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Hand held GPS receiver with large gray scale display, integrated city map, USB and serial interface.

The GARMIN GPS60 is very easy to use thanks to its rocker key and user friendly graphical interface. It supports multiple languages and has an integrated worldwide city map. In addition, it has 1 MB of built-in memory to store local points of interest. The extremely sensitive antenna provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). Because of the very low power consumption, the batteries of the GPS60 last up to 28 hours. The built-in serial and USB interface support data exchange with a PC.

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  • Portable, easy to use, robust, waterproof to IPX-7 standards (withstands 30 minutes under water up to 1 meter (3 feet) deep)
  • Large, easy to read gray scale display with background illumination (4 gray levels, 160x240 pixel)
  • Easy to use thanks to its rocker key and push buttons and its user friendly, graphical interface
  • Multilingual user interface in Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Integrated worldwide city map. Shows the location of many major cities as circles (does not show roads, geographic features etc.)
  • Integrated 1 MB memory to download points of interest from a PC.
  • Powered by batteries (2x AA, last about 28 h) or by an external 12 V power source, e.g. from a car's cigarette lighter (power cord available as an option)
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Supports the following protocols for data exchange with PC: NMEA 0183 with 4800 Baud, GARMIN, GARMIN DGPS, Text, RTCM IN, RTCM/NMEA and RTCM/TEXT
  • Supports WAAS (improves accuracy of position indication from typical better than 15 m (49 feet) to typical better than 3 m (10 feet))
  • DGPS (Differential GPS) ready (GARMIN differential receiver available as an option)
  • Supports more than 100 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • USB and serial interface RS-232 (USB connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 180x61x33 mm (2.4x6.1x1.3 inches)
  • Weight: 150 g (5.3 ounces, without batteries)
  • ¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the current position is acquired.

Information for navigation:

  • Stores up to 1000 waypoints with name (up to 10 characters), icon (choice of 180 symbols) and coordinates
  • Stores up to 50 reversible routes with up to 250 waypoints each.
  • Map with zoom function in the range of 800 km to 5 m (500 mi to 20 ft)
  • Information on the map displayed in 5 levels of details
  • Find waypoints, favorites and cities
  • Extended search function for points of interest, if there is a MapSource map available in memory. These maps require a Windows PC plus a connection cable and are available as options, see MapSource.
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Records the travelled path (track), capacity 10'000 track points
  • Stores 20 travelled routes (tracks) with up to 500 track points for each track
  • Supports metric and U.S. units

Additional features:

  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Stop watch
  • Calculator
  • Time of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, current phase of the moon, constellation sun-earth-moon
  • Various games

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GARMIN GPS60 overview:

Unit features of the GARMIN GPS60

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Main pages of the GARMIN GPS60:

Note: You may configure the main pages through options. The screenshots below are just examples, the actual appearance may vary from the pages shown below depending on the current settings. Especially the content of the data fields is user configurable. You can choose from 39 different values1).

Main Menu Satellites Navigation Trip Computer
GARMIN GPS60 Main Menu GARMIN GPS60 Satellites GARMIN GPS60 Navigation GARMIN GPS60 Trip Computer
  • Recording of the travelled path (tracks)
  • Manage Routes
  • Graphical presentation "highway"
  • System settings
  • Proximity
  • Calendar
  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Stop watch
  • Information about the sun-earth-moon constellation
  • Information regarding hunting and fishing
  • Games
  • Current time and date
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position (coordinates)
  • Constellation of the satellites
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Current speed
  • Distance to the next turn
  • Estimated arrival time at the final destination
  • Estimated time to the next turn
  • Bearing to the next turn

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

  • Travelled trip distance
  • Maximum speed
  • Moving time
  • Average speed (moving time only)
  • Stopped time
  • Average speed (total time)
  • Elevation
  • Accumulated travelled distance (Odometer)

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

You may choose to display 3 large data fields instead of 8 small data fields.


