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Unfortunately, I have to confirm problems with the 60CSx. Mine has 4 faults now and I couldn't get warranty service on the road. (Garmin Taiwan told me to take it to a shop in Singapore, although I was nowhere near there.) Other than that I like the unit, although I would dearly love a bigger screen.
Matt, I'm afraid I think your expectations are too high for the areas you want to go to. There are very few accurate maps around and most are not routable, nor do they have any streets in them. I think at this point your best bet might be maps from openstreetmap.org, although I haven't tried them in my unit yet. Wanderlust is improving all the time, but needs many more people to contribute to make it happen. A net search might turn up a few more useful maps.
And yes, you can download tracks and waypoints from my site.
I've been away for the past few days so missed your reply. I've gone and got one now so fingers crossed it's a good one! I did a few web searches and couldn't find too much in the way of negative experiences but two on the same forum is slightly worrying.
My question regarding streets/mapping was mainly regarding europe - I am under no illusion as to the accuracy when further afield! Thanks for the link - I'm off to have a look this very moment. I'll try and keep people updated on how I get on with it.
Thanks for the input guys!
i'm afraid i have to praise the 60Cx. use it for 15 months on the road now, and every day (when on the bike). The only thing is that due to vibrations the internal contacts from battery holder to circuit board got loose one time, after 40000km easy to fix yourself.
i have to say that the number of problems with the zumo series i witnessed in the dutch GS community are uncountable.
and they are fairly cheap these days, 60Cx even cheaper than 60Csx. the fairly long AA battery life, way more options for riding statistics etc.
if you want to be safe/sure consider the option to take a smaller and cheaper routing capable unit as backup like the eTrex HCx.
As for the Quest, personally i think the Quest is way to flimsy build (antenna mainly) for serious traveling, and very limited memory for map uploads, no memorycard options too, if i recall correct.
The Cx is the same but without a compass, so you will have to be moving for it to know where its pointing. A cheap button compass glued somewhere will do the same thing as paying garmin more and not constantly drain your batteries!
Two things; make sure it has a high sensitivity receiver which makes an enourmous difference (the 76 does), and how it will receive its vehicle power, not through a mini usb like a Colorado.
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