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Old 10-04-2005, 03:18 PM
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Default Garmin GPSmap 60C as a backup/auto unit?

Does anyone have this model? I'm mainly looking for an offshore backup but would also use it in the car on occasion. Feedback?

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Old 10-04-2005, 07:26 PM
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Default Re: Garmin GPSmap 60C as a backup/auto unit?

i have one and i carry it on the boat as a backup.i mainly use it in the woods when 4 wheeling but have used it on the jetski's also...the screen is small to use in a car,but would work in a pinch...
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Default Re: Garmin GPSmap 60C as a backup/auto unit?

I got the unit and am trying to get it to figure out where it is. It started thinking it was in Taiwan, and seems to be having trouble finding satellites, even when I use the map feature to show it basically where I am. Bought the unit from GPS discount, a forum sponsor.
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Default Re: Garmin GPSmap 60C as a backup/auto unit?

All of the Garmin will start in Taiwan. It may take 15 minutes in open space to acquire the first fix and update the database. From there it should start right up in a few seconds. Just give it time for the first fix.
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Default Re: Garmin GPSmap 60C as a backup/auto unit?

I have this unit and use it as a backup while on the boat. I boat it primarily for this reason, but have found it very usefull in the car. IMHO, I think it is the best handheld on the market today. I have not had any issues with it.

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