GPS-60C ColorMap Display and Setup Screens

The G60C is a departure from Garmin's recent effort to "segment" the market by producing GPS receivers which are application specific.  Garmin has Marine units,  Hiking units, Car Navigator units, Beginner's Units and a host of "grey" units in between.  In its time,  the GPS-12xl was a "GPS for All Uses".  I believe the G60C will be the "GPS for all uses" in its time.  Below we show you over SIXTY different display and setup screens.  Don't let this scare you.  The user can select/de-select what screens he wants to have in the normal screen rotation and change them at will.  In the displays below,  there is a sentence or two below each group of four pictures with a brief explanation of the screen's function.  For more details on how to use a GPS-60C receiver,  download the manual from HERE

Main Screens in the PAGE screen rotation

1a) Basic map screen showing both roads traveled and the dotted lines are tracklog dots.
1b) Alarm Clock function page which allows alarm time setting and alarm tone selection.
1c) Area Calculation screen which allows you to compute the area inside a tracklog.
1d) Calculator screen that can be used to do simple math calculations.

2a) Calendar display.  Click the bar at the top to move back or Forward in time.
2b) Compass display.  Data fields are user selectable.
2c) 3D Highway display.  Data Fields are user selectable.
2d) Hunting and Fishing Guide (Don't bet on it!)

3a) Tracklog list and setup page.  You can save an existing track by clicking on Save.
3b/c) List of available screens which can be put into the Page/Quit key rotation sequence.
3d) Satellite screen showing what satellite signals are being received and their strength.

4a) Stopwatch screen which allows laptimes and total times.
4b) Sun and Moon data screen.
4c) Waypoint List screen.  You can select one, press enter for waypoint details.
4d) Listing of Saved Routes screen.

5a) Travel Computer Screen.  Max Speed is from the last Concorde Flight. 
5b/c) List of Destination Source Options for automatic car navigation entry.

6a) SETUP options which are displayed when SETUP is selected from the Main Menu.
6b) Available Games which, when selected, can be played on the GPS unit.
6c) GeoCacheing Screen.  Here you can store and review stored Geocache entries.
6d) North Display selection screen.  You can select E or 90 and True/Magnetic options.

7a) Interface selection/status display screen.
7b) Map Screen in Setup mode.
7c) Setup screen for the Marine mode options.
7d) Proximity alarm setup page.  Shown is alarm if the unit gets within 0.5 miles.

8a) Guidance Method Setup screen for Car Navigation.
8b) Time Format, Time Zone setup screen.
8c) GPS Options setup screen.
8d) "Welcome Page" setup screen.

9a) Position Options setup screen.
9b/c)Tracklog options setup screens.
9d) Display setup screen.  There are 8 color schemes to choose from. This one is "diamond".

The following is a summary of how destination addresses can be input to the Garmin GPS-60C
10a/b) First you select one of the optional sources of destinations from these possibilities.
10c) One option is a previously input-by-user list of "Recent Finds" destinations.
10d) When you press the MARK key, you store a waypoint for your present location.  This can then be used to generate a route when needed.

11a) Optional list is of cities nearest your current location.
11b) Option is a listing of Recreation Areas nearby.
11c) Option is a listing of local "Points of Interest".  You get a mixture here.

12a) Optional listing is of local shopping locations.
12b) Optional listing is of local food markets and restaurants.
12c) Listing is of local lodging.  Mitchell's Storage seems misplaced.
12d) Listing is for Government and Emergency Services.

13a) Local entertainment attractions.  We have a lot of horses in our area.
13b) Local "attractions".
13c) Local "services".
13d) Local transportation services.


14a/b) Entering an actual ADDRESS is another option for selecting a Destination.  First we select "enter city" press enter on the GPS and then use the keyboard to enter the first few letters of a city name.  Up comes a page (14b) showing a list of cities.
14c) Then a street NUMBER is entered using the same keyboard used for City Name entry and select OK then ENTER.

15a)  Then select "Enter Street Name" in 14a, and press ENTER.  Then Enter the first few letters of the street name using the same keyboard as in 14c).  Press OK then ENTER when your streetname appears in the 15a) display.  Scroll to your street and press ENTER.  Then image 15b appears.
15b) Here you can either SAVE the address, or press MAP to view the destination on the map or just press GO TO for automatic routing to begin.
15c) This map display with the small lower left image indicates that the route to your selected destination is being computed.  The G-60C is quite fast and most local routes of 50 miles or less take from 5 to 15 seconds.

Routing Notes:
1)    The turn screens "pop up" as a turn is approached and return to the normal map screen as you pass the turn.
2)    The user can select either NORTH UP or TRACK UP for the main map,  but the pop-up screens are always TRACK UP.
3)    If you fail to follow the directions,  the GPS will automatically recalculate a new route as soon as it realizes you are "off route".
4)    If you stop at (say) a restaurant,  when you return and restart the GPS,  it will automatically recalculate and take you on the rest of your route.
5)    "Road Routing" is the default.  If you want to use the G-60C on a hiking adventure,  you must select the OFF ROAD option in MAP SETUP (go to MAP page and press MENU, on MAP tab, turn LOCK ON ROAD to OFF) or the G-60C will try and route you from waypoint to waypoint using nearby roads.  ALSO:  You must select OFF ROAD in ROUTE PREFERENCES in the ROUTING SETUP tab  in the MAP SETUP menu.
6)    Faster Time seems to always give me better automatically generated routes than the Shorter Distance option.

B)  The OFF ROAD mode of operation
As noted in item #5 immediately above,  you must select the OFF ROAD mode of operation.  This mode is used for hiking and marine activities.  In this mode,  the routes do NOT lock to roads and the compass page is changed in format to similar to the G-V and other general purpose Garmin GPS units.

16) The above windows show the variety of special map symbols which can be used with waypoints and geocache waypoints to indicate the type of location being marked.  This is the largest assortment of map symbols we have seen so far in any GPS recevier.

17a)  Saving a Track page.  You can save a tracklog, give it a name and a color when displayed.
17b) A saved Tracklog can be used to trackback in off road mode.
17c) The user can setup the tracklog to drop trackpoints on time, distance or automatic.

18a) The GeoCache setup screen.
18b) When GeoCache mode is enabled,  the Comapss Screen changes to the special GeoCache Mode.
18c) If notes about a GeoCache are included, they can be displayed by clicking on NOTE.
18d) When a GeoCache is found, that fact is stored and then you can go on to the next one.

19a/b) The user can explore a computed route and look at the turns to come.  Above are shown the "next" turn and the 4th of 6 turns on the current route.  This is essentially the same picture that appears when the GPS is approaching the next turn in an executing automatic route.
19c/d) Typical street maps shown at maximum detail.

20a) Another typical street map showing detail at 0.2 mile scale.
20b) The same area as 20a) at 500ft scale showing restaurants and services along Roswell Road
20c/d) Road maps at HIGHEST detail and NORMAL detail settings.

21a) The same map as 20d) but with map DECLUTTER turned ON.

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