dalesyk Posted June 19, 2008 Share Posted June 19, 2008 Background... I use my GPS mostly for geocaching. I have a Magellan Explorist 210 (first GPS) and generally like it except it's slow, no color screen, and other oddities. I bought a Triton 400 thinking it would be an improvement over the 210 for a good price. That was a big mistake. Sure it is faster locking satellites and redrawing the screen, but the buttons are difficult, the user interface is terrible, many features are missing, and it's buggy. I'll probably be selling it soon. I'd like to get a new GPS and the Garmin 60CSx seems the best fit. Here are the features I seek rugged design and good long term field results good and quick reception good battery life flash memory to store lots of geocaches/waypoints/etc standard usb flash r/w interface (accessible from any os, such as Ubuntu) published data standard so I can process/reprocess geocache info with the tools of my choice (custom maps would be nice too) simple interface for the simple things easy cabling and battery lid (hate the Magellan screw lid) standard USB cable (replacable by going to a computer store) I think the 60CSx is the best fit from Garmin. I have read about the Colorado too, but think the new button/menu system is not as good as the 60CSx. I haven't really considered Lawrence or others. My biggest concern is if I can understand/read/write the data files via the usb interface. The Triton cannot do this as they are Windows only. Even if I remove the sd card on Triton and read on a computer, it is just 1 big proprietary binary file. The explorist had a published dir structure/file formats that are understood by GSAK and other utilities. I'd appreciate if a 60CSx owner could comment on the usb, file format, etc. Thanks, Dale Quote Link to comment
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