Map Waypoint TracBack Highway
  • Current speed
  • Current heading
  • Guidance message
  • Map with current position (map may be oriented "north up" or "track up")
  • Current scale

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

  • Symbol shown on the map to represent this waypoint
  • Name of this waypoint (max. 10 characters)
  • Note
  • Coordinates of this waypoint
  • Elevation of this waypoint
  • Depth (if applicable)
  • Direction to this waypoint from the current location
  • Distance to this waypoint from the current location
  • Delete this waypoint, show this waypoint on map, route to this waypoint (straight line)
  • Coordinates at the location of the pointer
  • Direction and distance from the current position to the location indicated by the pointer
  • Map with travelled path (track), waypoint and current position
  • Current scale

This function allows to trace back the route from the current location to any position along the travelled path (track).

  • Current speed
  • Distance to the next turn
  • Current heading
  • Current time
  • Graphical perspective of the route

For each data field, you can choose from 39 different values1)

Data fields:

Selection 1: For each data field, you can choose one from the following 39 values.

No Name Explanation
1 Accuracy GPS The current accuracy of your GPS determined position.
2 Bearing The compass direction from a position to a destination measured to the nearest degree; also called an azimuth. In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint.
3 Course The direction from the beginning landmark of a course to its destination (measured in degrees, radians, or mils) or the direction from a route waypoint to the next waypoint in the route segment.
4 Depth Depth of water (requires NMEA input from a sonar device).
5 Distance to next Current distance to the next waypoint or turn.
6 Distance to destination Current distance to the final destination.
7 ETA at next Estimated arrival time at the next turn.
8 ETA at destination Estimated arrival time at the final destination.
9 Elevation Current altitude above sea level.
10 Glide ratio The ratio of horizontal distance travelled to vertical distance.
11 Glide ratio to destination The glide ratio required to descend from your current position and elevation to the destination's elevation.
12 Heading The direction in which you are currently moving.
13 Location (lat/lon) Current location as latitude/longitude coordinates.
14 Location (selected) Current location indicated in the selected format (datum).
15 Odometer Total distance travelled since last reset*).
16 Off Course The distance you are off the desired course.
17 Pointer Arrow that indicates the direction to travel to the next point on a route.
18 Speed Current speed.
19 Speed - Maximum Maximum speed since last reset*).
20 Speed - Moving Avg. Average speed without the time with no motion since the last reset*).
21 Speed - Overall Avg. Average speed including the time with no motion since the last reset*).
22 Sunrise Time of sunrise at the current position.
23 Sunset Time of sunset at the current position.
24 Time To Destination Estimated travel time to the final destination.
25 Time To Next Estimated travel time to the next waypoint (turn, crossing etc.).
26 Time of Day Current time.
27 To Course Direction to the planned course.
28 Trip Odometer Travelled distance since last reset*).
29 Trip Time - Moving Time with motion since last reset*).
30 Trip Time - Stopped Time without motion since last reset*).
31 Trip Time - Total Total time since last reset*).
32 Turn The direction of and the distance to the next turn on a route.
33 Velocity Made Good The rate of closure to the destination, based upon your current speed and course.
34 Vertical Speed Current ascending or descending speed.
35 Vertical Speed To Dest Required rate of ascent or descent to reach the final destination.
36 Water Speed Current speed over water (requires an external data acquisition device).
37 Water Temperature Temperature of the water (requires an external data acquisition device).
38 Waypoint At Dest Name of the waypoint at the final destination.
39 Waypoint At Next Name of the next waypoint.

*) You may reset the trip-counters, the Odometer and the Maximum Speed independently of each other.

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USB cable for data exchange with PC
(One such cable is included in the GPS60)
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Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 25 [Picture and details]
Belt clip
(One such belt clip is included in the GPS60)
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Retractable lanyard Add item to shopping basket CHF 28 [Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25..32 mm) Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit for dashboard Add item to shopping basket CHF 30 [Picture and details]
Adhesive base for dashboard mounting kit to use it in a second vehicle Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 [Picture and details]
Extension cable for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable BNC to MCX for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 [Picture and details]
Adapter cable MCX to BNC for external GPS antenna Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN GPS60 in detail.

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange).

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Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the GPS60.

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