon
Sun and Moon
The Sun and Moon Page provides you with a graphic
depiction of the sun and moon relative to Earth. Sun
and moon positions can be shown for any time, annual
date, and location on Earth.
Press to
animate the
moon phases.
Press
to stop
animation.
Press to
animate the
display of the
sun and moon.
Sun and Moon Page
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.
OR
To view the predictions for a different location,
highlight the Location field, and press ENTER
to open the New Location Options Menu.
Choose from the options shown.
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 to stop at a
given time or date. The button to the left animates
the display of the sun and moon. The center button
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Main Menu > Hunt and Fish
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
now states “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 now shows the name of the find
item.
5. To return to the current date, press the MENU
key, and then press ENTER.
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Main Menu > Games
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 during play.
4. Press the QUIT key, 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 as holes, obstructions,
or proximity to vehicular traffic. Playing
these games may distract your attention from
observing objects in your path.
Memory Race
Games Menu
To select and play a game:
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.
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 and then clear
the board by matching pairs
of 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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Main Menu > Games
To adjust the grid or square size in custom
mode:
1. Highlight the Grid Size or Square Size field,
and press ENTER to select from the options
list. Press ENTER to make your selection.
2. To begin the game, highlight Start, and press
ENTER.
3. To place yourself back in the middle of the
game board, highlight Re-Center and press
ENTER.
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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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 by the hammer; if not,
only a hammer appears.
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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Main Menu > Games
Nibbons
In this GPS game, you
must walk around the board
collecting the flags as they
appear. As you walk, your
“tail” grows. You may travel
anywhere on the screen, but
you cannot walk on your tail,
or you 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. You are
the ship and you can survive
only when you avoid getting hit.
Before you begin to play, be sure
to choose your game settings.
Orient map “Northwards”
rotates your ship in the center of the map. The map is
stationary and north is always up. 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 the hazards, slides, and warning platforms. A
scoreboard keeps track of your wins and losses.
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Main Menu > Games
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 that
misses the dragon, 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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Game Symbols
Player
Pit Warning
Dragon Near
Pit
Dragon
Arrow
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Appendix > Specifications
Appendix
Specifications
Physical
Size: 6.1" H x 2.4" W x 1.3" D
Weight:7.5 ounces (213 g) w/batteries installed.
Display:1.5" W x 2.2" H, 256-color, high resolution,
transreflective (160 x 240 pixels) with backlighting.
Case: Rugged, fully gasketed, water resistant, IEC-529, IPX7
Temp Range:5 to 158oF (-15 to 70oC)*
*The temperature rating of the GPSMAP 60CSx may exceed the usable range
of some batteries. Some batteries can rupture at high temperatures.
Performance
Receiver:
WAAS/EGNOS enabled
Acquisition Times*:
Approx. 1 second (warm start)
Approx. 38 seconds (cold start)
Approx. 45 seconds (factory reset)
Altimeter:
Accuracy; +/- 10 feet*, resolution; 1 ft.
*Subject to proper user calibration.
Power
Source:
Two 1.5 volt AA batteries, USB Data Cable,
12 Volt DC Adapter Cable or up to 26 Volt DC
external power
Battery Life: Up to 18 hours (typical use)*
*Alkaline batteries lose a significant amount of their capacity as the
temperature decreases. Extensive use of screen backlighting, electronic
compass, and audible tones significantly reduce battery life.
Accuracy
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.
DGPS: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet) 95% typical*
*
WAAS accuracy in North America.
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Interfaces:NMEA 0183 version 2.3, and RS-232 and USB
for PC interface
*On average for a stationary receiver with an open sky view.
Data Storage Life: Indefinite; no memory battery required
Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
Antenna:
Built-in quad helix, remote antenna capability.
Compass:
Accuracy; +/- 5 degrees1, resolution; 1 degree
Map Storage:
Dependant on the capacity of the microSD card.*
*A small portion of the card capacity has been used in formatting the card for use.
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Appendix > Interfacing
Serial port under
weather cover
USB port under
weather cover
Interfacing
These formats are supported for external devices.
Garmin Proprietary Sentences—PGRME (estimated
error), PGRMM (datum string), and PGRMZ (altitude).
The NMEA 0183 version 3.01 interface format is
supported by the GPSMAP 60CSx and enables the
unit to drive up to three NMEA devices.
The following are the sentences for NMEA 0183,
version 3.01 output:
Data In
The Advanced NMEA Setup
Page, accessed from the
Interface Setup Page Options
Menu, allows you to enable or
disable NMEA sentences, set
waypoint ID’s and the precision
of Lat/Lon minutes.
Data In
Approved sentences—GPGGA, GPGLL, GPGSA,
GPGSV, GPRMB, GPRMC, GPRTE, GPVTG,
GPWPL, GPBOD, and GPAPB.
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. Refer to the Garmin Web site:
www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60csx/
(-) Ground
(+) Power
Power(+)
Ground(-)
Data Out
Data Out
Unit Power/Data Port View
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Optional Power/Data Serial Port Cable with bare wire leads
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Appendix > Data Field Definitions
Data Field Definitions
The following list provides a brief definition of each data
field option.
Accuracy Of GPS—the current accuracy of your GPS-
determined location.
Ambient Pressure—the uncalibrated current pressure.
Ascent - Average—the average vertical distance of
Distance - To Destination—the entire distance to the
end of a route.
ETA - At Next—the estimated time of arrival at the
next point on a route, at current speed and course.
ETA - At Destination—the estimated time of arrival at
your destination, at current speed and course.
Elevation—the distance above or below mean sea
level.
ascent.
Elevation - Maximum—the highest elevation reached.
Ascent - Maximum—the ascent rate in feet per min.
Elevation - Minimum—the lowest elevation reached.
Ascent - Total—the total distance ascended.
Glide Ratio—the ratio of horizontal distance traveled
Barometer—the calibrated current pressure.
to vertical distance.
Bearing—the compass direction from your current
to the destination’s elevation.
position to a destination point.
Course—the desired path of travel from your starting
point to your destination point.
Descent-Average—the vertical distance of descent.
Glide Ratio To Dest—the glide ratio required to descend
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
and longitude coordinates.
Descent - Total—the total distance descended.
Location (selected)—your current location described
in the selected units of measure (other than latitude
and longitude).
Distance - To Next—the distance to the next point on a
Odometer—the total distance traveled for all trips.
Descent-Maximum—the descent rate in feet per min.
route.
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Off Course—the distance off your direct course line.
Pointer—the arrow that indicates the direction to
travel to the next point on a route.
Speed—your current vehicle speed measured in miles
per hour, kilometers per hour, or knots.
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, at your 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—direction of travel to get back on course.
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Trip Odometer—the running total of distance traveled
since the Trip Computer was reset.
Trip Time - Moving—the length of time your vehicle
has been in motion, since the trip computer was reset.
Trip Time - Stopped—the length of time that the vehicle
has been stationary while the unit was powered on and
tracking your location (since the computer was reset).
Trip Time - Total—the total time the unit has been
tracking since the trip computer was reset.
Turn—the direction and distance to the next turn on
an active route.
Velocity Made Good—the rate of closure on a
destination, based on current speed and course.
Vertical Speed—rate of altitude gain/loss over time.
Vertical Speed Dest—the measurement of your rate of
ascent or descent to a predetermined altitude.
Water Speed—the measurement of speed over water
from interfaced devices.
Water Temperature—the measurement of water
temperature from interfaced devices.
Waypoint-At Destination—the last point on a route
to your destination.
Waypoint-At Next—the next point on your route.
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Appendix > Optional Accessories
Optional Accessories
Several optional accessories are available to enhance
the operation of the GPSMAP 60CSx.
To obtain replacement parts and optional accessories,
contact your Garmin Dealer, or Garmin Product
Support in the USA 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
60CSx and void the terms of the warranty.
Auto Navigation Kit—provides the accessories and
map data for use in an automobile.
12 Volt DC Adapter—provides auxiliary power from
an automobile cigarette lighter.
GA 25MCX Remote GPS Antenna—allows
enhanced satellite acquisition. Includes magnetic
mount and cable.
MapSource Software Data Disks and Pre-Loaded
microSD Cards—offer several detailed mapping
options that are compatible with the GPSMAP 60CSx.
Refer to www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60csx/ for
a list of compatible MapSource products.
Serial Port PC Interface Cable with AC Power
Supply—provides a PC connection for data transfer.
Carrying Case—protects the GPSMAP 60CSx .
Marine Mount Kit—allows installation on a boat.
Automotive Mount Kit—allows installation on an
automobile dash. (Does not include mapping data).
Automotive Windshield Suction Mount Kit—
allows installation on an automobile windshield.
Bicycle Handlebar Mount—allows installation on a
bicycle handlebar.
Battery Pack—rechargeable, NiMH, AA-battery kit,
USA type receptacle.
Retractable Lanyard—retains unit on a tether.
For a complete list of available accessories for use
with the GPSMAP 60CSx, refer to
http://buy.garmin.com.
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Appendix > Connecting to a Computer
Connecting Your GPSMAP 60CSx
to a Computer
You can connect your GPSMAP 60CSx to your
computer using either a serial port or USB connector
cable.
Note: Fully install the supplied MapSource
Trip & Waypoint Manager software on your
computer before connecting the USB cable to the
computer. Follow the instructions for installation
and operation provided with the software.
To connect your GPSMAP 60CSx to your
computer:
1. Lift the USB protective cover from the back of
the GPSMAP 60CSx, 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 GPSMAP 60CSx, 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 60CSx interface setting
to the appropriate interface format. Refer to
Interface Setup on page 68.
Information about USB Drivers
The USB drivers are automatically installed when you
install the MapSource Trip and Waypoint Manager
software that came with your GPSMAP 60CSx. When
you initially connect the GPSMAP 60CSx to a USB
port, your computer might prompt you to locate the
destination of the drivers for the device. The default
directory is c:\Garmin.You only need to install the
drivers once. After the drivers are installed, your
computer always detects your GPSMAP 60CSx
when it is connected. USB drivers might be updated
periodically. You can find updates at www.garmin.com.
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Appendix > WAAS/EGNOS
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. The
European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service
(EGNOS) is the European version of WAAS and
operates in the same manner.
WAAS is made up of satellites and ground reference
stations positioned across the United States that
monitor GPS satellite data. Master stations, located on
either coast, collect data from the reference stations
and create a GPS data correction message. Master
station uplinks the correction message to the WAAS
GEO satellites using a ground uplink station. Then
WAAS GEO satellites broadcast the WAAS corrected
signal to user in the service area.
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.
augmentation systems (SBAS). Eventually there
are to be several more services of worldwide
geostationary communication satellites that broadcast
integrity information and differential correction data
as transmitted by ground reference stations.
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 60CSx
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. For more information, go to http://gps.faa.gov/Programs/WAAS/waas.htm.
WAAS and EGNOS are just two service providers
that adhere to the MOPS (Minimum Operational
Performance Standard) for global satellite based
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Appendix > Loran TD
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 Units icon,
and press ENTER to open the Units 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 to select from
options or enter the setting data.
7. When finished, highlight the Save button, and
press ENTER.
If the active GRI Chain, secondary stations, or offsets
have been changed since the waypoint was created,
the waypoint references the active GRI-chain and
secondary stations and adjust the TD coordinates
accordingly. Remember that the GPSMAP 60CSx
is not relying on the LORAN signal for navigation
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and actually converts the TD coordinate to a needed
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.
Loran TD Setup Page
GPSMAP 60CSx Owner’s Manual
Appendix > Map Datums and Location Formats
Map Datums and Location
Formats
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
reference and the GPSMAP 60CSx can be set to
match most commonly used datum data.
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 ensure the most accurate navigation.
What Is a Location Format?
Your current location is viewed on the GPS in the
form of coordinates. Because 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 for other
coordinate systems. UTM/UPS (Universal Transverse
Mercator/Universal Polar Stereographic) projection
formats 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 userdefined grid (for the advanced user).
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Appendix > FCC Compliance
FCC Compliance
This product has been tested and found to comply 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.
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 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:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and the
receiver.
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•
Connect the equipment into an outlet that is on a
different circuit from the GPS unit.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This product does not contain any user-serviceable 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.
Declaration of Conformity
Hereby, Garmin declares that this GPSMAP 60CSx is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant
provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
To view the full Declaration of Conformity, see the Garmin Web
site for your Garmin product:
www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60csx/. Click Manuals and
then select the Declaration of Conformity link.
Industry Canada Compliance
Category I radiocommunication devices comply with Industry
Canada Standard RSS-210. Category II radiocommunication
devices comply with Industry Canada Standard RSS-310.
GPSMAP 60CSx Owner’s Manual
Appendix > Limited Warranty
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, 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 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. Securely pack
the unit and a copy of the original sales receipt, which is
required as the proof of purchase for warranty repairs. Write
the tracking number clearly on the outside of the package.
Send the unit, freight charges prepaid, to any Garmin warranty
service station.
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.
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.
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Appendix > Limited Warranty
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street,
Olathe, Kansas 66062, USA
Tel. (913) 397-8200 or
(800) 800-1020
Fax (913) 397-8282
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road,
Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
Tel. 886/2.2642.9199
Fax 886/2.2642.9099
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown
Business Park, Southampton,
Hampshire, SO40 9RB, UK
Tel. +44 (0) 870.8501241 (outside the UK) 0808.2380000 (inside the UK)
Fax +44 (0) 870.8501251
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.
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 60CSx 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 60CSx 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.
International Purchases: A separate warranty
is provided by international distributors for units
purchased outside the United States. This warranty
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GPSMAP 60CSx Owner’s Manual
Index
Index
A
accessories 95
addresses 23
advanced NMEA setup 92
altimeter 55–59
altimeter page 55
calibration 61
data fields 62
options menu 56
plot over time 57
pressure/elevation plots 57
reset options 60
view points 59
zoom ranges 58
altitude 55–59
appendix 91
B
backlight 4
battery installation 2
bearing pointer 53
C
calculator 83
calendar 82
calibrate
electronic compass 50
calibration setup 75
cleaning vi
compass
calibration 50
compass page 48
data fields 54
electronic compass 49
options menu 51
Course Deviation Indicator (CDI)
53
course pointer 53
creating and using waypoints 10
creating a waypoint using coordinates 11
creating waypoints using the
map 11
E
editing waypoints 12
elevation, GPS 38
entering data 7
ENTER key 3
F
fields, data 56
find 17
by name 17
information pages 18
recent finds 18
FIND/MOB key 3
finding
an address 22
an intersection 24
an interstate exit 22
a city 21
a geocache 20
D
a point of interest 24
data card storage information 69
a waypoint 20
data fields 60
FIND key 3
data field definitions 93
find menu 16
deleting waypoints 12
display setup 67
G
geocache setup 72
GRI chain 98
guidance text 42
H
highway page 65
how to
adjust zoom ranges 58, 59
create a route 32
find a point of interest 25
manually calibrate the altimeter 61
program a data field 62
project a waypoint 14
reset the elevation data 60
reset the max elevation fields
60
use Sight N Go to navigate 51
use the View Points option 59
view Elevation or Pressure
plots 57
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Index
I
IN/OUT Zoom keys 3
initializing the GPS receiver 5
installing the lanyard 2
J
jumpmaster 77
jumpmaster setup page
constant setup 80
wind setup 79
L
lanyard installation 2
location formats 99
log track to data card 27
M
main menu 64
calculator 83
calendar 82
highway page 65
proximity waypoints 82
route page 65
set up menu
calibration setup 75
display setup 67
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geocache setup 72
MENU key 3
Jumpmaster 77
N
marine setup 72
north up/track up 38
page sequence setup 70
system setup 66
O
time setup 73
on-screen messages 8
units setup 74
sun and moon 85
P
tracks page 64
PAGE/COMPASS key 3
main pages 37
page sequence setup 70
manual conventions i
plot over time 57
MapSource 97
POWER key 3, 4
map datums 99
pressure plots, view 57
map page 39
profile field 56
additional map data 40
proximity alarm tones 15
data fields 39
proximity waypoints 82
declutter 47
options menu 41
Q
orientation 41
QUIT key 3
setup 43
R
zoom range 41
ROCKER key 3
map setup 43
routes 32
marine setup 72
copying 36
marking your current location 10
creating 32
MARK key 3
deleting 35
measure distance 42, 46
navigating 33
route page options 35
turn previews 33
route page 65
routing setup 71
S
satellite page 38
secondary stations 98
selecting options 7
Sight ‘N Go 51
software license agreement v
status bar 7
stop (resume) navigation 41
storage vi
sun and moon 85
system setup 66
T
terminology 6
time setup 73
tracks 26, 64
area calculation 29
clearing 26
navigating 31
profiles 30
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saving 27
setup 26
user waypoints on tracks 31
viewing on the map 29
track up/north up 38
transferring data to a microSD
card 9
trip & waypoint manager 97
Z
zooming in and out 41
zoom range 41
U
units setup 74
unit overview 1
using the keypad 3
W
WAAS/EGNOS 97
warnings vii
waypoints 10
averaging a location 13
creating 11
editing 12
Man Overboard 16
moving 13
projecting 14
proximity 15
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Garmin products, visit the Garmin Web site at www.garmin.com.
© 2005-2007 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
Garmin International, Inc.
1200 East 151st Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062, U.S.A.
Garmin (Europe) Ltd.
Liberty House, Hounsdown Business Park, Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 9RB UK
Garmin Corporation
No. 68, Jangshu 2nd Road, Shijr, Taipei County, Taiwan
www.garmin.com
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